As much as I love American Apparel, it often seems pretty overpriced. I've bought 2 Flex Fleece hoodies, only for them to become bobbly within 4 or so washes - not impressed AA! Especially when forking out £40 for each (ouch!). Shops like Topshop and Ark have hopped on the band-waggon, selling almost identical hoodies for half the price. Ark, in particular, sell very good coloured hoodies. I own 2 myself and I genuinely think they are 10x longer lasting than AA! Fair enough, they don't sell all the colour variations that AA boast, but their range is still very impressive (for both men and women). Plus, they offer free standard delivery, which is always handy!! The prices for women's hoodies vary from £19.99 - £26.99.
Having never owned a pair of the AA Disco Pants I can't make any comment on the quality, but I would expect them to be pretty good for £70. Anyway, I have wanted a pair for about half a year now as they're so versatile, flattering and on trend! I also find jeans really constricting and try to avoid them most of the time. £70 is a lot of money to spend on one pair of trousers for me, so instead of saving up for them I was determined to look for a similar alternative! After a long hunt (took me about a week! Seriously! The keywords people put on things on eBay are pathetic!) I finally found something looking along the lines of them on eBay!
At first sight I was so happy to have found Disco Pant dupes!!! Then, on closer inspection, I was a little uncertain about the quality of the trousers... the looked a bit baggy.. the button looked a bit cheap... they weren't very high waisted... but for £14.99... wow!!! I had to get them - and I did! I ordered small to medium, as I'm about a UK 8-10 in jeans / trousers.
They came really quickly (delivery £1.99 - recorded, from what I remember) within about 2 days of ordering. They deliver worldwide too, which is handy. I opened the packet and they looked way better than I had expected! They're made by a brand called Flirt. I was really impressed by the fit when I tried them on, they really do fit perfectly! Here is how I styled them today.
|Cardigan - Factory Shop £14 Top - New Look £4.99 (I think!) Bag - Matthew Williamson Butterfly from eBay £20 Trousers - as previously stated Wedge shoes - New Look £20|
|Ring - Primark about £2|
They are quite thin, but I'm not sure how thick / thin the AA ones are! They're probably the same thickness of the average pair of leggings. Again, they're not quite as high waisted as the AA ones but I think the way the pockets are sized and shaped on the bum is really flattering! Not as 70s/ 80s style as the AA pants, but flattering, nevertheless. the button is a little off-putting as it is just a cheap plastic one, but this could easily be replaced. or you could wear a belt over it (as shown in the photos below).They're not amazing quality, but they're definitely still a bargain for £14.99! (Apologies for the shoes not being shown... my room is small and crammed so hard to get them in the photo, when I did take a photo of them I realised the camera shows I have marks from alcohol all over them... ooops!)
If you can't splash your cash readily / be bothered to save, like me, I think these are a great alternative. So surprised to see that I'm still the only person to have purchased these on eBay! - but as I said, they haven't made finding them easy! Pretty smug I've got my hands on these - has anyone else found anything similar to AA Disco Pants?