Pages

Friday, 31 January 2014

A leopard print lovely and a Friday night musing


To continue with today's fight against the cold, I opted for a thick Cos roll neck jumper, Reiss pea coat, Gap jeans and Clarks boots. My Boden leopard print satchel gave the outfit a bit of focus and as I spent a large part of the day shopping with our eldest, it also meant that I had both hands free to assist her (OK, to carry the bags)!

On a different note, I've been mulling something over for a while now which is this: the way that brands attribute people's names to their clothes, is pretty cunning.

If I see something - such as the jeans in Whistles, or the shoes in Clarks, both called Matilda - or something with the name Florence, Flo, Floss or Flossie, Lexie, Libby, Ellen, Ellie, Poppy, Ruby, Lottie, Emily, Emilia and so on (I've chosen these names in particular because I have seen all of them used in this way) I am more positively pre-disposed to the said item than if it wasn't given the name of someone that I know.

It's not so much that I would go "Oooh yes, I know a person with that name so I must buy said item" so that I end up wearing a random selection of clothes (well, I may end up wearing a random selection of clothes but that would be for a different reason) but I may look on it more favourably and I will almost certainly remember it - which could translate into a sale further down the line.

So whoever thought of it, it works, just in the same way that naming coke cans did because yes, I was one of those people who hunted high and low to find a can with a specific name on it (only to be beaten to it by the then five year old). On reflection I don't know whether that makes the marketing departments cunning, or me just gullible and a softie!

14 comments:

  1. Bag is fab....still waiting for my order of the latest leopard print bag from boden....normally excellent but delivery so slow atm. Hx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooh you are a busy Boden ordering girl aren't you? I've just ordered something today too. Love it when a parcel is on its way! Hope that you love the bag.

      Delete
  2. You have a point about the names! I am automatically more inclined to like something if it has my name (which us not 'ash' btw!) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That did make me laugh! Could be costly if you have a name that the brands have identified as being a popular one!

      Delete
  3. Very nice look! I love the colour of your door. [off-topic!]

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Lulu - good to hear from you!

      Delete
  4. What outstanding insight you've displayed and 100/100 for such a excellent presentation.


    Here is my page: electronic cigarette flavours weed

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your waү of telling the whole thing in thіs
    article iis гeally fastidious, every one
    be able too without difficulty understand it,
    Thanks a lօt.|

    my site ... darmowy program do rozliczenia pit 2013

    ReplyDelete
  6. Does your blog have a contact page? I'm having
    problems locating it but, I'd like to shoot you an e-mail.

    I've got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested
    in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it grow
    over time.

    my website ... Beats By Dre

    ReplyDelete
  7. When a school or a school district resides outside a
    city. It is therefore safe to call an experienced
    professional to assist you in fixing your sewer.
    Concrete design- basic working stress and limit state design concepts, analysis of ultimate load capacity
    and design of members subjected to flexure, shear, compression and torsion by limit state methods.


    my blog post 4kwallpaper.net ()

    ReplyDelete
  8. Howdy! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of
    volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.

    Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have
    done a marvellous job!

    Take a look at my homepage - emergency plumbing Mcdowel Mountain Ranch

    ReplyDelete
  9. Pretty! This was a really wonderful article. Many thanks for supplying this info.


    my page - bad credit loan

    ReplyDelete

I love receiving your comments,so do please drop by.