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Zara

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Steve B., Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

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    What is their merchandise quality?
     
  2. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    What is their merchandise quality?

    H&M. Maybe a little better on some pieces.
     
  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    IME, better than H&M
     
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    IME, better than H&M

    +1
     
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    Have not been impressed with their shoes at all, but some of the other stuff is pretty functional. Massimo Dutti's stuff (more "upcale" versino of Zara - same parent) is 10x better, imo.
     
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    Definitely better than H&M. H&M is much more of a throw away brand, whereas Zara clothes will last.

    Jon.
     
  7. drizzt3117

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    Have not been impressed with their shoes at all, but some of the other stuff is pretty functional. Massimo Dutti's stuff (more "upcale" versino of Zara - same parent) is 10x better, imo.

    I actually like their shoes. I have a few pairs of boots and laced shoes from Zara that I've had for a few years that have held up fairly well.
     
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    I'd say more on the lines of banana republic.
     
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    I fuckin hate the name. I don't buy shit with names I don't like.
     
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    They often have some nice designs, especially jackets and coats but they often insist on having 100% polyester lining on jackets. I saw a nice linen safari-jacket the other day but the lining felt like plastic and it made me really sweaty, defeats the whole purpose of wearing a linen jacket
     
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    Decent quality, and lasts as well. If you can pay a little more Massimo Dutti has much nicer gear.
     
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    Their shoes look good on drizz in WAYWN, honestly I had no idea they made anything else.

    Are they nationwide?
     
  13. drizzt3117

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    Their shoes look good on drizz in WAYWN, honestly I had no idea they made anything else.

    Are they nationwide?


    They're in much of the US, not sure if they're completely nationwide though. I'm quite a fan of their shirts and shoes.
     
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    ruben Senior member

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    They appear to be one of those annoying stores that doesn't put much online or allow online ordering.
     
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    They're in much of the US, not sure if they're completely nationwide though. I'm quite a fan of their shirts and shoes.

    I have no reason why there not in Korea but pretty much everywhere else in Asia.
     
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    Canada and the middle east too .
     
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    +1 on the Banana (and J. Crew) comparison.
     
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    I have to say that since moving to Spain (where Zara's from), I've been buying a lot of stuff from them. With respect to the OP's question, I have to say the quality is inconsistent. You can find some decently-made clothes (especially given the price) right next to some very poorly-made ones. I've bought two pairs of shoes (small sample size, I know) and one pair are holding up nicely while the other pair are falling apart after maybe 12-15 wearings. One thing is that it seems like the better quality items are made in Europe--I have stuff from Portugal, Turkey, and the Ukraine that seem to be pretty good. YMMV, of course, and I don't have any idea where the clothes they sell in the States are made.
     
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    They are about to open their first Boston store in Downtown Crossing in the old Filenes building. My girlfriend is thrilled. I think Zara is actually great for women.
     
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    How is the pricing compared to H+M and BR?
     

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