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Old 05-04-2017, 12:25 PM
 
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It's really not, though.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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If you've never bought any than you wouldn't realize that yes, some of the "designer" labels' quality makes it worth the few extra bucks.
For example:
Instead of buying a shirt at Target for $25 - you can buy something similar at Norstrom for $40 and yes, the Nordstrom shirt will significantly outlast the Target one.
I used to be a big fan of Target but for the most part their quality went down while their prices went up.
Several clothing items I bought at Target...after one wash... looked like they'd been washed 789 times.
My 15 - 20 year old non designer clothing looks great because I have always taken care of my clothing properly however, if you believe what you wrote then it must be true to you alone.
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Old 05-04-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Izod bought LaCoste which was a high end brand the ran it into the ground.

LaCoste bought every single Izod/LaCoste thing ever made, destroyed them, then brought LaCoste back on the market as the high end sportswear it always was.
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Old 05-04-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: OHIO
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When I think of that brand I think of polos and button-down shirts, neither of which I want to wear as a female in my 20's. If you see me in a polo, it was 100% against my will. The overall style is just not my style, no matter who makes/sells it.

I think it's fine for guys.
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Old 05-04-2017, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Because women don't wear polo shirts anymore?
I wear polo shirts every summer. I am as I am typing this, wearing a very nice color blocked polo from Lands End.

I am just guessing about Izod, but I imagine there are many places to buy polos and other similar items. I suspect their stuff did not stand out enough.
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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Even a big retail footprint may not be enough to ensure success, at least in the near term. I can remember at least three different attempts by Levi-Strauss to market jeans made specifically for women, during the 1970s and 1980s; all of them were abortive in the end. If they didn't fail completely, I hardly ever saw any women wearing them. Women who wanted Levi's almost invariably preferred men's shrink-to-fit 501s, which nearly always looked better on them anyway. (Better than on us guys, too.)

Then finally around 1995 or '96 they got it right, and since that time women's jeans have been a major part of the company's output and sales. I couldn't tell you in specific terms what exactly the company did in 1995 or '96, but whatever it was it finally worked. When the low-rise trend took off a few years later, L-S stayed right on top of it.
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:28 AM
 
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It's really not, though.
Lol. Exactly.

IZOD again? Ugh. It's hideous & no one cares about it anymore.

End of story.
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Sorry to bump, but just to let everyone know that the women's line is making a return as a licensed product line. It is being sold at Kohl's stores. Not sure if this will be an exclusive arrangement.
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:16 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Sorry to bump, but just to let everyone know that the women's line is making a return as a licensed product line. It is being sold at Kohl's stores. Not sure if this will be an exclusive arrangement.
Thanks. That's good to know. It might be more popular, as a lower-priced item. Their things were overpriced, as high-end label items.
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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My 15 - 20 year old non designer clothing looks great because I have always taken care of my clothing properly however, if you believe what you wrote then it must be true to you alone.
It's true for me as well. And for my girlfriend. It's one reason we stopped buying from places like gap and target etc. Cuts and sizing were never consistent. Clothes didn't hold up in the wash, despite being a stickler for how I handle clothes when washing/drying.

My shirts and pants from better quality brands? I can keep them for years longer and they still fit right and have acceptable amounts of wear for the amount they were worn/washed.

It's not about being 'designer'. But I do appreciate quality and consistancy.
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