(Closed) Do You Care About Labels and Status Symbols?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Are status symbols important to you?
    Yes, status symbols are important. They are an outward indication of your social status and success : (41 votes)
    9 %
    No - Not at all. : (80 votes)
    18 %
    I like nice things, but for the thing itself - not its label or pricetag : (303 votes)
    67 %
    If something is cheap/non-designer, its crap and it tells the world you're nothing special. : (11 votes)
    2 %
    Other - Explain : (14 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 122
    Member
    1211 posts
    Bumble bee

    @sweetaure:  Yay another luxury hotel industry worker. I’m so curious now as to which company you work for. I’d love to find out someone on here works for the same company as I do.

    Post # 123
    Member
    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @MrsGolden2Bee:  I’m reluctant to say (just in case…, silly, I know), let’s just say it’s a multi-national brand, with many hotel brands, each at different price points… Are you brave enough to say what company you work for? Smile

    Post # 124
    Member
    137 posts
    Blushing bee

    @KC-2722:  I’m sorry I just don’t believe you. I think people buy designers labels to show off. More expensive does not necessarily mean higher quality. There is no quality of t-shirt that is worth $100. That is just gluttonous. And I have had brand name items fall apart on me before as well. 

    Post # 125
    Member
    4698 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @foreverdreaming:  haha! I can assure you I’m not showing off, that implies giving a shit about what other people think of me and I stopped doing that in my early 20s. What I choose to spend on t shirts can be considered gluttonous.. I guess?.. but I can assure you they’re worth every penny. 

    Post # 126
    Member
    1680 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Zhabeego:  I selected “other.” If an indiviual is sporting too many status symbols just for the sake of status, they become a far less appealing individual to me. I typically see this as self-absorbed and wrapped up in a consumer society that cares more about immediete self-gratification than caring for others. (I’m not talking about carrying a Coach purse, or wearing your precious engagement ring.)

    I highly doubt people who spend that much money on themselves give away that same amount to others that actually need it. I can’t imagine driving a 60k+ car, wearing a 15k diamond ring, carrying a 4k purse, with 1k shoes, and 1k in random accessories and clothing when there are deserving people on this earth who can’t afford food, shelter, and education. It makes me want to shake them and yell, “WTF is wrong with you!?!?!”



    No doubt people will tear me apart for saying this. I know the spheel, “I earned it, I deserve to spend it on myself.” “I worked really hard to get this point in my life, I get to spend it how I want.”

     

    I’m in that minority of loving others as much as/more than myself. 

    Post # 127
    Member
    3370 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Zhabeego:  Some things. My aunt taught me a “valuable” lesson (in quotes because I shouldn’t care, but I do, some-what), she told me you can wear the cheapest clothes if you just have a few nice pieces of jewelry and a nice bag so one will suspect you bought that shirt at KMart. And I think she’s right. I have nothing against thrift shop or Walmart apparel (if I can find anything in my size and it looks nice). I don’t have a lot of jewelry, but it’s all gold. I have two Michael Kors bags, but they both came from the outlet store. And I have kind of a good eye for things that look nice, but aren’t very expensive.

    Post # 128
    Member
    935 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I honestly think it’s a matter of maturity.  

    Liking designer things because you like they way they look or last is one thing but if you’re only buying them because it “says something about you….”  Well that’s just sad.

    Post # 129
    Member
    5365 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Yes and no.

    I have a luxury car and so does my bf. I love my car and when it kicks the bucket I will probably buy another one and so will he. But we also hate telling people what kind of cars we drive and stuff like that. I have nice, expensive things, but I also buy a lot of my stuff off of ebay.

    Post # 129
    Member
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee

    Nope. In fact, I go out of my way not to do the brand name stuff for many personal reasons.

     

    The only brand name material thing I like is my car because I do like the quality and look of certain luxury car brands.

    I also would go out of my way to live in a nice area with a good school district for I think, obvious reasons.

    Post # 130
    Member
    2847 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t care about lables per se, but I have certain brands I like because the clothes are well made. I like Talbots clothing for work because it is classic, tailored, and well made.  That said, if I could get the same thing at Target, I would.  I don’t care about the Talbots label.  I like the quality.  Does that make sense?

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