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Old Today, 03:04 AM
 
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You've heard the phrase: "the business of America is advertising?"

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1. to make a few people rich; and,
2. to make a few more people appear rich who care about such things.
I can't rep this enough. It's a completely unnecessary business. But given that it keeps more people than some might think employed -- and gives people a superficial (IMO) and -- for the most part harmless -- way to feel good about themselves.....it is what it is.
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Old Today, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I usually go for mid-range except for basics like underwear, socks, and some T-shirts which I usually just buy at Walmart or Target. I can't really afford designer brands, but am not willing to go with something super cheap for my everyday clothes.
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Old Today, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Austin
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though more expensive up front, a few well made, classic, designer pieces last for years and don't go out of style which makes them less expensive to wear in the long run than trendy, cheap clothing. Of course, if one's personal style is fashion trendy, there is no reason to pay big $$ for designer clothes that will be out of style the next year.
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Old Today, 11:11 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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What is the purpose of wearing designer clothing? Quick frankly, I prefer the styles in Wal-Mart over Old Navy and GAP (plain clothes with no writing on them). However, are designer clothes somehow more comfortable and last longer? Or is it just to follow fashion and give the impression of high status?
I went into a Wal-Mart once. (Just once.) What impressed me about the clothing brands, was that some of them were yesteryear's "designer" or higher-end labels. I was surprised that they were still around, as I hadn't heard of them since I was a kid. They're actually decent brands, compared to what Sears used to carry.
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Old Today, 11:44 AM
 
Location: The BA & l o v e it
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though more expensive up front, a few well made, classic, designer pieces last for years and don't go out of style which makes them less expensive to wear in the long run than trendy, cheap clothing. Of course, if one's personal style is fashion trendy, there is no reason to pay big $$ for designer clothes that will be out of style the next year.





Ita....& there are some classic type pieces that never go out of style..... some of the moderately priced clothes are better made tho...last longer....& the fabrics don’t fade or pull with washings....so that’s what makes it worth it to not go “cheap”...just less expensive...for trendy.

I accessorize with trendy & more reasonably priced pieces & jewelry.....around classic designer pieces that stay in my closet longer.....

Some pieces you can be more classic easily...like coats. Jeans have to be more trendy IMO......in order to be fashionable....
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Old Today, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Today I am wearing an H&M white based greyscale leopard T-shirt shirt dress I got 5+ years ago. It is literally one of my favorite items. I can wear it yearound changing up the shoes. It is a classic. I wear it when I am doing errands and feeling lazy with sneakers. To a dress up occasion with nicer shoes and maybe a belt.

Some days it gets a bomber jacket. Others it is a cardigan or hoodie. Another time it gets a moto jacket. They all work. When I got it I wore long drapey cardigans that have since been retired.

It has a little barely noticeable piling. It has survived weight swings. Honestly I’d love a similar higher quality one.

Today I am totally on trend with animal print and leather sneakers.

I like the idea of “better, fewer, things.” But some of my cheaper things have held up a little too well.
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