Sunday, January 9, 2011

The $92 Grey Sweatshirt

This is a $92 grey sweatshirt. It's like all the other grey pullover sweatshirts in the world except it's overpriced by around $72. 

Oh, oops- Anthro is calling it "ivory."  My mistake. 

Let's examine some of the reasons this particular sweatshirt merits the bat shit crazy high price tag. 

1. Surely it's made from the softest combed unicorn fur to found in the land!

Wait, nope- cotton and polyester.

Hey, Anthro- it's ballsy as hell to price a poly blend basic over $40.

2. It's an "online exclusive!"

Right, because a plain grey (fine, "ivory") cotton/poly sweatshirt couldn't possibly be found elsewhere.  Certainly not at places like Target, Wal-Mart, or any sports store.

3.  Bet the reviews are great!

Nope.  As of the writing of this post, the item had 3 out of 5 stars, with one reviewer describing it as "itchy and feels more like cheap wool" and another saying "if you want a slouchy, relaxed fit, I would definitely size up."

Yeah, everyone I know wants their sweatshirts to be scratchy and form-fitted.

4.  But the description says it "couldn't be cuter."

Because if it's in writing on the internet, it must be true.

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