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Old 12-04-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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I don't wear cheap clothes.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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I don't understand why you would pay $150 for women's dress shoes when my mom bought an expensive, yet sleek pair of shoes for $ 66.00. They look really nice, and Ma says they are super comfy as well. They have lasted for well over a year now and show no sign of wear.
She makes 250K a year, dude.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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I usually shop stuff on sale.
After sale price, the most I spent around $120 / jeans.But I also have jeans that are $40 bucks. These are the ones I usually wear.
The most I paid on a shirt one time was $250. I had no clue why I bought it. And I felt guilty for at least a month. (I never wore it; just sit in my closet)
For shoes, I also bought those on sale. After sale price, my most expensive shoes are around $250. But those shoes are usually "collectibles" (yep, bad investment move). The shoes and boots I wear on daily basis are around $90 to $150 range.
I admit I spend too much on these things, not a very good investment move.
I have been trying to curb it.
It is especially difficult since my part time job in the weekend is a personal shopper. So I inevitably have weekly trips to malls and boutiques both in Philly and Manhattan (and occasionally Miami when I happened to go home).
I know prices of merchandise by heart in alot of stores (from clothing, jewelry to frying pans), as well as all the deals and "secrets" they use in order to entice customers.
(I often chuckle when seeing price tag of merchandises at certain stores that have "sales" while what they do actually increase the price and then having a big sale.) But that's another story.
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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She makes 250K a year, dude.
Duchamp, I believe its against forum rules to disclose such information.

Regardless, who cares how much she makes. Another persons salary should be none of your concern . And just because you are rich does not mean that you end up buying premium expensive stuff all the time.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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It's not a matter of how much you spend on an item. It is a matter of how much use you get out of what you purchase.

My resolution for 2014 is to buy good basics. Regardless of price, I will look for the following:

- Good fit
- Easy to wash
- Sturdy
- Mixes and matches with other items
- Love it enough to want to wear it often

If the item matches the above criteria, get it in multiple colors.

Buy what you'll wear, and wear what you buy. If you don't wear it, it is a waste of money. If you love it and don't buy more than one, you'll kick yourself.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:38 PM
 
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MissNM - good plan. I've got to laugh at this: "get it in multiple colors". I've got a half dozen or so of the exact same white dress shirts.

I'm not very trendy - I've been wearing the same style clothes all my life - same basic colors, materials, makers, fabrics... When something wears out I buy another of the same. Over time, I save money by spending more on some items.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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If you love it and don't buy more than one, you'll kick yourself.
Nah...
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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Is "infinite money" a choice? If I like it, I buy it or throw it on my dad's credit card. End of story.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Levi's for $30? That's absurd lol. Yet you pay $200 for shirts? Even more absurd lol.
Sure. 501s are 501s. Always going on sale, so why pay the $68 or whatever they retail for?

$150-$200 shirts are occasional wear. Mostly I wear Daniel Cremieux (Dillard's storebrand of a sorts) or Brooks Brothers, $50-75 is more my budget. Same thing, only bought on sale. They're serviceable.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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Numbers represent -uppermost limit on cost and (number owned)
Pants-300 (2)
Jeans/Khakis-100 (5)
Shirts (not white) -100 (4)
Shirts (white) -50 (5)
Sneakers -100 (2)
Shoes -300 (4)
Socks-10
Underwear-10
Bra -100
Coat -300 (1)
Blazer -200 (2)
Sweater -200 (4)

But I literally can count all of the items I own. I didn't include layering items like the handful of Ts and camis.

Holy cow, I am seriously paying a lot compared to most people on this forum. How often do you guys shop? Most of my clothes are older, I haven't bought anything new in a long time. I replace jeans about once every three years, same with bras. Everything else lasts forever.

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