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Are You Into Sharing Your Clothes?

When I was a kid, my Kindergarten teacher had to make a special call to my mom to say, "Your daughter has a hard time sharing." It was so true. I coveted the princess gown in the dress-up area, I never wanted to give up the swing at recess, and I never let anyone borrow my crayons. I knew other kids weren't as careful as I was, so I put my 6-year-old foot down and vowed never to share.

I grew out of that as I got older, when I realized that if I borrowed my friend's clothes, my wardrobe almost tripled. We'd even go shopping and plan our purchases based on what we all liked, so we'd have one of each.

I still continued to share occasionally, but I learned that certain friends weren't very responsible with my stuff so now I only share with a couple of close friends who I can really trust.

So what about you? Are you into sharing your clothes? Will you only let certain people borrow from you? Will you only lend away stuff you don't really care about? Or are you done with sharing altogether?


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lucilaffitte lucilaffitte 5 years
hey guys! I am definitely a FAN of sharing clothes. I did it all the time with my friends in high school, and now it do it with my college roommates and sorority sisters! i am currently doing a research project about how and why people share clothes... I would love your opinions on the matter!​m/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey​=dElSMEZLcUdlTFhEX3dfeFE2bzllU​UE6M thanks yo!
iMpErFeCtIoNs iMpErFeCtIoNs 9 years
I'm obsessive over the cleanliness and state my favorite clothes are in which is why I don't tend to share. And plus, my friends are all different sizes.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
My friends and I give each other clothes that we no longer wear. We don't really share them.
CandyCane CandyCane 9 years
ONLY with my sister and my mom no one else!
reese05 reese05 9 years
I am not fond of other people using my clothes but sometimes it is hard when a friend is asking if she could borrow a certain dress. So I agree and makes sure that she gives it back. But I give out clothes when i feel I don't want to wear them anymore or if I rarely wear them. It's better someone using it than just sitting in my closet.
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
I don't share, but I donate when I'm sick of something. Plus, my best friends are 4'11" and 5'1". I'm 5'11". Nope! :) - LM
handbagbride handbagbride 9 years
On a very rare occasion and items have to be dry cleaned, etc. but like I said its rare. I have to admit, I am a bit selfish -especially when it comes to anything designer, limited edition or that has sentimental value (which most of my bags do - HA.)
RiceGirlReese RiceGirlReese 9 years
I don't share, way too many bad experiences with my friends, and I'm about 7 inches taller and 2 shoe sizes bigger than my mom and sisters so I couldnt share with them even if I wanted to.
designerel designerel 9 years
I've swapped things with my mom, but that's only because I know I'm guaranteed to get it back. I've borrowed a skirt once from a friend and was so paranoid about tearing it (it was made out of a kind of delicate fabric) or staining it that I couldn't bring myself to borrow again.
pynkpuffy pynkpuffy 9 years
I don't mind sharing my clothes,shoes, accessories, handbags and other things with my girlfriends and my sister. Except for the clothes that I've worn for special occasions like meeting my boyfriend. Since I'm in a long distant relationship with my boyfriend, we meet thrice a year so every time I see him I always wear a brand new dress and shoes and accessories. So for these clothes, I don't like sharing it. The clothes have history. HAHAHAH
bbkf bbkf 9 years
I would share, but no one's asked. None of my friends are the same size/shape as me, so it would be difficult anyway.
candi_s candi_s 9 years
see, i used to think that not sharing my stuff especially items that others can appreciate is rude of me and a really selfish behaviour. but after i lent a good friend a gorgeous pair of miss sixty heels in black n white check prints, and never got them back, and never got a peep from her since she left for holidays two years ago, i'm over sharing my things. my friends can admire now, but i'm not sharing anything cuz i never know how many more clothes, shoes, etc that i can lose. especially after living in a boarding house for years where items go missing, it's also a turn off to share my stuff that i've bought or that my mum have bought for me. it just feels like money going down the drain cuz it was lost under someone else's responsibility.
nikecold nikecold 9 years
Ooof Seafoamgreen I hate people who want to borrow your stuff even when its obvious they wont fit. I don't mind offering to lend someone clothes but I don't like lending my clothes if they ask for it. The only person I wouldn't mind lending and borrowing clothes from is my sister in law, she is completely responsible and I won't mind if she ruins something because I know its not out of carelessness. Unfortunatly I'm a size 6 and she's a size 0...we can only share when she's pregnant and right now that she still has baby fat and is like a size 2 with bigger boobs. I once lent a friend my favourite white heels on halloween, lets just say they were patent leather, and they came back muddy, messy, and fucked up. She didn't even have the decency to wipe them off witha napkin. NEVER AGAIN!
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
I used to, but not anymore. Too many bad experiences. :( The only person I'd lend to is my sister, as I know she's always careful and she also lends clothes to me.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
Oh no wait take that back. I had a friend that was a size or two bigger than me borrow this great tropical dress I had. Luckly she dry cleaned it and I went to wear it a month later and noticed it was stretched out. I had to take it in a couple places.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
The last time I shared clothes it was when I was in 7th or 8th grade and it was twins day. My mom and I had matching sweaters and so I let my friend borrow mine while I wore my moms. Well mine came back unwashed and smelling like frying oil. That was the last time I let anyone borrow anything
hvanness331 hvanness331 9 years
When I'm done with something, I'll give it to a friend. No sharing for me- I've had too many things ruined and too many things have come up missing. I keep a drawer in my guest bedroom of items that I'm "over." When friends come over they can take a peek in that drawer to see if there is something they want.
socialitebabe socialitebabe 9 years
I'm gonna be honest, I'm totally selfish! I hate sharing clothes! I just can't let my friends (No matter how much I love them) borrow my clothes! I hand picked every outfit and thought long and hard when I bought them! The thought of a hole or rip occuring scares the mess outta me!Sorry but no!
leigha926 leigha926 9 years
si'm not good at sharing anything, but especially clothes. i just can't bring myself to do it. it helps that i don't have any friends that are my size.
mrspiven mrspiven 9 years
i share clothes with my best friend, but that's it. we're both good with each other's things, and i've never had a problem with her ruining any of my stuff. we consider it a double closet... whenever i buy a new shirt i call her and say "I bought us a new shirt today!"
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I don't really share my sister always wants to borrow stuff but I never let her. She ruins everything. She keeps bugging me to borrow one of my Marc Jacobs bags and I finally told her to stop asking because it is never going to happen.
em1282 em1282 9 years
Nope--no sharing. Every time I've let almost anyone borrow anything, I never got it back (even lame things like videotapes!). Also, it doesn't matter anyway since my two best friends don't even have the same taste in clothing, and are not my size anyway. I'm also the owner of the only big pair of boobs in my family, as well as the owner of the biggest feet. :)
ImJessica ImJessica 9 years
I'll let close friends borrow stuff like tops and shoes, as long as I don't want to wear them in the next few days, and as long as they offer to let me borrow stuff from time to time. It has to be reciprocated.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
When I was younger, but my immediate family, sure why not?
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I totally agree with Marci.
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