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Started 1355408138.023 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1355592203.26 by judyakm

Do you find yourself buying the same item in multiple colors??? I have bought so many of the same item in different colors I think there is something wrong with me. Right now I am trying very hard not to buy the motto vest in two other colors. I already bought two colors and really want the othe two. They are in my basket and I know I will hit the buy button.

I was just curious if there are others out there like myself who when you find something you like you have to have it in a lot of colors.

Happy Holidays

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bourgs41355408441.91237 PostsRegistered 3/17/2009


You are not alone.

When callers would call in and say "I bought this in 3-4 colors" I would say to myself- what?

Well, I find myself doing the same thing. Like the motto lace on the top shirt. I have that one in 2 colors (blue and yellow).

MaggieToo1355408727.5338800 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004AZ

Many of my items are multiples.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

mizmolly1355408793.76888 PostsRegistered 8/25/2012

oh nooo nothing wrong with you at all ! (unless same thing is wrong with me, lol) ... I did that this season with sleeveless shells... just got tired of not having a color I needed, or having plenty of casual 'tanks' but very little sleeveless anything-else for dressier jackets, & so on. And I'm practically forced to do multiples in pants because I'm hard to fit. When (IF) I find classic tailored / dressy or casual pants I MUST buy in several colors -- at least the basics, though sometimes I'll splurge on brighter or trendier colors -- because I might never get another chance.

livehealthy1355410463.312694 PostsRegistered 2/18/2007

I sometimes buy multiples of basics that fit and flatter me well, especially when the price drops on subsequent colors. Hard to pass up a great deal and something that really works!

violann1355410692.82313938 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
I NEVER do this, but I bought two of the BASSO TSV's, and I'm wondering if they'll be different enough to get away with. When I was working, I used to buy dozens of things in several different colors, especially if I really loved them. I went to work "in uniform", different colors of the exact same styles, for years. Don't want to do that any more.

I didn't come here to argue.- Peg Bracken

Kathlen1355411047.15314883 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

Not only multiple colors, but duplicates in the same color. I just ordered five shirts from LandsEnd ... all the same shirt, 3 in one color, 2 in another.

They made me change my name! So, I dropped an 'e.' Formerly Kathleen.

RockChick1355411087.49076 PostsRegistered 10/29/2007Central Texas

depends on the item, more likely to get multiples of basics that I love. Once in a while will get a top in 2 colors if it is really speaking to me

With hope and heart, Kathleen ♥ ♥ ♥
Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls. ~ Mother Teresa

BlueCollar­Babe1355411284.711594 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007

I've done this mostly with tops. I often buy a tee in the summer in 6 or 7 colors if I really like the style.

SoX1355411523.5238905 PostsRegistered 2/21/2009

Many times ... in boots, shirts/blouses, jackets; and, of course, underwear.

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goodstuff1355413056.16717169 PostsRegistered 11/11/2008

I often buy multiples of simple, basic mix-and-match items (layering shells, tees, classic cardis, dress pants, etc.) when I find a style that works for me with fit, quality, and price to match. I can use those basic pieces in a variety of ways as understated 'building blocks" in different outfits. However, I don't buy multiples of striking, individualistic pieces that people will notice. I don't want a bunch of ruffled jackets or blouses with striking collars or trim in a rainbow of hues. Too repetitive.

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Janet M1355413475.577203 PostsRegistered 8/10/2006Boston

Thank you ladies for making feel better. I did buy the other two colors in the motto vest I wanted and have been feeling bad about it. Now I will have 4 of the same vest just in different colors. I do the same with tees, boots etc...

Nice to know I am not alone.

Happy Holidays

Krimpette1355413609.72711292 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007MidAtlantic

I'm retired and love to wear Land's End half zip fleece shirts during the winter. I believe I have just about every color they offer (and they offer plenty!).

peachesncr­eam1355413736.952297 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005

Oh my, yes. I do that often.

It's hard to find clothes that fit perfectly, are flattering and that I really enjoy. When I do, I often "stock up" by buying a different color or even the very same item (jeans, slacks).

chrystaltr­ee1355413966.33714022 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

Oh, yes indeed. That's the way I shop. If something works for me, I'll buy it in several colors. When it comes to shoes and boots; if I find something that's perfect for me; I will buy two pairs in the same color. One for this year......and one for next year or the year after.

fbm2lsm1355415712.0272599 PostsRegistered 8/25/2010

I do with pants and jeans , I am tall and when I find a good fit I stick with it. I have sevaral pairs of a Nine West kitten heel pump probably 5 or 6 in different colors.I wear them to work almost everyday.

So like many of you if I find a good fit I stock up.

Rember if You are going to be dumb You had better be tough

upallnight11355416778.4833915 PostsRegistered 3/21/2005

If the item is a GREAT buy, fits well, is a basic and not a fad and is in a color that is good for me, I will buy multiples. This doesn't happen very often, since I am lucky to find one thing in my size/color at a screaming deal. Just as well, I don't need as many clothes as I have. I have a fall coloring, and there are not a lot of offerings in my colors. For example, black, white, cobalt, fuschia, and common QVC colors, are not flattering to my skin tone.

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jmsmall1355417229.7531677 PostsRegistered 7/10/2011

I buy the same style t-shirt for summer in different colors

because I like the style and it's comfortable to wear

when it's warm out but as far as winter clothes..no,

I did that a couple of years ago with a half-zip long-sleeved top

in 3 different colors. They were not from QVC

however. I just remembered I also do it with knit slacks.

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RockChick1355418320.679076 PostsRegistered 10/29/2007Central Texas

and jeans for sure!! I usually don't even try another brand because I am so picky about the fit. I buy some and that's it, multiple washes and pairs too.

With hope and heart, Kathleen ♥ ♥ ♥
Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls. ~ Mother Teresa

ROMARY 11355418573.22320043 PostsRegistered 4/28/2010

I sometimes buy few of the SAME color! Seriously. If it fits correctly and feels good, then I order/buy two, three of the same color, usually neutrals. Some in the blue range to go with jeans, etc. I have bought two of the same hooded jackets and keep the extra one(s) in the trunk of my car. Never know when we will be stranded overnight somewhere.

Yellow Rose

FunkyHulaG­irl1355420461.2337427 PostsRegistered 6/25/2011Wherever I go, there I am!

I used to do it all the time, but now unless it's a basic item that I particularly like the fit & feel of, I try to have a selection of more varied things. The only exception is if I find tops that I love that come in completely different prints.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

insomniac1355420695.0178303 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I love Gildan's basic t-shirts for women. I own about 10 in black, and 10 in navy! I've tried other colors, but prefer darker tones.


willdob31355420941.40711732 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010

I buy multiples in different colors of basic t-shirts, tops, jeans, caardigans. It happens if I find one that I really like.

Pie19931355421879.682086 PostsRegistered 6/25/2007Mid-Atlantic
On 12/13/2012 FloraDora said:

I've done this mostly with tops. I often buy a tee in the summer in 6 or 7 colors if I really like the style.

I do this every spring. I buy will go to Walmart and purchase 7 shirt sleeve, v-neck shirts to wear with capris.

If plan A fails there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.

mamaslilhe­lper1355422214.11357 PostsRegistered 8/10/2011

Yes, especially a great fitting pair of pants or jeans!

mamaslilhe­lper1355422214.91357 PostsRegistered 8/10/2011

Yes, especially a great fitting pair of pants or jeans!

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