I wear Prada, because I want to.

  • Nastaran Norouzi Richards-Carpenter Assistant Professor in Marketing and Fashion Management,Richmond the International American University in London


: Previous studies on luxury consumption indicated that women may use luxury consumption as a self-promotion strategy during within-sex competitions, as these luxuries improve their advantages against same sex rivals for mates. Many of these studies rely on costly signalling and intra-sexual competition theory, and they suggest female intra-sexual competition in a mate attraction context triggers women’s spending on luxury products. The focus of this paper is to understand the gender-related motivations, specifically for female consumers in the luxury market and to compare and contrast the new findings with the previous studies. The finding of this study demonstrates other motives in female luxury consumer behaviour rather than relationship, self-enhancement and competition.
Oct 6, 2017
How to Cite
RICHARDS-CARPENTER, Nastaran Norouzi. I wear Prada, because I want to.. European Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 6, p. 57-62, oct. 2017. ISSN 2414-8385. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejms/article/view/2625>. Date accessed: 11 july 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejms.v6i1.p57-62.