PHOTO! Here again is a picture and deatils on Cookie Johnson’s CJ Jeans. Cookie Johnson’s CJ Jeans hit Canadian press today. CJ Jeans were profiled on LALATE in June 2009, then revisted in fall 2009 during her Oprah appearance.
In the U.S. CJ Jeans can be bought from Nordstroms (and at least in 2009, also online at Nordstroms.com). Today, Canadians are asking which stores they are available.
While the jeans are gorgeous, the pricing has been frowned upon by LALATE readers.
In October, Jenn wrote on LALATE:
“I find it interesting that Cookie and others say that the fashion world doesnt make jeans to fit us. But then she creates a great jean but no one can afford it. Lane Bryant has jeans… But Cookie, I am sure your jeans rock. Can we please lower the price. Remember when you said most of American woman are size 10 and up? Well, most woman are also NOT RICH… Just food for thought”
Nicole wrote she would like to see a pricing around $50 to $60.
“I agree [with the other comments], while the boy jean looks really cute and comfortable, I am a school teacher and I can not afford the jeans, they are waayyyy to expensive, I could see them being maybe $50 to $60 dollars.”
The comments were the same in June. One reader wrote: “They are really expensive and I would love to see your prices lowered so that others will be able to afford them. The average woman can afford to pay between 60-80 dollars for a pair ofjeans. Thanks and I hope that one day, I am able to afford a pair of CJ jeans.
Another added: “… at the price that you have your jeans I will never be able to afford them. If the price was reasonable for my budget them I would probbly buy two pair. I am sure others will fill the same as I do, because some of us are on a tight budget we do wish we could afford pay $100 to $150 for one pair ofjeans
The concern was the pricing was beyond most concern spending levels: “Yes, if the price was just a bit lower for the people like me that are on a fixed income I could see me buying 2 pair. “
Finally: “I saw you on the news and the jeans look great and would love to have a pair but the price is outrageous for the non wealthy and famous women in the world. “
Cookie had in June said of her jeans:
“I couldn’t find jeans to fit my body type. It frustrated me to try on every pair in the store and leave with nothing….
“I’ve seen everything from tears of relief to sexy struts in front of the mirror,” she smiles. “The confidence that great-fitting jeans give women is the most rewarding thing about creating Cj.”
Cookie is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a top degree in Retailing of Clothing and Textiles. Her jeans offer more room in the back and upper thighs, some coming in bootcuts.
Cookie teams up with Michael Glasser for the demin line. The Cj jeans shown above are “CJ by Cookie Johnson ‘Love’ Boyfriend Jeans”
Cookie Johnson, Magic Johnson