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consumer June 28th, 2004 04:05 PM

Hollister & American Eagle
I really don't understand why people like Hollister or American Eagle. The thing I hate about these brands is that they sell the image of a California lifestyle, which people seem to think that this is where they are all from.

It bothers me even more when people where "Made in California" graphic tee's and they were born in Florida or some other state and have lived there their entire life...doesn't make any sense to me since I was born in California, and I don't like it when people claim they are something they aren't.

And whats up with the claims of "Vintage" clothing. Do most of you people even know what vintage is in the fashion world? Just because a company prints "distressed" (yes thats what the style of print is called to get a fake vintage appeal) clothing doesn't mean its real vintage. Why don't you actually buy real vintage clothing rather than tee shirts that read of fake business that have never even existed?

Most everyone seems to be jumping on the band wagon of this "college wannabe look" or "california" look. I'm going to laugh when these brands get old and these people try to buy the next marketing ploy launched at them. Most you people seem to just buy whatever marketinge executives throw at you. I saw most everyone do this when Abercrombie & Fitch was the popular clothing line, which has since dropped in market share of the teenage demographic.

I don't know how you guyz can stand purchasing standard fabric and clothes. All you are buying are over priced cheap cotton clothing that wear out and degrade with time. I invest in quality and material. I buy clothes not because of the fact that everyone else is buying them, but because the brand has stood longer than these fad fashions. I laugh when most people don't even understand where there clothes come from. Hollister advertises there some of there tees are "Imported"...maybe thats because it was manufactured in a third world country...not the kind of imports you love.

So with all my frustration released yall can say ur opinions...

countthestars420 June 28th, 2004 04:16 PM

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i buy all of my clothes from thrift shops.. or i make them.. so i completely agree with you and see where you're frustration comes from..

like.. why buy a 25$ tshirt from urban outfitters that is made to look vintage.. when you can go to a thrift shop and get a real one for like.. 2$? and if you buy one from a store it's not even unique, because so many people have them! i can't tell you how many people i've seen with the "gettin lucky in kentucky" shirt..


Joefoe June 28th, 2004 04:45 PM

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all up to the person...not my style but for others it is i just cant see paying all that money for clothes

Post Edited (06-28-04 16:48)

SexyBrunette June 28th, 2004 05:54 PM

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I "worked" at Hollister. I actually quit after my first day because it was absolutely ridiculous on the way they made you dress/look. Everything had to be in the "California Lifestyle" Okay I live in California, and no I don't live on the beach (30 min away), no I don't surf, the water is freezing, no I don't have blonde hair (someone on one of my cruises actually asked me if I was the only brunette in Cali)

I think Hollister needs to re-acess their "California Look" because I know people in Oakland or in other parts of California that don't fit the "Look"

jPopester June 28th, 2004 06:01 PM

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I buy most of my cloths from Armani Exchange and Emporio Armani, but i get alot of shorts from Hollister. And no i don't buy them to make myself look "californian" i buy them because they look nice with most of what i wear and they are cheap. Not everyone that wears hollister is trying to capture the look that you're talking about.

Sara754 June 28th, 2004 09:17 PM

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ok well heres my opinion on it.. I think its all about peoples opinions and their likes and dislikes.. like jpopester said, not everyone wants the "california" look.. a lot of my clothes are from all of the stores you are talking about and yeah I know their "imported" yes from third world coutries, but Im not going to just stop buying clothes from stores that I actually like.. I dont buy things because everyone else is, I buy the clothing because I like it.. and who really cares if the market share has gone down? you buy something because you like it.. and I think youre being somewhat hypocritical when you said "the brand has stood longer than these fad fashions" not like A&F hasnt been around for over 100 years or anything.. whatever Im just putting in my 2 cents

brand new girl June 29th, 2004 01:13 PM

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[ihow about[/i]..

you buy the clothes you like ???? and don't judge other people on what their taste in clothes is..i don't care if you're wearing a $200 outfit from hollister or a $20 outfit from a thrift store - wear what you like..end of discussion?

carnival legend :: 7/18

consumer June 29th, 2004 02:47 PM

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When you buy a clothing brand of course you like it, but yall don't understand that the reason why you like it is because of what the image the clothing company is portraying... that is why it is so appealing to you in the first place...because they marketed it to fit your psychographic.

If you haven't noticed they reached your you DO prefer the image of what Hollister or American Eagle are... thats where they received their image from. Their studies have shown that this is what many teenagers prefer to dress or look like, and these clothing companies come right out and say that yes we're offering a california appeal in clothing. If yall think you are buying something just because you like it... this is why:

Quote from Hollister Co. Website:
"Hollisterís leading the way with our hip, casual, and trend setting California styles"

So lol i have no idea where you guyz think that you are buying clothes from here just because it looks good...its because you like the image they sell... admit it. These executives love coming up with fads that yall buy into thats why they say "trend setting" because they know the teenage demographic is the most easliy influenced.

And whether you notice it or not you are more likely to purchase something that your peers already posses (the reason being why you occasionally see one of every four people within the demographic of 15-18 year olds wearing an article of Hollister and American Eagle clothing) notice this is where the term "trend-setting" comes from.

You have bought into a brand that is the "it" factor for the year and yall are hopping on like a crazed bunch of teeny-boppers. I can't believe most of you don't admit to it, even the companies know this (they publish annual information about themselves ya know).

brittany1919 June 29th, 2004 03:33 PM

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so what if im buying clothes for the "it" factor.....75 % of us our guilty of that so whats your point?

Sara754 June 29th, 2004 04:51 PM

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and who really cares?

glamour1030 June 29th, 2004 06:19 PM

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If you have such a problem with these stores and hate them SOO darn much, why don't you just shut up about them?? Its not your choice what people wear and what people don't. I wear clothes from Hollister, American Eagle, and Abercrombie and Fitch, why? It's because thats what I like to wear, and I personally don't have a problem with thrift shop clothing and diy clothing, and I don't go around making myself sound like a total nutcase because I think people should wear some type of certain clothing. Good for you if you'd perfer Hot Topic, Congrats if you shop at Salvation Army, I think most people on here don't give a darn tooting what the heck you think so I think you should keep your opinion to yourself this time.

countthestars420 June 29th, 2004 06:33 PM

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whoaaa there...

she has every right to state her opinion.. and so do you..

simmaaaaaah downnaaah

ttbryson June 29th, 2004 07:43 PM

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I buy these types of clothes (Hollister, Abercrombie, American Eagle) but I also buy lots of other clothes as well. I like the way Abercrombie and Hollister stuff fits, for example a polo or a button-up shirt made by most manufacturers is made for an adult and kind or a fit anything shape, but Abercrombie shirts have like a, I donno, slim fit so I like the way it looks on me better than any other shirt so that may be a reason. I'm not a slave to any labels, I'm from Canada and VERY FEW people up here have any Hollister or Abercrombie whatsoever, I like their style and the clothing in general. I buy what I like and not what everyone else is wearing.

ally June 29th, 2004 07:49 PM

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I wear Hollister and American Eagle..........I think they're clothes are hot

ally June 29th, 2004 07:50 PM

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ally June 29th, 2004 07:51 PM

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And anyway what do you care about other people's clothing styles? this discussion is as worthless as the male nipple

jPopester June 29th, 2004 08:37 PM

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i think consumer is so insecure that she feels the need to critique everyone elses cloths and try to make herself think that she knows what were thinking when we buy them. : - )

Aaron Boone June 29th, 2004 09:38 PM

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ae isn't just californian style, i wear it 2 and i don't buy regular vintage clothing cuz its dirty. and since when has a&f gone out of style? i live in ny and see it worn all the time so i can't say it has.

Joefoe June 30th, 2004 11:06 PM

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i bought snowboarding gloves from american eagle like three years ago and they ripped on me, i was so pissed that was the last time i bought stuff from there

NotAnotherBlonde July 2nd, 2004 02:20 PM

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i like hollister and abercrombie and american eagle and aeropostale and all the "in" clothes, but thats not b/c there in its bc i like it!! i dont care if i but somethin for 25 dollars i could get for 2.. o well. i like it.

<33 Kaitlyn

sportsgalcourtney July 3rd, 2004 04:25 PM

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just cause you buy stuff from american eagle & hollister doesnt mean you want the "california look" i buy stuff from there all the time, cause i like the clothes and like how they fit not cause i want the "look"

sportsgalcourtney July 3rd, 2004 04:26 PM

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its not the name or price or anything...if they sold the same looks at wal mart id buy them there...

-Rob July 3rd, 2004 04:52 PM

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Im not too big into hollister, but i am AF or abercrombie. Not just to say i shop there, just because they have more durable clothes. You can get a shirt from there any easily wear it 3 years later and it not look like a piece of S**t. My mom would rather me spend a few more bucks on clothes and have them last rather than shopping at a place thats cheaper and having to get new clothes every season due to the crappy look of the old ones. It alllll works out in the end.


message July 3rd, 2004 05:53 PM

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Author: Ally (
Date: 06-29-04 19:51

And anyway what do you care about other people's clothing styles? this discussion is as worthless as the male nipple


Heyyyyyy. I'm insulted. Take that back.

katie* July 3rd, 2004 11:48 PM

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actuallyy alll fetues start out as females then grow male reproductive thats were the nipple coems from, if u were wondering

Joefoe July 4th, 2004 01:10 AM

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actually your kinda right and wrong, an embro doesnt start out as either a male or female, but rather unisexual if you will, so it develops parts for both sexes at first like nipples for men, and then once the sex is determined they create more of the characteristic male or female hormones

TaRaa July 4th, 2004 10:08 AM

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o wow.. what a great conversation.. haha

katie* July 5th, 2004 01:23 PM

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ummm, nooo actually they all start out as females, really cosmopolitan magizine does not lie

Joefoe July 5th, 2004 08:28 PM

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sorry but really you gotta trust me on this one, AP bio does not lie

katie* July 5th, 2004 11:17 PM

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ill goo get the magizine and type it word for word.....1 sec!, wow i jsut realized i was talking to myself. lol alright here it goes Cosmoplitan july 2004 issue: 'Why on earth do men have nipples?' "Strange as it sounds, it's because all guys begin life as girls."During the first six weeks in the womb, all fetuses develop as female and grow rudimentary genital tissue as well as nipples that have the potential to become functioning breasts," explains Randy Morris, a reproductive endocrinologist in Chicago. At the seventh week, however, sex cromosomes kick in, masculinizing the bodies of babies destined to be boys. "While the genital tissue grows the reproductive organs(penis and testes), the nipples are left as is, but without any biological function," Says Dr. Morris.

Dr. Morris does not lie...

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