I’ve a t-shirt from Topshop also from roughly two years ago, it’s brilliant quality and is the perrrrrfect cut. By this I mean it doesn’t have some whacky neckline, nasty over-embellishment or a scalloped hem. Simply put, it’s a perfect grey t-shirt that’s versatile, stylish and effortless. Will I ever find her twin? No, not in Topshop anyway. Yeah, I could buy as close to it as possible from high-end or premium vendors but £60 upwards for a bog standard t-shirt is excessive.
I’m carefree yet fussy, a bit of a paradox but I know what I want and yet so often I don’t find it. So please believe me when I say I genuinely believe we deserve the quality and style of premium level designers but at a low/mid-range price.
Please tell me you have also walked into a store, felt an item, looked at the price tag and reacted accordingly, exclaiming – £180 for THAT? I’m not embarrassed to admit it because we are all too frequently ripped off. The majority of us don’t understand enough about the manufacturing side of the business, and that’s ok – we have lives to live, but our lack of knowledge often leads to our misunderstanding of how items really SHOULD be priced, so we instead take price points with a pinch of salt and call it a day.
Side note: let’s be real, I LOVE J Crew but a lot of the time the price tag honestly is not reflective of the quality of the item. Why? Well, part brand image and part financial; brands like that have stores to fund, high volumes of staff to pay, ad campaigns and a plethora of other outlets demanding cash. So whilst the product is not worth the £150 price tag, it is a necessity to keep the entire brand ‘operation’ afloat.
All of this rambling comes from being the daughter of a retailer, when something isn’t available you start to question: why? You dig holes, dig a little deeper and get a little curious – which is a good thing!
So here comes the favour (I’m flaunting cyber puppy eyes right now ok), out of interest would you please answer a few questions below? It doesn’t matter what age you are, where you shop or how little/much money you spend; in fact, the more diversity the better. Yay for diversity!
Pst. Answer the questions in a comment below please.
1. When shopping what do you feel is not available or isn’t available at a good price point? Ie. A jumper that’s soft cosy material that isn’t cropped/a flattering daywear dress/a classic coat that doesn’t cost a £400/good quality basics that don’t make you look fat etc.
2. Where do you normally spend most of your money on clothes? Please name the stores & brands.
3. What is the most you have paid or would pay for the following items:
Basic t-shirts =
Cocktail Dresses =
Classic wool coats =
4. How much/often on a scale of 0-10 do you shop online? Leave a comment if necessary.
5. If you could have anything made for you, what would it be? For example, for me it would be a simple A line red satin cocktail dress with a low back and bow detailing above the zip. Why? Because I saw an expensive version of this dress in Zac Posen years ago and would love an affordable one.
As a thank you I will run another competition either before Christmas, or in the New Year – so thank you so much for answering the questions! ♥ ♥ Follow my blog with Bloglovin