It used to be that when someone accidentally spilled hot coffee on themselves at a restaurant, they went ahead and sued (with one famously being awarded $2.86 million by a jury, which was later reduced). These days, it appears that Starbucks thinks people would like to actually pay money to appear as if they’ve made a mess of themselves.
Designers Alexander Wang, Sophie Theallet, and Billy Reid each have won a Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award during the last three years. So what do they do? They all partner with Starbucks and design limited-edition T-shirts to help celebrate the Seattle company’s 40th birthday, of course, according to Fashionista.com.
“The first thing we thought of was what everyone tries to avoid—spilled coffee on a T-shirt,” he said, according to InStyle.
Meanwhile, “Theallet’s has a fitted shape with grosgrain ribbon, and Reid’s plays up prep with a worn-in feel,” Women’s Wear Daily reports. (Reid has two designs: a women’s vintage splash tee, and a men’s heritage design.)
How much does Starbucks want you to shell out for a T-shirt that looks like it’s already stained? It’s just $85! What else could you possibly want to do with that money?
And you can get them at Starbucks, on the chain’s website, and at select Nordstroms, WWD reports.