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i agree that the contemporary market is crowded...but as the fashion consultant in the article mentioned..that customer is always ALWAYS looking for the next new thing...
so weirdly- i think there is still some room there...

i just don't know how much disposable income that specific age bracket has...
i guess if you still live at home it's easier...but once you start paying rent..doesn't the disposable income go down quite a bit?...

i think some of those girls are buying the designers you mentioned meg..
but i think of phillip lim's huge success and it is because many women over 30 are buying it...same with marc by marc...
don't know if this will be the case with an mk and ashley label...
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i'm a bit doubtful...but you never know...:p
Just speaking from experience, i'm 21, not poor but not wealthy, and live in a major city and i could see myself or my friends buying something like this. girls i know at my age DO buy marc by marc, dvf, etc, but many only do it on special occasions - if you care about fashion, you save up for it.
that said, marc by marc and the olsen twins are two different things...i think girls are willing to shell out the money but i don't know if the fact that it's a "celebrity brand" will deter them from doing so.

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The thing is that they are promoting it like they actually care about it and know what they are doing, while I know many designers which are faaaar better than these girls which have a really hard time getting a break!

And people say they don't need money? If the rich though like they.. well, then they would not be rich for very long.

But like someone here said the sheep will eat it, this line looks no different than H&M, and I don't like H&M.
Yep.
Sorry but what you say is a bit crazy. They DO care about fashion and DO care about their lines. Thats the main reason then almost stop actiong. Because fashion is their PASSION, so dont be so narrow-minded by saying they just do it for money. Again, they DO NOT need it. And lifes like that some people have priviliges, SOME DONT. MKA worked for YEARS and still working now with their lines and Dualstar in general. They created an empire and thats why they're in the america's richest young girls top list.

Moreover, WHO THE HELL ARE YOU to treat people who like the line and buy it as "sheeps" ? So bc its MKA we only have to say things like "OMG another celebrity brand" and blah blah? Sorry babe, you're totally wrong. I'm curious to know if you buy seasons must-haves cause if you do, i've to say that you're a sheep too. Thats fashion. People are inspired by what they see & like. And if we appreciate the line, thats not bc its MKA, its because we appreciate the clothes.

You've totally the right not to like it but RESPECT other ppls choices and opinion as we'll respect yours.
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another line?

I still don't see their fashion sense... It seems far too messy and tatty to me.

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^^I love the fact that they used their siblings' names for the line however. That's totally adorable.

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If the rest of the Elizabeth and James line is anything like the white dress MK wore to the CFDA awards, I'll toally snap the entire line up. I thought the cut of that dress was exquisite.

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The thing is that they are promoting it like they actually care about it and know what they are doing, while I know many designers which are faaaar better than these girls which have a really hard time getting a break!

And people say they don't need money? If the rich though like they.. well, then they would not be rich for very long.

But like someone here said the sheep will eat it, this line looks no different than H&M, and I don't like H&M.
Yep.

but how exactly do you know that they dont CARE about it? Do you know them personally.. because me personally.. celeb or not.. anything that makes me money.. i CARE about. Do you care about your job? your just assuming that its just another way of them making money.. and if it is.. like i said before.. WOULDNT YOU? I smell a little bit of HATER-Aid on your end.


and whats the point of having money if you cant do what u want with it.. if i was rich.. i would be a big old mess myself, and i wouldnt be rich for long either.. but guess what!?! im sure gonna have fun while im blowing the bank account that I WORKED FOR.


and no, it doesnt look like H&M. theres an H&M on each corner in nyc, and i see NOTHING that looks like that.. At ALL.. Ive actually worked for H&M, and theres not 1 piece that has EVER looked like any of the pieces i have seen here on tfs and others online.

you dont have to like H&M.. cause i really dont myself.. but guess what, plenty of SHEEP out there love it!.. and thats why H&M is now right next to every 1 million starbucks out there..

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Mary Kate Olsen, in Elizabeth and James with a Prada bag.

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the clutch is Miu Miu not Prada right?

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Just speaking from experience, i'm 21, not poor but not wealthy, and live in a major city and i could see myself or my friends buying something like this. girls i know at my age DO buy marc by marc, dvf, etc, but many only do it on special occasions - if you care about fashion, you save up for it.
that said, marc by marc and the olsen twins are two different things...i think girls are willing to shell out the money but i don't know if the fact that it's a "celebrity brand" will deter them from doing so.
you just made my point...
they aren't' going to build a successful brand that way...they are going to need much bigger sales volume...
so they need a customer with deeper pockets and LOTS of them...
that's why i say then need to expand their target market...

are there more pics online of this line?
does anyone have a link to them?

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i looked up elizabethandjames.com, and it's a website for a married couple...

i think it's ridiculous in this day and age not to have a website with some info at least...
the target they are aimed at is very web-centric...they want to see the line, find out where to buy it, etc.
the row doesn't have a site either...

that e&j dress above is strangely familiar...
like i've seen it on m-k before, maybe vintage...

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def- it's vintage...
just like kate moss copying her vintage stuff for topshop...
it's so similar it's weird...
and terribly unoriginal...
i guess kate moss is one of their style influences...


but come on!...those shorts!...
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but how exactly do you know that they dont CARE about it? Do you know them personally.. because me personally.. celeb or not.. anything that makes me money.. i CARE about. Do you care about your job? your just assuming that its just another way of them making money.. and if it is.. like i said before.. WOULDNT YOU? I smell a little bit of HATER-Aid on your end.


and whats the point of having money if you cant do what u want with it.. if i was rich.. i would be a big old mess myself, and i wouldnt be rich for long either.. but guess what!?! im sure gonna have fun while im blowing the bank account that I WORKED FOR.


and no, it doesnt look like H&M. theres an H&M on each corner in nyc, and i see NOTHING that looks like that.. At ALL.. Ive actually worked for H&M, and theres not 1 piece that has EVER looked like any of the pieces i have seen here on tfs and others online.

you dont have to like H&M.. cause i really dont myself.. but guess what, plenty of SHEEP out there love it!.. and thats why H&M is now right next to every 1 million starbucks out there..
Your point being?

I'm not hating I just think they should have consecrated on one line, not drop another one so soon..

I loved the sound of the row..

From the pictures I really don't see anything special.. sad. Like others said it kinda looks like KM for Topshop, and how much negative press did that get?

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Your point being?

I'm not hating I just think they should have consecrated on one line, not drop another one so soon..

I loved the sound of the row..

From the pictures I really don't see anything special.. sad. Like others said it kinda looks like KM for Topshop, and how much negative press did that get?

you saw 3 pictures.. how special was it supposed to be?
not everyone can afford the row.. a second line gives people options.. theres nothing wrong with throwing two lines out there at once.. it comes down to the money aspect once again.. the theory of.. well the row isnt bringing in the bucks.. lets see if E&J does it for us.

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Your point being?

I'm not hating I just think they should have consecrated on one line, not drop another one so soon..

I loved the sound of the row..

From the pictures I really don't see anything special.. sad. Like others said it kinda looks like KM for Topshop, and how much negative press did that get?

u still didnt answer the question.. you said they dont care about the line.. how do u know this?

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