Monday, November 9, 2009

Hot Buys & LE: Label-Whoring, Stardoll Style!

I'm a big fan of the StarBazaar, I have found so many great dresses and shoes and things much cuter and cheaper than most of the stuff I see in Starplaza. Every once in a while I'll see something FUGtastic for waaaay too much money, and 9 times out of 10 when I click on it it's "Hot Buys" or some real brand or whatever. Stardoll even knows some of this junk is ugly (see Fudge "RARE ugly bag" in the bottom right-hand corner of the picture above. Price? 60sd)!! When visiting other people's suites I see that a lot of people have collections of these things in their rooms set up almost like a museum.

They've usually paid a ridiculous amount of money for an ugly or "nothing special" item. The same with the LE items I see in people's suites and in the shop, 200 stardollars for THAT? Really?? I just didn't get it. I know that the "Limited Edition" aspect of them makes them rare and thus more valuable and desirable (so exclusive that you can't even click on them in the shop lol), but I've never wanted something just because it was rare if it wasn't at least awesome-looking as well. And even then, 200sd for one item? That's an entire month of Superstar membership allowance. For ONE thing. That's just crazy. And then I started to think about it in real world terms. These obsessive collectors of Stardoll Hot Buys, LE, Real Brands, and rares are label whores!! Stardoll is preying on the label whore in all of us!

For those of you who don't know what a label whore is (from

So, if Stardoll is a kid's website (I'm still not sure..) they're basically teaching kids to be greedy, materialistic, AND wasteful with their money. In addition to selling outfits for baby prostitutes. Great! =/


  1. FYI the rare ugly bag is from the show UGLY BETTY. They are not actually calling it ugly. lol

  2. Fantastic Nikki!

    I agree stardoll have gone way overboard..


  3. At LE, there are some weird but some how "fashionable" clothes.but when i saw these bags...:
    i thought, y r u paying 100sd each 4 these plastic bags???? waste of money!!!