During my last trip to River Island I fell in love with a simple, sophisticated pair of gorgeous black pointed heels. At £50 unfortunately I couldn’t decide to purchase them there and then. However a few weeks later my generous boyfriend decided to treat me to them and they arrived:
I was delighted and proud to be wearing them for my next few nights out (praying to not let them get ruined) and as I saw a girl out one night in a similar looking pair that she said were from New Look, it got me thinking. What are we paying for?
Of course there’s the obvious name, people truly only buy Christian Louboutins because you want to show everyone that you’re wearing £400 or more shoes, seen as its definitely not for the comfort factor:
But then I thought without taking the luxury market into consideration, why then do we choose to pay £50 in River Island compared to £25 in New Look?
Yes, quality is slightly better. My River Island black heels are leather on the upper of the shoes however the rest is plastic. But they are extremely comfortable with soft suede padding on the inside.
The New Look ones are a leather look material and do not have such a comfy cushioning for our feet but yet do look just as sophisticated.
So is it just to say that I’ve bought the heels from River Island rather than New Look? Because within the last year I have had numerous people becoming more proud of the fact they’ve had cheaper purchases for similar products in other places like Primark and Tesco. This means that maybe within the high street, money is now more important and brand means less than it used to?
I think this subject is linked to whichever type of person is reading and anyone can translate it in different ways, I just found it fascinating how different one very similar product can be.