So this thought was inspired from the Anyone can join LOOKBOOK thread. I wanted to post in there, but it looks like that thread has already been beaten like a dead horse. I noticed, in everyone's outrage at LB becoming a public forum, that there were a couple of people attacking Hollister or Aeropostale. And my initial reaction to that is, well what the fk is wrong with Hollister?
Don't get me wrong, I love Zara and ASOS, and all of those kind of shops, and of course tons of high end designers. But up until recently, the closest Zara was about 60 miles away from me (thankgawd for online shopping). And its not always the most affordable, when you don't make a whole lot of money. Even with H&M and Forever21, while they have great, amazing fashion pieces - a lot of times the quality can be crap, and will only last a few wears/washes. Hollister/A&F quality is closer in line with Zara, but thanks to sales, is more affordable. While its not the most fashion forward store - it doesn't mean you can't find things there to incorporate into your look!
What do you think? Do you find yourself shying away from certain brands because they're not as "hip" in the fashion community? I go back and forth between buying tons and tons of stuff from Zara, TopShop, ASOS, etc because I while I want to be "cool" like the top bloggers, I still want to have my own individual style, and not ending looking the same as everyone else.
3 years ago