A conversation was sparked in the office today when we noticed the following items: 1. J.Crew leggings cashmere, with a faux pee flap in front, $150. 2. Basic bathrobe, Banana Republic, classified as what to wear while “opening presents,” $298. 3. $200 sweatpants. Also BR. On the one hand, it must be fun to romp around in cashmere jammies all day. But unless you're also drinking hot cocoa brewed with marshmallow diamonds, it seems a little excessive... even, dare we say it, tacky. Is there an excuse for overpriced pajamas? Can robes that cost more than champagne really be worth it? Or is this just another "luxury" markup, to go with our $2000 handbags and $750 shoes?
Here Are 10 Great Bags That Cost Less Than $300 (We Even Found an Alexander Wang)
Sometimes it feels like everyone in New York City is carrying either a Proenza Schouler PS1 or a huge Chanel bag. While dropping $2,000 on a bag is an "investment" for some people, for others it's just plain out of reach. We were convinced that there had to be fantastic, high-quality, well-designed bags out there for less than $300 (which don't make you resort to buying Kardashian knock-off bags.) And we were right! From the high street stores to some of our favorite designers--like Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs--we found 10 bags to fit most budgets (we're talking $300 or under here) and pretty much any style. Click through to see our finds.