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dynasaw Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 10:30 AM
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WHy Do People Like Burberry Stuff
I happen to think it's ugly and don't understand the appeal? Anyone here like it?
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 10:43 AM
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1. So their clothes can scream
"Oh, look at me! I spent $200 on a scarf!"

Burberry? No. But I admit, I'm a sucker for Tommy Hilfucker stuff. And I like Ralph Lauren's understanded stuff -- no big logos. His jeans fit me perfectly but I get them at Goodwill for $4-5 on sale days.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-11-09 07:48 AM
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35. IMO, Ralph Lauren is THE designer of the late 20th century. And I'n not a designer clothing type
Edited on Sun Jan-11-09 07:50 AM by cryingshame
Okay, except for Alexander McQueen. Even though I have no place to wear his stuff even if I had the money for it.

Tommy Hilfiger does have good classic designs but are sized down too much.
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jxnmsdemguy65 Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 10:46 AM
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2. The Burberry logo'd stuff is now considered 'chav-ish'...
by those in the know. I guess that Burberry still makes a good raincoat, but terribly overpriced. If you want an authentic upscale British look, go for a Barbour jacket.
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-11-09 07:09 AM
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34. Chav spoof, In My Burberry
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:00 AM
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3. Isn't it a clan of Scotland?
:shrug:
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:03 AM
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4. on the left is a kilt. on the right is a man in a skirt
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:36 AM
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14. The kilt on the right looks like an entryway rug sewn together...
No sporran to hide the goodies either... :wow:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:09 AM
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5. Love it. Beautiful stuff very well made.
Doesn't hurt that there's an outlet here, either. I got my purse at costco for $200. $900 value.
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:19 AM
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7. If they'd marked it down from $200 to $50
I might be interested, but there's no way a purse is worth $900 in the first place, IMHO - and don't get me started on the Hermes Birkin bag!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birkin_Bag
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:25 AM
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8. I think that particular bag is pretty ugly.
But I love the Burberry stuff. I am actually a total bag whore. I love most purses, bags, etc. I switch purses all the time.

Latest incarnation is the new Vera Bradley Mediterrea Blue with matching laptop case.

Drives my family nuts. But, hey, I figure I'm not spending it on crack, right? LOL.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:40 AM
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18. even at th outlet, yes they have one the signature scarf is still $200 and an umbrella
was around $250. I saw a really cute mini barrel purse at Burberry, cute until i saw the outlet price, i think it was around $600.
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 02:48 PM
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20. Outrageous prices
It's just paying for the name
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:10 AM
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6. It's kind of like Vera Bradley.
It's perfectly nice, but I don't get the big obsession. And the prices. :wow:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:27 AM
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9. I've been buying Vera Bradley bags for years.
The organizational aspect of the inside is huge, as well as the fact that you can turn them inside out and wash them in the washing machine.

I really like them. I don't think they're all that pricey, either. I just got one for $60. Bowling Bag Mediterrean Style. I really like it.

My daughters have inherited my obsession as well, LOL.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:39 AM
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16. I'm in grad school.
All my bags are $20 from Marshalls or "vintage" now. :)
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:40 AM
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19. Well, I have to admit, when I was in grad school, my bags
were from Caldor's or Bradlees. Dating myself, I know.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:29 AM
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10. White people like some crazy shit
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 05:31 PM
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23. There is a site online that
chronicles stuff white people like...

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 06:58 PM
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29. Not just white people. I have seen all types of people in
Burberry and Burberry knockoffs.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:33 AM
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11. I don't understand it
I'm so not into "stuff". I couldn't tell the difference between a $1000 purse and a $16 purse...or shoes for that matter...or anything really. I just don't care.

If someone looks down on me for my $19 Target purse, then that is someone I don't want to know anyway.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 07:00 PM
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30. I can tell the difference in a fine bag and a Target bag, but I carry
both. I love my Target purses. But I also love my litte Prada purse and my Kate Spades. They do hold up longer. And I would only spend a lot on a purse that I could use 10 years from now. It has to be classic.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:33 AM
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12. I think it's because I was cursed with terminally bad taste...
but I love Burberry stuff :)
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:36 AM
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15. Me, too, then.
Along with Louis Vuitton. Love, love, love it.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:39 AM
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17. Burberry is my one high end vice...
otherwise I am a walking advert for Target and The Gap :P
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 07:01 PM
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31. Not bad taste at all. I love it too. We all have different styles.
I don't get some of the stuff others like, but I just don't buy that stuff.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 11:35 AM
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13. I recently bought the same scarf...
in the mens' section.

I ought to compare brands and prices and see who is being fleeced burberryed the most.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 03:01 PM
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21. For the same reason you don't.
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Sultana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 04:59 PM
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22. the scarf is gorgeous
the bag is blah

I prefer Louis Vuitton bags (I can't afford them...yet) :D


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oshyposhy Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 05:35 PM
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24. Love the scarf, hate the purse.
Although over the holidays I saw a beautiful wool coat with the signature plaid as the liner. I drooled. I used to be a label whore, not so much these days.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 05:55 PM
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25. I have always thought their stuff was fugly
I also hate Loius Vuitton bags. Who would pay 300 bucks for an ugly bag.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 05:59 PM
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26. i have a LV bag, i bought it 1991 and it still is in good shape but i wouldn't carry it
today, it's not my style anymore, too much going on and it's way too big.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 06:06 PM
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27. I have an old leather Coach bag
I got it from the thrift store for 10 bucks. It is beautiful and functional. Only designer bag I own.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 06:56 PM
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28. It is classic. I think that is why.
I like it, but only on something small like that scarf.

My aunt bought my baby some Burberry clothes (they do make them for babies), and it isn't that classic plaid. They are precious little outfits, but I wouldn't have spent the money on them. Bella will wear them proudly though.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 07:30 PM
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32. They apparently bought the rights to the tartan from the original clan..though
I don't know how that would work as clan members are spread all over the world. But that is what they did they liked the tartan so much.
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-11-09 06:50 AM
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33. I guess you are not a chav then.
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