Prada & other luxe brands...

latingal

Well-Known Member
#22
I haven't bought new non-dance clothes, not to mention designer clothes, since I started dancing....somehow got totally diverted (read that as obsessed).

I think the last time I was in a mall to be un-dance related clothing was three years ago?
 

samina

Well-Known Member
#26
I've never even heard of half of these names!!

How do you people even find out about this stuff??? Was there some sort of "vital female information" download that I missed somewhere along the line?

I'm just completely baffled.
peach, you may simply need to be sex-and-the-citified... that'd probly be quite the initiation for you... if you have the inclination, dear, i can hook you up... :)
 
#27
Quote:
Originally Posted by witchphd

Well, I'd like a nice tailored suit from Saville Row in London.

But I'd get more use out of the wide screen plasma TV. :smile:


this does NOT work as a turn on
rotfl!!! Who needs TV soaps! It happens here at DF all the time! :lol:

Samina, I remember reading once (or twice) that some fakes are better made than the real stuff! :lol: (Because, so much attention is put into selecting the materials and copying the item, to pass it off as real.)
 

Laura

New Member
#28
peach, you may simply need to be sex-and-the-citified... that'd probly be quite the initiation for you... if you have the inclination, dear, i can hook you up... :)
I'm currently working my way through all of them via Netflix.

One can also look in Elle and Vogue magazines to get a picture of the currently popular luxe brands.
 

Sagitta

Well-Known Member
#29
peach, you may simply need to be sex-and-the-citified... that'd probly be quite the initiation for you... if you have the inclination, dear, i can hook you up... :)
Oh...she has got by for so long without it...if she does dh may get overpowered...in a good way...no need for that.
 
#31
It's funny. I don't buy designer clothes. Some of their stuff is just awful, but they make money because of their name. I spend more money on accessories etc. than I do on my actual clothes. In my opinion, you can always make an outfit look expensive if you know how to dress it up. ;) I have a couple of sisters on the other hand that do the opposite, and I just don't get it. If they have a plain red sweater on, it looks just as good as my plain red sweater (sometimes depending mostly on material etc.). It depends on the brand I guess.
 
#32
I gotta' say, I share your BF's views. I generally just hate dealing with clothes, and the idea of spending any more than $15 (or maybe $20, if it's really special) for a t-shirt is just crazy to me. Ditto for more than $30 on jeans. I just don't get it--do you know how much of our car loan we could pay off? how many lessons I could have? how many expensive brunches out we could share?

I don't even attempt "well-turned-out." I go for "clean clothes, showered, hair & teeth brushed, makeup on." If I manage that, i figure I'm ahead of the game.
Ditto you on that, Peaches. (Except for the makeup, which I frankly never learned how to put on and now I am too old and cranky to change my ways.)

My price ranges are a little higher than yours - but I suspect that may be a matter of geography. It's pretty hard to find a reasonable pair of jeans for less than $50 in NYC.
 

mamboqueen

Well-Known Member
#33
Did I recently hear that NY is going to do away with the sales tax on clothing? Long overdue (and what a ripoff)...but I bet the malls in NJ will feel the squeeze.
 
#34
::stain:: Everytime I see this thread title, I think of Meryl Streep in 'The Devil wears Prada' :shock:

I will never look at the brand Prada, the same way again. :lol:
 
#35
Did I recently hear that NY is going to do away with the sales tax on clothing? Long overdue (and what a ripoff)...but I bet the malls in NJ will feel the squeeze.
I think it's gone already, isn't it? At any rate the last time I bought a piece of clothing (which was probably >6 months ago) there was no tax. I think there was supposed to be just one provisional sales-tax-free year at first, but I think it is over now and when it ended they just converted into no sales tax permanently.
 

Peaches

Well-Known Member
#37
Would be nice to live in a sales-tax free/state-tax free state :)
Even better to live in an income tax free state that does have a sales tax.

That way, you not only pay no income tax, but you also get to deduct the sales taxes you paid. Lucky Floridians (and a few others)!
 

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