Where to find good quality clothes online ǀ Online shopping tips ǀ Justine Leconte


hi everyone its Justine let’s talk about
online shopping and where to find good quality fashion because I get the
question extremely often and I do shop mainly online myself so I will share my
favorite websites with you know that they all focus all of them on quality
clothing no fast fashion in here not in this video
they’re all extremely reliable in terms of communication and delivery time and
they all have a good broad mix of different brands also if you’re watching
this video on its publication date or not too long after we’re in the middle
of summer sale season so I will put useful shopping links for you down below
in the description Net-À-Porter: I’m starting with one of my
all-time favorites and this is one of the oldest multi brand fashion websites
out there they exist since 2000 so that’s even before Facebook can you
imagine when they started out people said you’re crazy this is never gonna
work who would buy clothes online and now
they’re like huge huge player they deserve to be on this list and they’re
one of my favorites because they have achieved something that not many have
achieved they have almost all major brands including Saint Laurent, Givenchy,
Fendi, Margiela brands that are extremely exclusive they have their own stores and
that never really wanted to be sold next to other brands and yet Net-À-Porter did it
they got them eventually they have an excellent “what to wear” section where you
can browse garments for a special event vacation workwear etc by topic by
occasion I find the assortment in they’re both well curated and inspiring
it might even give you ideas for your own wardrobe as well a great addition in
my opinion is the section called “net sustain” it’s featuring brands that are
focusing on ethics and sustainability I will put a link to that section in the
description because as you would guess I’m very much in favor of promoting
ethics in fashion. My Theresa. MyTheresa actually started as a physical shop
boutique in Munich in the south of Germany eventually they decided to start
an online shop to match the physical store you could say they’ve been pretty
successful at it because now MyTeresa is a major luxury
fashion retailer worldwide they are especially famous for having designers
create clothing and accessories that are sold exclusively on this website so if
you like limited editions or you don’t want to wear the same as other people this is
a great address to look at they have hundreds of new arrivals every week so
virtually every time you’ll check you’ll see new things and in their
designer list you can quickly spot new people and have a look at what they make
may I add that the shipping is absolutely flawless you’ll get your
order delivered a super premium yellow box which is a signature yellow box from
MyTheresa you’ll see the color everywhere on the website as well and it
feels like Christmas MyTeresa has been focusing so far on
womenswear but earlier this year they announced that they were going to
expand into menswear so gentlemen stay tuned! Shopbop. Shopbop is another big one
I feel like their assortment is a bit smaller than Net-À-Porter or MyTheresa
but the brands they list are a bit more varied it’s not only at a designer price
point they’re also contemporary price point labels like Zadig & Voltaire
Reformation or Superga among others they offer free international shipping
completely free worldwide and the logistics is impeccable because guess
what? they now belong to Amazon. Farfetch. Farfetch d is clearly
positioned on both men’s and women’s wear they have an extremely broad
assortment if you ask me maybe a bit less on the high-end side but
so many more on the lifestyle side lifestyle brands like J Brand, Lacoste,
Tod’s etc etc. it’s it’s really a huge assortment but at the same time they
carry Manolo Blahnik and Dolce & Gabbana so really it’s a mix I’d say it’s a very
well curated balanced mix at many different price points that you can pick
from. you know what? at this point I feel like inserting a tiny disclaimer into
the video: I am NOT saying that I have tested or support all of the brands that
are sold on the websites I’m talking about. it’s still up to you to and do
your due diligence, to research and define which of these brands match your
ethics and values. saying this just in case ok now let’s go back to the video 😉
an interesting thing about Farfetch is their “pre-owned” section where you’ll
even find some Chanel and some Hermès pieces
these are brands that Farfetch would not care in new because no one but
Chanel and Hermès does, they don’t sell on multi brand websites. yet
you will find them secondhand on Farfetch. the way it works is that you sell your
used items to Farfetch if it’s a brand that they take in exchange for credit
points that you can then use to shop on the website very smart. they also have a
huge jewelry assortment from affordable to very high-end. I think it’s the
biggest jewelry assortment online that I’ve seen so far. The Outnet. this one
is special because they focus only on previous season fashion. you know I’m not
a fan of running after trends season after season at any rate, I’d rather look
for garments that fit my style, my body and that go with what is already in
my wardrobe. so I think that shopping from previous seasons is a very clever
way of doing it. they list 350 designers and they feature different ones every
week which is a great way of discovering new brands as well. you will find Balmain,
Calvin Klein, Chloe… things like that on that website, and often at a discount of
50% or even more. if you’re a bargain hunter I guess you could go straight to
that website. Moda Operandi. Moda Operandi is more on
the luxury high fashion designer side. It was founded by a Vogue editor who knows
all the designers. it curates famous brands as well as not-so-famous-yet but
extremely promising brands it’s interesting if you like to discover and
invest in in high potential new little labels. their specialty is to do trunk
shows, so right after Fashion Week, after the runway show, you can place an order (a pre-order) for a piece from that collection it’s 4-6 months
before the actual availability date. you pay a deposit now and the rest when
the item (in six month) gets delivered to you. so that gets you
fashion straight off the runway as soon as it’s humanly possible to get the
piece. in the list of designers you can even sort by “available now” versus really
“pre-order”. this one is for the professional fashionistas, you got the
idea. okay now I have two more tips for you if you think “I’d like to spend less
but I still want the very high quality” Vestiaire Collective. This is a secondhand
shop for famous brands and really this time all of them are there: it’s a
wonderful place for accessories and especially handbags. Chanel Céline
Saint Laurent Hermes Vuitton Gucci…everyone. let’s assume you want to sell a Céline
handbag: before I can buy it from you, you have to send it to Vestiaire Collective.
they will authenticate it, make sure it’s not a fake, and then they will ship it to
me. because fakes exists and it’s extremely annoying, having a quality
control process like this is it’s super important in my opinion: you know that
you’re buying the real thing. if you enjoy vintage quality shopping, this is
my personal favorite. The Real Real. Vestiaire Collective is French by the way while The
Real Real is American but the concept is similar and both websites will review
the items for authenticity. here you will find more items from American brands
(logically) like Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Helmut Lang, and others labels that may
be less famous, less in the spotlight right now, but good brands to check out.
they also have a first-look membership so for $10 a month you get to see newly
listed items 24 hours before the rest of the world. and since it’s vintage or
secondhand shopping, usually the inventory is one so this is a major
advantage! thumbs up if you found this video useful, interesting, thank you very
much! do have a look in the description box
below because I will put direct links to sections, brands and sales that I find
interesting, for each of these websites mentioned in the video. and since we’re
talking about online shopping I have a previous video on the common mistake
that can happen when you’re shopping online and how to avoid them: I will link
this video here the corner and down below as well. if
you’re new to this channel: welcome don’t forget to subscribe. I will see all of
you soon in anew one. take care, bye!

100 comments

  1. Just to clarify: this video includes various international, multibrand websites, at different price points, with prestigious brands, less-famous brands, sportswear brands, activewear brands, etc. Some websites are on the expensive/luxury side, I personally couldn’t afford all brands in there but, by using the filters (e.g. set maximum price), sorting by ascending price (lowest price first) and spending some time browsing, I find brands and items that fit both my budget and my personal ethics – the price tag alone is not a guarantee for ethical production, which was discussed in previous videos on this channel.

    Of course, this list is not exhaustive, there are other places to shop: local brands, makers based in your region and single-brand websites are definitely options to consider. Second-hand shopping is an affordable option: here I mentioned 2 that focus on high-end items and do ship internationally, to which you can add local second-hand stores which don’t offer shipping (that depends where in the world you are, so you probably know them better than me 😉

  2. I’ve been really into Faithfull The Brand, Sézane and & Other Stories this summer. Very wearable pieces that last, and usually easy-to-care-for pieces. And many natural fabrics.

  3. Thanks for another great video. Do you have a go to brand or website for getting your basics? (t-shirts, leggings, etc)

  4. Thank you so much for this! I've been trying to find good sites for buying clothes and all I ever get recommended is terrible fast fashion sites that are cheap and unreliable. I'll definitely add these to my list.

  5. All these aves are designer even if I was rich I would never pay on average £300 for a top! I saw a scrunchie on net a porter for £90! A scrunchie. .. there's gotta be something in between fast fashion and an absolute rip off!! I think a reasonable price to pay for clothing would be between £50 and £100.

  6. Soooo difficult to find good, quality clothes in Plus size in Canada. Pennington, Addition Elle, Laura Plus, are all fast fashion and lose their shape/pill/whatever. Nordstrom ships to Canada, so does Ula Popken, but you have to be careful which fabric you chose with her brand. Not sure where her fabrics come from either. Where do you find good quality, classic clothes in Canada? Help! Btw, I love your videos!

  7. Hello Justine! Everybody wants to wear good quality clothing and look good. However, only a very few can actually afford to buy “good quality” clothing. When one needs work wear, exercise wear, party wear, seasonal wear etc. etc., and when one needs to be not repeating the same wear often, it is the more number of pieces and the affordable price tag that matter, and not the fewer number that cost a bomb.

    Not all high quality look great and classy. I searched for “Women’s Shirts” on Net-A-Porter and received 5 ridiculously looking (streets of NYC will sell similar ones for under $5) and ridiculously priced Tees (seriously?! How come Tees cost over $100!!!).

    $100 gets me at least 5 decent outfits from JC Penney or 2 decent pair of shoes from Off Broadway or 2 months of grocery.

  8. Considering the prices of some of the clothes on these sites, would you not be better off finding a good local dressmaker and having everything custom made?
    I appreciate quality but not brand names. I know what I like and will buy it regardless if it's a fancy brand or not. I only buy things that I know I will be able to wear for at least a few years. Problem with some of the designer brands is they are not necessarily any more ethical than the cheaper brands but you are paying so much more for them.

  9. There are lot of people in the comments equating “designer” with “high quality.” The first thing is to stop doing that. I see so many designer garments made of polyester and acetate and being sold for $300+. Shopping online is the next problem. You have to feel and inspect the clothing to understand what it is worth. Many of us seek slower fashion and a more streamlined wardrobe, but we are caught in the wave of how fashion is sold (online, like everything else). Third thing: understand 21st century marketing and sales. The advertisers know your thoughts better than you know your thoughts. Their job is to get you to buy more. If you really want slow fashion, then you need to be focused and intentional. I have a list of about 12 things I need to add to my wardrobe over the next few years. When I shop, I am only looking for those 12 things. If the price or the look or the material is not right, I pass. I’ve been searching for 18 months; my original list had 16 things on it. So, it’s a lot of searching and very little buying! You have to be able to think for yourself (e.g. stop saying to YouTubers “tell me what to buy and where to shop”). You know what quality looks like, and you know that 99% of women’s fashion is complete garbage (at ALL price ranges). So just shop intentionally. (And have a laugh: take a look at TheRealReal today, a Chanel cardigan in the style of a letter jacket is on sale for $3,100…a good-sized down payment on a CAR, LOL).

  10. Hi Justine, I question your take on fast fashion in this video. There certainly are brands selling on Shopbop, The Outnet and Net a Porter that I would classify this way. I won't name the brands but I'm sure many of us are aware who they are. Usually your videos are so well thought through and presented but this one left me disappointed. Keep up the usual good work.

  11. first of all you are lovely
    the sites you are suggessting are very expensive
    i know you feeling about fast fashion
    but there has to be a place for budjet clothes of good quality

  12. Any tips for buying good quality, ethically produced PLUS Size clothing? The sites you mentioned only go up to size 16.

    I usually buy my nice clothes from Lands End and Lane Bryant. I am not sure if they are ethically produced and I've noticed the quality can be inconsistent. That being said, I have had pieces from Lands End last 15 years or more.

  13. Those shops are all etreemely expensive for people from poorer countries. If you earn few k euros per month – yeah, you can afford those. I prefer to just order dress from a seamstress or buy dress that is made from natural fabric, too big and then let seamstress adjust it.

  14. Because like me a lot of us don’t have much of a choice but fast fashion or thrifting (if you live in a bigger city or metropolitan area you really should take advantage of thrifting we have better items and more selection than those in other areas) BUT caring for your clothing can make the difference in how it wears and lasts. I have fast fashion basics pieces like dresses, tops, skirts I wear very often but I am careful in how I wash them and I do not put a lot of my clothing and underwear in the dryer. I hang up things in my bathroom or hang or lay down outside to dry because its summer. I take a minute to hand wash tights and bras I have bought from fast fashion places as well to keep them from unraveling, pilling, getting “linty” etc. It only take a few minutes. I have been able to keep things like Forever 21 fishnets good for years instead of wearing a few times and throwing away. It makes the difference to make a top or dress from Target or Forever 21 still look good after 5+ years. I find my clothing really doesn’t wear out I just get tired of the style after a few years or can’t fit it anymore. Doing some small mending if a seam needs strengthening or a button needs to go back on something can extend the wear. Maybe you should make some videos on that for those who are stuck with fast fashion clothing but don’t wish to buy more. 🖤

  15. Hi Justine ☺️ merci beaucoup pour le video! Can you make the same kind of video but with good quality ethical and sustainable brands that are not high end? I see you collecting such on pinterest – maybe you already found some favourites?
    😘

  16. I enjoyed your video however the prices are out of reach for a lot of people including myself. I find the clothes extremely elitist. Can you do a video on quality well made affordable clothes that might be purchased on line. I prefer classic clothes that work well for every day wear but that are made of noble materials, well constructed but affordable? I would love to hear it. Thank you.

  17. Well this was disappointment, I was really expecting some really hot tips and secrets, not all the well known sites

  18. If I was a millionaire I’d totally be clothed in Dolce & Gabbana. But I’m just a working peasant. Lol

  19. Salut, Justine! 🙂 Thank you for your channel, I find it to be super informative and truly professional.
    This video is also filled with great tips and tricks. I, however, find that there aren't non fast fashion affordable options for plus size ladies (or gents, I would imagine, although I haven't really got into that one). I am a size 26 US, 28/30 UK, around 58 EU, and I can tell you that there are very few online stores that cater to my size. Not to mention that the clothes are even more expensive than their 'regular' sizing counterparts on the fast fashion websites as well. (And no, I find the argument of having more fabric go into a 56EU than a 42 to be ridiculous, especially since there is already a great fabric/resource difference between sizes 32 and 48.) What would your tips be for plus size ladies? How could we possibly make more sound fashion and financial choices when there is just not a non fast fashion market for us? Merci beaucoup! 🙂

  20. Hi Justine! I would love if you could do a video on the quality of the brand Armed Angels. It is supposed to be an ethical slow fashion brand with affordable prices. I am very interested in the brand, but i've read quite a lot of mixed and disappointed reviews concerning the quality and the production conditions. It would be super interesting to hear your professional opinion! Kind regards

  21. Just wanted to add that many of the brands mentioned are size exclusive. All French contemporary brands go up to size 3 , which is a Large or UK 12. I'm 6 ft normal build and I can't fit in them. They're designed for skinnier types.
    Also,the brand doesn't mean quality. Many products are made of polyester or nylon.

  22. I am kind of new to your channel, but appreciate your content greatly. I noticed on many channels a request to show women in fuller sizes and the comments are the same, which is disheartening. Will you consider doing a video on styles for women with problem areas? Maybe focus on big thighs and what to look for in pants that don't bunch at the crotch area when you walk. Have a model walk in them so we can see the tip in action. Maybe there is a trick for that bunching, but, women who have not worn wide leg pants because they want to avoid the bunch, don't know it, so they keep wearing dresses, skirts or long drapey shirts that almost look good on them. Also, many women struggle with looking pregnant even after wearing three layers of control top shapers. I don't remember the video of the lady who'd had surgery and she has a condition where she'll always have a pregnancy tummy (cannot have a cosmetic procedure b/c of internal scarring) but she, like many, want to know how to dress well with real life examples. Maybe get one of those pregnancy tummies like at some maternity stores and let us see how you would dress a woman who has a problem with that pregnancy tummy issue. My sister is big boned and is oddly between fashion sizes. Not quite Avenue or Lane Bryant stores size, and just outside New York and Company sizes. I shop New York and Company and am always looking for things for her. Their new plus line is good, but it's limited. Thank you for considering.

  23. This is what fashion blogger/vlogger/influencer SHOULD be. Someone who has studied the subject, has knowledge, class etc. Not the ambitious, attention seekers that we are bombarded on instagram and YouTube that want to gain money the easy way.
    I hardly subscribe on YouTube because I hate clutter. You gained my subscription and you should be proud of it!

  24. My problem is that I want good quality clothes, but I'm only 160 cm tall, and can almost never find good quality clothes for my height… It's like you have to be a least 170 cm tall for these types of clothes.

  25. I would have a serious issue with sending a vintage very expensive item (say >4000 eur) to anyone to authenticate. How would you prevent them to replace your genuine item with fake and tell you that it's not authentic?

  26. A lot of people complain about low incomes and Justine’s high end video. If your income is low wtf are you doing wasting time on fashion videos? Learn skills for better employment, do online courses, fight for a better wage! Don’t blame a DESIGNER for sharing quality fashion.

  27. Can't thank you enough! Honestly at this point I think it may be worth I save up for quality pieces. I understand it's scary to get frightened by the fast fashion, but considering how frequently I wear my fast-fashion pieces and they rip- I end up getting to the wear's prices. If the cost is high, shopping second hand is the best solution for you, but as you can imagine, it's not for everyone.

  28. Thank you for another great video Justine! You’ve educated me so much on sustainability and as I’m venturing out to find some long lasting pieces (especially that it’s near my time for vacation), I found myself stuck because I don’t know any other websites that sell clothes aside from fast fashion brands! This is a wonderful, resourceful video and I hope you can make more videos regarding sustainability in the future (ex: more tips on how to tell an item is good quality on top of the video u already made, good independent/niche brands that have a good sustainability statement and transparency, etc.)

  29. These websites are for people who can afford to splurge out on high fashion items. What about the rest of us? What about those of us who aren't wealthy enough to buy these items. It would be good if you could feature more affordable clothing for us peasants.

  30. Justine Leconte, you are the bomb!! Great channel. Who else combines such grounded, practical, reliable information with intelligence, humor and charm? No one else, that's who. Rock on, Justine!

  31. So disappointed Justine! This isn't helpful, it's a bunch of websites. You are my thoughtful style shero and I was sure you'd mention Everlane at least…I've made totally different shopping choices the past year, you've been such an inspiration. Of course I want quality clothing. That's what vintage stores and companies like Everlane are for. I feel you've made huge assumptions about your followers…😥. I don't need a label to feel fashionable.

  32. Hi Justine

    Forgive me if this question has been asked before, but have you had any experience with Everlane? Not only their clothes but shoes too?

    ❤️ your videos!

    💫😎

  33. I live in Argentina (I have a very low income) and am plus sized: I would say that the best option for me is to buy fabric and have a seamstress try to copy a simple pattern. This is very disappointing as once it is finished sometimes it doesn't look good on, so I could end up with a lot of useless pieces of clothing. These websites are way too expensive for me

  34. First link I clicked was therealreal – first thing I saw on the landing page was a mink coat: real fur, not faux fur. There is just absolutely no excuse for it. None.

  35. I love your video, Justine, I really do, I've learned so much from you since I discovered your channel and I recommend it to all my gf, buuuuut, truth being said, all those websites are way to far from the majority of the consumers and people that follows your channel. I find the tittle a bit misleading as you didn't give any tips to shop online for quality clothes you just gave us a list of unaffordable websites that you trust.

  36. For me many of those brands are fast fashion. The quality might be better than cheaper brands but I dont't think that the worker who produce the pieces are payed better. Many of the peaces aren't really classy so they will get out of fashion very soon.

  37. On eBay there is a store called BHFO and they have prom dresses from Gucci to Giovanni (spelling?) as well as Free People, Hudson etc etc. Eileen Fisher, the list goes on. Most items are 10% of retail. They have auction as well as “buy it now”. They ship world wide and their customer service is fantastic. I’m probably going to be sorry I shared this lol!

  38. Hi Justine, great video content as always.

    Can you please make a video with tips on how to choose the right nude shade shoes.

    Are only the cream and blush pink nudes acceptable, or can a tan colour also be included in the nude range? Please advise. Thank you!

  39. I am a new subbie from the UK. Thank you for all your videos. Love your makeup in this one especially the coral lippie!

  40. Love your videos!
    I have a question? Do you know of any Cheaper, good quality online stores?
    Because for me unfortunately I'd never be able to afforded to shop at those stores.
    Much love from New Zealand x

  41. TheRealReal are supporting real fur sales 😭😭, ‘Baby alpaca’ ‘Mink’
    Please tell me this isn’t you too, Justine?

  42. Merci beaucoup parce que je connaissais The Outnet mais j’étais douteuse sur la qualité et je comprenais pas si c’était second hand en vue des prix mais là maintient je sais!!! Du coup je vais y acheter très très vite ❤️merci t’es tjs très jolie précise et hyper-utile 💕

  43. Who can afford this in the real world? Living in Cornwall l, earning nothing but paying massive living costs pushed up by the second home owners who can afford these prices! 🙄
    I don't have the money to spend… So h&m and high St brands… Like next, primark, etc. Seem to be my only option. If good clothes cost this much how can ethical fashion ever be sustainable!?

  44. No Thanks – because your viewers can totally afford all this [insert sarcasm here]… ridiculous brands that charge extra just for the name. Was hoping to see a list made for average consumer not for a wealthy person that doesnt know what to do with their money…. Not useful for regular consumers at all. And even thou you can find cheaper items on these sites – they are mainly targeting expensive brands and not average consumer. They are known for being high end. So even with that explanation still video comes across as if it was made for someone into luxury brands. When I saw Net a Porter as first option you mentioned – I was very surprised that you were suggesting them due to average price tag they carry. Dont look at the fact they offer cheaper products by sorting by price – is their average price point acceptable for average consumer? That will hopefully also answer accessibility of size ranges and etc. Example – they carry small number of sizes for more affordable products because that is not their primary audience. So just because they offer something affordable doesnt mean at all this site is a good place to find affordable items as a whole. Net a Porter's primary audience is not an average consumer. This is why folks are upset – you missed the mark on general audience these sites market to and are known for.

  45. I’m usually shopping from Net-a-Porter, Farfetch, My Theresa, also Louisa via roma, Selfridges and sometimes Harrods. I would love to try the other websites so thank you for mentioning them.
    I just want to mention that “The real real” isn’t that good cuz some people bought bags and turn out they’re FAKE! So it has a quiet bad reputation.

  46. Hi Justine! Could you tell me how to look for quality construction in swimsuits like you did with bags and shoes? Thanks

  47. Yes, these are all definitely high end fashion websites. But I don't quite understand what everyone is complaining about… A two minute search on most of the listed sites in the SALE section (sorted from lowest to highest) and you can see shirts, bottoms, sweaters, swim suits for under $30 dollars. It is going to take more effort to find something, but if it's better quality and priced the same (or less) than a 'fast-fashion' item, then I personally think it's worth it to hunt for it! Just have to do the work and look people…

  48. Justine seems like nice young woman but I'm pretty angry with this video. I don't want to be rude but video is big sign of disrespect towards 80-90 percent of world population (maybe even more) of hard working man and women who earn less than 50$, 100$ or in this case even less than 1000$ in a week. And let me just mention how many of these man and wonen work in production of UNETHICAL clothing from fast fashion and ETHICAL clothing from other brands.

  49. slow fashion and environmentally /socially brands are great, I wholeheartedly agree, but in many cases fast fashion isn't an option people choose. It's the only option.
    I've seen many comments of people telling how they're improved the way they spend money for their shopping by buying less items for the same amount of money, but these items lasted them a long time, and they're generally better quality.
    And that's great for them.
    But if they're spending "the same money" to buy, I don't know, a 100€ pair of quality shoes and a 100€ winter coat (just making prices up), then we're still talking about people way wealthier than a lot of us poor fellas.
    The joggers I buy at fastfashion shops are around €8 (tezenis, sale season), and last me from six to ten years. And that's the price I'm able to pay, nothing more. It's either that or roaming the streets pantless.
    How can designer brands who charge 1500€ for a shirt point their finger at us, telling us that we're unethical and that we're killing the true, beautiful, old school fashion industry? it's not a choice, it's the only way to still be able to put something on while trying to stay afloat in this dying economy of ours.

    no hate for your channel, though. I love your work here and truly enjoy your videos, just wish high end designers would stop thinking of all fastfashion buyers as lazy, uncaring, mean people who deliberately ignore the horrible issues that fastfashion carries within. I would love to buy ethically made, italian (because that's were I'm from) clothes all the time, but I also need to feed myself.

  50. I was really happy when I saw the title of this video, but very disappointed when I saw the video. I would like to know, where to find good quality clothes, but not the one, where you pay most of the price for the brand name. Can you plase make that kind of video.

  51. The point is being aware that shopping every week in cheap, fast fashion shops may seem like saving money, but it isn’t. If every Saturday you buy a 20 € T-shirt that falls apart after a couple of washings, at the end of the month you throw 80 € down the drain. If you buy a good quality T, you can wear it for years.

    I read that some “fast fashion” clothes are used and thrown away without people even bothering to wash them because they’re so cheap that the owners don’t care. I don’t why anybody would consider OK to wear things not even worth washing, but I deserve better than that. I also cannot afford to buy at Net à Porter or Farfetch (some of their prices are really crazy), but I wait for sales to buy the best I can afford.

    I’d rather have only a couple good quality silk blouses, which lasts years, rather than 10 which will tear within a month….

    PS I think the compulsive buying is more an addiction to novelty than the real need for clothes or even to follow trends. People buy because they’re bored and new stuff gives them a thrill…😲

  52. So much negativity in the comments! Before fast fashion, we used to spend a higher % of our income on clothing that cost more to produce but it was better made. We had smaller closets, and we didn't throw clothes away after one season.

    Justine, I really appreciated this video, since I want to buy better quality, and I have no idea what that even means! There aren't any designer boutiques in my town, so I can't exactly go browsing in the stores for ideas. Looking at many of the designer pieces on the websites you shared, I see a huge step up in design details and cuts, and that gives me something to aspire to and look for! (Not all of the pieces looked to be quality of course – I was personally shocked to see an expensive mohair sweater blended with acrylic for example.)

    Maybe the title of the video was misleading, should have been more along the lines of "where to buy designer clothes online".

  53. Fast fashion is it for me then. Or maybe if I do not eat and pay my rent for 2 months then I can afford one dress.

  54. Honestly in this video you make it sound as conscious = high end designer. I did expect you suggest some normal priced stores/ brands. Im 45y old western european, and girl 500 euro for a jumper is just not going to happen 😂😂😂🙈

  55. I understand people's complaints, but has no one ever shopped in the sale sections? Some of these website have great deals on quality items if you know how to search and if you wait for holiday sales. I've shopped on Net-A Porter and Matches and purchased some really nice things for less than $100 each.

  56. Justin you are the best youtuber for fashion related things. So, i want u to make some lessons or videos on how to become fashion designers by yourself and skills require to become fashion designer some tips in detail. Highly requested topic……………

  57. Some of these websites selling high end elite designer brands are clearly not for the working person on an average income. But I also believe that we've become so used to treating clothing like food shopping – chucking it all into one basket and buying items frequently and discarding them after a few wears (mainly because they look horribly out of shape or fashions have moved on at lightening speeds) – that when we do see sensibly priced, classical good quality items that are sustainable, made of good quality fabrics and properly made, we still freak out and claim they are too expensive. When I was a young girl in the 1970s and 1980s, I saved up for good quality clothes and only bought them twice a year on what I used to call a spending spree. I was, by no means, rich or even close to it. Even back then I would pay about £40 for a jumper, nearly £100 for a suit. I bought a tiny Gucci handback in Venice for £80 and still have it today. Today the equivalent would be £90 for a jumper and £2-300 for a suit. Yet a lot of good quality clothing that is still sustainable costs no more at today's prices than I paid back then, yet there are still gasps of horror when other shoppers clearly expect these good quality items to be sold at ridiculously low prices more typical of high street tat fast fashion. This is really the kind of mindset adjustment we need to get cultivate – pay more and buy fewer items. We just need to change out perception of what is normal (or should be normal).

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