Sweet Shoppe Designs

  #1  
Old 08-04-2022, 11:27 PM
LJSDesigns's Avatar
LJSDesigns LJSDesigns is offline
Sweet Shoppe Designer
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Nappanee, IN
Posts: 9,355
Default North Face

My son's birthday is on Saturday and he's wanted a jacket from North Face for a while now, so I got him one. What is so special about these jackets that I had to pay almost $200 for what is essentially a hoodie? Are they super warm, hold up forever or something special or did I just pay for the name?

As you can tell, I am not hip or into fashion. I've been chubby my whole life, so I am happy with anything that fits well and looks nice.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-04-2022, 11:35 PM
flergs's Avatar
flergs flergs is online now
Sweet Shoppe Designer
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 7,188
Default

I have a MacPac one and it was a lot of money but it is honestly sooooo much warmer & waterproof than any cheapie I have ever owned. My daughters Kathmandu has lasted her for over 6 years so far & it has taken a beating, so totally worth that money I think.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-04-2022, 11:41 PM
jacinda's Avatar
jacinda jacinda is offline
SugarBabe
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 18,521
Default

North Face is good quality, but yeah, it is also the brand. My brothers and sister work for True Alliance who market North Face. Their staff discounts bring the price way down, so you know all the rest is just profit.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-05-2022, 12:37 PM
lovely1m's Avatar
lovely1m lovely1m is offline
Sweetsaholic
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,820
Default

I have a North Face fleece jacket. It was very expensive (and a gift) but I love it. It's so comfy and has held up really well.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-05-2022, 01:12 PM
KristinCB's Avatar
KristinCB KristinCB is offline
Sweet Shoppe Designer
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: May 2007
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 20,744
Default

I am not into clothes at all but jackets for winter are something I will spend the money on. It makes a huge difference for being able to be out in the cold. I walk all winter long and where I live it can get chilly but I'm almost always warm in my jacket, it isn't north face but a similar brand.

I cheap out on a lot of things and sometimes I think I end up spending more because the cheap stuff doesn't last as long.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-09-2022, 11:48 PM
LJSDesigns's Avatar
LJSDesigns LJSDesigns is offline
Sweet Shoppe Designer
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Nappanee, IN
Posts: 9,355
Default

Well, it was worth the price just to see the huge smile on his face. He loved it and says it will keep him warm right into the artic freeze. LOL My love language is giving, so when someone loves a present, I am happy for days.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-10-2022, 03:36 PM
Karen_'s Avatar
Karen_ Karen_ is offline
Sweets
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 279
Default

I had a Northface puffer jacket a few years ago. I actually got it for free with my hubby's Cabela's points on his credit card. I'm super cheap too and wouldn't have spent the money at that time on a coat, but I sure did love that coat. It lasted me for about 10 years. The only reason I got a new one was because it was a little TOO warm for walking outside.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-10-2022, 06:09 PM
Cherylny's Avatar
Cherylny Cherylny is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: USA
Posts: 1,199
Default

They last FOREVER!! I bought my daughter a North Face Ski Jacket when she was in high school - it was a "double jacket" with a heavier one over a lighter one so two jackets in one. She STILL has it and wears it and she's a mom now! They're definitely worth the money! I remember gulping when I bought it, though. They've been "in" for SO many years! Good purchase, Mom!
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-10-2022, 06:11 PM
Cherylny's Avatar
Cherylny Cherylny is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: USA
Posts: 1,199
Default

That's awesome - I remember how thrilled my daughter was with hers. Thanks for the memory.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All Creative Content 2007 SweetShoppeDesigns

Making your memories sweeter

Copyright 2016 Sweet Shoppe Designs The Sweetest Digital Scrapbooking Site on the Web | Site by Lilac Creative