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@ID2 wrote:

When I find a top locally for $50 I snap it up!!! That's very reasonable! I'm not cheap when it come to buying clothes. I like the finer ones. Cheap is cheap. Must throw it out after a few washings. $68 dollars for a sweater? Boom! It'd be in my closet! Woman Happy


 

never happened to me 

I have stuff of all prices nothing has had to be tossed after washing a few times.

 

yes some clothing it too cheap,  but saying all inexpensive clothing won't last isn't true for everyone 

 

 

 

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Speaking of prices, I saw an ad come thru on my phone for a quilt from Patagonia. Well I should have known it would be expensive. I just checked the website and it is $250 (fair trade and recycled materials). I'm not buying for that price. The last item I bought from Patagonia was a fleece and I didn't realize how expensive it was because I wasn't wearing my glasses to read the price tag when I picked it out. I should have told the checkout person that I had changed my mind but I didn't (sigh - no guts). However that was over 10 years ago and I still have the fleece jacket and wear it quite often in cold weather so I guess overall I have gotten my $ worth from the purchase.  

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It was Donna Karan, 5 East pieces to complete a wardrobe-all back.

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@ID2 wrote:

When I find a top locally for $50 I snap it up!!! That's very reasonable! I'm not cheap when it come to buying clothes. I like the finer ones. Cheap is cheap. Must throw it out after a few washings. $68 dollars for a sweater? Boom! It'd be in my closet! Woman Happy


@ID2 Very well said!  I agree 110 percent.  

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Re: WOW...clothing prices!

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I wonder who buys them. I know when I ordered a top or two in the past, in wasnt nearly as good of a quality as I would've paid for one from a decent store. Im picky about my clothes tho. Honestly, I got a top from Q on sale for $20 and it was terrible quality. I dont  wear it and about to give it away. 

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As in everything today "price doesn't always equal quality"!

 

I have clothes bought many years ago on "clearance" that I still wear today!  I loved the store Avenue at the end of a season I'd buy a lot of summer stuff.  

 

Recently, I ordered D&C one wash "completely out of shape" or shrunk up🤷‍♀️.  

 

 

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@abrock wrote:
Does anyone remember the designer from many years ago that did the "easy pieces"?
I think it was 5 easy pieces.

 

 

 

LOVED randolph duke!

he was first on qvc, then hsn.

used to purchase many of his clothing items, including his five easy pieces.

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For natural fibers and real leather, prices in good department stores have always been high.  Sweaters average $205.00-$350.00 range.  Boots made in Italy & Spain leather $1,000.00 up.  

 

You're always going to have fast fashion in synthetic fibers for low prices & places to buy like Old Navy. .  But even those are creeping up.  China is out priced in some companies, so they're going to places like Bangladesh,

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@Sunshine45 wrote:

@abrock wrote:
Does anyone remember the designer from many years ago that did the "easy pieces"?
I think it was 5 easy pieces.

 

 

 

LOVED randolph duke!

he was first on qvc, then hsn.

used to purchase many of his clothing items, including his five easy pieces.


 

 @Sunshine45  I was a big fan of Randolph Duke's QVC 5-Easy Pieces.   The pieces were so well made and covered so many fashion bases. I loved the fabric (although my memory does not recall the exact blend right now).  It was soft, but not flimsy.  I was even able to incorporate the pieces into my work wardrobe.  The leggings in the set were fabulous with a hint of spandex to keep them from bagging, but otherwise a soft breathable fabric with a fit more like a super skinny pant than tights.  The set Randolph did for HSN was not as nice.  

 

@Andreatoo  Include me in the rave for Duluth's No Yank Tanks and Tees.  I have also recently discovered Buck Naked, Organic Cotton, and Breezeshooter undies and wow, what comfort. Woman Happy  

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Prices are going to go up and people may regret some of the stuff they are throwing away so happily now next year.