We have a high-end store here in Orlando called Juicy Couture. Does anyone else have one of these in their area? They sell clothes, jewelry, and other items at designer prices. They cater to teens and young adults, and I have a huge thing for their jewelry. I only buy their jewelry on clearance at our outlet mall — I have a strawberry necklace and crowned heart earrings.
But there’s one thing I absolutely hate about Juicy Couture. The clothing is not made well and the jewelry is not even real, but they sell everything at ridiculous prices. Both of the items I bought for about $20 on clearance at the outlet mall originally retailed at around $100.
It just makes me mad, because people are literally buying a name and not a product when they buy this stuff at original prices. Last time I went into the shop the cashier told someone she would have to take care of the armful of jewelry she was purchasing, “Because, you know, none of it is real or anything. So you have to take care of it in that respect.” The girl with the jewelry was shocked, put all the jewelry back, and walked out of the store without a word.
While I understand buying designer quality, it’s outrageous that some designers try to sell people crap for a fortune. I accidentally wore my crowned heart earrings to sleep last night. How did I realize this? Because my earlobes were itching from the cheap material being in my ears for too long. I can’t imagine that some people actually paid up to $100 for these earrings. To me they’re worth the $20, and barely even that.
So be careful what you purchase. In this case you’re better off buying from Forever 21, where you can buy similar items of the same exact quality for $5 each.