I’ve never spent more than $100 on a pair of shoes before so I find this so ridiculous! Yet funny. Funny because who said it’s luxury? What makes a brand or an item luxurious?Granted, some things are made with better materials and style, buuuuuttt there are stores (including Payless!) and brands that are affordable (to me) that provide quality and last me years, yet aren’t considered luxury. PLUS, I learned about trickle down economics in college, so if you’re thrifty but looking to follow a trend, it’s best to just wait until it hits discount stores; sometimes it’d take a trained eye to tell the subtle differences between Balenciaga and, say, Bootleg.
There are some things I don’t mind splurging on— like skincare and dentist visits. But shoes? $400?! Why? Give me one good reason. What do you think of this experiement? Have you ever been complimented on your Payless shoes and people were surprised by where you’d purchased them? If so-called industry insiders couldn’t tell they were low budget and were willing to pay the price for what they thought was luxury, is there really a difference?
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