Urban Dictionary – Brand Whore

Someone who buys and prominently displays name brand products (or products that feature large corporate logos) under the belief that such loyalty to a label or corporation is a cachet and brings prestige to their otherwise lack of taste, regardless of the actual quality or value of the products.

I’m not the above and if you look through my closet then you will agree.  I don’t care what brand something is, I only care if it’s comfy and if I like the color.  I love my cheap tees from Target over any $30+ tee any day cause that’s just my thing. 

I don’t wear name brand jeans or even know the difference.   I also absolutely refuse to wear clothing with the brand written all over it because they aren’t paying me to advertise for them.  So if and when they decide to do that then I might jump on board but until then I will let others advertise for them for free.

Sure, I own some nice things and most likely they were given to me by my husband because he is really awesome at gift giving!  The best at it actually.  So if you see me carrying my expensive Dooney & Bourke then that’s the one he gave me for our wedding anniversary.   I also splurge on nice shoes because a nice pair of shoes will last a lifetime!  Really, they do!!!!  I also splurge on perfume because I love Chanel #5 and it is my scent, along with Lauren and Obsession.  A girl has to smell delicious! 

SO last week I hit King Street in Charleston where the other half shops for their name brand clothes.  The expensive clothing that could pay my daughter’s tuition at the Montessori School.  Yeah, you know what I’m talking about.  It was amazing to walk into these stores because they smelled delicious and you could actually get a buzz on the soft textures and bright colors.  Like a clothing orgasm.  The sights, smells and textures…..   MMM……  Delicious yummy expensive clothes.

I caved.

I bought a beautiful Leather Handbag from Lucky only to realize it was lamb so I keep giving it a hug when I go to carry it, which is everywhere now because it’s so beautiful, smells delicious and feels like buttah. 

Must. Carry. Everywhere. 

Then I was introduced to a Juicy Couture store.  *swoon*  Where have you been all my like Juicy???  I wish there was a store in Asheville.  WAIT, no I don’t because I’d actually have to get a real money paying job to keep up my Juicy obsession.  Ha ha.

Superdad bought me a dress at Juicy.  A beautiful wispy expensive dress at Juicy.  But I love it!!!  It shows off my long slender legs and hides my baby belly.  Ha ha.

I’ve been introduced to expensive shopping and me like!!!!!

*twitch twitch*

Now what???  Will this require therapy???????  Retail therapy I hope!

What are some of your guilty pleasures?

Comments

Ry just got me a Coach purse lol! Im not a brand whore, but this purse is gonna be amazing! Good taste.... Errr expensive taste? It doesn't HAVE to be expensive. I like nicER things, but I love a great DEAL even better! Resale and consignment shops are fantabulous for name brand clothes, and you CAN talk a Kirby salesman down to $500. Plain red dish sets from Walmart look exquisite when the food is prepared and served right on them... and there's Craigslist for almost everything too!
Laurel said…
Pleasure is getting the hand-me-downs, (because lets face it, I married for love) & friends who share expensive olives!
Chris said…
I told myself when I got my first "real" job out of college that I wasn't drinking cheap beer any more (and haven't except when my brother in law offers me a cold Busch Light on a hot day at his place). Fortunately, that was right at the beginning of the craft beer revolution in the early 90's and I've been totally on that bandwagon ever since!