Given that complex designs cost more to produce, yes. This is why a car costs more than a bike.
WANT is a label, one that is no less recognizable than Lanvin or YSL to its intended market.
What I like about my Want leather tote is I know because it has a simple clean design that it will go with everything and it will work for all ages. Are there any great quality leather totes out there for less than 500? I get many compliments on it. I have the cognac and am thinking about getting the green. Check the video on Mr.Porter about them. They design these bags for reasons that appeal to myself and other people looking for something classic and made with good materials.
I have recently started looking for a new bag and considered WANT at first, but the price tags of the more "complex" bags are unfortunately not in my range. I then remembered having read about Hong Kong label 78percent in Wallpaper a few months ago: they use Japanese waxed cotton-canvas and italian leather to make different kinds of bags and accessories, which I find are quite appealing: http://www.seventyeightpercent.com/
See their way of doing things somewhat close to a cleaner, more simple Filson style. As I'm in Europe, I will most likely order from http://www.maisondesacs.com/engine/shop/index.html.
Aiming at purchasing "Gustav", their messenger bag, soon.
Has anyone tried 78% before?