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Old 06-20-2009, 09:04 AM
Location: Orlando, Florida
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The worst thing I do is I get tired of shopping and just settle for something close to what I was originally looking for. I hate clothes shopping.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:51 AM
Location: Some place very cold
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Originally Posted by gentlearts View Post
I don't buy a lot on impulse, but still wind up with a lot of things that I just don't wear. One of my favorite fantasies is that, every year or so, I'd like to give back some stuff and get the money back I spent for it.
Unfortunately, that is a fantasy.

One reason I like to shop at Salvation Army is that I can take risks and make mistakes without worrying too much. Even still, I have a ton of garbage clothes that I don't wear. I'm in the midst of some major purging right now.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:00 PM
Location: between east and west coast
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One of the worst fashion mistake I made,being young and foolish as a teen, was getting a pair of parachute pants (I'm only 5'3") because they were in style! UGLY!!
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:56 AM
Location: Wherever I want to be... ;)
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Buying anything in a bright color (I usually only wear black) and/or with visible logos. I'll never wear it.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:02 AM
Location: Middle America
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Probably the worst thing I do comes into play when I'm pressured (like when I'm on a deadline and need a particular item for a particular upcoming event and have exactly one two-hour window to shop for said item/event). This is when I end up settling for the least-ill-fitting thing I find, or the closest thing to what I want that's still not quite what I want, or the thing where I'm not really sold on the color, but the color I want is sold out in my size, etc. Those pressured, rushed decisions are the worst catalyst for ending up buying something that's going to sit and collect dust after the event that I had to get it for's over.
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:15 AM
Location: Southport, NC
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Great thread!
I'm an impulse shopper, I admit it. My closets are rife with things either I've worn once and put away. I'm really working to change this. Funny thing is that I have things I DO love and find myself wearing them over and over and over again, for like 3 seasons!
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