How To Shop Quality Basics (Best Brands For High Quality Clothing)

How To Shop Quality Basics (Best Brands For High Quality Clothing)

How To Shop Quality Basics (Best Brands For Quality Clothing)

In this video, I tell you my personal rules and guidelines when it comes to shopping for high quality basics or quality clothing in general. When you have a minimalist wardrobe, clothing gets more wear and it’s important to have nice quality things that will be durable through wear and wash.

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  1. tigrezz 08 on September 21, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    How I wish we had “Thread up” here in Australia ☹️ great video as always Naja!

  2. jlynn8934 on September 21, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    What I’ve come to realize, too, (thanks to your videos!) is when it comes to natural fibers, since you so rarely need to wash some of them, you are also saving on energy usage, so there really are many layers of savings for ourselves and for the planet by buying fewer and better-quality garments!

  3. Tracy Gellatly on September 21, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Great video Naja! Would you consider doing another "cost per wear" video? Maybe sharing an update on your most and least worn items? Also, a "how to shop luxury brand secondhand websites?" Thank you for your consideration of these topics.

  4. Arlene Witt on September 21, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Did I miss something? The heading says best brands for high quality, but I did not hear any brands listed. I am not looking for the names of high end luxury brands (aka expensive), but the names of brands that are medium or moderately priced high quality clothing (such as Pendleton). This video is nothing but another rehash of what can be found on a gazillion other channel, such as places to go for used clothing (Etsy, Posh-mark, etc)

  5. Marta Borkowska on September 21, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Well said! Better buy one thing that you really love that 50 that are so so 🙂 Better for your wallet, better for the planet! Remember people, when buying anything, we are basically woting with our money.

  6. Towse on September 21, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Polyester is very frustrating, I’m happy to know I’m not alone in thinking this!

  7. Pamela Laurent on September 21, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    What are some good stores to shop that sell quality clothes

  8. Perverted Reflection on September 21, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    I am ok with a polyester lining on a natural fabric garment. Maybe eventually I’ll replace the linings with silk on my favorite pieces. I don’t find the thin, soft polyester often used in linings particularly offensive. It’s definitely possible to make a nice polyester fabric (faux fur and velvet for example), but it’s a good general rule to avoid it.

  9. Kathye Sargent on September 21, 2021 at 11:37 pm


  10. c erika on September 21, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    i have an expensive issey miyake plisse jacket that i really love the silhouette and it fits well with my style and my whole wardrobe in general but it is a pain to find the perfect weather to wear it. thanks to your videos now i understand the reason behind it. polyester ❌

  11. Larissa Guy on September 21, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks for the reminder about polyester. I’m trying so hard to avoid it but it’s everywhere!!!!

  12. Naja Sierra on September 21, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Bonjour everyone and welcome back to the channel. This video was suggested a bunch and so I hope it answered some questions or just come in helpful. Thanks as always for watching and I’ll see you in the next video 🦭🌸

  13. Helana Lurie on September 21, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Agree. Any unnatural fibre is not sustainable. All the clothing I didn’t wear in the past were polyester or acrilic. Nowadays if it is not cotton, linen (etc), I just don’t buy them. To. Me the material is as important as the fit and style.

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  15. beautywithlila on September 21, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Hi, great content. Which US store would you recommend? I’m looking for good quality blazers, trench coat, sweaters…

  16. Kimberly Perrotis on September 21, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I made a commitment to never buy synthetics. If many people do this, brands will stop trying to foist this crap on us. You don’t see much polyester in men’s clothes, why? They won’t buy it, just like they won’t buy uncomfortably shoes. Manufacturers have been trying to sweet-talk these fabrics for years, renaming them things like Microfiber, Air Fabric, etc. They are even trying to sell poly sheets! Just Say No.

  17. Kimberly Perrotis on September 21, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    I was excited to try the online custom shop Samisurra, they seemed to offer some nice fabrics. But, I searched everywhere for the fiber content of their linings, it’s not there, only words like soft, luxury, etc., so it’s polyester, no way. Then, I saw some of their items in a style video, and wasn’t impressed with the fit or fabrics custom-made for the content producer. Everything looked too snug, and the revers of the print cotton shirt had that ugly, dull, faded gray look and didn’t account for cotton shrinkage in the ease. That custom-linen clothing brand, sorry forgot name, on Etsy has great reviews, though, I’ll try them.

  18. Petra Pan on September 22, 2021 at 12:04 am

    I was working in a big thriftstore here in Canada over the last 6 month and while I was sorting thru all the donations I learned so much about fabric and how it will age. I bought a cashmere sweater from the early 90s and its still in perfect condition. I´m a vegan but its fine for me to buy those items second hand and I´m pretty sure that from now on I will just buy things like merino wool, casmere and silk because it will last me so much longer, you dont have to wash it that often, its nicer for you body and you look way more sophisticated even you are wearing just a sweater. PS: I´m learing a lot from your videos, too, so thank you!

  19. katiechasm on September 22, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Any tips on making natural fabric pieces look more formal? Like with matching sets, I feel that they can lean a bit more ‘loungewear’ in natural fabrics vs. the polyester ones

  20. Anna Klaus on September 22, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Totally agree that buying few, well-considered, quality pieces in natural fibres, even when the brand isn’t especially sustainable, is a respectable, smart option for being more sustainable. Especially when the aesthetic or limited sizing in smaller, ethical brands isn’t working for you. I’m combing strategies to be more sustainable in the way I dress, including finding out what high end brands do sizing that suits my tall frame and then buying them second hand.

  21. fantasy on September 22, 2021 at 12:08 am

    the content is super good, but an ad plugged every two minute is just unbearable! i miss the times where there was just ONE ad at the beginning.

  22. Bryony Townend on September 22, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Thank you for another great video Naja. I also love second hand shopping. I’ve even gone so far as to try on items I’m interested in in the shop and look on second hand websites for the item. Most recently levi Jean’s that really fit. Cashmere jumpers also seem to be a great second hand love! 🙂

  23. Stuart Holloway on September 22, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Looking for quality basics to save money AND she has a sticker over her webcam? Smart girl.

  24. GiaGiaDee on September 22, 2021 at 12:10 am

    7:12 The X stitch on your Mango Blazer… it’s a temporary stitch. You need to remove it. Those are only there so the piece holds its shape a bit better in transport.

  25. Silje Marie on September 22, 2021 at 12:14 am

    May I ask which lipstick you are wearing in the video? Love it!

  26. Natskaer art on September 22, 2021 at 12:16 am

    had never considered buying clothes on etsy wow but ill def take a look now

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