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Five (Great) Things That Cost Less than Balmain's $1,625 T-Shirt

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This Balmain T-shirt costs $1,625. That's not a typo and this is confounding on many levels. One: Why is a ripped cotton T-shirt $1,625? Two: Did the buyers at Net-a-Porter really think this shirt would sell at this price? Three: What was the wholesale price, like, $400?

Here are five things we found that cost less than this Balmain tomfoolery. Five things we'd rather spend our less-than-$1,625 on.
· Yves Saint Laurent draped silk dress, $1,490 at Net-a-Porter
· Ann Demeulemeester wedge sandals, $1,180 at Aloha Rag
· Lanvin ruffled zip-front dress, $1,220 at Bergdorf Goodman
· Givenchy small Pandora Pepe messenger, $1,595 at Barneys
· Jil Sander pleated skirt, $975 at Neiman Marcus

· Balmain ripped T-shirt, $1,625 at Net-a-Porter
· This Will Cost You $1,625 [Sofie Pavitt]
· Balmain's $1,625 slashed army T-shirt [HuffPost]
· A $1,625 T-shirt, holes included [CocoPerez]
· A T-shirt you won't find in the Neatorama shop [Neatorama]
· WTF: Balmain's $1,600 slashed T-shirt [Lipstick Diaries]
· What’s Cotton, Ripped & $1,625? [Fashionista]