Everywhere I go, it seems as if everyone has a Coach, Prada, or Chanel bags/wallets/coin pouches. Or I see people wearing designer clothes that cost a lot to own. It seems to me that these are very important status symbols. Why? How important are designer labels? Are you more attractive to people who wear them?
Ok, the whole thing about having designer stuff is to look like you have money. Which, some people do. Others save up so they can have this symbol of wealth. And I'm not trying to offend anyone with my opinions here.
For people who have money, I think it can just become part of their life. They may actually like the look, and don't mind spending the money. Or it's the whole symbol thing of "I have enough money to spend on designer things."
For people who don't have money, it's to make themselves look better. I go to, well there's not really any good way to put this, the ghetto school and if you have a designer purse you look better than others.
Basically, it all goes back to mentality and how a person thinks.
i don't find them attactive at all. infact when I see designer lables not only do I look at t and see how ugly it is. I see that girl as nothing more than high maintenance. I mean if she's gonna spend 300$ on a purse then how much does she expect me to pay for her. what all does she want me to buy? and I'm not talking aobut dates and stuff I'm talking about having to support her needs to spend money where it can be used elsewhere. sure you can have some nice stuff but if your whole wardrobe is nothing but lables and brand names there's something wrong.
I don't pay attention to designer labels, and if I do, it's usually because I think that (a) you like to waste money on clothes that are way overpriced, and (b) you think that wearing a designer label makes you better than everyone else.
whats important is developing your own sense of style that best reflects yourself, and your mood. but quality items and mix and match. don't follow and don't go for labels for labels sake. remember people see the colours, the textures and the outfit as a whole. quality is good but there is nothing cheaper that being sponsored by big guady labels for the sake of it. your clothes should reflect your inner confidence not invest your confidence in someone elses name. sometimes labels are nice as they can be cool for chilling and identify you as part of a group and also can be used to play with the secondary colors on the letters. most important tho is develop your own sense of style. don't ghettoise yurself permanently in surf chick wear for instance as you will cut out every guy who don't surf. please remember there's a lot of people spending a lot of money looking foolish. always stand out but never scream out. as for guys they are of course looking and will notice all of the above. wear what suits you but have some fun and experiments as well. this diversity will strengthen your core fashion options. be yourself and if you just want compliments wear an item that stands out. color co ordination and basic quality of teture and garment aren't costly but they are priceless. good luck
People my age do get designer things just for status, like a Coach or Juicy bag, etc., with the brand on it. Or clothes from Juicy (don't really consider it a designer but other people do) and stuff. The people where I live don't really have much personal style, they just mostly like what's popular. Hate to sound like a b!tch, but it's generally true. They don't care about the style, just the brand. Which sucks.
However, if they're not just for "showing off" designer clothes, shoes, and bags are good investment pieces. They are made with better material, and last way longer. A good and versatile designer bag or shoes, not necessarily one with the brand, will last forever and go with everything. As far as clothes go, it is the original design that matters (as well as quality). Every piece the designer puts out is original and creative.
And when I talk about designers, I am NOT talking about something like this:
I don't think designer labels are all that important at all. To me, a label is just a label. I don't think that just because a specific article of clothing or a bag has a popular label on it means that it is better than a piece of clothing or a bag with a less popular label on it. All that matters is the quality of an item.