Shortly before Christmas, The Hurricane and I shopped at the outlets near St. Augustine. Just for fun, we went in the Gucci store. The prices made me laugh, but some people were buying luggage and paying thousands of dollars for it. The least expensive item in the store was a plain scarf for $150. It wasn't better made or more wonderful than a scarf that cost $15. Some people will pay for the name Gucci, though.
|This used Gucci diaper bag is for sale on e-bay for $400.|
Why would I pay $400 for something I might have to use to hold a poopy
diaper until I can get to a garbage can?
Although I'm not after Gucci, I do like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren clothes – at the right price. I have a beautiful white Calvin Klein sweater that I bought at Macy's for less than $30. I also have some Ralph Lauren t-shirts that cost less than $10 each.
The Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren clothes are very nice and very durable, but I wouldn't pay full price for them; and I wouldn't buy them because they're named Calvin and Ralph.
On the rare occasions that I shop at Macy's, I head straight for the Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren sale racks. If I can get a well-made piece of clothing at a great price, then, yes, I'm buying. So I do like shopping for Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. But I'm not out hunting for Yves St. Laurent. I know I can't afford some brands even if they're half off.
How about you: Do you like shopping for certain designer labels?
Infinities of love,