Today, I thought we'd chat about name brands versus generic. Or maybe I should say finer name brands versus discounted brands.
I just bought a graduation/house warming gift for one of my son's good friends (the daughter of some of our good friends) who graduated from college and is settling into a new house and job. I got her a couple of nice sets of towels at the Ralph Lauren Factory Store. They're beautiful, plush and heavy. I think towels are one of those things where you get what you pay for. We have really nice towels we got for our wedding (25 years ago) that are still in great shape! The cheaper ones we received at the same time haven't fared as well. They're frayed and worn--and some are now used for cleaning rags.
So...on what items do you splurge and buy name brand? And what do you feel is just as good when you buy generic or discounted brands?