Lazy post I know - believe me I'm working my 'butt' off at the moment and still trying to finish 3,300 words for someone who is going to kill me if I don't do it soon!
Black dress giveaway link here ...plus response to person who asked about 'cheaper' quality goods. I think the issue is not the quality of the cloth, but less time and money has been spent on three critical area: prior to production - research, development and design. The buyer selects on only what is available, so no amends. Then, finally the finish is less rigorous and by this I mean the button details will not be secured in a way a higher end garment is made. Once upon a time the finish on Prada clothes was appalling, this was addressed. Cheap doesn't mean bad - it just means less of other areas. Then you are relying on the buyers eye to select items you would like.
Please feel free to ask any more questions and I hope to get Laura's interview up tomorrow.