Since the inception of the new item specifics "Country of Manufacturer" we wanted to clarify some misconceptions about high end clothing, shoes, and accessory products being made in China. We carry designer items and yes, they are made in China. There are manufacturing plants then the elite manufacturing plants.
Our designer's items are authentic and sold in high end boutiques and retail stores such as Neiman Marcus, Harrod's of England, and many more. Some people believe that items made in China cheapens the brand. My design houses physically have representatives that go to China and work with the shops with the highest end quality product manufacturing. These shops are the most elite in China and demand absolute excellence in the final products. It is the cheater shops that want to cheat that take these high end items and try to duplicate the products. They can't do it because they are not one of these elite plants.
Why do we purchase items manufactured from other countries? Our demand for lower cost for items has helped to create these products being made in other countries. Many of the designers products we were working with 7 years ago that were manufactured here in the USA are now made in China. The items we carry are meticulously designed in the USA, France, Italy and more but are made in China with the designer specs. Just because a product is made in a country with some lower end manufacturing making some items appear low in quality, doesn't mean that all products fit into that classification.
I recently made my first purchase directly from China for men's ties. I was told their was no label in them because I did not want to purchase knock offs. Once I received them I found all kinds of labels in them. They were well constructed so I ventured further with the seller. They actually were the shop that made the real items but were selling them outside of the design house. I was really upset and the designer ties with those labels were destroyed. I am one seller that will not sell knock offs so matter what the circumstances. I will also never buy directly from China because my design houses do that for me with the legitimate companies they deal with.
If you are a seller and purchasing from China I strongly suggest that you take responsibility and not sell any products knowing they were not made, ordered and supervised by the original design houses. If sellers would do this we could increase trust in our companies and trust in our product which just might mean an increase in sales.
The most recent reports are that manufacturing in China is slowing down. My guess is because they have considerably raised the prices to a level that some countries that couldn't compete in the past are now able to compete with them. The biggest issue facing the manufacturing in this country are the knock off products that are charging the same prices as the real products. Once our country or China's own policing stops or grossly slows down these cheaters trust and bad connotations in the marketplace will be decreased,
In conclusion: For buyers, give the product a chance and when in doubt ask questions regarding the manufacturing of the products. Sellers be responsible. After all, it is our demand for lower cost for items that has helped to create these products being made in other countries. Some of the highest end and most beautiful products on the market today are made in China or countries outside of the USA.