CC once saw this term in a New York Times Magazine article, in reference to the prevalent upwardly mobile middle class desire (nay – need) to have a Starbucks on every corner. Which clothing and accessories accompany this so-called “bourgeois fantasy”? CC apologizes in advance for being a total fashion snob, but these items and brands are so omnipresent and trite that they have nearly lost their allure.
- Juicy Couture Track Suits - ugh! Is everyone in L.A. still wearing these?
- Manolo Blahniks (yes, they are fabulous, but with so many unique designers out there like Pierre Hardy and Jean-Michel Cazabat – diversify, already! Who really wants to shop somewhere that’s now a NYC “SATC tour”-bus destination – ick!)
- J. Crew Collection – Tell me this genre was not invented for precisely the class of people who would rather pay $400 for non-Designer duds than cleverly shop the boutiques?
Seven Jeans – CC is SO over these already – time to discover some new jeans brands; try Killah, William Rast or Current/Elliott!
- Coach bags. While there are some cute ones out there, and they are, indeed, very well-constructed leather goods, I now prefer to opt for something a tad less ubiquitous. I value a bag that doesn’t desire to be knocked off . . .
Tell me how YOU feel, darlings!
Which Designers and trends do you find overrated and/or pedestrian these days?
Photo credit: Trashy Deluxe necklace at supermarkethq.com.