A beginner's guide to quality clothing and shoes.
May 7, 2012 11:17 AM Subscribe
I'm a woman. I'm getting ready to fork out $150+ in a pair of shoes, what brands are actually worth it? What about clothes?
For example, I've been considering buying ALDO shoes, but have seen some expensive second hand Ferragamos/Fluevogs on ebay. I usually buy whatever I see at TJ Maxx so this is a serious first buy for me.
I am not interested in "status", I just want to buy GREAT shoes/jeans/clothes in general, and I'm willing to pay for quality, but since I have NEVER bought fancy stuff, I don't know what is actually worth it, and what is just charging me for the name. in general, I'm planning to be weary of clearance, outlet or otherwise suspiciously cheap products...is this sensible?
*Bonus: how do I spot fakes on eBay? Are there any guides, tips you can offer? Are Ferragamos at 120 dollars too good to be true? Or fluevogs at 100?
This question is mostly about office, semi casual style products, but really, any advice would be welcome.