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

Kenneth Cole Haan

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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?
 

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Because buyers are willing to pay the price -- something is worth what someone else is willing to pay.

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The same reason anything costs what it costs: They can charge that amount and people will pay it.
 

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I like that three of us answered the question in the same way simultaneously.
 

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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?
 

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For the answer, look within to your inner Reevolving.


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Like other things, it represents a high quality brand name to some.
 

voxsartoria

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They make a fabulous Dad jean, even better than the one from Rubinacci.


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Originally Posted by EdenResident
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.
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
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.
 

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Originally Posted by Butter
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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