Buyer’s Blog: Kristin “Miss Kris” Eskridge
Kristin “Miss Kris” Eskridge
“The Demise of the Label Whore”
Label Whore (noun) – Someone who only wears brand name clothes, with the name of the brand usually placed somewhere for all to see. A walking advertisement for a clothing store or brand.
We all know at least one label whore. Maybe it’s that at-your-job chick with the Tory Burch flats, Fendi belt, D&G bag, YSL tee and Louis Vuitton headscarf. Maybe it’s the guy on the train with the Louis Vuitton printed short set and Gucci sneakers. Maybe it’s you. Either way, I’m officially over it! If you can afford to be laced in only the best, more power to you. However, if you think that the oversized initials on your sunglasses make you a cooler person, you are sadly mistaken.
For most of us, the lure of designer fashion is something to give in to occasionally. It’s a splurge for a quality piece, a gift, or a limited edition, rare find. I love to shop. No denying that. I love it so much that I found a job that feeds my habit. My wardrobe is definitely sprinkled with some pricey labels, but I’m also stocked with plenty of no name goodies from the likes of H&M, Zara and Forever 21. Never will you catch me on the street looking like this guy:
(Now for the shameless buyer plug…)
Baby Phat has definitely taken note of the “less is more” trend and has completely revamped their philosophy for Fall ’09. Farewell to the days of the glitter cat and PHAT on the ass. Baby Phat is cleaning up their look from head to toe.
Some say that the “true” Baby Phat customer is going to miss her slinky, foil cat plastered on every available inch. Others look forward to the evolution as Baby Phat enters a more “chic” arena.
Personally, I look forward to the new look. Call me a visionary, but I believe the day of the discreet fashionista are here to stay because nobody likes a ho.
That’s fo’ sho.
Kristin Eskridge is DrJays.com’s Baby Phat buyer, head boys/girls buyer and ladies footwear buyer.