Branded or not?

@b_gryl (420)
Philippines
June 16, 2007 8:32am CST
Do you always look for branded things like clothes, shoes, bags, and other stuff? Or do buy things which are good even without any brand name? Why? And what brand do you usually buy if you prefer branded things?
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13 responses
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
16 Jun 07
It all depends. On jeans, I always go for levis for me and my kids as they are the best fit and wash and wear wonderfully. MY boys always go for the branded shoes and I don't mind paying the extra price for these as they are good quailty. Other than that, I go for the things with out a brand name. Usually they are just as good as branded but a lot less $$$.
@b_gryl (420)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
Levis has really a good quality, even though it's expensive. My brother and boyfriend also like wearing branded shoes. I think most of the boys like shoes which are branded.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I have been very lucky to find Levis at Walmart for like $14 a pair! It is awesome!
@Gorgeous24 (1091)
• United States
16 Jun 07
As far as clothes Im not really into wearing name brand things BUT when it comes to my purses they have to be name brand, my 2 favorite name brands purse makers are Babyphat and Coach..they have really nice ones. My makeup of course has to be name brand too..I like Mac for their eys makeup and Sephora for their lipglosses. I like to buy purses and makeup name brand because I like their stuff and If I got the money why the heck not LOL
@b_gryl (420)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
Yah, if you have lots of money you can buy want you want as long as you keep something so won't regret spending too much for branded things. Thanks for sharing!
• United States
16 Jun 07
I don't look for branded items when I go shopping. I usually prefer to buy the lesser known brand names because I have discovered too many brand name clothing manufacturers who cut corners on their clothing construction, and come out with items that fall apart way too easily. If I had to pick a favorite, though, I own quite a bit of Tripp clothing, and it seems to hold up reasonably well.
@b_gryl (420)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
Lesser known brand names are everywhere but you really have to pick the best one which has a good quality even the price is really low. I think it also depends on how you choose the things you would buy and how you will look for the quality and price.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
16 Jun 07
i'm not really into branded stuff for clothing as long as it comfortable to wear and easy to wash. Only perfume. I spent money more on gold jewelry...earing and bracelet.
@b_gryl (420)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
You have a point, we must also be comfortable with the clothes we buy.
• United States
16 Jun 07
I am a big thrift store spender, that is where I prefer to buy my familys' clothing. I can get good used clothes, and most of the time they are brand name, I just never have to pay the full price. I look for quality in the clothing, and I am really big on finding something that I like the looks of and if it is my size I will buy it, name brand or not. I have not bought any new clothes for myself for quite a few years, I have been thrift store shopping for about 6 years now. I find really good buys, especially if they have bag sales. Then I get a paper grocery bag stuffed with clothes for my family for $3.00! I find a lot of name brand clothes, mostly for my son, he is at the age where it is important to him.
@b_gryl (420)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
Why don't you buy something for yourself? I suggest, you buy clothes or things when they are on sale so you could save some money for you and your family. It's good to buy branded things when there is sale.
@student7 (1002)
• United States
16 Jun 07
I just buy things that I like. It doesn't have to be branded. I just like the way it looks. If I am shopping, I go to thrift stores and they have branded items that I sometimes get. I don't pay full price for branded items. I don't see wasting that much money on it.
@b_gryl (420)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
Yah, we must not waste too much for branded things. Those are just things and i think we should save something for ourself.
@try32ends (207)
• India
16 Jun 07
I generally go for branded clothes and cosmetics. But when it comes to bags and other stuff, i prefer cheaper alterntives without completely disregarding the quality factor.
@b_gryl (420)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
What brand is your favorite? I think quality is the first thing we must consider.
@SHAMRACK (8533)
• India
5 Oct 07
Hi, I look for better quality in less cost and that too attractive, whether it is branded or not is my second option. If I get a branded with a good affordable price and better quality I would opt that and in case it is not branded and looks like a branded one with high quality and affordable price I would opt that. Importance I give is for those products with better quality and its attractiveness compared to price if affordable and justifiable.
@Nivek13 (124)
29 Sep 07
hi.. me i buy mostly of branded things because it is also of you know the quality.. some other things that are not branded are also good for me but only to other things not like the clothes, shoes, bags... but mostly i love branded things hehe.. its also good to buy during sales to save some money.. i usually buy clothes like marks n spencer, springfield, celio, fh (folded and hung), hmm etc...
• Philippines
12 Aug 07
I must admit, I'm really into branded clothes. And I also must admit that I only buy those branded things during sale. I'm a girl who can be fashionable in a low budget. And those branded clothes have really good quality.
• United States
7 Jul 07
well, i really only wear juicy couture, which are famous for their sweatsuits. I usually only buy the ones that have the logo on it, because they're very spendy. they come in sepaerates, and they cost about 100-200 dollars each. im not going to spend 200 dollars on a plain pair of sweatpants. that would be a waste. but you are probably thinking that its a waste anyways, but really, buy a juicy sweatsuit once. you'll be hooked!!
• United States
17 Jun 07
Yes! I always get branded clothes(Ex: Aeropostale)and shoes(Ex: Etnies). I can't be regular. Also, most branded things last longer than others. Only once in a while I buy things that aren't branded.
• Hong Kong
17 Jun 07
I buy everything that's without brand names. One of the reasons would be I can't really afford it, but if I could, I still would choose having non-branded stuff because I always think that I could make better use of those money. But for skincare and makeup items, I do usually go for more branded items, after all, they are on my face and I would really want to make sure they're of the best qualities. For skincare, I usually use organic brands like Apivita, or natural brands, like Avene, Vichy. And for makeup, I fall for MAC cosmetics and Bare Escentuals.