Parents' Guide to

Fashion Hunters

By Elka Karl, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fashion folks buy, sell, and obsess over high-end labels.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2011
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Simply Terrifying

This series is horrible. It tells of a serial killer, (alias "pork chops"), that hunts salamanders. The salamanders arm themselves, however simply cannot defend against the threat. It is horrifying to watch how "pork chops" slashes through the ranks of the poor lizards. As they sit there helpless, unable to do anything, "pork chops" simply gets a flamethrower. He calls it, "the BBQ". This caused my 34 year old son to go into therapy.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The show's main intrigue lies in the insanely expensive consignment fashion that the buyers discover in the closets of New York City's most well-heeled fashionistas. The majority of viewers who shop at stores whose price tags rarely run in the hundreds will likely marvel at the amount of time, effort, and cash spent in securing these items.

While there's some fun to be had in gawking at the fact that a secondhand dress can cost $10,000, the level of consumerism showcased on the show is truly troubling. For kids who are budding clotheshorses, the overall focus on valuing clothing brands over anything else sends some troubling messages to young viewers. There may be value in watching the show and frankly discussing the issues related to couture fashion and expensive designer-related consumerism, but there aren't a lot of positive messages to be found here.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 4, 2011
  • Network: Bravo
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: October 14, 2022

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