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Fuggly fashion

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Maryam's had a bit of a rant about it.

What do you reckon. Do many of you spend money on designer brands?

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kinda reading through it thinking, "What did you expect?" If you're going to buy from a company that's ripping off someone else's design, making it for the fraction of the price by someone in a sweatshop somewhere, why are you shocked that it falls apart?

    I dunno (must add that I'm pretty grouchy at this minute) but if designer stuff is so expensive (which it is so often) just don't sodding buy it. I don't get why people think they're owed the fashion, but at 20% of the cost?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    personally, i think the cost of the item should reflect its quality; therefore i wasnt surprised when my £3 pair of flat shoes from primark fell apart within the first two weeks of buying them.
    however, i did get a bit cross when my £25 pair of flat shoes from new look did exactly the same thing =/
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    'Sometimes, even designer gear isn't worth it either. A pair of jeans designed by Victoria Beckham can set you back over $200. What is so jaw-droppingly stunning about these designer bits of denim? Absolutely nothing, that's what. You can walk into a high street store and get a similar pair for about £15. I highly doubt Ms Beckham's jeans outclass those from a high street brand; it's hardly as if they're encrusted with diamonds and rubies'

    I agree with this whole rant. I hate designer stuff and cant understand the whole hype around it. What is so special about these designers and the stuff they make? And i know its definately not worth a few hundred quid for a bag or a pair of shoes!

    A couple of brands i do like are Lucky 13 and Stop Staring but i dont only buy from them and i certainly wouldnt hesitate if i could get a similar item to theirs from somewhere else and cheaper.

    The stuff that these big designers make are horrible anyway, i wouldnt buy em even if they were selling them at high street prices
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I tend to buy brands because I've noticed a distinct increase in quality when I spend more on an item of clothing vs when I don't.
    Example, got a pair of black jeans from the budget line in NEXT, and another pair of jeans from a brand (can't remember which) - the latter being significantly more expensive originally (but heavy discount, woo!) and the second pair are MUCH nicer to wear.

    But I don't really buy a branded item just because it has the name on, the design / quality is more important to me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not a fan of this rant tbh, the writer contradicts herself constantly throughout. If you don't like designer brands, don't buy them. pretty simple really no need to moan about it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some items i like buying from a brand, for example stuff from 'criminal damage' or 'mercy' or 'living dead souls' because i like the style they produce and i know the items are good quality. Other things like work clothes, i'll spend more on also so they will last (like a good pair of black trousers)

    anything i don't wear a lot, i don't mind buying from places like primark etc.
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