Reebok charging ten times more for Victoira Beckham collection

Fitness fans were eager to get their hands on Reebok’s latest collaboration with none other than Victoria Beckham when it launched earlier this week.

But with some items selling out within days of the collection’s launch and others reaching price tags of £350 – it seems that some customers will be left disappointed.

However, VB fans fear not as Reebok appears to be stocking near-identical pieces in its own-brand line of fitness wear.

Not only are the pieces extremely similar to those seen in the designer collaboration they also come in at a fraction of the price.

Victoria Beckham launched her collaboration with Reebok earlier this week with prices ranging from £24.95 for trainer socks to £349.95 for a bomber jacket

Victoria Beckham launched her collaboration with Reebok earlier this week with prices ranging from £24.95 for trainer socks to £349.95 for a bomber jacket

Victoria Beckham launched her collaboration with Reebok earlier this week with prices ranging from £24.95 for trainer socks to £349.95 for a bomber jacket

Orange is one of the signature shades in Beckham’s workout collection and those looking for a statement t-shirt in that shade can expect to pay £62.95.

But if you are prepared to opt for an own-brand piece in an identical shade, £14.98 (sale price) will leave less of a dent in your account.

One of the priciest pieces in the designer collection is an oversize backpack, just shy of £250.

But Reebok’s Classic Laptop Sleeve backpack is not world’s away from the former Spice Girl’s designs and comes in at almost tenth of the price at £27.95.

However, many of the VB pieces appear very similar to Reebok own-brand items, but cost much more. Pictured: A cotton beanie costing £12.95

However, many of the VB pieces appear very similar to Reebok own-brand items, but cost much more. Pictured: A cotton beanie costing £12.95

The Victoria Beckham take, a black knitted hat emblazoned with her logo, will set shoppers back £99.95

The Victoria Beckham take, a black knitted hat emblazoned with her logo, will set shoppers back £99.95

However, many of the VB pieces appear very similar to Reebok own-brand items, but cost much more. Pictured: A cotton beanie costing £12.95 (left) and a cashmere mix VB take at £99.95 (right)

A £14.98 (sale price) t-shirt by Reebok

A £14.98 (sale price) t-shirt by Reebok

A statement t-shirt by VB comes in at £62.95

A statement t-shirt by VB comes in at £62.95

A statement t-shirt by VB comes in at £62.95 (right). But if you are prepared to opt for an own-brand piece in an identical shade you will pay £14.98 (sale price, left)

Reebok's Classic Laptop Sleeve backpack is not world's away from the former Spice Girl's designs and comes in at almost tenth of the price at £27.95

Reebok's Classic Laptop Sleeve backpack is not world's away from the former Spice Girl's designs and comes in at almost tenth of the price at £27.95

One of the priciest pieces in the designer collection is an oversize backpack, just shy of £250

One of the priciest pieces in the designer collection is an oversize backpack, just shy of £250

One of the priciest pieces in the designer collection is an oversize backpack, just shy of £250 (right). But Reebok’s Classic Laptop Sleeve backpack is not world’s away from the former Spice Girl’s designs and comes in at almost tenth of the price at £27.95 (left)

Perhaps the most shocking price difference is between two beanie hats.

The Victoria Beckham take, a black knitted hat emblazoned with her logo, will set shoppers back £99.95.

But swap the logo for a Reebok one and slice your bill down to £12.95, though this one is made of cotton-yarn while the VB design is a cashmere mix.

Speaking to the MailOnline a spokesperson for Reebok said: ‘The Reebok x Victoria Beckham collection differs from standard athleisure or sportswear products because every single element of the range is elevated, with extremely premium fabrics, fits, silhouettes and finishes. 

‘The collection utilizes fabrics that haven’t been used in our products before, and both Reebok and Victoria were adamant about using the highest quality materials. 

‘Additionally, the process by which each item is manufactured – from the mills, yarns, and factories to construction and finishing ensures that each Reebok x Victoria Beckham piece is premium from a fashion standpoint.’ 

A Reebok sports bra comes in at £34.95

A Reebok sports bra comes in at £34.95

One from the VB collection is £62.95

One from the VB collection is £62.95

A Reebok sports bra comes in at £34.95 (left) while one from the VB collection is £62.95

Tights are essential in any gym-bunny's wardrobe and Reebok ones cost £37.95

Tights are essential in any gym-bunny's wardrobe and Reebok ones cost £37.95

Victoria Beckham's leapfrog up to £89.95

Victoria Beckham's leapfrog up to £89.95

Tights are essential in any gym-bunny’s wardrobe and Reebok ones cost £37.95 (left) and Victoria Beckham’s leapfrog up to £89.95 (right)

A classic black crop top is £13.36 if you buy Reebok's own (left)

A classic black crop top is £13.36 if you buy Reebok's own (left)

But opt for the designer collab and pay £44.95

But opt for the designer collab and pay £44.95

A classic black crop top is £13.36 if you buy Reebok’s own (left) but opt for the designer collab (right) and pay £44.95

The collection, which includes both male, female and unisex pieces, launched earlier this week with prices ranging from £24.95 for trainer socks to £349.95 for a bomber jacket.

Speaking of her collection Beckham said : It’s part of who I am now, and I really enjoy it. 

‘That was a big part of why I wanted to work with Reebok… I had very specific ideas about the workout clothes that I wanted to wear and couldn’t find’.

She went on: ‘I work out every day when I’m at home, and then when I travel I really focus on work so I can get as much done as possible in a short trip and get home.’

 

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