How do you view fashion in this economic downturn?

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  1. profile image44
    dwreamyposted 8 years ago

    How do you view fashion in this economic downturn?

    It fashion a necessity, should retailers attempt to slow down the fashion cycle so that "being in fashion" has a longer life.

  2. bayareagreatthing profile image63
    bayareagreatthingposted 8 years ago

    I actually view fashion as I always have. While I may buy a few new items of clothing in a season, I tend to stick to items I like...not ones that are dictated as "this years". I like to be stylish with out being a puppet. Because of that, the downturn has had little impact on my shopping habits. I am not alone and it would be wise of retailers to purchase classic items for people like me big_smile

    I will spend more on a well made item that will last for several years in colors that are right for me, than poorly made trendy items.

  3. profile image46
    Noondaysnailposted 8 years ago

    Well, call me flowerchild if you care to, but fashion (at it's very root) is art.  Gotta love art.
         The Industry has it's pitfalls: marketers gone wild.  I think that  we've been fed so much for so long that the public doesn't have a healthy appetite anymore, we're fad obese.
          But they're just trying to think before the consumer thinks, as to not fall behind in a very competitive market.  Ultimately, it's "who's buying?"; right now, retailers are leaning on the whims of teenagers.

  4. MickS profile image69
    MickSposted 8 years ago

    Fashion, whatever the economic circumstances of the time, is just another method for the entrepreneurs to screw money out of the unthinking fashion slaves; it wouldn't do for fashion to have a 'longer life.'

  5. Freeway Flyer profile image91
    Freeway Flyerposted 7 years ago

    I view fashion as silliness whether the economy is doing well or not. Here's a hub that I just wrote in which I list it as one of my favorite scams:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/My-Favorite-Scams

    Retailers will do, by definition, whatever is necessary to sell as much stuff as possible. And since consumer spending is such a big part of our economy, the fashion cycle should be sped up during a recession. We need people to buy more than ever during bad times.

 
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