What Are They Thinking Chic: J. Crew's Bank Busting Tortoise Sequin Jacket

Ok, yes, it's quite cute. Make anything look like tortoiseshell and I'm all over it. But this little ditty costs....THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS. It's J. Crew! I was frustrated enough when they raised their prices a couple years ago. Some $300 pair of patchy jeans sent me over the edge then, but this is a new frontier. Gucci and Bottega Venetta cost less. Way to ring in a recession. They should've started a line of lipsticks.