Interesting, I think, and plausible. I am wondering about the connection between this and my aversion to stores such as Century 21 and Filene's Basement...I just can't wear stuff bought there and ultimately end up throwing it out so I don't go.

Used, fine, but just a whiff of discount store somehow seems not unlike the faux designer and it just feels wrong... Faux fur on the other hand--I'm all over that. Go figure.