Fashion: 7 Reasons to Choose Quality Over Quantity
- if you buy poorly made stuff, you can buy more items for a lower budget, and you have more possibilities in terms of mixing and matching, but you are still dressed H&M.;
- quality doesn’t necessarily mean 700$ Louboutin’s heels. You can find quality bargains, but it really requires a lot of research, ad most of the things you’ll find will be second hand.
- moreover, if you have to look for bargains to avoid going on streets with no money, it’s more likely that you’ll develop a unique style, because bargains are often one of a kind!
- about second hand clothing: vintage. Before it became a trend, you were very likely to find quality bargains, now it’s almost impossible, because it’s a trend and they make you pay a lot also for cheap old garments. You have to be very carefully when browsing “vintage” stuff: rip-offs are behind every corner!
- fast fashion: I think that’s the biggest problem of it all. We all love fast fashion chains (H&M;, Zara and so on) but they’re making us used to the fact that a t-shirt will last only two washes, and it looks normal because it probably did cost 10€. Truth is: we are a disposable generation; does it still make sense talking about designer’s quality?
- another big problem with fast fashion is that they actually often make you pay too much for the real value of what you are buying, just because it’s trendy. But you’re probably going to buy it as well, because you won’t find such a cool thing at a similar price.
- last but not least quality issue: quality doesn’t always mean established brands items. It also means handmade, and young emerging designers. The real issue is that people is often buying branded things because it makes you look “wealthy”, not because of the quality. That’s why designers are often offering lines targeted to a wider slice of people, with lower prices, same logo, and lower quality. (or, worst, doing bad taste collaborations, Lanvin for H&M; anyone?)
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