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post #1 of 18
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every time i open a magazine there is a new trend and hundreds of expensive designer brand clothing, i am not poor but seriously, i just don't see the point in it all, if i can buy a tshirt from target for $5 why should i go and get the exact same one from a designer when it might cost $50 more, i think it's a huge waste of money and no-one is going to know the difference anyway.

the only time i'll buy designer is if it something i really really like and i can't find it anywhere else, i just think it's all overrated.

i also can't stand all the trends coming out every day, i wear what i think is trendy, what someone else thinks just doesn't bother be at all, trends come and go all the time, most of the time something is only trendy because some actress wore it, just because jennifer aniston wore pumps or whatever, doesn't make them trendy IMO, i wonder if celebs started wearing garbage bags, would everyone else wear them too?


i'm not totally against brand names, i wear billabong, valley girl and a few others but i don't buy something just because it's designer.

what does everyone else think?
post #2 of 18
I voted sometimes but I am just as happy to wear unlabeled clothing!

I share the same opinion as you. I'll only buy it if it's completely different if I can get the same thing minus the Roxy label at my local store, why am I going to spend an extra $50!!
post #3 of 18
i dont know what to vote i dont really go by designer or trends i wear what i like and feel comfortable in
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I voted sometimes but I am just as happy to wear unlabeled clothing!

I share the same opinion as you. I'll only buy it if it's completely different if I can get the same thing minus the Roxy label at my local store, why am I going to spend an extra $50!!
exactly, for example, if i see a gorgeous dress in the exact style i want but it's a designer gown then i will buy it if i can't get it anywhere else but in the end, clothing is clothing, it doesn't make a lot of difference who made it, i have expensive clothing that's fallen apart first and visa versa.


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i dont know what to vote i dont really go by designer or trends i wear what i like and feel comfortable in
i'm the same, sorry i should have put another option, other or something
post #5 of 18
The only designer names I have in my wardrobe are things that I got in the sales, I wouldn't spend a huge amount on an item of clothing just because it had a name on it.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Purity
The only designer names I have in my wardrobe are things that I got in the sales, I wouldn't spend a huge amount on an item of clothing just because it had a name on it.

i must admit, if i find something that was worth a lot that i really like at 75% off i can't say no....or 50% off for that matter
post #7 of 18
Most of my clothes are from Supermarkets, charity shops or my friends!

I make a lot of my own clothes too - and am definitely not trendy or fashionable!

I do have some designer things - Bench, Hooch, Criminal, Quicksilver etc, but these are generally treats or quality clothing that I will keep for decades!!

I'd rather spend my money on more important things!
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Sar
Most of my clothes are from Supermarkets, charity shops or my friends!

I'd rather spend my money on more important things!
post #9 of 18
I voted sometimes, i just wear what i like the look of and what i'm comfortable in, designer clothes are so expensive and you can get stuff on the high street that looks just like the designer stuff but with a much better price tag.
post #10 of 18
While i do feel that certain things are best gotten from a designer label, simply because of the craftsmanship that goes into those pieces along with the quality of the fabric, I don't feel that this is true of everything. Example: I don't feel that slacks are neccesary to buy from a designer, or a pair of jeans or a T. Shirt, I do however beleive that evening dresses and certain cuts of skirt, and full suits (men or womens) are best gotten from a designer label, as I have found there is more tailoring involved in those particular pieces, and the material is of a higher quality.

That said, I found a lovely evening dress in silk by a no name designer that fit perfectly, and that's really the important thing, isn't it (that aand that it was $25 LOL). Yo need to dress your body, and every designer (high end or target) will do this differently. Pick what's flattering for you, and damn the cost every once in a great while $300 for a nice ladies' suit is not a bad price. If one for $50 fits you, then lucky you!
post #11 of 18
I wear whatever is on sale and whatever feels comfortable
post #12 of 18
I just can't bring myself to pay a lot of money for clothing. My jeans I get at Walmart, t-shirts more often than not I get at the Disney store off the children's table, under things Walmart or Target. Work clothes I get either at Gordmans, Kohls or Marshalls. I have a kind of hard body to fit though so I buy what fits.

Thankfully work is work casual so I don't have to have a suit, I know I'd spend more on suits than I do on seperates. But still it kills me to spend more than $20-$30 on any one item of clothing.

Oh and I do keep to solid colors and traditional cuts for a more timeless look. I find most of the fashion that is out right now is ugly anyway. Although I have taken back up crochet because some the shrugges and such are very pretty.
post #13 of 18
There are a few things that I prefer to buy designer labels on, they are: swimsuits, running shoes, flip flops, sunglasses, and handbags. Other than that I pretty much buy all my clothes at Target. I hate clothes shopping, especially trying on things, and I find that Target is very convienent for me. There usually aren't 100 people trying to buy clothes at the same time and if I need to return something because it doesn't fit (because I am too lazy to try it on) I don't have any problems being able to.
post #14 of 18
I think there's a difference between brand name and designer. Brand names are for example: Levi's, Calvin Klein, XOXO, & Guess. Designers are for example: Prada, Escada, Gucci & Armani. Brands are at stores like Macy's and Nordstom, where as designers are at stores like Saks & Neiman Marcus. There are some designers that also make branded clothing, like Ralph Lauren. The labels are different colors, to signify if it's on the low end or high end. Then there are what I call "designer brands", like 7 for all Mankind jeans, which is a brand but a really high end brand, at about $200 a pair.

Personally, I don't care what the label says as long as I like it, and I do keep in touch with trends, but not because I'm trendy. I just like the way things look, and for some reason I see new trends and I think they're really cute. Usually, if you buy brand names or (especially) designer, it will be trendy because they keep up with them. The cheaper clothes are usually a tad behind or are just casual/classic, with exceptions of stores like Forever 21 and H&M which have some trends and are always stylish & cheap. I don't like clothes I have to care for like they're children. If I get a tear or stain, I don't want to cry. But, on the other hand, it does feel nice wearing clothes that are special.
post #15 of 18
I'm looking at this with a different perspective now that I no longer work in an office.
I like "labels" but am not going to buy a designer label unless its a really good deal.
I will still shop at Talbots (I'll be the world's oldest preppy!!!) and Ann Taylor has great sales but enjoy finding a deal at TJ Maxx. And I have Target stuff too!!
post #16 of 18
Sometimes but I'm just as happy to wear clothing with no label.
post #17 of 18
My option wasn't there... I love designer clothing and will buy it when I can afford it. At the same time, I am picky about labels. It would have to be small and tasteful. I have no interest in sporting Tommy Hilfiger in huge lettering across my chest. I recently bought a Gucci handbag, but the embossing is so small and tasteful that it doesn't scream designer. But I have to admit, I feel like a million bucks carrying it. I also have a number of Chanel products, and they far exceed average drug store brands in quality. I also buy high quality footwear... you can't go wrong there.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by vespacat
My option wasn't there... I love designer clothing and will buy it when I can afford it. At the same time, I am picky about labels. It would have to be small and tasteful. I have no interest in sporting Tommy Hilfiger in huge lettering across my chest. I recently bought a Gucci handbag, but the embossing is so small and tasteful that it doesn't scream designer. But I have to admit, I feel like a million bucks carrying it. I also have a number of Chanel products, and they far exceed average drug store brands in quality. I also buy high quality footwear... you can't go wrong there.
Agreed. I buy it when I can afford it, but I don't get anything that is too flashy. I don't like logos plastered all over me. I've always been sort of a plain jane type of girl. My perfect outfit is my citizen jeans, a cheap solid tee, and a blazer or hoodie. I don't buy anything other than designer jeans. I have chicken legs and found that most designer pants have longer inseams and are skinnier at the thighs. I have a difficult time fitting into clothes and shoes, so when I find something that fits me well and looks nice, I go all out and buy tons of it (in different colors... well sometimes even the same color), especially when they're on sale.

I've never been much of a shoe person. I'm a neat freak, and I can't spend too much on shoes because I won't wear it, in fear that i'll get it dirty. I also tend to wear the same shoes; whatever's closest to the door, so if it's in the closet or garage, I probably won't pick it.. I am a handbag person though. I have a huge collection of kate spade purses. I think the most "expensive" handbag I own is fendi. But I got that one on sale.
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