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Do Care Instructions Deter You From Buying Clothes?


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Allytta Allytta 8 years
very often those labels are just BS. you can actually wash a lot of stuff that says you shouldn't, just do it right and the items will stay the same.
littleladylove littleladylove 8 years
They don't deter me from buying but they deter me from wearing them! :( I buy them thinking "who cares" then realise later.. "oh crap".
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
no way, I love clothes too much! that is a fabulous picture...
Xandara Xandara 8 years
I refuse to buy dry clean only clothes. I only want to spend money on the clothes once, not every time I wear it! :/
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
What Rosa said. I have to REALLY love it to spring for it when it's gonna require a dry cleaning visit. I am a tightarse.
myystque myystque 8 years
I'm with verily--I don't pay attention to the care instructions when I wash my clothing and they rarely deter me from buying something.
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
Depends how often I was planing on wearing it, if it is an item that I would only wear for an occasion then no, but every day wear yes. I don't have that much time on my hands that I can hand wash most of my clothing.
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 8 years
writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
It also depends on how much I love the piece. ;)
verily verily 8 years
Nope, but I also kinda ignore the care instructions... I have a lot of handwash or dry clean only clothes. My front loader washing machine has a handwash cycle that has not destroyed a single one of my sweaters yet. My opinion is that unless it's beaded, sequined, suede, leather, or an extremely delicate antique, it can be washed. I don't even own any of the above. ;) As for drying, I lay them flat.
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 8 years
I definitely try to avoid buying dry clean only items if they're something I'd wear (and have to get cleaned) a lot (coats are ok - just get it cleaned once a season!). But if the item's really special, I make an exception.
Witchy-Ways Witchy-Ways 8 years
Ever since I moved out of my parents house and do my own laundy at my apartment, I certainly look first whether I can throw it into my washing machine or not. I don't care about "special" items as long as I don't have to wash them by hand (although there's not really much stuff anymore that you can't wash with the machine unless it's super high-maintenace).
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Nope. I have SO many clothes that already require special it doesn't really matter :)
emalove emalove 8 years
Not if I was crazy about the item...but generally, I like clothing that's easy to wash and take care of.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
No. Nowadays there are home dry cleaning kits and washers that can handle delicate items. It makes it so much easier, for me at least.
Calimie Calimie 8 years
I'd have to love something very much to buy it if it can't just be tossed in the washing maching or hand-washed. I don't like having separated pieces here or there.
Anniina Anniina 8 years
Buy now, deal later
eu eu 8 years
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I love Alpaca and nothing will deter me from acquiring as many alpaca pieces as I want.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
We have to go to a laundry mat to do our laundry, if we didn't we may buy items that needed special care but it's too much of a hassle to do so. Even if we had a washer&Dryer it'd be a waste of energy.
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