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Share your shopping habits:

Do you shop with a plan, to match the things you already own? Do you shop for outfits (a pair of pants/skirt plus 2 tops that match)? Do you just buy whatever you like and try to match it with something you already own? Do you always go shopping with something particular in mind? Do you only buy what you 'need'?



I love shopping and I love clothes
I rarely go shopping with a particular garment in mind. I buy whatever I like (if it fits and looks good) and try to match it with someting I have at home; if I can't find anything to match it with, I get another excuse to go shopping again. I own clothes in various colours, so I almost always have something to match.
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it all depends. sometimes i have an agenda, sometimes i don't.
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Originally Posted by ivette
it all depends. sometimes i have an agenda, sometimes i don't.
Same here. If I've bought some seperates and I know I need to get something to match them, I'll take those items with me for a sure match. Sometimes I'm just out to catch a great deal on whatever.
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1. must have all the essentials for every season (spring, summer, fall and winter)
2. if if fits great, must have it in every colour i like
3. for dressy dresses, must buy accessories
4. must have a pair of shoes for everything (runners, heels, flats, ankle boots, knee high boots, sandals, etc.)
5. must shop alone...i'm more decisive that way than when someone is around
post #5 of 42

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I loathe clothing shopping...I only when I know exactly what I want.
post #6 of 42

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since i gained weight, i only go when needed, sometimes not even then, unless i REALLY need it.
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Originally Posted by pinkbundles
5. must shop alone...i'm more decisive that way than when someone is around
I'm with you on that one. I hate it when people try to discourage me from buying something.
post #8 of 42

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I buy a LOT of clothes. I don't always go for shopping for any reason, I just go whenever I feel like it. I try to buy clothes that I like and it fits me, and I will make sure that I can match it with something I already have. My shopping habits also change with seasons....in summer i like to shop for capris, and in winter i like to shop for sweaters...i wish i could change that (to save some money), but it never happens!
post #9 of 42

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Originally Posted by ivette
it all depends. sometimes i have an agenda, sometimes i don't.
I feel exactly the same way. My overall feeling about clothing shopping is that I LOVE it!
post #10 of 42

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not really. but there are stuff im always looking for. so when i find it it makes me so happy. im usually just pretty random about shopping.
post #11 of 42

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I usually just shop whenever for whatever....if I go looking for a specific item, I can NEVER find what I'm looking for!! If I have one item in mind I end up shopping for 8 hours, going to every store and coming home with everything but what I wanted.
I have certain styles at I look for so it's not completely random......for example, I try to only buy v neck tops.
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Originally Posted by dentaldee
I usually just shop whenever for whatever....if I go looking for a specific item, I can NEVER find what I'm looking for!! If I have one item in mind I end up shopping for 8 hours, going to every store and coming home with everything but what I wanted.
that's exactly how i am too...
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It sort of depends on my mood--and my budget. Generally,I shop when I "need"to--I'm not generally very extragavant in the clothes area. But I can be somewhat whimsical & impulsive, buying something just because I really like it and even if I probably can't forsee myself having a lot of places to wear it to...although then I'll half the time feel guilty for having spent the money in the first place! No, clothes-shopping for me is not an incredibly uplifting or lighthearted expeience...it can be fun, but I always have this slight sense of wanting to get through it faster--get it over with rather than enjoying every moment.
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I start my spree as soon as I get my paycheck, and I suck at saving even a penny...
post #15 of 42

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I LOVE shopping for clothes!! However, I am so much better now at not just buying ramdom stuff--I only buy what I KNOW I am going to wear as I was tired of looking at things in my closet and saying "What was I thinking!!".

I have no agenda---I just go and buy. If its cute and it fits--I buy it!! Not into trends as there are alot of things I have avoided this season (gauchos--my legs are short and I am hippy) hated anything with embroidery--not feeling the whole tunic thing and I have only purchased one pair of espadrilles. Love the big purses though!!
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Shopping makes me miserable, because it's rare for me to find things I like. Even when I don't go with anything in mind, I'll browse for hours and come away with a couple of things that I'll love. I think it's mostly because the shopping where I live sucks. I need lots of variety, because I'm not one for trends and that's what the majority of the stores offer. I need to move.
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Originally Posted by Jennifer
since i gained weight, i only go when needed, sometimes not even then, unless i REALLY need it.
i'm in the same boat! i used to buy clothing constantly...either going to the mall and buying (much like you, maychi) or on the internet, which is really dangerous, because somehow when you just use a credit card over the internet, it feels like you really aren't spending any money at all!

so now that i have gained weight, i have really helped out my pocketbook. i think when i finally lose the weight i will try to stay on this path...after i celebrate by buying lots of new clothes that fit me well of course!
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Originally Posted by ivette
it all depends. sometimes i have an agenda, sometimes i don't.
Lol, same here.

I usually invest on stuff I really need mostly like coat, dresses and shoes and I always look for bargain first because it helps for me for saving a little $. I don't go crazy on buying trend stuff, classic style usually last for years and years.
post #19 of 42

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sometimes i go cuz i need new pants or something ... then if i see something else on sale ... i end up spending $200 more than i was originally going to spend on just pants ....
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Honestly, I get quite a few items on eBay. NWT mostly, but a few without tags. I make a major shopping trip with money from our income tax return, and I generally spend about $200 on clothes from Lerner New York, Gap, Abercrombie & Express. I make sure I mix n' match so I can get more for my money when I do that.
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Im sure Id spend alot more if i was skinny, hahhaah. Oh well, i get to spend more on makeup
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it definitely depends on what i am shopping for and how much money i have!! i'm not an impuslive buyer where i just see something and must have it (SOMETIMES im like that lol) but i don't like to because the money is pretty low these days
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Cool thread!

I generally shop with a particular item or items in mind which tends to drive me bonkers because I can usually never find it. In addition, due to my recent weight gain, my shopping trips are infrequent. I get the blues after I've tried to many things on only to walk away with a colored tee shirt and a pair of boot cut jeans in the next size up. I would love to be able to make my own clothing and I swear one day I'll get back into sewing. It's just been sooooo long since I've sewn that I hardly remember how. I have so many visions.

At any rate, shoes are another story. Thank goodness my feet have never gotten "fat". Even when I was pregnant I was lucky not to swell.

I'm gearing towards building up my wardrobe to more basic items, as mentioned in a previous post if I find something I like I buy it in every color possible. I'm looking to drop 3 pant sizes, so my shopping is on hold.
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I am a complete shopolic! Ok I spent 500 euro is the last 6 months on clothes, totally blew all my savings (I am 16 by the way!)! I shop for stupid reasons like oh I am going out to the cinema I need a new top! Haha I only match things up if I am getting an outfit for going out or something. I go all out when it comes to big things but normally I have a lot of radom styles in my closet!
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I love shopping esp for clothes! I always ended up spending out of my budget because I'll buy whatever I like.
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Originally Posted by ivette
it all depends. sometimes i have an agenda, sometimes i don't.
Me too!
post #27 of 42

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Originally Posted by Jennifer
since i gained weight, i only go when needed, sometimes not even then, unless i REALLY need it.
I gained a little weight too, and I haven't gone shopping until I go back to my original weight, lol.
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I love going shopping, but how much I buy and what I buy changes everytime I go. Sometimes if I'm in one of those.. shoppy moods I'll buy a whole bunch of stuff but then other times I'll just buy a few black things. Somehow lately my wardrobe has been getting less and less colourful. It used to be full of bright fun things but slowly I'm buying more and more black. Not on purpose though, I get home and realized everything I bought was black.. I guess it's sort of in part to the fact that cute colourful stuff can be hard to find at a low cost..
post #29 of 42

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I never really go with an exact agenda..unless it's something that has come out and I want to look at it...
post #30 of 42

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Sometimes I go shopping and just buy whatever I feel like, as long as it's on sale

Lately, though, I've always had an agenda to get something I need (though if I see something really cool on a sale rack I may pick it up anyway!), for example, right now I need some new capris and shorts since I just discovered my waist is an inch bigger now than it was last summer! lol (But I haven't had much free time to go shopping lately ) Earlier this year, I did a lot of shopping for clothes to wear to work since I just graduated and had a limited professional wardrobe!

However, if I like something that I don't have anything to go with it, I either buy something to go with it that day, or I don't buy it at all. My experience has been if I can't find something to go with it that day, I'll never find anything and then it just sits in my closet unworn! lol But usually, I just wear separates that are easy to match -- colored sweaters or button-ups with neutral colored pants and shoes for work, or any kind of shirt with jeans and boots or flip-flops for casual wear. Colored shoes and bags are fun, but I don't buy them unless I know I can wear them with several outfits. The only time I really worry about buying a coordinating "outfit" is when I want to get a colored or patterned skirt and I have to figure out what shirt to wear with it!

Originally Posted by Saja
Im sure Id spend alot more if i was skinny, hahhaah. Oh well, i get to spend more on makeup
Well, I am skinny and I keep thinking I would shop more if I weighed more! Misses sizes pants are always baggy on my non-existant hips, and Juniors sizes fit but aren't very professional or age-appropriate anymore Maybe someday I will finally have a figure like a woman, I only hit puberty 15 years ago
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