Is That Denim Worth $200?

When it comes to fashion, jeans are an item every mom should have in her closet. But is it necessary to spend more than $200 on a pair of jeans?

Moms facing off this week

Audrey McClelland, founder of Mom Generations, and Liza Corbo, founder of Cira's Lyrics.

The scenario

When it comes to fashion, every mom should have a pair of jeans in her wardobe.

There's just something about a pair of jeans. It doesn't matter if they're trending or not, jeans are jeans. Don't worry if they're skinny, bootcut, jegging, flair, curvy, capris or boyfriend — just find a perfect pair.

They're versatile. They're comfortable. They're classic. They're essential. They're fabulous.

When you find that perfect pair that fits like a glove, it's like finding a best friend — and you never want to let them go! The best part when that happens? You stock up!

How to find the best jeans for your body >>

Question: Would you pay $200 for a pair of jeans?

Audrey McClelland

Mom Generations


Jeans are my favorite item of clothing to wear. I own about 20 pairs of jeans, maybe more. I will admit, I have and I do spend $200 (or more) on a pair (don't worry, not on all the 20 I have). I wear jeans every single day of my life, literally, every single day.

When I have spent $200 on jeans, the quality has just been superb. The denim washes better and lasts way longer than the jeans I didn't spent a lot of money on. I wear jeans to the ground, so I don't mind spending more to ensure they will be around for awhile. My husband doesn't understand this logic, but believe me, there's a method to my jean madness. The more you spend, the more you'll get.

Liza Corbo

Cira's Lyrics


Two hundred dollars on jeans? Insanity to me. While I may totally covet the clothes I see in US Weekly and all of my favorite celebrity websites, I could never justify $200 for one pair of jeans. My Coach bags don't even cost that much thanks to the Coach outlet.

I have to say I am a bargain shopper. I want what's in, but no way will you find me paying full price for it. I'm on the hunt to find it cheaper.

What would I spend on a pair? Fifty dollars TOPS, and even then I would hope to find them cheaper! Actually, under $40 would be my ideal.

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Comments on "Mom Blogger Face-off: Would you pay $200 for a pair of jeans?"

Cathi March 19, 2012 | 1:16 PM

If they were the perfect pair? You bet! ;D

vicky March 19, 2012 | 12:41 PM

I am going with Audrey on this one. As a bargain shipper and fashion lover I can honestly say that the fit, wear, longevity and rinse on the $150-200 pair jeans ALWAYS trumps the cheaper pairs. I have jeans that cost $20-50 and in one season they are toast. Like Fairly Odd Mother I have even tailored and repaired the expensive pairs and they continue to look great.

Fairly Odd Mother March 19, 2012 | 12:14 PM

Yup, I've done it once and it was totally worth it because they fit incredibly, feel so soft and look great even a couple of years later. But, a few months into it, I fell and split the knee which was humorous only b/c I am such a klutz and it would figure I'd fall in the expensive pair. I had them repaired though, and they are just about as good as new! I can't see doing this all the time, and 90% of my jeans are under $30, but this one pair? Yeah, it's special.

Brandy March 19, 2012 | 11:44 AM

Heck No, I would not spend that much on jeans. Thats a fun day at the water park for my family, for $200. I have paid at most $40 for pair of jeans that fell apart a month later.

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