Only when it comes to makeup and skin care. I feel like high end face products work better and are better for the skin. I've tried cheap makeup before and it didn't do it for me. As for face care I'm fine with using regular brands... but oh well, I'm sure that using a Dior moisturizer will feel pleasurable. When it comes clothes, shoes, and accessories, I am totally fine with not buying designer brands. If I like how a designer bag looks, there are stores like Mango who make designer inspired bags. When I go shopping for a bag I focus more on how it looks versus the quality. In my standards the quality should be at least decent. ak1.polyvoreimg.com/.../y.jpg Same goes for clothes, shoes, and other accessories, only as long as they look nice. They don't have to be high end and expensive. I'm more picky with skin care and makeup, because I'm dealing with skin, it's worth trying a good brand that's going to get rid of my imperfections. Plus with makeup I'm dealing with product coverage, pigmentation, and if it's free from causing skin problems in the future. So, I'm better off with using a good brand even if it's expensive.
To a point yes. I am super cheap, and love deals. But I definitely see a difference in the quality of certain brand name or designer items. I have no problem spending money on something that I feel is worth the money for the quality and usefulness of an item. For instance, shoes, I think especially with shoes now a days, it's important to have a good pair of shoes. I will spend money on good qualities shoes like Asics or another brand name to make sure I am getting quality shoes.
I would also invest in a designer bag, well brand name bag, not something that is worth thousands of dollars. I can see why people invest in them though. Especially if they are thinking of re-selling down the road when they want to change it up.
I have purchased designer glasses (ie. Versace). I bought the frames when I got my new prescription. I do not feel bad about it, because they look amazing!
Never understood hype around designer stuff. Only slightly lesser known Marimekko bags (a Finnish design house ) are designer stuff I really love. Their quality of cloth superb and it has really vibrant colors ep.yimg.com/.../...-burgundy-unikko-backpack-1.jpg
Never understood what's so special with Gucci, Armani and other designer stuff like that I often do street shopping and use things I bought there. Usually they last up to a year or so. Then I can buy new things and bring variety in them lol
Yes, I have a Chanel bag and I swear it's quality is 10000x that of a Zara or H&M bag - it will probably be longer lived than me lol and that means something. It's also a good investment because that bag was a limited editon I might be able to sell it for 3x it's original value someday.
It depends. I buy nice purses because I'll wear a purse for a long time and the dishonest bags last longer. I like Michael kohrs and coach the best. I do give into brand names too I guess- I have sperries, uggs, asics and Victoria's Secret stuff but once again it's because their stuff lasts longer and they're more comfortable.
I think it can be a good investment if it's something you'll use a lot