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Has The Sluggish Economy Made You Change Your Shopping Habits?

If so, Vera Wang thinks fashion has the power to get through the hard times!


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rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
I have to be a bit more patient and creative than in the past, that is for sure. I had a brief period in my life where I had a good chunk of money and I chose to use part of that to invest in some really nice things...a really adorable Moschino dress that has a distinctly 40s retro feel, cashmere sweaters, some lovely tall leather boots and bits of classic jewelery, along with a few really high end bags. I do sometimes get bored with classic things, but I am glad I have them..because timeless pieces always work, and well made ones last ages, in the end being an "economical luxury". Not to mention when I am so darned poor now, munching on my carrots and tuna..... they sure lift the spirits when I want to feel more flush! Hehe
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
It has affected me, but not really a lot. I'm shopping more carefully for the basics, and actually using a few grocery coupons. I'm also paying credit cards down / off, and rarely using them, so more is going toward that. And I'm very grateful that DH embarrassed me into buying a boring but sensible and reliable car last time around, it has served me well for 113,000 miles now!
Libragirl Libragirl 9 years
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
i don't really get it...
SweetFirefly SweetFirefly 9 years
I've cut back a little. When I do shop I'm more focused on buying quality pieces that will last instead of trendy pieces.
hmcmcd hmcmcd 9 years
yup, it has come hard for me, but due to my last credit card bill, my spending is on freeze. Gas is costing me 70.00 a week now when it was costing me 45.00 ~ that money really adds up at the end of the month!
amvbob amvbob 9 years
I'm just more overdrafted!
Cali2747 Cali2747 9 years
I've cut back for sure. I drive a total of 60 miles a day for work, and fill up the gas tank three times. Shopping has become more difficult, but if you spend the time to look, you'll find beatiful good quality stuff. Buying cheap doesn't always mean buying cheap quality. Fab, I'm disappointed that you even gave "What sluggish economy?" without a link to SavvySugar.
elle619 elle619 9 years
I'm a shopaholic for sure. I'm trying to stick to sales only right now but it's tough. I've been trying to save on other things rather then my clothing/beauty budget.
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 9 years
I am a consummate shopaholic. And I'm also really good at finding really good steals. For the most part I only shop sales. My mom says its one of my true gifts (I'm sure she's not too serious about that)The economy, as bad as it is, hasn't really changed that. Mainly because I can't help myself.
alcook87 alcook87 9 years
I'm trying to shop less but its hard! But I'm making the effort to only buy things on sale, lol!
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
I never used to spend too much, but I didn't have to really worry about it much either. Now I've taken a pay cut to go from freelance to staff, and I've gotten more benefits (which cost more), and I am having more withheld from my taxes (this past year I owed a LOT), OH, and due to a new policy at work I went from 4-5 hours of overtime to 0-2 hours of overtime. So all of that crap, coupled with rising food & gas costs, means I have NO money left to spend on clothes. It's very very sad. I do about 1/3 of the shopping I used to.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
No , I have a budget and i stick to it. It's either that are stop eating.
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 9 years
Not really. Maybe very slightly. I'll stop eating and spending money on other things before I stop shopping as much.
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Not really because I never spent a lot anyways.
duchess208 duchess208 9 years
I am buying less stuff, but when i do buy it is great pieces that i LOVE. I would rather spend more on three things than the same amount on like 40.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years that I am shelling out $80 to fill my gas tank every week. Insanity.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
Nope, I don't really think about the economy often.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Nope I'm a frugal nature by person.
emalove emalove 9 years
Not really, although I am trying to be a little more frugal than I usually am.
wren1 wren1 9 years
No. I use my bank account as my guide.
apeacefulife apeacefulife 9 years
I wish I'd ever had the coin for high fashion. My mom is an EXPERT at splurge v steal. Wish I'd gotten some of that too!
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