Originally Posted by Teger
imo rugby/jcrew/club monaco/br are on a different level than uniqlo, zara, h&m, gap. the price differences are pretty substantial.
I see what you're getting at, but if you start adding tangibles like workmanship, price, what goes on sale, styles carried, etc. as well as intangibles like "Is this worth $40 to me?" I think these stores start spreading out into a spectrum, as opposed to an apple bucket and an orange bucket.
For example, BR definitely has better quality items than H&M. But the designs are staid enough, and the prices high enough, that I inevitably find myself heading to H&M more often, where I don't feel like I'm wasting my time as much. Hence I can honestly put H&M over BR even though they're 2 totally different types of stores.