Personally I’m not a brand person, I grow up thrift shopping, I’m not all crazy for designer stuffs probably because I couldn’t afford them then but that doesn’t mean I don’t like them. so when I see a brand on instagram with great design, I reach out to buy not because of their “brand” but because I really like the design or I just want to support them but when I hear the prices the “OKIRIKA GIRL” in me will just go 100. Like these stuffs are chiffon material we can buy for 300-350 naira and sew for 2000-3000 naira at most and I hear 16000 for a chiffon kimono? Hell no!! I get it. It’s your design, your creativity, your idea, your effort, but if you really want people like us to buy this, you need to be more reasonable with your price. I know some people can afford them with ease but if the price is on a high side like this , people like me will just end up screen grabbing the picture for our loyal tailor to sew. No offense, you may call it stealing.
After the chit chat with my babe, she made me understand that what they are actually selling is the “Brand” not the cloth itself. For her she is a brand person. She can actually go to Dubai to get original designer top than getting the exact type maybe not the original in Nigeria because she loves brands. Well, I get that and appreciate that but not all of us are made for that life. I love to work with Brands but brands that people can actually afford not just because LEEMA wore it but because it’s cheap and unique. Just like this brand that never disappoint me, @beingdeborah is that loyal tailor of mine. she made this beautiful Ankara jacket and my shoe is from @isyzee on instagram which i won during @Prettyface giveaway sometimes this year.
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