insanity: balmain clothing prices

left to right: balmain silk tank: £5385 / balmain black shirt: £2435 / balmain shoes: £1868 / balmain khaki shirt: £3420 / balmain chainmail sequin top: £12,270

all of the above items are on sale at the moment on outnet and, looking through them, i just can’t seem to get it into my brain why people would pay the original asking price for a single item of clothing. it’s like the designers have thrown a dart to decide how much it will cost, £12k for a top? i can buy a car with that!
i’m all for designer accessories, as they can be worn with multiple outfits and last you an extremely long time, but when it comes to clothes i really just don’t get it…