WOMEN'S CLOTHES

Why They Are So Expensive

DO women's clothes cost too much?

Men through the ages have darkly —and vociferously—suspected that they do. They cannot possibly see how a few straps of leather, sewed together and called a shoe, can justifiably cost $50; how a few sequins and a wispy veil, stuck on a postage-stamp hat, can be worth $80; or how any dress can cost $300 or more. To the cynical male, the answer is only all too obvious: the value of women's clothes is determined only by what silly women (and acquiescent men) are willing...

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