PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — What woman doesn’t love a party with girlfriends, shopping, and jeans? Put it all together and you’ve got a recipe for success – a jeans party.
A company called Vault Denim will throw one of these parties for you and your friends.
“I’ve never heard of this before and at first I was a little skeptical. But as soon as I got here, I was like ‘ooh’ and I was already picking out her sizes,” Jaymie Petroff of Clinton Township said.
Jaymie Petroff brought her daughter and her friend to a party at Max Manni Salon in Robinson.
Parties can be at a business or at a home.
With wine and appetizers, it’s a fun, relaxed atmosphere for jeans shopping.
“I don’t feel so rushed. You’re not embarrassed. A lot of people don’t want to come out of the dressing room and say, ‘How these look?’”
“I can never find jeans that fit nice and I like the length and everything so these are perfect. I really like these,” Monica Aston of Kennedy Township said.
What makes it even more fun is the prices. The designer jeans – those you’d find in department stores for $150 to $300 – sell for $72 to $88.
The “bling jeans,” found in boutiques and department stores are $48 to $78 dollars.
Those associated with selling discounted designer jeans said they have covered up the labels on some of the jeans because designers don’t want to advertise that consumers can buy them at discounted prices.
Doug Brady founded Vault Denim and came to Pittsburgh to explain how it works.
“When premium jean companies sell their jeans, there’s always overstock or jeans that didn’t sell, so we’re buying last season’s jeans from wholesellers that sell jeans,” Brady said.
These are the jeans you might find at places like Marshalls and Gabriels. Vault Denim is now coming out with its own jeans – for plus sizes, maternity, kids and men.
In addition to saving money, some women are making money as sales reps. Brady says it’s been a lifeline for some families in this economy — whether it’s selling jeans for extra cash or as a full time job.