It depends on what item it is I'm buying. Shoes, clothing, food, drinks I don't usualy buy brand names, but when it comes to more expensive things I buy rarely and that I want to last for a long time like computer, TV or a car I will buy brand name.
The only thing I kind of am about is electronics. And even then, it's not like I'm super loyal to any brands, I just will only get something if I know it has decent quality, and that's different for whatever kind of electronics you're getting, usually. But going for the better brands almost always means better quality when it comes to electronics - like, you can definitely tell the difference between a good pair of headphones and a pair you get for $5, and for me, that's definitely worth spending money on.
Not really, I hate Holister and Abercrombie when it comes to clothes. If I like something I get it and I rarely get something that is expensive unless I really love it. With me its I'm original when it comes to clothes. I guess when it comes to food I can be a bit of a Nazi though but that's because I am a culinary student, I prefer specialty cheeses to Kraft but I can deal with it. I also get mad at my mom if she gets generic cooking wine over a Merlot when I'm cooking. It's just different when it comes to food.
no not really, I just get sh*t I like despite the brand.
I don't care about brands at all. Food is food, clothes are clothes, a stereo is a stereo ect... I will say I grew up poor and never had anything given to me, we worked for everything we had and we bought what we could afford, no matter what name was on the box. I guess it has just followed me into my adult life even though times are better.
A lot of the time, all you are paying for is the name. I try to experiment with different brands until I find what I like, that being said, I do have certain brands that I have decided I like the best, not because advertising told me to, but through my own experiences.