These Stars Charge An Arm And A Leg For Their Clothing Line – Is It Worth It?
Acting, making music and modeling is only a means to an end. Celebrities who dabble in those fields need other sources of revenue to keep up their luxurious lifestyles. Perhaps this is why we see some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry picking up a fashion line. Stars like Kanye West and Jessica Simpson have broken into the fashion industry. Based on their product pricing, these stars don’t appear to understand that the average American doesn’t have the same income as them. Here’s what the stars are charging for their clothing lines. See which former artist charges $2,230 for her dresses!
The Olsen Twins’ Billion Dollar Fashion Lines
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The Olsen twins have fashion figured out. Mary-Kate and Ashley have three lines under their name with each line serving different purposes. Olsenboye caters to kids, Elizabeth and James targeted towards mid-market, and The Row is for the high-end shoppers (backpacks sell for $18,000 a piece.)
Stars like Jessica Biel have purchased that backpack. The empire these two built is now worth one billion dollars and doesn’t seem to be slowing. These twins can pack a full house with their fashion.
Pharrell The Fashion Guru
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Pharrell Williams seems to never age. As he goes through life, he has become a trendsetter and a fashion icon. Who can forget about his Smokey the Bear hat? The musician has his BBC line (Billionaire Boys Club), a partnership with Adidas, and is the co-owner of G-STAR RAW. Fashion takes no breaks.
If you head to his BBC website right now, you’ll see clothing that ranges in prices from $380 for a jacket to $60 for a hat. Rest assured the quality of the clothes is premium. You can expect the same prices with his other clothing.
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SJP Stays On Her Heels
In 2014, Sarah Jessica Parker started her shoe line, the SJP collection, after her clothing line Bitten failed in 2009. SJP sells shoes that are more affordable but still can put a dent in your wallet (a black suede buckle pump costs 350 dollars).
But you can rest assured that you are getting your money’s worth. Every shoe is handmade in Italy, and the company’s mantra is “Created With A Commitment To Quality, The Single Sole And Using Color As A Neutral.”
The Bad Girl Gives Us Fenty
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In 2016, pop sensation Rihanna announced her Fenty by Puma line. Since 2016, the brand has been a trailblazer for others who wish to follow the same route. From jackets to makeup, the brand covers everything. The only concern is the pricing of items. Her shoes, on average, go for $140.
When asked about the Fenty line, Rihanna said, “You don’t just design for yourself. You use your taste as the muse of everything. I like to play around with silhouettes. Trust me, I could always use a good fat day outfit. I like to be comfortable.” Are you ready to spend a couple of extra bucks for comfort?
Simpson Figures Out How To Stay Successful
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The Jessica Simpson Collection is less pricey than some of the other clothing lines featured on this list. Her heels and sandals can cost up to $118 which isn’t too bad. The collection debuted back in 2006 and has improved ever since.
Simpson said that her brand is successful because: “When it comes to other celebrity brands, I think a lot of people do a great job, but it can’t be all about them. Everybody doesn’t want to just look like the celebrity because they can’t. They just want one element of that style.”
Drake Wins With OVO
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Drake is slowly but steadily leaving his footprint on the entertainment industry with each new venture. The Canadian rapper’s clothing line OVO started from the bottom in 2014 but is now one of hottest pieces of fashion to add to your wardrobe. It costs you $88 for an owl logo polo shirt, but the fans don’t mind.
The website is often sold out, so either Drake’s brand doesn’t get enough manufactured, or the people are eating it up quickly. With flagship locations in Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York paired with the E-commerce, OVO will thrive as long as Drake keeps going.
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Beckham Raises The Price
It’s difficult to find a dress cheaper than $2,230 from the Victoria Beckham line. The former Spice Girl sells everything high-end fashion shoppers want. It looks like she got it right on the money, too, as Beckham won Designer of the Year in 2011.
Selling items at such a high price gave her impressive sale numbers, like $95 million in 2011. “Even if I wouldn’t wear something myself, I think I know how women feel, how women want to look,” she says. Don’t worry ladies, Beckham might not be looking out for your wallet, but she is helping with your style.
The Classic Jumpman
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Michael Jordan established himself as a cultural icon during his years in the NBA. He was fined for wearing his Jordan brand in games but continued to wear them and started an empire after he retired. Kids and adults line up when one of his sneakers are released and spend upwards of $400 on one pair.
Jordan’s brand isn’t for everyone, but a lot of people invest in it. It reaches well beyond the NBA, too. Jordan knows this and continues to provide his fans some of the most sought-after product.
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Witherspoon Keeps It Southern
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Hollywood loves Reese Witherspoon, and the people adore her clothing line, Draper James. The brand was named after her grandparents Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon, honoring her Southern heritage.
Witherspoon said, “With Draper James, our goal is to bring contemporary, yet timeless Southern style to your wardrobe and your home, no matter where you live.” For around $100 you can purchase some beautiful Southern inspired clothing. As long as you don’t get carried away, you won’t spend too much.
Adidas and Kanye West
Before Kanye West became a fashion mogul with Adidas, he was designing shoes for Louis Vuitton, Reebok, but mostly Nike. When Nike didn’t agree to give him royalties, he split and inked a deal with Adidas in 2014.
The collection has offered sweatpants for $600 and jackets for $3,000. The outerwear may not sell as fast, but when it comes to West’s sneakers (Yeezy Boost), they sell out instantly. The shoe won the Shoe of the Year award with Footwear News in 2015 and retail for $220.
Keep Your Hands High With Fallon
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Jimmy Fallon teamed up with the four major American sports to provide huge sports fans with the ultimate apparel experience. The brand Hands High puts your favorite sports team under your armpits so when you cheer with your hands high, people will know your team.
Fleeces go for $80, and a shirt can cost you $35. The official release said, “Realizing that sports fans spend a great deal of their time during games cheering and high-fiving, Jimmy decided to turn his idea into reality. Hands High apparel is designed to provide sports fans with a fun, distinctive and memorable way to show their support for their favorite teams.”
Diddy Has Been Doing This For A While
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Diddy has always been on point when it comes to making money. The billion-dollar man launched Sean John back in 1998 and has made strides in the fashion world ever since.
In 2014, the brand jumped and hit $250 million in sales for the year. “When I think about the whole journey, it truly was a fashion revolution from how things were then and to see the impact we had on style,” Combs says. “Hip-hop fashion is now dominant.” If you want to shop Sean John, as long as you have at least $300 you should be fine.
Gigi Hadid Starts Her Own Line
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Up and coming model Gigi Hadid finally got her fashion line. It is called Tommy x Gigi and has sunglasses, fragrances, watches, sportswear, and everything in between. You’re going to cough up around $80 for a crop top, but Hadid ensures that her materials are worth it.
“I worked a lot with the textures first, before we started getting into shapes because I wanted it to feel good, she says. “I wanted the sweaters to be soft and the coats to be a good thickness and all of the little things.”
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Welcome to Ivy Park
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On March 31, 2016, Beyoncé entered the fashion world. Her athletic-wear brand launched with Topshop and is found at Lady Foot Locker, Nordstrom, and other brick and mortar shops. Similar to her music, it has been a success since releasing.
Since it is athletic-wear, it isn’t going to cost you thousands of dollars, but you a might pay more than you usually would. A bra top and leggings set goes for $87, which isn’t too bad. And for Beyoncé, fans are going to cough up the money regardless.
Eva Mendes Stays Active in the Fashion Industry
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The lovely Eva Mendes threw her hat into the fashion business with the Eva Mendes Collection. Her line launched in 2013 and includes clothing and accessories. Since its conception, the collection expanded to over 50 stores and 19 Eva Mendes boutiques.
One of the best qualities of this brand besides the material is the affordability. You can rest easy knowing that you won’t be spending more than $129 on one product. Your bank account will thank you for choosing Mendes’ brand.
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Jaden Smith Presents MSFTS
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Jaden Smith may charge $60 for a hoodie, but it might be well worth it. His brand MSFTS was founded in 2013 and appeared to be copying Kanye West’s style of fashion. When you start a clothing line at 14, there is bound to be some form of imitation. Smith wants others to be comfortable with MSFTS.
Smith said in an interview, “It’s pronounced ‘misfits.’ I took the ‘I’ out of ‘misfits’ because we’re a team and there is no ‘I’ in team. It’s a place for the lost kids and everyone to go, and something for them to have.”
Kylie And Kendall Make A Statement
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Before the two sisters launched into reality TV full-speed, Kendall and Kylie Jenner started their clothing line with PacSun in 2012. Labeled Kendall + Kylie, the brand is tailor-made for young fashionistas. But as time has moved forward, so has the mind of the young entrepreneurs. They aren’t just selling premium tops for $98; the sisters are getting to know their customer base.
“We have learned what the customer wants and what she gravitates towards through trial and error,” Kylie Jenner said. “We love to push the envelope with adding statement and novelty styles that in the past we would have shied away from.”
The Weeknd is All In with Puma
When asked about his collaboration with Puma, singing sensation The Weeknd said, “I was nervous at first, but when I finally got to hold the product, I immediately fell in love. I think people will like it. I was involved in almost every aspect, but I was most focused on the silhouette.”
The Weeknd had a deal with H&M, but he ended that relationship after the controversy over their “King of the Jungle” t-shirt. His music attracts many fans and now, so does his fashion.
Khloe Shows Love For All Sizes
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The entire Kardashian family has stock in fashion, but not all of them are worth the extra buck. After the Kardashian Collection was cut off, Khloe Kardashian got a fresh start with Good American. The brand targets women of all shapes and sizes.
If you want distressed jeans from Good American, it will cost you around $150. Kardashian says that the brand is for, “Women who are strong and so versatile,” she continues. “We have girls of all different colors, ethnicities, heights, sizes. They have tattoos, shaved heads– everything.”
Gwen Stefani’s Bananas Clothing
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. brand is a mix of three different regions. It incorporates Jamaican, Japanese, and Guatemalan styles. The clothing line took a lot of heat when it first came out, but there were reports that it brought in $90 million a year during its peak.
Stefani hasn’t been too involved with the brand lately, but it still doles out the hundred dollar sunglasses. You can find many of her products on resell sites, but that doesn’t take away from the product.