Originally Posted by muchisgiven
well their suits are pretty cheap at 259-389 I believe.
I have two pairs of Zara shoes, made in Italy and Portugal, that for their price (20 and 35 dollars on ebay and on sale), are quite nice. No real quality problems and I have worn them a fair bit.
I have a Zara overcoat which is one of my favorite pieces of outerwear. It is made in Romania. However, the shirts and suits seemed a little bit shoddy in fabric and construction. In general hit and miss, but Zara really stands out as the only chain that offers clothing that is really slim fitting. I would say that overall it is a step-up from H&M, too.
It's interesting that, despite having production here in China, you do not see very many zara overproduced items or fakes. Zara stands out in this regard since Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Gap, and Abercrombie are everywhere.
The first Zara in Beijing is opening up next month. I believe that I have scored an invite for the party.
If you want suits at this price that are more "exclusive" (tailored for you) and have the same fashion-forward look but made of far better, English fabric and with top-notch construction, come to Beijing. It is Beijing's "moment" in history now anyway, so it's worth the trip.