For some strange reason, I have spent this evening browsing designer wear on sites such as Net-a-Porter. It started earlier on in the hairdressers’ when I was reading a relatively recent copy of Marie Claire and came across a rather lovely sequined silvery white dress. I thought to myself, ooh that’s nice, and then looked to see where it was from. It was a Chanel dress costing a cool £7,288. I nearly fell off my swivelling chair!
I have searched high and low on Google for this dress, but I just cannot seem to find it anywhere, and am starting to think it was some kind of imaginary omen. I have mixed feelings about designer wear. Obviously, like most other females I would love to be able to buy these luxury brands. I have found dresses, shoes, bags today that I almost drooled over. But then again, I found things that were priced at £80 yet looked like they were from a supermarket clothes range.
I started to wonder whether some people bought designer clothes purely for their high profile brands. Here is an example. This Sabeen jersey t-shirt costs £165.
What exactly sets this t-shirt apart from a £6 Primark version other than it’s designer profile? No matter how well off you are, I personally think you are mad if you can justify spending this amount of money on this kind of product. Also, I often find that sometimes the High Street version of an item of clothing can be nicer than it’s designer inspiration.
Take for example this D&G £390 scarf print dress.
Now I would argue that this £60 Warehouse scarf print dress is just as amiable, if not prettier.
Maybe that’s just my opinion..
However, there are some things the High Street just cannot beat for me:
Gianmarco Lorenzi, £1,489
Christian Louboutin, £1,195
Marc Jacobs, £760
The list could go on and on and on.
During my lusting over Net-a-Porter I came across these Olympia Le-Tan clutches, and as an English student I think they would be perfect for graduation!
Then again, at £955 a pop perhaps I’ll be giving them a miss!