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Are Designer Clothes Worth Their Price?

Pricey brands don't guarantee better quality

Designer clothes are worthy investments

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Buying clothes solely because of the label on them is a waste of money, asserts Karizza Sanchez of Complex. Logos do not always guarantee that a piece of clothing is better, or better-fitting for that matter. When buying them, the design should be the priority. An ill-fitting garment will look bad no matter how expensive it is. In particular, materials or the way something is made show whether it is special or not. While expensive clothing can be great, like cashmere, for example, which is soft and comfortable, yet shoppers should develop their own preferences. Price and logo should always be an afterthought.

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Expensive clothes are a good investment as they tend to be more durable, as well as look good, infers Marc Bain in The Atlantic. Cheap clothes don't last as long, meaning they will end up in landfills, polluting the environment, and are often made by highly underpaid workers. Low costs often mean low wages for people in factories in third world countries. Expensive clothes may not eliminate these downsides, but they certainly lessen them. Consumers reducing how many clothes they buy and opting for better, long-lasting and higher quality clothes, which they will also value more, can be positive. Designer clothes aren’t always overpriced.

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