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PF is mostly brand driven.
That's completely fine. We have never viewed PF favorably and neither has our circle, and that's fine, as we recognize that our tastes are not exactly mainstream. We also view Hermes very unfavorably, especially their silks, which is very thin and not high quality mulberry silk. We're not a fan of RTW silk quality in general, so we source our silk from a few factories and get commissions done with a few shops that have proven themselves.
We view the brands under "Premier Designers" and "Contemporary Designers" from PF's homepage as low quality and gaudy. Understand that's a personal preference and many will disagree, but that's our assessment of the brands listed.
We are unfamiliar with the embroidery for DVN so cannot comment. Similarly not big into Hermes' bags. No one in our circle goes for that anymore so we can't comment on leather quality now. We have some high quality European beaters and some BCs, and they're all very discreet. Some of our friends went for bespoke discreet looking bags. Each to their own. We can only say that in certain work environments, loud brand names are very negatively looked down upon, including all of the brands advertised by PF.
Well designed clothing and high quality materials & construction are not mutually exclusive for women's clothing. However, it is generally the case with RTW and many of the brands mentioned and adored by PF.
We find that most women’s taste in clothing is not advanced, but rather akin to herd mentality. They do discuss bags from Hermes and other mainstream designers to a great degree of passion, but we fail to see any truly “advanced” discussions on how to look nicely with quality and attractive garments. The general taste of PF is very gaudy and reeks of a nouveau riche style.