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Old 03-26-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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To me, the central focus of frugality is defined by clothes-buying. I buy everything at thrift shops, and even then, I haven't bought anything in maybe five years. Clothes last a long time, if you don't launder them every time you wear them for a day.

I bought a new cap this year. I was tired of baseball caps, and went for the newsboy look. A year ago Christmas, my sister sent me a gift card, and I bought new socks. I've found that when you are really frugal, your family takes care of you, trying to mitigate the erosion of their dignity.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:23 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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I think my last purchase was a couple of long-sleeved t-shirts from REI and a pair of pants last fall. I received a new robe and a sweater for Christmas. My next purchase will probably be a couple of short-sleeved t-shirts, a pair of summer flip-flops, and a new bit of underclothing that shall remain nameless. Let's just say that the middle-aged female body changes and leave it at that.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Last fall, I bought some sweaters for a honeymoon trip to a colder climate, and three pairs of jeans to replace ones that were about ten years old and quite threadbare. I typically don't clothing shop often.

Now I'm having to purchase an increasing number of clothes due to pregnancy, and maternity clothes are generally obnoxiously expensive. In the places where they are somewhat less expensive (Target, Old Navy), there is an extremely small, limited selection and sometimes things are only available online, which is not a way I will clothing shop. I need to go hit up some TJ Maxx type stores today, because none of my dress clothes work anymore, and those outlets often have dressier maternity clothes than Target, etc., which is mostly activewear and casual wear in that section.

I hate clothing shopping. Things are always much more costly than they need to be.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Ordered two new blouses online yesterday..
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Scored some clearance tops at TJXX two weeks ago.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:46 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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All the clothes that I own now have been bought within the last six months, even my shoes. Nothing I owned before will fit me now, so I had to replace it all. I bought my new stuff at the thrift store, mostly. The most expensive purchases have been bras, which I bought new, and a pair of cowboy boots which I paid $95 for, to reward myself for losing weight.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:07 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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two pairs of khaki slacks from Kohls to wear at a trade show last September......

most of everything else I own is thriftshop finds.... in fact, I could use a couple more pairs of jeans and a few more pairs of shorts.....

I will have to break down and buy new bras soon, too.... those I buy new from a couple of online places.... just waiting for them to go on sale....
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:10 AM
 
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I bought a fleece jacket and a fleece shirt a couple weeks ago for $5.00 each on sale.
My Mother got the jacket and I kept the shirt.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:11 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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First used cars, now used clothes.


Answer to thread, a month or so ago, flannel lined work pants on sale at Cabela's. Turned out that the brand runs small so they didn't fit. Youngest son got them then. Fit him perfectly.

This thread reminds me, I need a new suit. And some lightweight chest waders.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I lost a bit of weight recently and now I find myself having to get new pants, shirts, and even underwear. Everything is sliding off me!
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