I’ve wanted to write about this a long time ago. It all started a couple of time ago when I was shopping, at a Romanian brand, nothing unusual, right? Ohh well, there were to young ladies, one of them wanted to buy a dress; they spoke pretty loud so I overheard them. The dress girl said that she loved the dress but that she couldn’t buy because on the label wrote “MADE IN ROMANIA” and she can’t buy a dress made in ro, her friend gave her the amazing idea to cut the label and say she bought it from another country. They laughed and left without buying the dress. I was about to hit them with the hanger, luckily I’m not that violent in public places.
Being a finance student, I can see it only in two ways. I hear the words “recession, unemployment, crisis&co” on a daily basis, several times a day actually; so why not stimulate national production and buy items made in your own country?
Why so ashamed? It’s not like people have x-rays and see your label and call the fashion police. I really don’t get it.
Three or five years ago I bought an Oscar de la Renta pajama, yeah Oscar de la Renta has a sleepwear line, and it was made in Ro. H&M and Topshop both have factories here, and I know from an reliable source that we produce Dolce & Gabbana men suits too. The suits cost around 100-200$ without the label, you know much they cost with it…My friend wore a 2000$ suit at his prom.
Another stupidity that I heard, “ I can’t wore it if it isn’t expensive”, say what? I’m so proud when I thrift or find something cute and inexpensive. Don’t get me wrong , I adore certain high end pieces, and I’m gonna afford them some day(I’m still young);but she wasn’t talking about designer pieces, more like “medium end”. Where’s the thrill? Where’s the creativity? And c’mon, I’ve thrifted Prada boots(mom snatch them, and she has Fendi jeans too),LV bag, once I found an YSL men cardi but my mom wouldn’t let me buy because it was like 10 sizes bigger.
The point is, don’t shop just for the label ‘cause in the long run only style matters. Hope you resisted through all of this article.