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    (Original post by pocketfulofposy)
    Oh I know, tell me about it. Living in America, I'm surrounded by A&F clones, and it has got to the point where I find it rather amusing.

    I was once told I'm "not cool" because I don't have a single A&F item in my wardrobe. Fine with me!
    Seriously?? . . :confused: Gawd . . .I just find it ridiculously overpriced - never been into the shops, but the bits people have posted on tsr, im like why?? just go to a place like H&M or something and get it from there . . .FARRRR cheaper.

    But I guess if people wish to blow their money on a ''name'' and ''join the ''cool'' club'' then let them carry on. I for one am not conforming to the JW, A&F club.
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    I'm not too keen on abercrombie, I want these though http://www.abercrombie.co.uk/webapp/...-1_12224_12202

    If they aren't like significantly cheaper over there however I won't bother, will also get some BBC t-shirts
    As far as I know, Abercrombie sells £-for-$, so they'd be $60 in the US. I didn't see the fuss about Abercrombie when I was there!

    My favourite US shop is Forever 21 but I don't know if it's your style - it's a cheap version of Topshop/Topman.
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    Seriously?? . . :confused: Gawd . . .I just find it ridiculously overpriced - never been into the shops, but the bits people have posted on tsr, im like why?? just go to a place like H&M or something and gfet it from there . . .FARRRR cheaper.

    But I guess if people wish to blow their money on a ''name'' and ''join the ''cool'' club'' then let them carry on. I for one am not comforming to the JW, A&F club.
    Oh yeah, it was one of my cousin's friends who said that to me, she looked at me like I was some kind of freak.

    One of my main gripes with A&F, is they only employ flawless looking people to work in their stores, and I think it's a manipulative sales tactic on their part. It's like they want consumers to think, 'if I shop in A&F, if I wear A&F, I too will be beautiful'. Perhaps I just read too much into it though!
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    (Original post by pocketfulofposy)
    Oh yeah, it was one of my cousin's friends who said that to me, she looked at me like I was some kind of freak.

    One of my main gripes with A&F, is they only employ flawless looking people to work in their stores, and I think it's a manipulative sales tactic on their part. It's like they want consumers to think, 'if I shop in A&F, if I wear A&F, I too will be beautiful'. Perhaps I just read too much into it though!
    Hmmm interesting thought there . . . Im coming over to the US next year, so I will have a browse in their store just to see if what you said, fits well. Im always interested in things like that - very clever way of sales, marketing technique!
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    Look on the websites for American Eagle, Wet Seal, Forever 21 etc...if you want anything from Gap or H&M it'll be loads cheaper there...whereabouts in America are they going?
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    Look on the websites for American Eagle, Wet Seal, Forever 21 etc...if you want anything from Gap or H&M it'll be loads cheaper there...whereabouts in America are they going?
    Florida ¬_¬

    If it was a big city e.g. NY, LA, Chicago, I would have gone with
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    (Original post by DancinBallerina)
    Can someone please tell me what is so ''fascinating'' about Abercrombie?? :confused: :confused:
    Just inside the door of the one in Times Square you can have your photo taken with a topless (male) tanned model. There always seems to be queues. That about sums up the brand and more often than not the customer really.
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    (Original post by ormaybeitsjustnarcissism)
    Just inside the door of the one in Times Square you can have your photo taken with a topless (male) tanned model. There always seems to be queues. That about sums up the brand and more often than not the customer really.
    Ahhh - my friend's sister has gone out to the US for the summer and she has been adding photo's every week. There was a picture of her pressed up against this naked topless man and I thought ''WTF''?? . . .Now what you've just said confirms my WTF thinking lol:p: :o:
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    (Original post by DancinBallerina)
    Ahhh - my friend's sister has gone out to the US for the summer and she has been adding photo's every week. There was a picture of her pressed up against this naked topless man and I thought ''WTF''?? . . .Now what you've just said confirms my WTF thinking lol:p: :o:
    Ahaha yeah there you go. Mental. :yes:

    Might be funny to do in a sort of ironic, 'can't do this at home!" way, but I suspect most of them seriously enjoy it.
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    (Original post by ormaybeitsjustnarcissism)
    Ahaha yeah there you go. Mental. :yes:

    Might be funny to do in a sort of ironic, 'can't do this at home!" way, but I suspect most of them seriously enjoy it.
    Tbh I think the majority of people do the most outrageous things whilst on holiday and wouldn't' dream of doing so back home - so I guess its prob. why they all went ahead and go nuts for 5mins! lol 5mins of ''fame'' lol :p:
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    How much will these be over there?

    http://www.abercrombie.co.uk/webapp/...12224_-1_12202

    I ain't paying £60

    Drew up a shopping list 10 items so far what do you think is better

    These http://www.converse.com/#/products/s...purcell/110871

    Or These http://www.suprafootwear.com/footwea...34003GRY-FA09/
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    A&F
    Hollister
    American Eagle
    Ruehl

    What about proper designer stuff; Armani, Versace etc?
    I'd go for jewelry; Marc Jacobs watch & a Chanel bag :love:
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    (Original post by a_t)
    How much will these be over there?

    http://www.abercrombie.co.uk/webapp/...12224_-1_12202

    I ain't paying £60

    Drew up a shopping list 10 items so far what do you think is better

    These http://www.converse.com/#/products/s...purcell/110871

    Or These http://www.suprafootwear.com/footwea...34003GRY-FA09/
    I would have imagined the fitch sweatpants to cost around £25ish?
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    (Original post by jaz_jaz)
    A&F
    Hollister
    American Eagle
    Ruehl

    What about proper designer stuff; Armani, Versace etc?
    I'd go for jewelry; Marc Jacobs watch & a Chanel bag :love:
    I don't want my parents to pay that sort of money for me to be honest, the list I've given them is about $700 as it is, I have lots of superbrand stuff I've bought myself but it would be a bit unfair to ask more of them >_<
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    (Original post by a_t)
    I don't want my parents to pay that sort of money for me to be honest, the list I've given them is about $700 as it is, I have lots of superbrand stuff I've bought myself but it would be a bit unfair to ask more of them >_<
    Well you'd be getting them like 50% cheaper- call it an investment :yes:
    I'd pay myself for the extra stuff (if I had the money)
 
 
 
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