Wednesday, November 5, 2008

yummmy outfits and dirty wishlists


so there was this really great study which shows that most luxury designers denies of having their products "Made in China", but in reality, almost everything is ïndeed - "Made in China" - though nobody speaks about it. Giorgo Armani and Coach were among the more 'vulgar' ones to admit so.. and now they're all shifting to Vietnam - where labor is 20% to 30% cheaper than China (or 60% lower than that of European countries). My friend once set off to Guangdong, China (where most of the factories for luxury items are located) and bought some items, which she claimed looks pretty much the real thing (she frequently buys real stuffs btw) that we wonder, "could these be actually the real thing? knowing that most of the brands today manufactures their products there...?"

and if only my new targets could speak to me, they'd probably say this...

but then again, that's why we are called shopaholics right? (which sometimes, i don't know... is it actually good? or bad?)

6 comments:

lisa said...

I'm blogrolling you Pam! I hope you do the same for me.

PAM said...

pleasure and thanks! added you back! :)

yiqin; said...

Ah yes, sometimes I wonder. Could those be the real thing. Maybe its the brilliant marketing & advertising? My marketing tutor said that Chanel is so coveted because of the price! Like because it is so expensive, it rises your status if you're carrying it. I don't think it actaully costs THAT much.

superumi said...

i'm beginning to appreciate monochrome outfits

lisa said...

"Made in [insert Asian country of choice]" isn't necessarily a bad thing. The luxury companies provide employment to people in need of jobs, and if you're reading Dana Thomas as closely as I did, Pam, you'll know that luxury companies tend to have a higher standard of production and treat their employees better than regular manufacturers with factories in Asian countries.

I like Coach and Chanel because I perceive their things as being good quality, stylish, and unique, not because I want to be perceived as being high status. (I actually get slightly embarassed when people recognize the branding.) I just bought a jumbo 2.55 Chanel because, for me, there's no substitute for it no matter how hard I look for another quilted bag or another bag with a chain strap.

PAM said...

LISA: well, it may not actually be a bad thing.. but sometimes i cant get the idea on how these "players" (ceo, investors alike) take advantage on consumers... like hyping up on something w/c is not really 'that' worth it.

but when i think about it, that's what buzmen are for right? i mean, if i were a bizmen and have the opportunity, then its good for business...

i really appreciate you always leaving a comment! xoxo

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