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Is the price of designers’ items justified?


Is the price of designers’ items justified?

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During an event I recently attended, a young lady asked me: don’t you think [indie] designers’ clothes are unreasonably expensive, e.g. the clothes of designer X? Or the bags of Y – for this money I can buy a ….! (referring to a mass Italian bags brand with 5 letters).
At that moment I realized that was not the first time I come across such discussions. That is why I decided to make an overview of the manufacturing cycle, approach and pricing of independent designers._DSC0513_Original
Do you know the joke about those two fellows who had a conversation:
– I have a suspicion that my Ray Bans are fake!
– Why did you decide so, where did you get them from?
– Well, from a stall down the street over there, paid 15 bucks …..

I think we all know there is no such thing as a free lunch and that clothing / accessories for 1,2,5 bucks are either unrealistic (fake) or sometimes – unethical deal. You know what they say:

if it is too good to be true, then it probably isn’t!

  • Young, independent designers obviously do not exploit children and women of the third world, respectively – pricing is highly dependent on the production costs.
  • Very often the designer garment / accessory is unique or limited edition. In any case it has the signature, mind, creativity of its author. * Normally unique costs more than mass products – both because of its exclusivity and because of the higher quality.
  • Almost always manufactured products are made of high quality, natural and most of all – specially selected by the designer materials.In a world of faster and faster consumption we live in, there is something very nice in the feeling to know the origin of what you wear (and to know personally its author).
  • Price-quality ratio is very good precisely for the above reasons, the purchase of designer clothing or accessory in most cases is a long-term and sustainable investment.
  • At first glance, price may seem high, but when related to elements such as: quality, uniqueness, length of life, sustainability of production, it seems to me like a fair deal.

Without going to extremes, I think it is important to think about what we put in our wardrobes, because objectively speaking the things that we need bring us good emotions are not so many and are rarely material.

I wonder what you think the topic?

* This is a great opportunity to find something that further emphasizes our individuality and brings no risk every second woman / man on the street will be wearing the same. Moreover, there is always the possibility to buy something from a future star in the design and prove your sense of style and fashion. 😉

Photos: Victor Stoynov


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