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Re: A slow-brewing fashion movement

LOL ""nice"" dresses have to cost at least $200? The things you learn on these boards!

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Re: A slow-brewing fashion movement

On 9/16/2014 ical said:

One has to wonder, deeply, with projection in mind, why future "fashion" trends are in the Wall Street Journal.

Durable goods. {#emotions_dlg.ohmy}

WSJ routinely has pieces on consumer spending and retail stuff.

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Re: A slow-brewing fashion movement

On 9/16/2014 imaclotheshog said:
On 9/16/2014 ical said:

One has to wonder, deeply, with projection in mind, why future "fashion" trends are in the Wall Street Journal.

Durable goods. {#emotions_dlg.ohmy}

WSJ routinely has pieces on consumer spending and retail stuff.

It's the other things they have which fills in the story "trend".

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Re: A slow-brewing fashion movement

On 9/15/2014 Debbie1426 said:
On 9/15/2014 chrystaltree said:

I think we will never go back to having "two good dresses" and one "good black skirt" in our closet and feeling good about it.....lol

I agree and maybe 2 dresses and one skirt is a stretch, but I would much rather have one good skirt that 4 disposable ones.

Actually, I currently have about 6 dresses in my closet because a friend lost weight and I lost weight. i was now her old size so she gave me 3 dresses that she could no longer wear, and I bought 3 over the summer. Other wise I have a navy skirt , a black skirt and a grey skirt. I have dress pants in black, navy and grey. I wear them on those occasions when I need to be more dressed up like church or to go out for a special dinner and with various nice tops I find they are all i need. Since my other clothes are now too big I am getting along just fine with just these.

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Re: A slow-brewing fashion movement

Nothing new about THAT concept, lol.......Id rather have some choices in my closet. They don't all have to be haute couture ..

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Re: A slow-brewing fashion movement

For certain things I like to focus on quality over price. A nice coat in a timeless style is more of an investment piece to wear season after season, so I don't mind spending a little more on an item like that. I also wouldn't mind spending a little extra to get it tailored to fit exactly. I wouldn't want to spend a whole lot for certain things that are very trendy, or I know I'll only wear for a season and then toss. Sometimes you just need quantity over quality to mix up your look and stay on trend, and then pair it with a really great expensive bag/coat to really class up your style.

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Re: A slow-brewing fashion movement

Bargain shoppers can have their cake and eat it, too. I wouldn't be able to buy my clothes if I paid full price, but I get most of them for a song. I've accumulated a lovely collection of winter coats by shopping for them in the late spring and summer. I've gotten a couple of $150 coats for $20. Last year's find was a $250 baby-blue mohair blend for $50. On HSN this year, I've paid $7.50 to $20 for items that were originally $60-$90. This includes two Marla Wynne shirts that can be used for business that cost $11, down from $70 each. Since I buy classic styles only and nothing trendy, they never go out of style. I have about 150 "favorites" on HSN. If the price of one goes low enough, I'll buy it.

I agree with the poster who pointed out how much inflation we've had in recent years and how that's affected the number of items people buy.

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Re: A slow-brewing fashion movement

I have always purchased quality clothing, handbags, accessories, clothing for my children, etc., This is why I don't buy clothing from the Q(with the exception of a few items from Joe Zee, Linea, Isaac.., and, even then, I return due to lack of quality). I don't feel that the quality is there; cheaper fabrics, etc... Far too many retailers are offering "throw away clothing"; Kmart, Target, Forever 21, H&M, Walmart, Old Navy, Kohl's & QVC; D&C, etc...I would much prefer to spend more money & fewer items of clothing in exchange for nice fabric and workmanship. Would never in a zillion yrs purchase shoes from a PayLess, Kohl's, etc...YOu get what you pay for!

I would much prefer to own 2 classic DVF wrap dresses and wear them to death than I would to own 10 dresses from a cheap store.

I would much rather own a few classic cashmere sweaters than to own many others...

This is nothing new- I was raised this way- My mother shopped at Saks and used only high quality make-up. She bought high-end good quality shoes. She is not & was never pretentious in any way. She understands fine quality. All of her friends wore quality items. I think things were made better then also- We didn't have the cheapo stores like Walmart, Kohl's, H&M, Forever v21 (horrid clothing btw).

With that said, I don't think it's necessary to buy a handbag costing $2000+- I find that to be just frivolous and silly. It has nothing to do with how much money you have. IT's about values. YOu can buy a very good, high-end bag for several hundred dollars. I don't prefer cheapo bags but love a good sale (:

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Re: A slow-brewing fashion movement

I buy the best I can afford. I really dislike cheap looking clothes. One reason is that all clothes look good when purchased, but laundering take the toll on cheap clothes. I can always spot Target shirt after a few cycles. The times I have bought cheap I have regretted it I wore out a Sears shirt (thought it was a steal in the clearance rack) in less than a year, and dumped it at the airport when my luggage was heavy. So I have learned not to go for cheap. I majored in Clothing and Textiles so I am snob about fabrics.

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Re: A slow-brewing fashion movement

This thread reminds me of the book, "Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris."

I purchase the best quality I can afford on the basics/classics and I usually buy them in black or neutral colors. For items that are more of a fashion trend or items that are vivid/non neutral colors, I'm not a big spender, as I'm not as willing to make the same investment.