Originally Posted by 2Sweeties1Angel
WTF are you talking about? Wal-Mart employees are "allowed" to have a second job. Hell, Wal-Mart WAS my second job.
Okay, okay! So my Playboy source didn't have all the facts. Sorry!
But, I must say, 2Sweeties1Angel, that is in really hypocritical for you to get angry at someone for shortening your username in a way that you find insulting and then essentially use the worst swear word there is AT ME. I can be a major potty mouth, but I still think it is rude to shout F&^% at me. Would you do that if we were sitting in a coffee shop having coffee and this discussion?
Originally Posted by bigeyes
I boycott any product that marks the price up for a name. Nike (plus the sweatshop aspect,) Converse (which used to be cheap until they became fashionable,) Tommy Hilfiger (sp?) just because I don't think I should pay to advertise for them.
But don't all businesses do that? ITA with you on paying to advertise, which is why I don't purchase shirts with company names on them. But EVERYBODY marks stuff up...it's how you make a profit (and that would be the extent of my business knowledge!).
Converse Chuck Taylor's cost approximately the same now as they did when I was in ~high school (or j. high...can't remember when I last had Converse)....about $40. Yeah, they are slightly more expensive, but not much.
But specifically about the line that Stella McCartney's line with Adidas....she's a vegetarian and doesn't design with fur or leather, which is cool. Now, her shoes run ~$180, so I couldn't afford those anyway, but that's not only because of Adidas, but because it is Stella McCartney. There's a mark-up there, and as far as I know, she's a pretty eco-conscious designer (now, I have NO idea about the labor practices of the companies she uses to make her stuff).
If you are saying that you won't purchase products that are marked up (I know you said due to name, but EVERY product is marked up, IMO), then where does that leave you? Does that mean you need to shop at the thrift store (still a mark-up, since they get it for free, but if you support the organization....), or to sew your own clothes (but then what about the price of the fabric....), etc? I'm TOTALLY not trying to be snarky or anything. I am actually really enjoying this conversation, and am just curious how you (or anyone else) deal with a world where EVERYTHING is for sale, EVERYTHING is designed to generate a profit, etc.