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View Poll Results: Which of these brands do you find the most snobby and pretentious?
North Face 3 8.11%
Uggs boots 6 16.22%
American Eagle 1 2.70%
Abercrombie 13 35.14%
Lacoste 8 21.62%
Armani exchange 5 13.51%
Victoria's Secret 1 2.70%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-10-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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Lacoste is taxxed and pretentious...
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I don't find brands themselves "snobby"...Now some of the people who purchase them are definitely snobby.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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There is a middle ground for those of us who want clothing that is well constructed and will last a long time. 'Crombie, Coach, Versace and that bunch is way too expensive, but that does not mean the alternative is WalMart. So much of their clothing is poorly made and does not stand up in the wash.

I take the middle road with brands like Eddie Bauer, LL Bean, Cabelas and other makers who choose their fabrics with care, make sure they are constructed to last, and back up my expectations with solid return policies that are well beyond 30 days.

I suppose I don't always look like I stepped off the set of MTV, but I sure don't look like I live in a trailer park either.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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There is a middle ground for those of us who want clothing that is well constructed and will last a long time. 'Crombie, Coach, Versace and that bunch is way too expensive, but that does not mean the alternative is WalMart. So much of their clothing is poorly made and does not stand up in the wash.

I take the middle road with brands like Eddie Bauer, LL Bean, Cabelas and other makers who choose their fabrics with care, make sure they are constructed to last, and back up my expectations with solid return policies that are well beyond 30 days.

I suppose I don't always look like I stepped off the set of MTV, but I sure don't look like I live in a trailer park either.
LL Bean & Cabelas are great..and a lot of LL Beans stuff is still made in the US unlike Walmart where every dam thing in the store comes from China..I'm still chuckling over the comparison of a Walmart bra ( YIKES) to a Victoria's Secret bra...I may pay $40 for a VS bra but it's still being worn 3 years later
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:28 PM
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Honestly all those brands are mainstream. Found in any mall.

I agree with the Fendi & Gucci post..
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Uh oh, I'm wearing a VS bra and a Univ. of Pink T shirt!! Oh well the t shirt was a gift. Actually VS are the best bras for me but I'm not going to pay 40.00 for a cute T shirt that I can get somewhere other than Abercrombie for 1/2 that or less.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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None of that list -- I'm from a different generation. Jaguar, BMW, Prada, Coach, Jimmy Choo, Versace.
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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I don't find brands themselves "snobby"...Now some of the people who purchase them are definitely snobby.
Agreed!
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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None of those brands are "economically" pretentious, really. Coach, Lacoste, Armani exchange, etc. are "entry level" luxury.

Abercrombie is pretentious customer base wise though, due to their emphasis on Adonis like bodies and clientele.
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