Author Topic: As women get bigger, models get smaller  (Read 24075 times)

Marge_Innavera

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Re: As women get bigger, models get smaller
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 05:34:40 am »
$800?

I'd spend it on travel.   The only occasion where's I'd spend $800 on anything to wear would be if one of my favorite fantasies came true and I got to be a presenter at the Academy Awards.

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Re: As women get bigger, models get smaller
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 12:22:06 pm »
That "plus size" model is hot!

She isnīt the slightest overweight, though. Often it feels as though the fashion world exists in its own little bubble, one that doesnīt deal much with reality.


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Re: As women get bigger, models get smaller
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 12:33:46 pm »
$800?

I'd spend it on travel.   The only occasion where's I'd spend $800 on anything to wear would be if one of my favorite fantasies came true and I got to be a presenter at the Academy Awards.

A lot of people look at it that way.  But that $800.00 handbag is so well made (hand made, actually) that I'll carry it for 30 years (even longer) and pass it down to my daughter.  I've had bags from the same maker since the 70s, and still in good condition.  It actually makes sense in a way: a cheaper bag will fall apart and I'll have to replace it more often.  And this particular brand has such a following that I can sell the bag and get most of my money back for it, if I take good care of it.

My sister actually bought me the $800.00+ bag for Christmas.  It is my pride and joy!  :)

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Re: As women get bigger, models get smaller
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2012, 03:10:00 pm »
Yep, I'd spend $800 on travel before clothes or handbags too!
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Re: As women get bigger, models get smaller
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2012, 03:53:13 pm »
Yep, I'd spend $800 on travel before clothes or handbags too!

Yes, but handbags are for utility.  Travel may provide memories/enrichment, but it is just for a season.  To each his/her own.  I can't resell travel; I can sell a fine handbag.

I once loved to travel but have lost interest in it.  It is too much of a bother.  My daughter and I travelled all over the US and points in the Carribean when she was a baby, but now I'm burned out.  I will send my daughter to a music festival in Italy this summer, however.

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Re: As women get bigger, models get smaller
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2012, 06:45:22 pm »
I completely agree with Monika here.

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Re: As women get bigger, models get smaller
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 08:47:21 pm »
A lot of people look at it that way.  But that $800.00 handbag is so well made (hand made, actually) that I'll carry it for 30 years (even longer) and pass it down to my daughter.  I've had bags from the same maker since the 70s, and still in good condition.  It actually makes sense in a way: a cheaper bag will fall apart and I'll have to replace it more often.  And this particular brand has such a following that I can sell the bag and get most of my money back for it, if I take good care of it.

My sister actually bought me the $800.00+ bag for Christmas.  It is my pride and joy!  :)

Yow, well, I would hope that an $800 handbag would be made well and you're buying quality and not just a designer name.  But I doubt you could tell until AFTER you had the handbag for a while. 

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Re: As women get bigger, models get smaller
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2012, 09:06:31 pm »
Yow, well, I would hope that an $800 handbag would be made well and you're buying quality and not just a designer name.  But I doubt you could tell until AFTER you had the handbag for a while.  

Yes, I've had a bag made by the same designer (several, actually) since the 70s and they are in excellent condition.  If my daughter and niece hadn't already claimed them, I would put my vintage bags up for sale on Ebay.  I may sell a few of them, but I haven't decided yet.

My sister didn't even blink when she put down $860.00 at the boutique for me to get that bag for Xmas.  But she says she'll never buy one for herself.

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Re: As women get bigger, models get smaller
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2012, 10:52:44 am »
A lot of people look at it that way.  But that $800.00 handbag is so well made (hand made, actually) that I'll carry it for 30 years (even longer) and pass it down to my daughter.  I've had bags from the same maker since the 70s, and still in good condition.  It actually makes sense in a way: a cheaper bag will fall apart and I'll have to replace it more often.  And this particular brand has such a following that I can sell the bag and get most of my money back for it, if I take good care of it.

Whatever floats your boat.  Frankly, the idea of leaving a handbag to one's daughter made me laugh. And I can't imagine carrying the same bag for 30 years.  It would be like washing out and wearing the same underwear every day for a decade.

Of course, my own view of it is colored by the fact that an $800 handbag would represent almost 2 months of our mortgage payments.  Or half a year of electric bills.

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Re: As women get bigger, models get smaller
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2012, 11:30:33 am »
Whatever floats your boat.  Frankly, the idea of leaving a handbag to one's daughter made me laugh. And I can't imagine carrying the same bag for 30 years.  It would be like washing out and wearing the same underwear every day for a decade.

Today I can see that, but, of course, centuries ago, when clothing was valuable and difficult to obtain, clothes were important bequests in people's wills. I don't think they had handbags back then, though.  ;)
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