I really want a chanel bag but it appear to be like half of year of rent! Is it worth it! What kinda of people shop there! I recently went to a Gucci store and everything was so pretty but so expensive! I am kinda disappointed!
A silly little 🍎 can sure dream! ohhhh! I wish I could have it all!
The price is the brand name not the product. I've found products that are the exact same material and quality as high end brands but were incredibly cheaper than the major brands. Here's an example for guys
Some actually are. I mean at least you can be absolutely certain that they haven't been created through child labour or in the poorest countries - where really clothing brands are just practising paid slavery - because they are still actually produced in Europe (mostly France and Italy) and of course the quality is just absolutely amazing. On Chanel bags you'll even get a lifetime guarantee 😏 And really I own a few designer pieces (yeah I'm a spoiled brat lol) and they still look like the day I've bought them although I own some of them for years now! So yeah, really worth it for me but it also depends on the brand I guess.
Those are brands for people who have more money then sense - and for all the people who are dumb enough to spend huge amounts of money to look like they have more money then sense.
A Gucci bag is made from $20 worth of materials - if it cost $50, that would be reasonable, but they cost $1000-5000. Sure, the "design" is worth something, but it isn't worth 100 times the normal cost.
These companies have simply marketed themselves into a position where people fool themselves into believing that these things are worth this much. If you took the brand name off and put the bag in Target for $200, it wouldn't sell - too expensive. You're really paying for the brand image, and the owners of these companies are flying on their private jets between their vacation homes laughing at you.
Generally speaking, no, and many of the brands you're listing don't actually make the clothing/accessories in question.
In buying a designer piece in many ways you are buying a high quality piece, well made, with an interesting design, and a massive markup. Asking if it's worth it is like asking if a limited edition print of an artist you like is 'worth' it. It's sort of a wearable - collectible.
If you want a really nice bag, for example, you can get that quality level for less from an independent maker.
I have a thing about really expensive stuff that I don't consider necessary - I see hundreds/thousands for clothes or bags and I think furniture for the house, savings plan for a car or towards the downpayment for a house.
well, it depends really. It may be worth it for one person, but not worth it for another. It really depends on how much value you put on looking your best. Intrinsically, I'd say they aren't worth it because the markups on these pieces of clothing is huge, and it usually doesn't cost them nearly that much to make it, but for someone with the cash, it may help create the image of themselves that they want the world to see, and for some that can be invaluable
In many cases, the old adage, "You get what you pay for," is true. Higher prices articles of clothing will likely be of higher quality material, design, comfort, and perhaps durability. There is a line at which though, you're not paying for more quality, but for a name on the clothing. Make sure you find that line. Leaps in quality become marginal at best once you cross it.
Coming from someone who is obsessed with fashion and designer brands I live it, wear it and work in it but I'm also very honest and have to say you are paying (most of the time) for name not quality. I love Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Dior.. The list goes on. I will admit I'd spend the cash and splurge on a gorgeous designer bag if it was financial safe for me. It's just a tiny little dream of mine to own Chanel. Shallow? Yes maybe but I get butterflies thinking about it. I'm very passionate about fashion but let's be honest usually you're paying for the name. If you take the measures to care for your Chanel bag properly it'll last and be worth the purchase! (: After all they people do say it's an investment ;)
Great MyTake, @apple24, you put a lot of Effort into This.. Very impressive. However, in Choosing something that I like to wear, I Sometimes find things that are Cheaper and look Better than some of these other Styles with no Smiles. I also believe that if one has the money and it is something worth Buying... We only live Once, go for it. Good luck. xx
The cost of those garments is not related to the price in any way whatsoever. Is it worth it? Well that depends what you want it for. Is it just to wear? No, probably not. Are you planning on reselling it? Maybe, you can't resell a Walmart dress for hundreds of dollars.
Nope! Fuck all that fancy shit I'm not wasting money on that kind of crap. To me only stuck up people really wears that kind of clothes. That or extremely rich people. Still I don't see down to earth logical thinking people to wear that kind. I know anyone who does wear that kind of clothes is going to downvote the shit out of me. :D
Though I'm more of a tom boy type person. So that's the main reason why I don't go for that kind of thing.
Typically, their products are of higher quality, but I feel you're mainly paying for the name, not the items. If you have the money, I don't see the issue of buying those things now and then, but don't break your bank account just for them. Places like Marshalls and TJ Maxx have these products at much cheaper prices as well by the way.
I go for moderately classy but not necessarily brand name. For example - Laura is one of my favourite clothing brands cause their clothes look amazing but even then I can only afford one outfit every couple of years.
No, I dont. I prefer practical clothing at a reasonable price. Then again, I'm outdoors A LOT so literally all of my clothes need to be non restricting, breathable, and long lasting. If i can't run or jump or take a fall in it, chances are I won't buy it.
Sometimes yes. All good quality clothes worth the price. I like to buy clothes that are made in france for example (as I live in france), but some high end brands don't sell good quality clothes... or they're made in china and I won't spend 1000 for a bag that is made in china.
I don't think it's really worth it if you're on a budget or not overly rich, but I can definitely see the appeal! I do think that limited edition items are more appealing, because they're exclusive -and limited, duh -but if kept in good condition over a long period of time, sometimes they can increase in value.
The quality of the bags are average at best, and vastly overpriced. It's foolish to buy one, and shows you have more dollars than sense. Get a locally made indie one, just as cute, more unique and you are not a walking billboard!