Quality vs. Quantity: The Exploitation of Consumers

Updated on Nov 14, 2011
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phillipthenickel
phillipthenickel on November 22
Well said
marianblogger
marianblogger on November 16
Excelente.
sheissishi
sheissishi on November 16
wow, great article! i agree that sometime we shop crazily. buy things that we want at the moment, then keep it in the closet forever. hot item come and go, just like trend. and sometimes it makes me nuts when i just buy a new "trendy"pants on one fine day in Zara and they have a new arrival item (aka new trendy item) on the next day! sigh.
angrycloud
angrycloud on November 15
Excellent article, very well written and informed. I'm so glad that chictopia, chooses this topic even though this is a "fashion blog" (we readers do care about where our clothes comes from!). I read some of the other comments below and it would be great to maybe feature more fashion bloggers who re-use items. I loved "beware of my heels" because I noticed that she re-used a lot of her clothes
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 15
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it :) I think that as fashion lovers, we have to be aware of how things are made, from where, and what it is we're really buying into. And yes, that's an excellent suggestion! More pieces like this to come!
fringedbeauty
fringedbeauty on November 15
great article!
Ponyroux
Ponyroux on November 15
I think trends particularly exacerbate the problem of over-consuming and impulse purchases. There is this huge pressure, particularly in the fashion blogging community, to maintain a certain appearance (quite literally) to be viewed as "stylish" or "chic" and I think it's totally absurd. That's one sure-fire to crushing a diversity of styles and variety of inspiration sources.
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 15
Great feedback! I certainly agree with your comments. Might be a bit cliche, but I'll quote YSL & say, "Fashion changes, style remains the same". Regardless of whether you have the trendiest clothes, it doesn't necessarily translate into style. You've just inspired me to write my next piece! Thanks :)
Rachelmcgregor
Rachelmcgregor on November 15
great artice and agree with everything you say
lizzified
lizzified on November 15
great article! After having closets full of "fast fashion", I made several trips to the salvos last year and seriously culled it. Now, I don't shop at chains like F21 any more and save for lasting pieces I know I will wear again and again
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 15
I didn't even realize it has been a year since I visited a F21. I do have stuff from there from a looong time ago. Now I definitely think about if I'm actually going to wear something more than once.
irisanddaniel
irisanddaniel on November 14
I definitely need to watch myself on those $3-$5 purchases... I tend to overdo it because I have the mindset of, "I kinda like it. Ooh! It's cheap. Why not?" and I need to think more about whether I can actually really incorporate the piece into my wardrobe. hahaha.
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 14
Right? It makes me think even more now that I wonder how these pieces were made.

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