Originally Posted by TheDroog
in passing, amongst a bunch of "why isn't there a uniqlo proxy" and clothing-specific questions.
i just thought with the glut of posts in the "why designer clothes cost so much" thread, it'd be interesting to see what people thought about the other side of the spectrum.
for example there's this quote:
Originally Posted by NY Mag
Despite its low price tags, however, Uniqlo doesn’t fall neatly into the category of deep discounter. Like the mass-fashion brands, it delivers a low-cost product that shares qualities of high-end retail. “Uniqlo is a bit of a different animal,” says Luca Solca, who covers retail for Bernstein Research. “And what’s different about Uniqlo is that they have chosen fabric, rather than fashion, as the area where they want to excel.”
Originally Posted by Jil Sander
It is my vision to create uniforms for the future: pure, sophisticated clothes that work like a common language for the global community.
i mean, uniqlo and american apparel have a lot of overlap in the types of goods they produce and the experimentation with in-house fabrication, yet despite not having as much domestic presence as the latter uniqlo is making a killing.
yet just a year or two ago the standard sf uniform was aa hoodie, aa tee, apc new standards, and chucks. i even remember user kodiak starting a thread asking about how his aa shirt fit
! next thing you saw he bought a pair of nudies, then diors, then cps... within the span of like six months.