Fashionista featured an interesting piece of labels and how this epidemic is sweeping the department stores. We’ve all seen it, that stupid Coach purse or Luis Vuitton bag that scareams “I’M TRYING SO HARD TO SEEM STYLISH” that costs way too much.
In my opinion, I think it’s just another form of advertising. Advertising not just the label, but also advertising your eager-to-please self. It’s like commercializing your look. Now, don’t get me wrong. Most clothes aim to create a specific look that says, yes this is me. Clothes help identify you. But the problem with these over labeled outfits is that it doesn’t represent who you are. It represents an idea and an image perpetuated by the brand. Plus, it’s pretty ugly.
I’d rather carry a brown, sandwich bag than one of those hideous Coach purses that scream”Suburbananite”. Call me judgemental or whatever, but those ladies who try to rock those brand-crazy outfits have no fashion sense. They are just following the pack. Look at the purses I put above. The ultra labeled purse is priced at $398 while the simple black one is only $258. The black one is definitely better, even one that I’d consider buying even though its expensive. But I guess to each her own, right?