Your thoughts on brand name clothing?

Clothing - Kids clothing from a wholesale store.
@reichiru (748)
Canada
February 8, 2009 3:14pm CST
There's lots of people I know that just like to buy clothing from one store and one store only, just because of the brand. Personally I think that's silly, why would you want to walk around and be a billboard for that store? I really hate clothing that has the brand plastered all over the cloth, it makes me feel like a walking billboard when I wear it. Do you think brand is important when buying clothes, or is it more about the style, quality, and comfort? Happy myLotting!
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
8 Feb 09
I have never been a brand name person, I prefer to have a lot of clothes to mix and match and I have alway thought buying the brand names and paying big prices is being taken for a fool really especially when you see thing being sold for mega bucks, I just can't see the value.
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
8 Feb 09
Same here. As long as the clothes I buy don't look outrageously cheap and are comfortable to wear, I would buy it. I don't think I've ever bought anything that's over $40, excluding jackets and shoes. Normal shirts and stuff, even jeans, I wouldn't buy if it's over $25. I usually wait until the store I like is on sale before I venture out to buy clothes. And sometimes the clothing from cheaper stores aren't that much different from the brand name clothes, just the brand name ones have their brand on it, and that's what makes them expensive. I really hate that. Thanks for your response!
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• United States
9 Feb 09
so not a brand name person. mainly, because, i can't see spending all that damn money on clothes. if there is a gabes/goodwill/thrift store around, i'm there before im anywhere else. now, they do have brand name clothes there, in good shape for a hell of alot cheaper. clothes don't make who you are. it's the way you present yourself in them. i personally would rather spend my money on food, gas in my car, and my family. who needs expensive stuff when you've got a family, really????
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@reichiru (748)
• Canada
9 Feb 09
I've only bought one thing from the thrift store before - a snowsuit that's hot pink. I didn't like it very much, so my experience with thrift stores aren't that good. But it's true how you can find brand name clothing there now too. Some people just wear the clothes a few times and later find that either it's out of style, they can't fit into it anymore, or they just don't like it anymore and give it to charity. Then you come upon things that are fairly new still and much cheaper! The prices in the stores are absolutely ridiculous at times. Thanks for your response!
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
9 Feb 09
My thoughts on Brand Name Clothing? "A ridiculous Scam, and Nothing More!" Furthermore anyone who will spend double or triple for a regular pair of Branded Jeans, has to be simple-minded. They teach their kids to do likewise, and by so doing are compromising the intelligence of the next generation. Only God knows why they do this Stupidity and She isn't telling!
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@reichiru (748)
• Canada
9 Feb 09
Yeah lots of my classmates only go for clothing that are brand name (to us teenagers at any rate). I personally buy clothing from Costco, where it's much cheaper and better quality at times. I mean, I found a Roxy shirt there for $10 USD once, that's much cheaper than actually walking into a Quiksilver store and looking at the Roxy shirts there. Thanks for your response!
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I think it's very silly too. Hollywood stars need it but not the normal people. Personally I would not spend so much money on 1 piece of cloth, rather spending on something useful or derserve.
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@reichiru (748)
• Canada
9 Feb 09
Yeah it's usually much more worth it to spend the money on something that you would actually need and that's useful for you. Spending hundreds of dollars on something just isn't worth it when you're not going to use it that much. Thanks for your response!
@chingbeem (910)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
I amalways after comfort. Mostof the time...branded clothes are those that have good quality and give total comfort. My family is into Nike apparels,not because of the swoosh but because of the comfort it gives...dryfit.we are the sporty type and we could not afford to have ripped pants or shirts outdoors. For swimwear,we only go for speedo. Lifetime warranty for the gears...fits right,comfortable. My husband goes for Arrow/Marks&Spencer/lacoste shirts...why?...he needs to look good for his work,at the same time...very comfortable. Especially,the weather adjusting Marks&Spencer...imagine,a shirt that adjust to weather. We do not buy branded clothes though with the brands up front...you are right---a walking billboard! But,but---we seldom buy all these in regular prices...we buy when they are on sale. I got these unbranded shorts for $2 each...I got excited over the price,that I bought 20 pairs of shorts for all of us...they are now all ripped and the fit is very uncomfortable. Honestly though...I go for branded bags...because of quality...although,I only get nine west,liz claiborne,XOXo,Harajuku...thats it.---Getting Furla,or Louie Vuitton-aside from,I cant afford them---it is ridiculous to buy them at $1000 up.
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@reichiru (748)
• Canada
9 Feb 09
I've never actually owned a pair of Nike shoes before, I prefer Adidas and Reebok. And I only do Speedo for swimwear too. But I agree that sometimes brand name clothing do have better quality. And all of my purses have been pretty cheap stuff, my current one I bought at a flea market in France for 5 euros. But it's actually pretty sturdy, so I'm not complaining. Although the next time I buy a purse I'm going to go buy a better one with a brand name. Thanks for your response!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I don't pay attention to labels, I buy clothe that I like and that fit me good. Even better when they cheap. If there was something on sale that was a Brand Name I buy it if I like it not because the name but the prize.
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@reichiru (748)
• Canada
9 Feb 09
Yes I only venture out to buy brand name clothing only when it's on sale also. Normally it's way out of my budget to buy, especially when I can find cheaper clothing elsewhere. Thanks for your response!
@alexdra77 (147)
8 Feb 09
I tend not to buy much name brand clothing, i prefer my clothers plain. Furthermore, sometimes they arent much different from others, and if you were to check some out they are made in factories by underpaid workers.I will buy something if i like it but wont necessarily go out of my way just to have name brand.
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@reichiru (748)
• Canada
9 Feb 09
Yeah it's really sad how some big companies have factories in Third World countries like China and many parts of Africa to produce their clothing for them, and they don't pay them well. Thanks for your response!
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
I am more particular with the style and the quality of the clothes rather than the brand. Of course, price is also a major consideration for me. What matters the most is that you look good and presentable without overspending. There is nothing wrong with loving clothes and fashion, but I think expensive branded stuff are just for models & actresses. But I am not againts anyone who can afford and would prefer brand name clothings, its just that I think we can all be fashionable without spending hundreds & hundreds of dollars.
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
9 Feb 09
You hit the mark pretty good. I also think that as long as you can find stuff to wear that's presentable and doesn't make you look too shabby or tacky without overspending, then it's good. I'm not against those people who prefer brand name clothing either, but like you said, we can all be fashionable without spending a lot of money on clothes. Thanks for your response!
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
8 Feb 09
i dont after brand clothes.i disappointed since i bought a long sleeve for hubby a branded one then i bought also a cheapy one and gues what?the expensive branded one is the one who ruined it fast.in my case i dont after the brand.i after how i looks and how i carry it.only my little girl has a branded clothes not the mommy.
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@reichiru (748)
• Canada
9 Feb 09
Yeah it really sucks when you buy something expensive and then it wears out faster than the cheaper clothes you bought. And when you get older, no one really cares much what you wear anyways, so you can just buy stuff that are comfortable and not too tacky. Thanks for your response!
• Ireland
9 Feb 09
I do tend to lean towards branded clothes, which is wrong I know. But I don't own that much, and everything I don have has been bought for way less than full price. I have 1 Abercrombie hoodie which I got for 7 euro and a Diesel top which I got for half price a few weeks back. Usually when I want to buy something it's not because of the brand but I do become more inclined to buy it if it is branded. It's sad I know... The price people pay here is ridiculous though (I live in Ireland) Like a Tommy Hilfiger shirt is 100 euro and Uggs are 250 euro (I got mine on ebay for 50) Nearly my whole wardrobe is from H&M and from charity shops, but if I could afford it I think I would buy more designer stuff...
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
Haha I've never even SEEN an Abercrombie store before, that's kind of sad. I don't really mind buying brand name clothes sometimes, if the style and quality are good, but I would NOT buy it if their logo or brand name is plastered all over the shirt. I think I have only 4 pieces of clothing that have the brand name right on the chest in big letters, and I only bought those because they were on sale and the fit and style were pretty good. And it sucks how some clothes are so expensive because of the brand. 100 euros for a Tommy Hilfiger shirt? My mom bought one at an outlet nearby for $17 CAD, and I've seen UGGS for $80 CAD. Those prices are ridiculous. Thanks for your response!
• Ireland
10 Feb 09
I know the prices are crazy! Because of the recession all the shops in Dublin have loads of stuff at, like, 70% off, and I bet they are still making a profit! I am just like you, I wouldn't buy something with a name plastered all over it (other than the Abercrombie hoodie, but for 7 euro who could resist!), I would buy designer clothes because of their shape and quality, not the name (well maybe a little bit because of the name!). The worst thing you can see are the Juicy tracksuit bottoms, they are tacky and just really show-offish.
@nansheeca (215)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
there are really people who are so brand-conscious. maybe because of the brand or maybe because the brand's clothes perfectly fit them. but personally i dont go for one brand only. i bought clothes depending on its wearability or if it really fits me. cheap or branded, i definitely go for comfort. but we cant really help it if sometimes we want to go for style, right?
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
12 Feb 09
Yes that's true, and sometimes even the styles in the brand name stores aren't that great. At times I see something and go like, "Whoa, would anyone seriously buy this?!" So yeah, it's good to have a mixture of both. Thanks for your response!
• United States
9 Feb 09
I prefer some brand names because of the better quality. Such as Wal-Mart i would never get clothes there the quality is horrible rips too easily and fades away to fast. American Eagle all the way!
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
Haha I own like, 3 American Eagle things. I don't like the store much because the quality isn't that great, and the prices are crazy. I like Aeropostale better than American Eagle, although their T-shirts aren't that much better in quality. Thanks for your response!
@22angel22 (451)
• United States
9 Feb 09
Personally I buy clothing on how it fits. Not the brand name. But when you do buy from a brand name store, clothing does last longer, than say Wal-Mart items. I do buy more exspensive clothing, but its because there are 3 certain brands that fit my figure just right and look the best on me. But you won't see me buy anything that isn't on sale. I'm a bargain shopper.
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
Oh yeah, sales are the best. I never buy clothing from brand name shops unless they're on sale. And I sometimes get really good deals for them too because I don't do the "impulse-buy" thing and buy what I want when it first comes out. Thanks for your response!
@itsme_cha (504)
• United States
9 Feb 09
yeah in some people brand name is a big deal, i don't like buying branded stuff most of the time, coz in my opinion your not paying for the item your paying for the brand that's why it cost a lot of money, i think buying stuff wisely is so important so that your money can go a little further.
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
Yes it's true that we should all consider spending less, especially now when the economy is in a recession. I don't like having to spend a whole ton of money just for a brand name either. Thanks for your response!
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
9 Feb 09
Years ago I just had to have a pair of Guess jeans. They were so expensive but I wanted them because it was the "in" thing to wear. Then I realized that they weren't that comfortable as no name jeans and the only difference was the outrageous amount of money I shelled out! So that was the last time I spent money on a brand name. Nowadays I only think about the style, quality and comfort like you said... I'm much happier and I have more to show for the money.
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
I remember I had a pair of Guess jeans when I was really little (my parents bought it from Winners, so it was much cheaper). But I do remember not liking it and never really wore it. But it really sucks when the clothing from expensive stores aren't that good in quality, especially after you pay so much money for them. Thanks for your response!
@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I would have to say that first and foremost quality should mean the most when it comes to buying clothing. It does not make any sense to spend $80 on a shirt that is going to tear after one use.On the other hand I have to say that I love Banana Republic. I know that they are not the cheapest clothes but I love the designes and the quality is good too.
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
Banana Republic is awesome. I haven't bought any clothing there before, but I've always admired their clothes. My friend has this adorable miniskirt she bought there for $10, I really like it (it was at an outlet store). But of course quality is important, don't buy things that are crap and would ruin fast. Thanks for your response!
@mammamuh (582)
• Sweden
9 Feb 09
I use some brands more than others. Adidas for sports clothing and Nike for running shoes - since these are the ones I like best. When it comes to regular clothes I'll wear mainly clothes from H&M or other stores that have deacent prices. For me it's most important that I like the clothes and that they fit me. I love Odd Molly clothing and would love to have many cloths from them, but there is no chance I'll spend that amount of money on clothing. When it comes to clothes for out door activites in the winter I personaly like Reima and other brands known for being long lasting and functional - even if the price is higher than other brands. The same goes for shoes for the winter, since known brands often have a better quality than cheap brands. I would never buy clothes that I don't like just to have that brand, but I do prefer some brands before others.
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
I really want to buy clothing from H&M because they're really cheap, but the nearest H&M in my area is an hour bus ride from my home, so it's a pain to have to go there. And it really is important to consider the quality of the clothing, sometimes it is actually better to buy brand name ones because they might be better quality, even if the price is pretty expensive. Thanks for your response!
• China
9 Feb 09
I think the style,quality and comfort is more important than brands.The style can be copy.but does the brand mean good quality and more comfortable?Sometimes it is.So I buy the brand when it is on sale and not over my budget.
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
Style, quality and comfort are definitely the most important things to consider, next to price. Brand name items sometime do tend to have better quality though, so it's still good to go buy them when it's on sale. Thanks for your response!
@muru1950 (964)
• India
9 Feb 09
Hi reichiru I only buy limited number of branded shirts. Because they are costly.Also they don't fit exactly as I want it. So I buy clothing and get it stitched from my tailor. That becomes cheaper.Also it fits into my body properly. Unlike in U.S,we get plenty of choices of textiles and also very cheap stitching charges. So we don't have to depend on only branded dresses. Happy mylotting
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
All my clothes are store-bought, fabric isn't extremely cheap here, and I have no idea how to sew. I can't even thread a needle for gosh sakes. But it would be nice if you can get clothing made for a cheap price, it will fit you well and you don't have to spend that much money to get something made in the style that you want. Thanks for your response!
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I'm not big on that stuff. It is way over-rated. I have a guy friend that is so into it that it is ridiculous. He is dirt poor and yet has to...just has to wear name brand suits etc and walk around looking as if he is something of importance. He asks me out from time to time and while he is a nice guy....his priorities are foolishly messed up. The guy doesn't even hold a job & lives off from disability income. Then there are the women who have to have the expensive handbags....why? and they are so freakin ugly. I dress decent and my clothes are not out-dated. Comfort and how they look on me is important. Price is also important. Doesn't matter how much I love a pair of jeans or a shirt....I will not pay extravagant dollars on any item of clothing. I shop sales and thrift stores. Hand me downs are great too!
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
Yes some people are just really into the whole brand thing. But you can't stop them if they insist on buying things that are way over their budget. If they don't listen to you then it'll be their problem in the end right? As much as you try and tell them, they won't listen, so there's nothing you can do about that. I actually wear my mother's old clothes from like, 20+ years ago from time to time, because they're of pretty decent quality and some of them are still not outdated (although I did find this pair of purple tie-dye shorts... I only wear those in the house where no one can see them lol). Thanks for your response!