When I heard the Outnet was having a huge Balmain sale I knew many would be excited. But me, not so much. I appreciate Balmain for what they bring to the fashion world, but I simply do not get it. It is more the design aesthetic and price combination that does not compute. Sure, military chic has made a massive comeback and Balmain takes that to the highest level, but they also have sky-rocket prices with their mostly trendy pieces.

Above are some of the Balmain items that not only do not make sense to me price wise, even at 75-80% off, but also the design itself seems silly, like it is mocking us. Really, that distressed jersey shirt has large holes in all the wrong areas.

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  • Alana

    Thank you for stating the obvious!!!!

  • Nikoline

    You would think that with 70 to 80% off it would be bargains, but damn Balmain is still crazy expensive.. Oh well, its good for my wallet.

    • Nikoline

      Oops, didn’t read the whole thing.. Sorry for almost quoting you.. Oh, and I totally agree with you on the shirt and holes..

  • Graciella

    For prices like this they ought to bring us classics that’ll last both style-wise and quality-wise. I’d rather put that kind of money in my Hermes bag fund :-)

  • Amy

    Yep totally agree, he is mocking and pointing his at us, all the way to bank.

  • 19yearslater

    The dress is lovely . . . as a costume for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, not an expensive designer outfit. The other outfits are just ugly.

  • lisa

    i like their shoes but unless your name is beyonce the clothes are not very wearable

  • annabelle

    sale of 75% to 80% is fabulous…but the price is still too extreme for some of the clothes…if i were a rich woman! hahahaa

  • Nee

    Ridiculous prices or not, these are just plain terrible.

  • Ping

    megs, you are honest and correct! Just because some of these designers have these ridiculous prices doesn’t even mean it’s attractive(ie the ugly ripped t shirt!) I have seen balmain clothes in France that are gorgeous, but the prices are insane and most of the clothes are not for my daily wear!

  • Merve

    When i saw that Outnet was doing a Balmain sale, my initial reaction was ‘oh ok so the 8k jackets will now be 2k still not worth it’ Needless to say I wasnt wrong.

  • Maya

    Totally agreed on the price issue, whatever they are on, I want some!!

  • edoardo

    You are right in some cases: for example the t-shirt with the holes or hte jersey dress with them. But in other case Balmain has prices that are completely right (it creates unique dresses and uses unique materials.) As said Anna dello Russo “Balmain is one of the most chic brand in the world”.


  • shueaddict

    You could get the same leather dress that Pink and Shakira wore at the VMAs last year for 3k. Still outside my range

  • Stylista

    Well, they are cheaper to be fair. Too bad the only one I like is the most expensive! But $350 for a shredded shirt??


  • Max

    I visited the website some of the clothes are pretty cool like crystalized leather skirt and price is quite ok but i dont get the first dress for 24,915$???? what does it made of?? i could buy gold to wear instead of something like this.

  • Merve

    Some fashion victims bought the shirt with the holes all over it for 350 dollars…its sold out now…what a bunch of mugs!!!

  • Kyle

    It’s made extremely well though (practically completely by hand) and Decarnin really started the trend of Rock & Roll style in fashion. I can’t really afford it either, but the general style is extremely easy to emulate.

  • biola

    the clothes are ugly and the prices r ridiculous. cos the fashion world is wearing rags doesn’t mean err1 should follow blindly. the dude is truly mocking us!!

  • Linda

    Clothes for people who have money to burn…insane (and ugly).

  • CL

    still expensive & still not worth it (ipad)

  • Smith

    i love military chic, but not when it looks like it’s been to battle!!! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    What the heck!? I would never spend that much on a ripped up t-shirt dress! (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I personally think that these are all hideous and cost way too much. (ipad)


    balmain is SICK ;) (ipad)


    i love the edgyness of the collection (ipad)


    and the earthy tones of color (ipad)


    and metallics (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Balmain is gorgeous, but seirously too expensive (ipad)

  • Joanna

    Not crazy about the pieces or prizes (iPad)

  • Jen

    I like the second one (ipad)

  • Alison J.

    Why do people want to pay so much money to look homeless? (ipad)

  • helen

    Agreed – too expensive. (ipad)

  • Tamar

    I should start my own clothing line with all my tore up clothes and make thousands off one shirt