Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2014 Blogger Challenge // Four

Topic 4: High-end vs high-street

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Why are we so concerned with what other people think? Do we buy names and brands because we KNOW them to be good, or because we have heard someone else say they are good or cool or the hip thing these days in those circles, and wish to impress the people who said they were good or cool or the hip thing to know that we also think these things to be hip, cool and/or good? Why do we buy things we cannot afford, yet are conditioned to believe we need? High-end or high-street, I wish we felt more empowered as consumers to buy the things we WANT without compromising our morals, ethics and/or succumbing to societal pressures. Neither market caters to everybody yet we feel like we have to be pigeon-holed. More charity shops please. I may be talking in code here...but let me know if you deciphered any of it. My brain is clogged with legal jargon for the moment. Either way, I like the photo above.


This post is part of the 2014 Blogger Challenge, hosted here. I aim to post in response to each topic released every fortnight. Hopefully, you'll enjoy my take on them.  If you're also taking part, please let me know as I would love to see your interpretations of these challenges. You can see my other posts here.

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  1. Great post, I totally agree and that picture is so true! :)

  2. yep yep yep totally agree. i kinda talked about the same concept in my "skincare" entry, check it out on my blog if you have time (i was reading a book about feminism and beauty at the time... v into the topic!!)

  3. You're right, there are so many people - too many people - caught up in what society finds acceptable, what society dictates you should or shouldn't do. And it's quite disappointing. I lost my fixation on having to buy the best/most expensive brands because everyone else was when I left school. SO thankful I did! There are still some things I will spend a lot of money on because I know they are good e.g. Clarks shoes is a good example. But I remember my Mom telling me they were good as a child and me not wanting them because they were 'uncool'. Anyway, I've waffled on here, sorry!

    Jen |