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The first thing that pops into my mind is usually "snob"
Its true,I cant help it
I just think that walking around in clothes so expensive that you would DIE if you got a stain on them is totally unpractical.How can anyone relax wearing designer clothes? I know that if I spent $200 on a pair of shoes,I wouldent wear them outside!!! lol.
Im so not into labels and designer stuff...I think the quality is the same as anywhere else but they slap a fancy name on it and BAM,its fabulous.
I think that people who wear designer clothes like to be looked at and they like people to asume they are loaded...which is why "snob" always pops into my head
I don't think any of the things you listed. I usually try not to judge on appearance, especially when I have only seen the person one time. How do I know that they don't give money to charity? How do I know they are self absorbed, maybe they have a strange body type and that particular brand of clothing is the only one that fits them right? How do I even know that outfit or bag is theirs? Maybe someone gave it to them or they borrowed it for the day? I just really don't care what others wear.
Typically, the only people I'm around long enough to notice something like this are my co-workers. I usually don't think much about it at all - I know they have pretty good jobs.
I, personally, don't usually buy designer clothing, but handbags are another story! Luckily, since I don't buy designer clothing my husband doesn't mind if I drop a few hundred bucks on a new purse. (Which is also slightly practical - they hold up forever and have nice duster bags which keep them in nice shape when stored in the closet.)
I wouldn't know a designer label if it slapped me across the face, so I don't even notice.[/b]
Ditto that lol My wardrobe (and DD and DH's) is actually mostly name brand, but honest, we never buy it - DH's mom just sends piles of clothes down to us all the freakin time, I swear we never ask for any. But how can you turn down a Puma sweatsuit for DD or jeans from Nordstrom for me? For free?! lol
lol i know the names of the labels, but unless someone takes their pants off n says "look, these are Juicy!" i would never ever know! and if they did that, i would think, "oh okay, you're cool.. " lol
im not big on labels. i used to only wear Express jeans cause they were the only ones i could find that fit well, i need long sizes (ETA: AND they make CURVY sizes!)! i wasnt happy about having to shell out $60-120 on jeans, so i got a job there and used my discount i dont think anyone ever would have noticed that i was wearing Express jeans, and many dont even consider that a "brand name," however, thats as "brand-name-ish" as i get!
if i see someone dressed NICE, i usually just think "thank God, some ppl still have class!" but i could care less what BRAND they are in.. as long as it looks nice.
Personally, I find it silly and selfish to spend money on designer clothes. Who are you trying to impress? Why should I spend $200-$300 on a dress/pair of shoes/handbag/jeans for myself when it's money my family could use for something we all would enjoy? Not buying designer clothes doesn't mean I have to look sloppy or poorly dressed, and it means that I have a lot more disposable income to go places where I can wear my non-designer clothes.
The big thing where I live (I don't know about anywhere else) are designer handbags. Girls in high school think nothing of buying a $300 Coach bag. They love parading the label around and will tell anyone who listens how much they paid for the bag and then will continue to tell about all of the other expensive bags they have at home. Sunglasses are another thing that people seem to want with a name brand attached.
LOL I could never spend $200 on sunglasses. I always lose them, sit on them, dropped them. Do you know how ticked I'd be if I ruined $200 sunglasses? I'm am a total bargain shopper. I love buying off of sale racks and hardly ever pay full price for anything.
Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I've seen my fair share or LV (real) purses. There was an LV shop a few miles from my house that was busy all the time. When I see someone with a nice LV purse, I think "They paid $1100 for that"- Just a matter of fact. Lots of people in SF have disposable cash, so they can afford the purse, the BMW, support their families in style, etc at 30. Even so- a GRAND for a purse? I don't think I would spend that kind of money for a bag...but if it floats your boat.
ETA - I have spent a lot of money on jeans, shoes and sunglasses, but I have to draw the line somewhere. I work hard for my money and like to spend it.
The only time I have felt that way was when I was in Honolulu on my honeymoon. Prior to this, I had never even seen a Chanel, Dior, Prada, Hermes, etc store in person. I was so excited!! I think DH and I walked into 2 of them, and didn't walk into another! Now, I'm not being racist here, I will explain. It made me jealous/sick to see all of the 20 year old Japanese couples walking around with ARM FULLS of designer items! They would be carrying a shopping bag from Louis Vuitton, a bag from Tiffany's, a bag from YSL. I was like, "They must have just spend $5k on clothes!" Dh had to explain to me that things are very different in the Japanese culture. Whereas we in the United States view success as a nice hour and a nice car, the Japanese don't have that because of their living and transportation situations. Most Japanese people live in a small apartment in a huge highrise, so they spend their money on designer clothes. Made sense to me Then again, could have been DH talking out of his you know what
I almost always have a designer bag, but I only get 1-2 a year and I use them for months at a time. I don't match my bag to my outfit. I just recently bought my first pair of designer sunglasses, but I got them at an outlet for $79 instead of $200. I have a pair of $220 Uggs that were a gift and that I wear probably 80 days out of the year. I'm a fiend for designer jeans, and I will literally wear them until they get holes in the knee. I actually bought a pair on our honeymoon almost 2 years ago, and just today made them into shorts because of the holes! To me, I would rather spend $200 on a pair of jeans that I wear for 2 years then $30 on a pair that I will wear 12 times.
I do love my designer clothes, but I rarely pay full price. I will wear my $200 jeans with a $14 top from Target and know that I am dressed nicer than a lot of the women who are head-to-toe designer. I love consignment stores, sale racks at Macys and Nordstroms, and eBay.
Honestly, when I see someone all designer'd out, I can't help but think that they are materialistic. I honestly feel bad for materialistic people. I feel like maybe they don't see their own value and feel like they have to shell out enormous amounts of money to make them feel good about themselves. I'm talking about the expensive stuff: Dior, Hermes, LV, etc. I don't mean Express vs. Target.
FTR, my $60 Express jeans (bought on sale & with an employee discount for a total of $20 each!) have lasted me YEARS. I outgrow them and give them to my sister, and then she wears them for YEARS. And I wear jeans nearly every day. So, I don't buy the bullcrap that you have to spend $200 on a pair of jeans in order for them to last. Nor do you have to spend $300 on a purse for it to last years. I spend about $20 a pop on my purses and they last me at least 3-4 years each. I have 1 purse, so I'm not alternating them either.