Is it all about the label?
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^ I don't doubt you for a second, but I think a lot of people who say this are after brands as well. They're just after a different kind of brand. Trading obvious LV logos for a "subtler" sofia coppola lv bag(which if i'm honest is a brilliant bag but way overpriced. come on. it's a leather duffle. get over yourself) or a ps1 or celine or alexander wang or whatever is the hot new thing in their circle. You don't need logos to be identifiable. Or rather, you don't need always need logos because some items are designed in such a way that anyone in the know (by that i mean anyone who reads fashion blogs) will know it's an expensive bag because the design is that obvious.
There are certain "subtle elegance" or "minimalist" or "i don't care about brands" brands out there that people buy into. APC for one. Isabel Marant is another one. JCrew is especially bad. Sure their quality is marginally better than H&M and Forever21 in that they don't use 100% acrylic for their products, but they're also charging at least 10 times the price. Their quality is really nothing to shout about. They tend to use 100% natural material, sure. But I always felt like they used the lowest quality of that material they can find (JCrew). The stuff is either thin or scratchy or doesn't hold its shape well and poorly made. Usually all of the above. But you see them mentioned over and over and over again on supposedly minimalistic and quality driven blogs all the time.
I just think there is a lot of hypocrisy going on. How buying logo products to flaunt their wealth different from blindly going after "good quality" and "understated" labels that charge even more but are neither of good quality nor understated to flaunt their "discerning taste" any different?
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