@feasting – I know what you mean. I bet that name brand clothing distributors make a fortune, because they can sell their items at high prices just because of the name that is on the label.
I have noticed that there isn't much discrepancy between prices of brand name jeans at different stores. The only time that the prices vary is when certain stores have clearance sales. This is when I like to go shopping, because I really hate paying $40 for a pair of jeans.