I recently went to a store’s website to look at pants. Realistically it isn’t that big of a deal. Type in address. Go to the women’s clothing section. Select pants. Look at pants and decide which to try on eventually at aforementioned store. It is nothing new. I’ve done it oodles of times. The thing is, I didn’t remember what was going on until after the website wouldn’t work. It was overloaded.
If you didn’t guess by now, I’m talking about Target and how the mad rush for Missoni crashed the website and probably lead to crowds at the store. My main focus though isn’t technically on that particular brand. While it is popular and all, I personally never coveted anything of the line. To each their own. If that is your OMG MUST FIND deal, more power to ya.
Over the years there are always that particular brand that you have to have to be cool/in/make you happy/spend a ton of money. Growing up I wasn’t barred from trendy brands but there was a more realistic approach to it. I might not have had Z Cavarici jeans but I still had the zipper ankle with the bows on the back of my jeans. I had two I.O.U. sweatshirts – one was a gift (purple and black stripes) and the other I was able to pick out (forest green inside out style that was supposed to be worn inside out with the puffy paint letters.) Maybe that was the other way around. It was a long time ago. There were probably other things that I would have been in fashion to have but I can’t remember. I do remember having red leather high tops and navy blue loafers with fun tassels (prior to my anti-tassel shoe phase which is still on going.)
After that it was grunge/alternative (one pair of Jncos) and the land of dark denim/black top combo that can be found in way too many college group photos. If there were more I can’t remember. Someone will probably say something and I’ll do the “ohhhh yeaaaaaaah.”
Basically my approach is if I like it, it is good quality, a decent price or on super sale, and it is a fancy brand so be it. If it isn’t and all other of the list are included then so be it as well.
Are you a brand name person? Does it not matter much to you? Are you anti-brand names?