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View Poll Results: What market segment are most of your clothing purchases?
Economy 7 21.21%
Fast Fashion 1 3.03%
Mid-Range 12 36.36%
Semi-Premium 3 9.09%
Premium 8 24.24%
Luxury 2 6.06%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-03-2018, 01:58 PM
 
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Mostly mid-range. I have some economic items, mostly basic tshirt/underware/socks.. I stay the hell away from fast fashion, nothing fits me & even if it does fit me, it doesn't fit me after the first wash. I am on the bigger side so that's out of question for me. Never liked it. Mid-range is perfect for me between INC at Macy to Vera Vera Wang at Khols with few Express in middle. I am good


I have few semi-premium, but its mostly accessories (Fossil purse, MK jacket, CK top). It is not bulk of my wardrobe, few statement piece. I don't even think about brands beyond that.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If I bought all mine and my family's clothing brand new, (for family of 5) we'd go broke or into debt.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:16 PM
 
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I dress in field clothes or office clothes. Little in between.

Field clothes are llbean, patagonia, merrell, american giant, etc. Office is more of a capsule and includes some chanel, DK, etc.

Its funny what people go lux or basic on. My underwear is definitely at a higher end than my regular clothes. Cosabella, Morgan Lane, even my regulars are TomboyX. My socks are also higher end then most of my other clothes.
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:06 PM
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I dress in field clothes or office clothes. Little in between. Its funny what people go lux or basic on.

Yeah, true, we all have different things we want, need or have to have & it's all over the place. Most people I've known have at least a few items from either high end or low end of the $$ spectrum when it comes to clothing & dress somewhat in the middle, regarding cost & style.



I've known women who have $1K handbags, but never wear anything but track suits & sneakers. I've known guys who wear nothing but baggy chinos, yet own their own tux for special occasions, which I didn't expect. Even those who wear nothing but high end designer clothing, my guess is they own cheap house clothes for cooking or house chores. I've gone to a ballet matinee in a gown, then come home to put on my ex-bf's old Yankees tee & a pair of bike shorts to scrub out the bathroom. I'm clumsy naturally & have ruined so many nice white shirts in my youth by cooking splatter that I'd never attempt to eat or cook in good clothing.



I like good quality as cheap as I can get it, but I'm patient & don't just spend now, so although I probably have 700 items of clothing, it's taken me decades to accumulate it for less than what most pay for WalMart clothes. Others dislike the time taken to bargain shop & just pull from the rack & buy now. Even if I had that kind of income, I don't want to spend it on just a dress or jacket. And, I'm fine buying a 2nd hand leather designer purse for $5 & polishing & cleaning it myself at home with leather cleaner & putting the other $995 in the bank... others want to carry that $1K in cash on their arm.



And, some of it is necessity. I envy those who can buy a pair of cheap shoes online or put on a pair of Payless & they're fine. I've had several foot surgeries & spent many years schlepping around for hours/day on public transit, so take care of my feet. I have a limit... not gonna pay $1,500 for a pair of heels... but, if they don't look good & feel great, I'm not buying them & if a pair does feel good, I'll spend more than most.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:19 PM
 
Location: STL area
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Premium, some semi-premium, some of everything honestly. Luxury mostly for accessories. That is, assuming I am categorizing correctly. Love Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie. Also will buy from Ann Taylor and Loft, and occasionally a piece from Target. I also love Athleta. But my purses and shoes, I may go full luxury.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:27 PM
 
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Yeah, true, we all have different things we want, need or have to have & it's all over the place. Most people I've known have at least a few items from either high end or low end of the $$ spectrum when it comes to clothing & dress somewhat in the middle, regarding cost & style.



I've known women who have $1K handbags, but never wear anything but track suits & sneakers. I've known guys who wear nothing but baggy chinos, yet own their own tux for special occasions, which I didn't expect. Even those who wear nothing but high end designer clothing, my guess is they own cheap house clothes for cooking or house chores. I've gone to a ballet matinee in a gown, then come home to put on my ex-bf's old Yankees tee & a pair of bike shorts to scrub out the bathroom. I'm clumsy naturally & have ruined so many nice white shirts in my youth by cooking splatter that I'd never attempt to eat or cook in good clothing.



I like good quality as cheap as I can get it, but I'm patient & don't just spend now, so although I probably have 700 items of clothing, it's taken me decades to accumulate it for less than what most pay for WalMart clothes. Others dislike the time taken to bargain shop & just pull from the rack & buy now. Even if I had that kind of income, I don't want to spend it on just a dress or jacket. And, I'm fine buying a 2nd hand leather designer purse for $5 & polishing & cleaning it myself at home with leather cleaner & putting the other $995 in the bank... others want to carry that $1K in cash on their arm.



And, some of it is necessity. I envy those who can buy a pair of cheap shoes online or put on a pair of Payless & they're fine. I've had several foot surgeries & spent many years schlepping around for hours/day on public transit, so take care of my feet. I have a limit... not gonna pay $1,500 for a pair of heels... but, if they don't look good & feel great, I'm not buying them & if a pair does feel good, I'll spend more than most.
Sorry I couldnít get past 700 items of clothing. I am not really a minilist but holy cow.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:37 PM
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Sorry I couldn’t get past 700 items of clothing. I am not really a minilist but holy cow.
LOL. Yeah, it's probably more than 700... but I've had suits & sweaters for decades... same with gowns & most other items. And, I rotate them freely & wear everything in my closet... I'm not one of those who has favorite outfits or even a favorite style... I like to wear it all. I guarantee I've spent less on all of that than most spend in 1-yr on clothing.

If buying good quality & you take care of it & don't go up/down in weight, it doesn't need to be tossed. I only need to buy new tees or light colored shirts due to my never ending need to spill stuff on myself. Whenever I move, it's only clothing I can fit into the car & my 2 folding, rolling garment racks. Maybe a lip liner & a wooden spoon... but just 1 of each.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I'm surprised there are no votes for Fast Fashion, considering the popularity of H&M and Forever 21. I would think Millennials and Gen Z would be in to that stuff.
I've purchased a few things from those places in the past. If you know anything about fabric and clothing construction, finishing, you can find some decent things on the sale rack. I'd never pay full price for them.
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:08 AM
 
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LOL. Yeah, it's probably more than 700... but I've had suits & sweaters for decades... same with gowns & most other items. And, I rotate them freely & wear everything in my closet... I'm not one of those who has favorite outfits or even a favorite style... I like to wear it all. I guarantee I've spent less on all of that than most spend in 1-yr on clothing.

If buying good quality & you take care of it & don't go up/down in weight, it doesn't need to be tossed. I only need to buy new tees or light colored shirts due to my never ending need to spill stuff on myself. Whenever I move, it's only clothing I can fit into the car & my 2 folding, rolling garment racks. Maybe a lip liner & a wooden spoon... but just 1 of each.
Different philosophy I guess. I buy high quality items, classic shapes, and I only have maybe 30-35 items in my nice set of clothes. I havenít tossed or added anything in years. Now my file clothes get worn out, so I have to replace my jeans every 5 years or so, but that likewise is maybe 30 pieces. So my entire wardrobe is less than 10% of yours.

As an aside the average American spends $1700 a year on clothing. If you have 700 pieces to have spent less than what most spent in a year, you would need to have averaged less than $2.50 per item. That is highly improbable. Maybe you mean what the average per spent over a decade.
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:03 AM
 
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Economy is my style daily. I'm retired, an abstract painter who lives in a small town with few restaurants (to dress up for).
Only wear "nice" clothes for doctor visits. I own classic slacks in many basic colors to go with classic tops, lots of black to mix and match.

Wish I could wear scarves the way European women do and alter their look, wearing same clothes, with a scarf. Just not my style.

I bought sequin sneakers to go with my black clothes for Christmas and my January one person show. Posted to great reviews on my Facebook haha. More money spent on quality paint than clothes.
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