How Much Would You Pay for Jeans?

10/04/2006 at 09:00 PM ET

In the new issue of PEOPLE StyleWatch (The Ultimate Jeans Guide, on newstands now) you’ll find denim options for every style and budget, from $30 Old Navy flares to $850 limited-edition, handmade ones from Stitch’s. And what do you get for your money? The magazine breaks it down by fabric, wash, details, even the labor involved in making them. For the record, $850 buys you jeans that are handwashed in antique barrels, spun from exclusive Japanese fibers, and have buttons with black pearl centers (and they better make your butt look good.) If you found the perfect pair of jeans, how much would you pay for them? How much do you usually spend on a pair of jeans?

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Photo: Alex Cao; John Lawton(2)

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Serena on

I love Seven for All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity, but I outright refuse to spend upwards of $175 for a single pair of jeans. So I’ve found a number of discount sites online, not to mention Ebay, and I’ve never paid more than $90 for a brand new pair.

J. on

For regular everyday jeans, I have a hard time spending over $30. Although I have spent up to $50. I don’t think I would feel comfortable paying more than that. I would spend $850 on a pair of jeans if 1) I had that much money to spare, 2) I had a famous designer make them just for me, so they fit just right and I looked absolutely fabulous in them and 3) they were guaranteed to last FOREVER!!!

Renae on

29.50….If I was rich and famous, I guess 200+ would’nt be so bad but are jeans really worth that much?

Serika on

I normally get my jeans from Old Navy or Target. The most I have spent is 98 dollar pair of House of Dereon jeans but normally a 60 dollar pair of Express Jeans does it for me. And I have alot of junk in my trunk so as long as it makes my but look good I don’t really spend that much. But all that I named are very good. My favorite pair that I wear is my House of Dereon’s

Serika on

I spent 98 dollars on a House of Dereon pair of jeans and I love them. Normally though 60 is as high as I will go. I love the Express brand. Target also has nice strech jeans. I have junk so I need the stretch

Kasia on

I generally spend at least $200. I love 7’s and Rock and Republic. Citizens for Humanity are great too.

heather on

i just bought 3 pairs of rock and republic jeans..the most expensive being $400…it took me a bit to justify it, but once i put them on…i am never going back!!…the fit is amazing and the jean is so much softer than what i used to wear from old navy and gap!…it sounds crazy to go out and spend $1000 on jeans, but they feel so good that i live in them and will get my money out of them twice over!

christine on

For the past couple years, the most ive speant on jeans is about 15 dollars. I only buy jeans at plato’s closet, a second hand store. Id rather spend money on fun things, plus my ass looks good in anything!

Jenn on

The most I’ve spent on jeans is $60 and that was last month at The Limited. The Sexy Drew’s (I believe – sits low on waist, flare leg) are awesome!! And for $60, they make my butt look awesome!!!!

$850 for jeans? That’s outrageous!

Keytha on

The average American shopper cannot afford $850 for a pair of jeans! That’s a house payment! Personally, a one time only purchase that made me look great would not be over $100, but normally $30 to $50 is the range.

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