Would you ever squander $1,000 of your hard-earned cash for pair of work out pants? Designer brands, such as Givenchy and Alexander McQueen, are attempting to sell you leggings that range from $70 to $1,130, NY Magazine reports.
“These leggings better be made out of gold,” some would say, “before I even consider making such an outlandish purchase.” The irony of it all is that there is indeed a gold-woven legging out on the market — 24-karat gold to be exact. It retails for $197.57 and here’s the kicker: Proskins, the maker, claims that it decreases the appearance of cellulite.
“The black leggings are packed with tiny gold particles which are full of thousands of hyaluronic acid molecules. Proskins Gold claim the hyaluronic acid in the leggings penetrates deeply into the skin to hydrate and moisturise and leave it with a fresh, youthful appearance,” the Daily Mail says of the anti-cellulite, gold-speckled legging.
And there are a slew of other leggings that are selling for a lot more, offering a lot less — no anti-cellulite properties or precious metals. Lanvin’s classic “black wool blend” leggings, for example, will set you back a merciless $1,128.91!
Givenchy, pronounced “Jee-von-shee” by the fancy, shamelessly sells a simple black legging for a heart-stopping $1,048.40.
No more appealing than Givenchy’s plain ol’ leggings, Ralph Lauren also tried (emphasis on tried) to get us to drop a grand on their elastane pants. The luxury brand later brought the price down to $780, because y’know, no one was nutty enough to drop $1,300 on leggings — imagine that! And even then, not many were swayed by the $800 pricetag.
The Ralph Lauren leggings now retail for $467.28.
Now if you do have expensive tastes, but don’t want to spend this month’s rent on leggings, there are some cheaper selections for you. Diane Van Furstenberg’s leggings, which features hidden zips on the cuff, will cost you $159 — not so bad compared to the aforementioned cringe-worthy pricetags. MM6 is a lot more compassionate with its pricing; the collection offers its “comfortable, reliable black legging” for $70.
These two cost a fraction of those Ralph Lauren leggings — even after being discounted twice.
Would you purchase any of these high-end leggings?