I had no clue what a Steve and Barry's store was before the Sarah Jessica Parker hoopla. My first visit was on Thursday.
I will not be going back.
It felt like I was walking into a low rent Old Navy. The Bitten collection was clearly it's crown jewel. Most of the collection consisted of poorly made t-shirts that already looked like they had survived a rough life. The sleeves were unfinished and that disturbed me to the core. The Bitten manifesto is "It is every woman's right inalienable right to have a pulled together stylish,confident wardrobe with money left over to live."
My manifesto is "Finish your damn garments because women deserve t-shirts that can survive a washing."
It is a waste of labor, cotton and thread.
The $14 jeans appear to be the best constructed piece out of the Bitten collection. I am judging this from only a visual inspection. The fabric and finish felt good, the stitching and seams were average quality and there was no funny smell. Sometimes cheap jeans smell like gasoline. These did not. The fit is a mystery. I was not going to attempt to try these on. That is a job for a braver soul.