Whenever I buy button-down blouses, I check yung tahi ng butones, and dino-doble ko sinulid dun para I don't worry about missing buttons later, mahirap kasi maghanap ng kapalit unless palitan mo na lang lahat ng butones.
So far, in my closet, I have clothes from Pink Soda, For Me, Plains & Prints, Bayo, Freeway/Ensembles, Mint, Apple & Eve, Paper Dolls, Calypso, Blanc Noir, Julia, Space, Scoop, Bossini, Lee, Xara (not Zara), Guess, etc. whatever brand nasa SM/Rob dept store. In case you have tried some brands I mentioned that are durable, post your testimonies for our other GT sisters na lang.
For jeans I have 1 Giordano, 2 Levi's, 2 Kamiseta, 3 Bench, 3 Human, 1 DP skinny, also before Jag, Wranco, Freego, Colours. I seldom buy new jeans unless they get lost or damaged due to laundry stains or wear&tear or tumaba ako. Haven't bought anything in M&S, Mango, Petite Monde, Memo, F&H yet.
I don't usually go for brand (loyalty), I'm not brand conscious.
As long as that particular product is good & reasonably priced & I either need or want it, I buy it. Most expensive I have bought is 2k regular price, usually it's a dress (Karimadon/Freeway) for an occassion, no time to wait for a 50% off sale eh.
I haven't really bought anything from Forever21, dresses are nice but expensive for something not durable. I could easily buy dresses for 1/3 it's price. For Zara For Kids, I only bought sweat shirts.
For Gap, henleys for layering. Sa abroad naman kasi such brand names are just their local brands eh, it's expensive for us earning in pesos but cheap for those earning in dollars. I mean it's just like our local brands here. For foreign brands, I try to buy if it's PH-made than China made or other country.