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amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
I try to invest in my jeans and a few pieces!
Claire-Underwear Claire-Underwear 9 years
Unless the clothing appreciates in value, it's not an investment.
Rosemary-Cross Rosemary-Cross 9 years
No. I do not invest in clothing. I do tend to spend a bit more if the clothing item is really well made or just to die for - but honestly I have very good luck discount shopping and am always amused when someone assumes I've spent a LOT. :)
poom poom 9 years
i agree certain things should be investments, like accessories (jewelry, watches, sunglasses, handbags, shoes), and should be treated as such. use boxes, cases and dustbags.
Fashionsugar Fashionsugar 9 years
I think it's best to treat good quality clothing as an investment...especially items that are less trendy and more on the classic side...styles change too frequently to spend too much money on something you can't wear for more than a month (especially if you are in college like me) but hopefully when I get a good job it will be easier to invest in more expensive things :)
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
I try.
megania megania 9 years
I spend way too much money on jeans while most of my t-shirts come from Target.
AngelGrl135 AngelGrl135 9 years
shoes and purses - even sometimes jeans = investments t-shirts, trendy acessories, etc. = bargain buys
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
there are some things i know i'll want to update every few years (i.e. winter coats) so i'll spend $$...but for a fabulous pair of jeans (i heart my citizens of humanity), I will pay through the nose!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I tend to buy trendier pieces of clothing, but I buy nice shoes and bags. My mom always felt that women with cheap shoes and bags didn't look "together," and she felt that shoes made the outfit. I think of this ever time I buy shoes or bags, so I can't bring myself to wear flip-flops.
Jenniegirl Jenniegirl 9 years
Im too cheap to buy high quality pieces that will last. I wish I had the income to buy more of a mix, but currently I buy inexpensive items so I can have a larger wardrobe.
arihm arihm 9 years
As a female college student I am currently wearing a flannel I found in a dumpster, a men's undershirt from a 3-pack, and a pair of jeans I bought used. My only investment piece are my brown dansko clogs which I love to death and wear every day.
tati33 tati33 9 years
I think my shoes and coats are investments...I'd rather buy quality and know i can use them a long time rather then have the items fall apart on me... However, I'll usually go to forever 21 or the like for items that are in fashion but where I dont want to break the budget..
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Other. I wouldn't call it so much an investment (it's not often that clothing would keep its value or increase in value, which is the essence of investment). It's more "looking for good value for my money". There's an easy way to figure this out. A $200 jacket that I can wear over 200 times would cost me less than $1 per wearing. That makes it okay in value. A $10 item from a thrift store that I can wear hundreds of times is a fantastic deal. And sometimes a pretty semi-formal dress that costs $100 is not a good deal at all, because I would likely only wear it a few times. If I really like it, though, I can justify that purchase with thoughts that sometimes I'd take it out and wear it for no particular reason to get more wears out of it. Or maybe the thing is just so nice that it's worth paying a (to me) exorbitant amount of money to wear it just once or twice.
jen22 jen22 9 years
A mix, but I am trying to go for more investment pieces, especially suits.
mbrown81 mbrown81 9 years
When I have the money I buy key pieces the trany I go cheap on just because it won't last but 1 season and I can't justify wasting the money.
bhilb bhilb 9 years
I tend to treat acessories as investment pieces more than clothes themselves. A good bag or shoes can last a lifetime if treated right.
mirawilliams mirawilliams 9 years
I go for both. Wool skirts and pants, good coats (it's cold seven out of the 12 months up here), good underwear, jeans and I get my shirts made for me. On the other hand, I buy cheap shoes for a season like Joe Fresh's flats for $16, or super trendy tops for less than $40. I have two designer bags - one burberry and one Anna Corrinna. If I buy another, it'll be a classic like the LV Speedy. The rest of my bags are from Danier or cheap stores where I can buy the trend (like cobalt blue bags). The thing is - you can buy classic, but it's how you take care of them that counts.
avelia avelia 9 years
i think mixing and matching things we wear is more practical and won't cost us that much.plus, it can make us more creative! :)
ShinyAndrea ShinyAndrea 9 years
I know there's risk with any investment, but the problem I have with buying investment clothing items is how easily they can be ruined! I get mad when I scratch my $80 shoes, so I can't imagine if they were $800.
Random2 Random2 9 years
I do a mix of the two. I'm a student, so I can't afford to drop a bunch on clothes during the school year, so most of my investment shopping happens over the summer. My more expensive jewelery pieces are gifts from my boyfriend, so they're not really 'investments' on my part. Although, this weekend I bought myself a new fall/ winter jacket because I'm in dire need of one, and found a beautiful one on sale.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I try and buy some nice expensive items for things like shoes and dress pants and some jackets and shirts...but every once in awhile I buy cheap clothes too when I need a shopping fix ;)
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 9 years
I don't have the money to buy investment pieces. :(
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I like to mix it up. I like a lot of classic pieces and feel like it's worth paying a few extra dollars but also think there's nothing wrong with cheaper more trendy pieces as well. :)
brigitteplease brigitteplease 9 years
i hate throwing out clothes unless they really don't fit or something god awful, but i also can't help but snap up new things, i am female after all
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