...clothes in bigger sizes are the same price as the same thing in a smaller size? a bigger size requires more material, so why isn't it more money? i just wondered...
I guess the difference between profit margins is so small that they just don't bother? Either that or people would complain.
Some internet companies work by a size-basis and get away with it, as do many kid's companies, but there would be an outcry if Topshop suddenly made anything over a size 12 more expensive.
I think people would properly complain, but I have seen it been done, especially on internet sites. I think generally those who had 2 buy larger clothes would be a bit angry because then they wouldn't be able to buy as much or as nicer clothes as a slimmer person.
The clothes will generally be made in very large batches, meaning that the difference in cost is practically negligble. Big companies aren't going to try and cover this minute cost and ruin their name. Also, if they did this, to be fair they would have to do the same with things like shoes, and that would be very unfair because people can't control their shoe size.
I've seen it done on Internet hoodies and stuff, never in store. Maybe larger people would complain about equal rights or some similar stuff
It would be 'discrimination' if they did that.
It does often happen with childrens wear, as it does where I work, but with ladies and mens clothing, it's a small cost. Most companies mass produce, so it's not too much of a problem.
Also I don't think it would be fair, there would be some action taken I suppose. I've gotten complaints from customers because our sizes go up to a maximum of size 24 and they feel it's not enough. If there were different prices there would be a divide and not a pleasant one, as plus size women would feel inadequate to smaller sized women etc.