It turns out costume designer Patricia Field actually found the skirt in a showroom bin and it cost a mere 5 bucks.
Speaking to Women’s Wear Daily, Field revealed that the show’s producers took some convincing, but luckily they ultimately trusted her vision.
SJP also recently opened up about the iconic look (which she recreated in the first Sex and the City movie), saying she was “thrilled” the producers agreed to it.
“We talked a lot about what this should be — thrilled that was the decision we made,” she told People. “I would never wear it myself personally, but it’s spot on.”
Field, also a designer, sells replicas of the skirt on her website for $US140.
But if you ask us now that we know this you might as well just head to your local Vinnies or $2 shop and try your luck…