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Many of us flock to Zara for the fab style and deadly sales, so it will come as a shock to many that we have been pronouncing Zara wrong the whole time.

According to Refinery29, one of its fashion team member travelled over to Zara headquarters in Spain and noticed that NOT ONE person was saying the name of the brand like we do.

And, since Zara originated in that region, we really should be giving it the same care as other brands, like Dolce & Gabbana.

So, are you ready to see the way it really should be said? Here we go…

Zara is pronounced "dzah-dah." Interesting, huh?

This is due to the Northern Castilian dialect where Zs are pronounced with a soft "th" sound, and Rs are closer to Ds.

To be honest, we're all for pronouncing it the right way, but we doubt the real way is going to catch on… or a lot of people are going to be VERY confused.



The world of fashion can be a minefield. 

The trends change every season, models are popping up left, right and centre and then there's designers names. 

While Burberry might slip easily off the tongue, there's a whole world of designers names we can't even attempt to pronounce. 

So, if you need to fake it in fashion, here's a little lesson of some labels not-so phonetic names. 

Dolce & Gabbana: Doll-che & Gab-ana


Herve Leger: Her-vay Lay-jarr


Hermes: Er-mez


Louis Vuitton: Loo-wee Vwee-ton


Marchesa: Mar-kay-zah


Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-kah


Lanvin: Lahn-van


Moschino: Moss-key-no


Givenchy: Jee-von-she


Yves Saint Laurent: Eve San Lau-ron

Versace: Ver-sah-chi



Balmain: Ball-mahn