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Has the Economy Affected Your Shopping Habits?


hardcorecupcakex hardcorecupcakex 8 years
I've always tried to lived on a budget and be aware of where and how I spend my money but now I'm even more aware of it now
liaochiling liaochiling 9 years
yes. i would rather buy foods instead of buying new clothes.sigh.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
well i do try to be more aware of what i'm spending..and i don't go shopping for myself unless it's for something that i NEED. i just hope that things pick up for me again cause it's getting to be harder and harder to want to follow trends when i can't afford them.
ellie_K ellie_K 9 years
hahhh... i try to stop. but being on fabsugar doesn't help one bit!!! -_-" but if it makes any difference, i always try to find stylish trendy items @ places like target, forever 21, & h&m... i just can't resist a good sale/deal!!! *sigh* it's definitely a bad time to have to restrain myself!!!
dcfashionista dcfashionista 9 years
My taste are different now. I mix high and low items. I found a nice store in my area that has dresses for under $20 and I will mix them with my chic sweaters, mid priced heels and leather handbags. I also tend to buy more needs than wants.
smiley13tree smiley13tree 9 years
i'm in high school and i feel guilty buying so much makeup these days, so i've definitely tried to spend less.
writerjenna writerjenna 9 years
I'm not penny-pinching any more than usual.
humbird71 humbird71 9 years
Yes, the economy has changed my shopping habits. I bought a lot of Fall wardrobe pieces this summer and now I have been returning most of the items to bring my monthly credit card balance down. The good part: It forced me to really focus on the key Fall pieces that would enhance what the clothes I already have.
cnyc1a cnyc1a 9 years
Instead of buying 4 bags each season I'm only buying 2. I guess more than anything it's helped me purchase items that are classic. My most recent huge purchase was a fur coat. I've now decided that if I want something trendy there are stores like Topshop that I can rely on. I've also noticed a shift in my style choices. I'm now dressing more gypsy, hippie, rock n roll type. I'm drawn to labels I might have not worn in the past.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
Absolutely. It's hard for me to cut back, because I HAVE the money -- when I can put away a thousand in savings, and pay off a few thousand of husband's medical school loans, and still have money left over for shopping, it's hard to have the restraint to not spend and put it all into savings! Especially when I work 90 hours/week and my only self-indulgence was treating myself to some new shoes!
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 9 years
My personal pocket book has been on a "ressecion" long before the rest of the country so I haven't seen a change in my spending I always try and be as frugal yet fun as possible!
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 9 years
Yes, the economy has affected my shopping immensely.
emalove emalove 9 years
I'm trying to be more frugal and save money.
LeninaCrowne LeninaCrowne 9 years
im on a tighter budget as well - but only coz im saving for a year off in europe!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
I don't have credit cards, so I don't really have the option to buy something I can't afford. No worries for me in that regard. :)
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