Sometimes. Clothes that are expensive because they are trendy and are targeted toward high school and college kids tend not to be, tend to be cheaply made. Clothes are expensive because they are a long-established fashion brand that transcends trendy are targeted more towards mid- to late 20's, 30's, and older, albeit they are still fashionable for even teens, tend to be a much higher quality. With those clothes you get what you pay for.
As an example, Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister sell expensive clothes that very often are never the same after you wash them even once, never fitting the same, shrinking disproportionately, colors fading. Ralph Lauren, on the other hand, sells expensive clothes that will last for years, decades even. You do have to be careful with these other brands a little bit, though. Most of these higher brands do sell cheaper lines that are better but not that much better than the basically disposable clothes you get from Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister. Like Ralph Lauren's Chaps line is a little less expensive than its Polo line, its flagship line, but its a lot less quality. Chaps is basically Ralph Lauren trying to hit the markets of the brands like Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister.
The reason for that is the buyers are generally so young, they're of an age and mentality where their whole lives they get new clothes almost every season, and they continue that habit into their early 20's and so really aren't interested in wearing a garment more than a few times over a few months, so lots of them never even wash the garment. They wear a shirt four or five times before risking washing it, wash it, have it fall apart or just be an ugly mess, and so they're like, "Oh, well, time for a new shirt." In fact, I'd say that that is specifically why expensive trendy brands do fall apart. They want those kids coming back in three months for new clothes.
· 2 years ago