For the fashion goer (would you buy the name, or buy cheap)

Philippines
December 6, 2012 9:48am CST
Fashion is undeniably everywhere; you can find it in the three corners of mainstream media whether from TV, Radio, or Print and even in the latest trend in communication which is Social and Internet Media. With the vast promotion of Fashion labels around different media and communication platform, Fashion is hitting as a trend in the apparel, and beauty market. With this new information dissemination, most fashion trends have been famous throughout their: brand, and the label. For those who can afford such, many would dare to purchase brands that are famous in the limelight, those fashion names that are widely used by so many celebrities, and other media personalities. But for some, they would prefer buying cheap and unlabeled fashion garments just to compensate their urge in fashion seasons. It’s been an argument for some fashion goers if they would prefer to buy fashionable items with a reputable name/brand or to buy cheap but has the same quality as that of designer labels. But for the average people which would you prefer? On a personal note, if I were to choose on such stuffs, either of the two would recompense my style in the context of fashion. I would go for a designer wear if they have less of the price, or is marked down. Anything that would go higher I would buy something that has the same identical quality to it but in less of the cost, and or unbranded.
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18 responses
• United States
7 Dec 12
I shop second hand stores more than anything. so, I can afford good names because I am paying less. I like the nice cheap clothing in the summer time because the material is often thinner for me to be in the heat with. but,I love name brand clothing because they are often made better.
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• Philippines
7 Dec 12
I love also do hauls on thrift shops and second hand stores the problem though, most sizes on thrift shops doesn't fit in my frame so i need to have it repair by a dress alterer so that it will fit my size. Thanks for your reply.
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
I am not into names, I always go to quality and what fits me well. It doesn't matter if it is cheaper as long as I love the style, the fabric, and I can wear it comfortably. But I know some people will always go to brand names. I couldn't contradict their type for it is their rights and they have too much money maybe for buying those stuffs.
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
True, sometimes if you comfortably like the garment. we sometimes disregard be it branded or not. Thanks for your reply.
@Shavkat (62383)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
Depending on a person's lifestyle, they can be so trendy because they follow the fashion world. They might be updated but the money will be squandered. For modest lifestyle, they are contended to be simple in wearing simple clothing.
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
I agree, some factors may imply in the lifestyle of a person. it depends if he/she has this mindset of buying expensive or not. Thanks for your response.
@cobalt20 (1321)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
I am not really a fashion goer. If I need to buy fashion clothes, I need to choose the cheap. Those cheaps can really fit in my clothes. If I have an extra money, I will go for a brand name. Before I buy, I gonna search from the net.
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
It's also a good idea surfing the internet or having a reference before purchasing an item. Thanks for your response.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
6 Dec 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well i am big time shopaholic and i hardly see shop from branded shops and prefer going to a shopping mall as i get select my outfits from various designs and patterns. I do not prefer shopping branded clothes as i chose outfits which best suits my personality and which will not fall under the category of unnecessary expenditure. I look at the price as well as the style and cool quotient and then i buy an outfit. What say?
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
Style also is a good way of buying some items regardless of its designer name or even a cheap unbranded one. Thanks for your response.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
6 Dec 12
Considering my income I can't afford designer or name brand clothes. I don't think I would even if I could afford it. I see nothing wrong with "cheap" clothes and won't spend more than $10 on a pair of jeans. When I buy clothes for my grandkids they usually are name brand. I got some awesome buys at the carter website for my Grandson for Christtmas.
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
Agree, sometimes you we should think of practicality rather than putting ourselves with luxurious and expensive things most especially apparels. This also is a good way of saving your money for future use. Thanks for your reply. :D
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
Speaking of fashion, dress and apparels I am not a fashion trendy. I go for dress and clothing that I am comfortable with and not the brand or name. There are certain things that I won't mind spending money like gadgets- I never go for unbranded ones. But for clothes- I am fine with cheap ones as long as the fabric is fine.
@lizzyt2007 (1312)
• Craig, Alaska
8 Dec 12
I've looked at designer clothes. They are way to expensive for me. I would go with the sales. I have always gone with the sales. I even teach my 8yr old son to go with the sales in what ever we buy and what he wants at the stores. We're live everything is expensive. So we don't get much sales here. So most of the time we shop on ebay or Amazon and that is where I find the sales.
@superbadx (484)
• Malaysia
7 Dec 12
Personally i only buy branded clothes once in a while when i got the cash. Usually i just buy cheap clothes that when i see it, i would say "That's cool". Then i go straight to buy it.
• Greece
7 Dec 12
I would buy fashionable clothes if I liked the look of them otherwise I would choose something that suited me rather than the fashion industry. Designer goods are not value for money in my mind because once the fashion changes the clothes look strange and out of place. I also think clothes and accessories should be practical. For example I would not buy a huge handbag because I would stuff it with things and then be forced to carry a heavy bag around all day. If it is expensive into the bargain then I would be reluctant to replace it too soon.
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
I am not into names, I always go to quality and what fits me well. It doesn't matter if it is cheaper as long as I love the style, the fabric, and I can wear it comfortably. But I know some people will always go to brand names. I couldn't contradict their type for it is their rights and they have too much money maybe for buying those stuffs.
• China
7 Dec 12
Well as for me,because I can not tell the quality about the items especially apparel,so I only can buy the famous brand which can guarantee the quality at the same time,though it will cost me more.
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
sometimes if i have enough money to buy a branded things such as clothes bags and many more i will go for it if i really like it and if i feel that it is worth it after a hard work so it`s kinda a reward for myself.. but if i saw something that is pretty or looks good on me and it is much cheaper then i will buy it.. there are times when i don`t mind having a clothes bought from a market as long as it fits me.. then it is fine with me..
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
I really buy something when I like the style and design in regards to clothing. In regards to gadget, I buy something because of its durabilitity. Oftentimes, the branded are the good ones. However, if exceed my budget I don't buy it. Thanks for this. Have a nice day!
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
7 Dec 12
I don't really go for the designer wear stuff because I don't make very much money and don't have a lot of disposable income to spend on designer clothes. But I wouldn't like to buy the cheap stuff because I would be afraid it would fall apart. So I guess I would buy the stuff in between or wait until the designer wear has a sale so I can buy them cheaper.
@allknowing (65023)
• India
7 Dec 12
I neither go for cheap stuff nor for designer wear but something that suits me even though it may not be 'in'. If I like something I do not normally look at the price tag as I know what I like will not cost a bomb!
• Australia
7 Dec 12
well,its depends on my income...at the moment mostly are on sale,like jag i like this brand but i wouldn't buy it when it is not on sale.but if in a half price i do buy it..its doesn't matter anyway if the stuff you wear is cheap or expensive as long as clean and presentable to anybody,this will do for me if i could afford the expensive clothes
@Mavic123456 (9702)
• Thailand
6 Dec 12
I go for cheaper but fits me. the fit size to all doesn't fit me at all. grrrrr... such a term as if it has unlimited expansion. Anyway, I do go for cheaper brand so if I don't like it, I just give away it or I just used it as rag. I am not really into "brand" thing, and to the reputation of wearing or having branded items person. I am okay with what I have. but I accept branded items as a gift. good day to you