^^^Rodarte hand-crocheted socks, $500^^^
Fancy socks and tights are more popular than ever this season, thanks to big-name designers like Prada, Givenchy and Chlo who all sent several incarnations down the runway. In fact, the New York Post recently reported that a $500 pair of socks from trendy fashion house Rodarte is currently being sold at Manhattan's Opening Ceremony boutique. Yes, $500. For socks. Surely the hand-crocheted, mohair yarn and alpaca wool cost more to make than a pair of cotton tube socks, but the designer label (one that's adored by First Lady Michelle Obama, Natalie Portman and Kirsten Dunst) is what really ups the value.
Truth be told, we think these knit socks are ugly. Also, they're incredibly impractical since they're full of holes and can't be washed. What's even funnier is that Rodarte co-designer Laura Mulleavy told Opening Ceremony that she "probably wouldn't wear any of the stuff I make." Sheesh. While we fully endorse staying cozy in wool socks and knit tights this season, we were astounded by the abundance of $50, $100, $500, and $1,000 pairs. The New York Post said that Bergdorf Goodman sold out of their $125 Marcoliani socks in 16 days. Seriously? Our tights budget is around $20 max and our socks usually come with a 3 for $15 price tag. Check out our slideshow of ridiculous and overpriced legwear, above. Also? Some suckers are willing to pay for this stuff.
$500 socks and other insanely overpriced legwear on Shine (http://shine.yahoo.com/event/fallshopping/500-socks-and-other-insanely-overpriced-legwear-2401231/#photoViewer=1)
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Would Any Of You Pay $500 For A Pair Socks If You Had The Money?!?...WTF?!? (http://slumz.boxden.com/f610/would-any-you-pay-500-pair-socks-if-you-had-money-wtf-1435631/)