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Splurging on Shoes

I'm Asking: Shoe Junkies, This One's For You

We all have our weaknesses, certain items that somehow speak to us more than others and have more wiggle room in terms of what we declare is a reasonable price. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right? Well, I, Savvy, am a Shoe Junkie (Junkess?). There have been shoes that have made me weak in the knees, even let out a little unexpected squeal of joy, but so far I've managed to keep my undying love for footwear under control and haven't put myself into any financial trouble.

So, when I came across this LA Times article titled "Manolo lovers feel financial pain at the pump," I was naturally drawn to it. The gist: "The glass slipper has shattered and consumers have resigned themselves to splurging. Case in point: You pick up a sandal and sigh with relief when it costs less than your monthly car payment. And those sale endorphins surge when you see $1,000 platforms marked down to $675."

Maybe shelling out that sale price is nowhere near some of our budgets, but what I'm asking is, to what extent have you resigned yourself to splurging? And what items are most likely to get you to splurge?

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