Personal Musings

Are You Brand Conscious?


For my dearest readers: Do brands matter to you?
Whether may it be on cosmetics, clothes, bags or shoes. Do brands matter to you? I’m really
curious on what you guys think on this issue. There are some people I know who are brand conscious.
That they depict that the pricier the brand, the better the quality and vice versa.
I have a short story to tell you, it’s up to you to guess what brand this is (but I guess girltalkers know since I posted
my sentiments on this one on a forum):
Once there was a certain clothing brand, that catered to women young, and young at heart alike. They started with fresh styles
and quality clothing. As their popularity grew, so did their endorsers. It evolved from local models and celebrities and then
moved forward to foreign models and then currently, a celebrity who’s married to an A-lister.
You would then think that whoah, now that CMA(celebrity who’s married to an a-lister) endorses this brand, you would assume
that the quality is also for A-listers now, something that can compete with foreign brands.
but NOOOOOOO… MOST of their fabrics are flimsy and can look old with a single washing (hand washing even!), the clothes
do not justify the price. Only the brand. They can justify how ridicoulusly priced their items are considering the horrible, horrible
quality. It’s just plain sad, that they can victimize a lot of women to waste their hard earned cash with their poorly-made garments.
I started to boycott this brand when I bought a top from them that got destroyed in a single gentle wash. I thought it was
just me and my bad luck, but when I browsed through most forums, lo-behold I was not the only one. Ehem!!!
Share your sentiments, I would love to hear it from you.


  • ~tHiAmErE~

    I'm not really a brand conscious, but i admit that i do buy my clothes from a certain brand, not because i like the brand but because this brand has bigger size. i mean, there are only a few selection for plus size women & compare to average non-plus sizes, the ration of brand selection is like 2 is to 10!

    i bought a certain top from Landmark for only 400 but it lasts like forever…. where i bought something from a branded boutique on which after a couple of washes i noticed that the hem are coming undone already!

    how terrible is that?!

    which goes to show, that it's not with the brand! we ought to judge with the material & quality of how it's sewn!

  • smilecusiluvu

    I think I am some what brand conscious. I like my shoes from certain brands and when I go shoes shopping I tend to look for those brands to buy. Some time I do it subconsciously but it happens when I realized my shoes rack is all but about 5 or less different brands. =p I dont have a justified way of buying things? I shop at the same place because I've had good experiences with them since I am a picky person if it never fails me I tend to stick with it. I think thats my I stick to those brand..

  • notjustminerals

    I know what brand you're talking about. I used to buy a lot of clothes there around 10 years ago when they didn't use foreign endorsers bec. they were inexpensive and had pretty, good quality clothes. Not anymore! Imagine a top that's more than 2K! Cheaper pa ang Mango or Zara than that. I do buy Landmark, SM brands and tiangge generic ones that are good quality but I also buy Zara/MNG brands esp. when on sale. I'm a cheapskate and don't buy clothes more than 1K except for special occasion dresses (but still on sale!).

  • Scatterbraintures

    I can't really say I'm brand conscious. Pero meron talagang mga brands that "deliver". Yung tipong very reliable. There are brands I'm loyal to. Like sa clothes, when I have to go to a party, alam ko na kung saan ako pupunta agad na I'm sure I'll find a dress that will fit me perfectly. I don't have the time to really shop and window shop, kaya usually, I just stick to brands I know.

    Sa mga cosmetics and skin care products naman, I go for "green" brands, mga organic… 🙂

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