I thought this was a really good question. Brand names. Do they make you feel better? I’ll admit that there are some name brands that I really like and then for other things, I could care less. I think we’re a lot like this to a certain degree.
I do like Nike or Sketcher’s tennis shoes. I love my Not Your Daughters Jeans and I’m particular about my socks. I have a couple of Sherpani purses but I will buy other brands. I don’t buy name brands just to buy them but I tend to stick to what I like without a whole lot of looking around.
I do buy Dove Soap, Clorox Green products for cleaning, All Free and Clear and I think we all know I only use the OLD Downy. I use Aqua Fresh toothpaste. It’s not that I will only use these products but once I find something I like, I don’t shop around. If I got a sample of something I wouldn’t be a snob and not try it because I would but I won’t buy something new if I haven’t tried it somewhere else. I kind of think it’s like if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. I like what I like and really don’t like experimenting.
But one of the things in this news story just made me shake my head and wonder what in the heck some of these people are taking. They feel better carrying a Victoria’s Secret bag though the mall rather than a plain bag or they felt smarter using a MIT logo pen. I kind of think that’s silly but again, that’s just me.
It was suggested that brand names make you feel better or boost your self esteem. Hhhmmm, I just like the certain brands because they’re comfortable or they work well and they hold out for a long time but I sure don’t buy Nike shoes to boost my self esteem or to make myself feel better or to prove to other people that I’m cool. Is that just my age?
What brand names do you like? Do you only like them for that name? Do they make you feel better about yourself?