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Ok, I give up: Why is Kiton so expensive?

post #1 of 104
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I tried to search for this but I don't get it; Kiton seems to be extermely expensive even for 'haute couture'

Why are their shoes 2400 dollars? I don't get it. NObody seems to call them out for this on here, despite our contempt for the overpriced Gucci sneakers or the ghetto.

Why?
post #2 of 104
Because people will pay it.
post #3 of 104
I am pretty sure most people will agree their shoes are overpriced as you can get quality bespoke for the same.
post #4 of 104
Because buyers are willing to pay the price -- something is worth what someone else is willing to pay.

Twotone
post #5 of 104
The same reason anything costs what it costs: They can charge that amount and people will pay it.
post #6 of 104
I like that three of us answered the question in the same way simultaneously.
post #7 of 104
I like their stuff for sure, but I'll add to this discussion. I was in a Saks Off Fifth in Minneapolis last week, and saw a pair of suede Kiton Desert Boots that retailed at $3,499! Marked down to about $1,600. What gives? Would anybody pay that much retail for a pair of RTW Suede Desert Boots?
post #8 of 104
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Originally Posted by cioni2k View Post
Would anybody pay that much retail for a pair of RTW Suede Desert Boots?

Of course they would.
post #9 of 104
For the answer, look within to your inner Reevolving.


- B
post #10 of 104
Like other things, it represents a high quality brand name to some.
post #11 of 104
They make a fabulous Dad jean, even better than the one from Rubinacci.


- B
post #12 of 104
It's made for fat executive types, who'd rather pay more for their stuff.
post #13 of 104
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Originally Posted by EdenResident View Post
It's made for fat executive types, who'd rather pay more for their stuff.
Correction: They'd rather you not have a chance of being able to afford something remotely close to what he's wearing.
post #14 of 104
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
They make a fabulous Dad jean, even better than the one from Rubinacci.

Have they one-upped Lobb on overpriced boat shoes? And what about those high-dollar sneaker-dress shoe chimeras Soph enjoyed? I hope they're not missing out on that lucrative market.
post #15 of 104
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Originally Posted by Butter View Post
Correction: They'd rather you not have a chance of being able to afford something remotely close to what he's wearing.

So Kiton is elitist? Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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