Saturday, July 12, 2008

Are You A Labelphile?

I was at a mall today to get out of the heat, walking around with my sister and a friend. While they were in Old Navy shopping like fiends I was sitting in a massage chair when this woman walked by. My first thought was dang, I wish I had my camera! My second and third were How much money did she spend on all those designer labels? and Is wearing more than one designer considered clashing? She had a Coach purse, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, Diesel Jeans and some top that was probably a designer shirt (without a visible label I have no idea which designer it might have been). Is it me or is that just a bit rediculous? If nothing else, it's a complete waste of money. Especially the jeans. They had this fakey fading and wierd pockets and this wierd fake folding at the hips, maybe to mimic the way good comfy 6 year old jeans really look after all that time. All those little things aren't going to make them last longer or even guarantee that they'll be in style next year. Waste of money!

This is my dog's "tux".

Anyway, those of you that know me outside of this blog, know that I don't usually buy any designer anything. There are two exceptions...1) my Tommy Hilfiger purse from the thrift store (still had tags on...can't pass that up) and b) my dog's Coach Collar that I got at the Coach Outlet for super cheap. He doesn't wear it every day, it's just for special occasions which basically means he has yet to wear it. (Hey, anybody up for a dressup-and-bring-your-pets-along party?)

So, having said all that, (and no offense meant to anybody who likes to buy designer) I'd like to hear from all of you buy designer or not?


CurlyPops said...

I say definitely not! I'd rather find something second hand in an op shop.

Kirsty said...

Never say never... but it's very rare. It would have to be for something super special. I'd have to exhausted all 2nd hand options & I'd have to have someone elses credit card.