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View Poll Results: Is the brand an important factor in deciding your clothes?
Yes 4 14.81%
No 23 85.19%
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I don't wear someone else's logo/name unless I am being paid for it. Besides walmart doesn't carry that many brand names.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:15 PM
 
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Fit and quality trump label. Tho yesterday I came home with about 10 pieces of Ralph Lauren courtesy of a massive 70% off sale at Macys. Very nice, classic type of stuff.

Tho I originally went shopping for something I didn't find. A pair of khakis that do not have that stupid spandex stuff in them, just regular 100% cotton. Does anyone make them? Even Dockers have gone the stretchy route. Who decided that was a good thing? I hate that after about an hour all the pants get baggy.
That little classic Ralph Lauren Polo logo is the cutest especially on a long sleeve oxford shirt or a jacket. They then have those shirts with ridiculously huge logos.

We also hate pants that are only tight for a couple of hours before getting slack.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Generally, not into brands. However, I have found I do like Chaps or Ralph Lauren. ( My husband doesn't typically pay much attention to my clothes, but I have noticed he tends to notice and like these.) Generally, however, if the clothes look well-made and I think they're cute, and well- fitting, it doesn't matter to me what brand it is.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Like some others have stated, generally I don't buy logo-wear. However, I do prefer quality garmens that will last and not fall apart after the first couple of wearings or washings. I also detest "dry clean only" garments.

I do a majority of my shopping in thrift stores and some of the deals I've gotten amaze me! Yep, name brand stuff is in there and priced much less than the retail stores. For me, shopping for clothes in a retail store is history.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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Not really. I get most of my stuff from Target, and I've never been into buying the most up-to-date brand names. However, once in a while something with a brand name might catch my attention.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: NYC
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For me, I spend a lot of my money on my clothes, and one important factor in deciding which clothing I like is the brand. Generally, I would never step in places like Abercrombie, Aeropostale, American Eagle, among others because they are widely available (but I don't really care for their designs). I usually look to more expensive brand like Zara, Ralph Lauren, H&M, 7 For All Mankind, among others because less people wear them. I also like their designs better, and they have more of a variety to choose from. My parents (especially my mom) doesn't really care to spend much money on clothes, and they think that you can make anything look nice.

Thoughts??
H&M is my go-to cheap store for disposable fashion. It is not even in the same pricing ball park as Ralph Lauren or 7 for all Mankind.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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Expensive was probably the wrong word. Upscale maybe??
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I'm a pretty loyal Banana Republic customer.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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I love mixing it up high/low fashion style.....a no-name short sleeved black turtle neck with vintage jeans, Chanel (or Lanvin) ballet flats, vintage estate sale jewelry and a Goyard bag....simple and classic.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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No, but quality and fit is, which may or may not come with the highest price tag or the biggest brand name.

I don't like disposable clothing, and so tend to steer clear of flash-in-the-pan trends (which can be cheap or costly) for simple and classic.
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