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Does the 'brand name' matter to you?

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

Are you the brand-conscious type or it doesn't really matter, as long as you believe in the product?

May it be cheaper or more expensive, hand-made or mass-produced, or are you after longevity the most? Do you prefer luxury brands over traditional brands? Or style and comfort are the most important things for you? Whatever it is, I believe our choice would be based on what catches our eyes and the one that really matches our personality.

I am writing this now to consider our favourite brands. These include clothing, bags, make-up, accessories, furniture, kitchenware and many more. Today, I will just be focusing on two designer brands that I personally like, Tory Burch and Coach. They may be both classified as mid-tier brands but also very good in terms of the quality and how stylish their collections can be. Basically, they definitely give you what you expect and your money's worth.

As you walk into the shops, there is high standard of customer service for the customers. Not all are the same though, I have encountered a sales staff who was not very friendly but putting that aside, the ambience of their shop generally offered a feel-good welcoming vibe where you just wanted to walk around to see more of what they had in store. Excellent customer service plays a big role when deciding to buy an item. Sometimes, you're not really planning to buy something but because of how good the sales team is, then you are convinced to go ahead with your purchase.

What is even more outstanding about these brands is the classic style of their products. For this very

reason, people keep coming back to them because these styles are never going to fade over time. For example, when you're looking for a handbag which you'd need for an event, then look no further! They have bags for all occasions, authentic and original. They're also selling at reasonable prices. If you become a member, they also give you exclusive offers, discounts and the first to be notified about ongoing sale for both online, and in-store shopping.

When I searched in Google, I have learned that Tory Burch is a brand which was founded by an American fashion label based in New York City, New York, United States. It was founded by American designer Tory Burch in 2004. Coach, on the other hand, was founded in 1941 as a family-run workshop in a loft on 34th Street in Manhattan, with six leather-workers who made wallets and billfolds by hand. In 1946, Miles Cahn and his wife Lillian joined the company. In 1961, Cahn hired Bonnie Cashin, a sportswear pioneer, to design handbags for Coach.

They are very well-known for their logos too. As famous as they are, you'd only have to see the logo to recognise these brands instantly. I remember one time when we went to the city, and it was also my sister's birthday. I needed to find a gift for her, luckily, our hotel was just a walking distance to the Coach store. At that time, I wanted to give her a wallet. They had some on display but I asked for a chocolate/brownish colour in particular because my sister loves chocolates, hence the Choco Break! :) Surprisingly, they had one last piece in stock, so they even reduced the price for me. I think that's one of the proudest moments of my life - as it was a very good decision to visit the store.

After the lockdown, I was able to shop in the mall once again. It's a great feeling to see in person the things that you would only see online during those times that you couldn't go out much in public places. I shopped in Tory Burch and the sales lady there was very attentive. She made me feel comfortable in choosing what I really liked, never pressured me at all and so, I bought two items, one shoulder bag and a pair of sandals, which I super-duper love. I am planning to wear those during Christmas parties with family and friends, so looking forward to it.

My Coach experience in the same mall was also nice. They had a section in their shop where you could request for personalisation. I reckon, it's their edge among other competitors which don't have the same service as they do inside their shops. Their bags are timeless pieces, and are designed to look classy, useful, and I just love how these leather bags can turn to be undeniably fashionable. It is quite amazing!

I can see many people are doing unboxing of their purchases after hours spent on shopping around or even from online shopping. For that, I'm also doing my own version with just a short video clip. I hope you will also like these designs and love how they're packaged so nicely that I just can't get enough of. Yasss! Happy Shopping! :)


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