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Old 01-10-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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Simple question. Do you find yourself buying or awing over expensive, often trendy clothing crafted by some of the world's most respected and well-known designers? Are you the opposite of that, and are content with sporting clothes from thrift stores and mid-scale chains such as Sears, Macy's, and JC Penney?

Would you ever drop 1K on a cocktail dress from Valentino or 3K on a black wool suit from Ermenegildo Zegna? Discuss!
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I am somewhere in the middle.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:46 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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I am not a label "heaux" but I do believe in High/Low fashion (mixing higher end pieces with bargain finds)
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:46 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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Thrift store all the way for me. Also, this way I never have guilt about something that I buy and wear three times and then discard, because I never pay retail prices anyway.

I think that there are good quality clothes to be found at moderate prices. One of these days I might splurge on something REALLY unique though. If it were truly one of a kind and truly "my style".
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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I like certain designers and buy their clothing. I don't always look for what's "in" or what's on the runway at any given moment. I don't buy knock-offs or copy-cat clothing as you'll find in many chain department stores. This is because I respect the fashion industry would prefer my money to go to those who innovate and not to those who copy.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:56 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I like to get ideas and "looks" from some higher end clothing, but even when I had more money I could not make myself buy them, except on sale. Today, I got a Lafayette 148 catalog with some great things in it. There is a simple striped cotton/spandex shift in there, that I would live in all summer, but it is $248. I'm thinking of trying to duplicate it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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Yep, I'm interested in designer clothes.

Some brands I like:
Jill Sander
Commes Des Garcons
Stephan Schnieder
SNS Herring
Maison Martin Margiela


I'm still new in my post-university professional career, so I save for 2 to 3 months before making any big purchases.

However, the one area where I haven't spent too much is suits. Most of mine are from Brooks Brothers and of decent quality, and I just having forked over the tousand plus for a Brioni or Belvest suit.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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I buy $8 shirts at Wal-Mart (that's the economic class to which I belong). I don't "drop 1k" on anything except 2 months' rent.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:42 PM
 
Location: USA
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Thrift shops all the way. I've bought many items with designer labels which are sold in Back to the Rack, for instance, a local barely worn shop. Sometimes they are even on the dollar rack. As women gain weight, they sell their smaller items on consignment and if I'm fortunate I'm in the store that day.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Northern CA
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I even bought my wedding dress from a consignment shop. It was affordable, and fabulous!
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