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potterlove potterlove 8 years
If the item is a MUST HAVE then yes, I buy it. But I try not to get so many dry clean onlys. Don't have time to get it to the cleaners!
zc zc 8 years
not at all-ive never not gotten something because of the laundring label.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 8 years
i am not so bothered by the cleaning instructions as i dry clean most of my clothes anyway... but if the fabric is too delicate i might not buy it cos i am afraid i will snag the cloth !!
Random2 Random2 8 years
I'll usually break down and get an item that's hand wash or dry clean only, then have clothes hanging around my dorm room on weekends when I do laundry. Or, I just wash everything in cold and hope for the best. And I have yet to felt or shrink a wool sweater! Or dye something red at that.
luvspink luvspink 8 years
I used to not pay attention to the laundering instructions, but once I got to college and had ot start doing my own laundry, I realized how many of my clothes were hand wash cold, and how annoying it was to wash clothes by hand. Now I usually try to avoid buying hand wash cold.
fashionstar fashionstar 8 years
Sometimes it does, because I hate when my clothes cost too much, and then are high maintenance after I buy them. But if something's super cute and I really want it I usually don't care. I hate the dry cleaners though, but I'm not too bummed if I have to hand-wash.
tidesong tidesong 8 years
I only buy special care items if I'm going to wear them for rare occasions. For daily wear I need machine washable clothing!
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 8 years
I never consider the washing instructions when buying an item.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
I was just about to make the same point Kungfubunni. I design and make clothes for a living so I'm pretty knowledgeable about fabrics and stuff and I always find it incredible (and annoying) when you look at a care label and it says something is Dry Clean or Hand Wash Only even though the item may be 100% cotton or 100% polyester. It's nonsense, and as Kungfu pointed out it's purely so that a store or label can't be held liable for something that doesn't wash well because you haven't followed the instructions! Consequently I now ignore all care labels. I check the fabric composition instead and judge for myself how best to wash it. It hasn't failed for me yet, and these days there's almost nothing that can't take a cool, delicate machine wash.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
I was just about to make the same point Kungfubunni. I design and make clothes for a living so I'm pretty knowledgeable about fabrics and stuff and I always find it incredible (and annoying) when you look at a care label and it says something is Dry Clean or Hand Wash Only even though the item may be 100% cotton or 100% polyester. It's nonsense, and as Kungfu pointed out it's purely so that a store or label can't be held liable for something that doesn't wash well because you haven't followed the instructions!Consequently I now ignore all care labels. I check the fabric composition instead and judge for myself how best to wash it. It hasn't failed for me yet, and these days there's almost nothing that can't take a cool, delicate machine wash.
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 8 years
Unless it's silk or wool, I pretty much just wash everything on the cold/delicate cycle.
mommie mommie 8 years
No, I don't care much.
mommie mommie 8 years
No, I don't care much.
Saturn9 Saturn9 8 years
I try to keep the number of dry-clean only things I have to a minimum. Handwash is no problem, thanks to my lovely front-loader washing machine.
rubialala rubialala 8 years
I think I only have one top and two skirts that require dry cleaning. I don't have time or money to dry clean or hand wash.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I've never even thought to look at the washing instructions of a garmet when I'm buying. I have a great dry cleaner who I trust so I don't worry about it too much.
sarabel sarabel 8 years
I never look when I buy but when I get home I curse myself for buying another item requiring dry cleaning. you'd think i'd be smarter about it.
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 8 years
I hate taking care of "special" items, but it must be done. I buy what I like and if that includes special care items, then I'm stuck with the chore. But luckily my parents used to own/work at a cleaners back then, so I go to them for advice on how to care for my items at home! =D
vienvien vienvien 8 years
Sometimes. If I really love the outfit I would buy it. But if I can just forgo it because I don't need it yet orI might have simimilar options, I won't buy it. But most of my dry clean clothes, I dry clean them at home using Dryel sheets. Most suede, leather, pleather cannot be dry clean , so I take them to the professionals.
purrtykitty purrtykitty 8 years
if i find something i like, i buy it. if it's dry clean only, then i use dryel dryer sheets (as long as i didn't get it dirty) and if it's hand watch, then i use the gentle cycle. i'm a bit lazy when it comes to laundry.
silverpenny013 silverpenny013 8 years
I try not to get too many items that need special care... it's annoying to have to constantly think of that. And besides, I usually just forget and stick it in the washer - nothing has shrunk yet, so I'm just hoping to keep the streak going. But when it's silk or something that I know I can't wash, I try not to wear it too often and take really good care of it.
BeautifyMyLife BeautifyMyLife 8 years
dry cleaning gets expensive, but when it comes down to it, if I love something, I'm buying it.
kungfubunni kungfubunni 8 years
i took a some sewing classes recently and the instructor basically said that the stuff that says hand washable or dry clean only is just b/c clothes are cheaply made and the label doesn't want to be held responsible for when the piece falls apart in the wash. so now unless it's silk, i just wash everything!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I don't usually buy things that require handwashing but dry cleaning doesn't effect my decision.
Candace04 Candace04 8 years
i take it into consideration, but most of the best looking clothing items SHOULD be specially cared for... I don't want to waste my money on something that i'll have to replace in a few months! so i don't mind footing a drycleaning bill or spending an hour in the sink hand-washing my things. ;)
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