Best Long-Lasting Products Evar
December 9, 2012 9:16 PM Subscribe
I'm tired of buying cheap stuff that doesn't last. Instead, I'm trying to buy better, long-lasting products, even if they cost a bit more up-front. Since it's not always obvious where to find them, I'm querying the hive. What are your favorite well-made, long-lasting products, in any category?
posted by captainawesome to shopping (50 answers total) 156 users marked this as a favorite
This particular question was brought on by a sweater (looking for one for my dad for Christmas) but I'm constantly facing this question with different products. I'm sure there's great, well-made stuff to be had at the mall at Target or whatever, but mostly I don't have any interest in digging through the huge piles of cheaply-made crap to find them. Instead I'd like instead to find the hidden jewels - places that make fantastic stuff, and sell mainly online or via word of mouth. Often the prices aren't even much higher!
My dad's sweater inspired this question, so if you can point me towards sweaters, that's great. But I'm looking for this kind of recommendation for any category of products. I've seen somewhat similar questions for bags
and wool coats
, for example, and a SFO company just got a nice profile in Slate making hoodies with this philosophy (and in the USA, too!). That's the kind of thing I'm looking for... with any great products you recommend. Thanks!