Snooping around the Luisa via Roma web site the other day, I noticed the latest Balmain military looks were just in off the runway, but then had to double take at the price points - I'm sorry, being an extreme fashion victim is one thing, but coughing up $15k for a distressed military coat is quite another.
I know the dollar/pound thing is quite fun when you first land in the Big Apple - for me everything seemed like half price so a buying frenzy set in for at least 2 years. Sadly now fully acclimatized (or should the be acclimated?), finding more bang for your buck, as our local countrymen like to repeat, verbatim, is kind of a good idea.
A marginally quick sleuth around the internet 5 minutes later and there are plenty of other jackets out there without this hefty price tag.