Do you always choose to buy Branded clothing (shoes or bags)?

@mycharm88 (2292)
Philippines
May 31, 2007 5:59pm CST
For me i don't always choose to buy branded clothings or shoes nor bags, as long as i am comfortable with it and is easy on my budget... How about you mylotters, what do you think about this?
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34 responses
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
When I buy clothing, the first criteria on my checklist is the fabric, color and style. Next, on the list are price which is a range from affordable to a good investment and I am not concerned on brands as long as I am comfortable wearing it. *sighs* my weaknesses not necessarily in the same order: clothes, shoes & bags. :)
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
I guess buying branded for these "weaknesses" sometimes isn't bad at all. As long as it suits your budget.Thanks loovesamethyst!take care.
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
Welcome newbie! and Happy posting!!
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
31 May 07
No, it doesn't really matter to me what the brand is. As long as I like the product, that's all that matters.=)
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
yeah!! It's better and easy on my pocket.lol! thank you Flight...tc
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• Philippines
12 Jul 07
I dont buy branded clothes,shoes and bags because I am wasting my money of not intersting stuff especially if that clothes you buy you like in the first,but when you at home you dont like it anymore to wear it.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
No I don't usually buy branded things. I must admit I am more on the cheap side and when I see some branded, let's say clothes that cost an arm and a leg, I hyperventilate. I too buy clothes that I feel comfortable in and fits my budget. Some of my friends argue that branded clothes are of quality thus the price that they command. But I still don't get it because there are quality made products too that are sold at a much cheaper price. LOL! this is often a hot topic between us friends but we agree to disagree on it.
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Yeah mari, to some products we get good quality at cheaper price which is a bonus. Though sometimes there really are selected products that we have to choose branded, depending on ones needs.
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@Aniakim (351)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Jun 07
yes me too. i'm not really specific about the brand. if it fits my taste and my budget, then it's okey. sometimes it's not just about the brand of clothes you wear, it's more of how it looks good on you and how well you carry it.
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
Good point Aniakim! What's the use of the brand if it doesn't look good on you.Welcome to mylot and Happy posting!!!
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@worthy (2413)
• India
12 Jun 07
I don't buy bags much.Yes,for shoes I prefer branded stuff,mainly for sporty ones.If a fancy footwear seems comfortable,then i don't mind about the brand much.
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
Yeah that is impotant worthy!!! Branded shoes for sports is a must or else we'll be running with no soles.lol! Take care friend, i guess now that you're sporty.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
12 Jun 07
No not always, I'd rather be more practical when it comes to spending clothes rather than just to get every branded stuffs that only leads to nothing in the long run. So, for me to save more is to earn more :-)
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
I'll drink to that Add_im!.. for the future right?
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
12 Jun 07
In my case, I think it's the opposite. I rarely notice the brand names of the commodities (i.e. shoes, bags, clothes) for sale. What I look for in a product is foremost, its affordability. Next is the quality, then the quantity. When I shop for my office attire, this is the only time (I believe) when the brand equally matters. More often, the branded ones are the quality ones, too, regarding office clothing.
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
True mykmari... I guess it's nice to have branded clothings sometimes, for good quality clothing.
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• Hong Kong
9 Jun 07
No, I almost never buy branded items because I always think that I could make better use of those money. To be honest, I never own anything branded, not to mention shoes or bags. I am happy as long as I am comfortable in my shoes and have a stylish handbag which doesn't cost me very much. When I was younger, I used to dream of having a Prada Handbag and I still see some designs that I am falling in love with. But once I see the price tags, I would hesitate. I could buy a plane ticket with the money and fly off somewhere nice for a vacation for that kind of price. Therefore, my brain always wins my impulse in this shopping aspect.
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
That is very true wondericequeen! as long as it's stylish and can go with my budget i'd go for it.LOL!
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@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
8 Jun 07
I go for brand names in certain things like track pants and jumpers/jackets for winter but the rest I just buy what I like, I dont see many clothes that fit me very well so when I do I buy it. I rarely buy bags.
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Ok thanks cassy! i rarely buy bags too.
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• Singapore
5 Jun 07
Having lots of money and always buying branded stuffs would be nice lol. So is dreaming. :P I just try to buy what decent things I can find that fit inside my budget. I believe in living within my means.
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
That is very true with me also lordwarwizard, thank you for the response..
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@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
5 Jun 07
First thing I have to like the product. Then it should suit my purse. Then it should be worth the price and long lasting. That is what I see when I do my purchase. Branded or not does not matter. Once you start using, brand does not come into the picture at all. Only usage comes in the front. Is it not?
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
yup!that's right Buchi, quality and affordability matters most. thanks.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
i never was brand concious and even up to now i don't care what brands they are as long as they are in good quality and fashionable. But i do buy vintage/used clothings in the flea market and sometimes i get my hands on some branded stuff and i get them very cheap so its an added bonus.
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
I do buys those sometimes, as long as it's comfortable to wear, that's what matters most, right?thank andak for the response. TC
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@jlara_gtr34 (3492)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
hello there. :) no, i dont actually have branded shoes and bags because i believe that it is better to save rather than to splurge on some items rather than to spend a lot just because i am buying the name of the brand. lolz. :P sometimes, i prefer to buy imitation stuffs because when i use them, my friends dont believe that they are fake. :P lolz. i guess i carry those kind of stuffs well. haha. :)
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
I think you do jlara!! I do also have imitation stuffs cuase it's cheaper!lolz We need to save right? thanks jlara for the response.
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• United States
31 May 07
I used to be all about brand clothing and accessories, until I started paying for my own things, plus bills. With my budget I try and buy cheap clothing, as long as I like it and I'm comfortable in it. There are some things though like pants that I have a hard time finding the perfect size so I stay with brands for those. I say it doesn't have to be brand or designer as long as you like it!
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
To save really is important, especially nowadays that our economy is down, and we need to have extra in cases of emergency, right? I mean what's really important is that we are comfortable with what we're wearing...thanks friend.
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@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
I go for the quality not the brand. No matter how unknown the branad is as long as I can see that it can last more than a year I would go for it. Most of my clothes, blouses and jeans, are given by a neighbor of mine. She simply give me used clothes she don't need. She know am a friend in need. LOL. God bless!
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
It's good to know you have generous friends/neighbors to provide you these... You're one lucky girl.lol!!and yes, quality matters for me too. Take care beauty...
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@jb_vete (323)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
i'm not a brand conscious kind. when i like a certain product, and really want to purchase it because i know i'll be satisfied and happy to have it, i really will buy it, whether original or imitation. but there are also things that i would prefer to buy it's original than those imitations just to be assured of it's durability. i don't wanna risk buying a product if i have doubts on to how long the product will last.
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Good for you jb_vete, it's true, sometimes i also have to buy some branded stuffs for durability. Take care friend.
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• United States
23 Jun 07
You know, when I buy clothing and accessories I don't even look at the brand name. I look for what appeals to me and then I check the price. I'm picky about prices so I always find the good deals. If it's not a price I'm willing to pay, I wait until it is.
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
21 Jun 07
No, I do not always wear branded clothing. I could not afford it. But I think it is really nice to run around in a pair of Levi`s and a sweat shirt which says Nike or Adidas doesn`t hurt. So I invest in a couple of these but not many. I also find that brand name jeans last longer than brand x because they are just made sturdier.
@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
I go for the quality not the brand. No matter how unknown the branad is as long as I can see that it can last more than a year I would go for it. Most of my clothes, blouses and jeans, are given by a neighbor of mine. She simply give me used clothes she don't need. She know am a friend in need. LOL. God bless!
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@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I always wear branded clothing since they are of a better quality then others.
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