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post #16 of 20
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Annual clothing budget has been $30K+ for awhile.  
yikes..
post #17 of 20
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To answer the second part of your question, take a look at this:
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AE's: Approx 20 pairs (purchased for $59 - $110 from AE factory store near my parents' house) E. Green: 2 pair (burgundy slip on, chestnut blucher) ($200 - $325) Foster & Sons: 2 pair (wholecut loafer & cap toe oxford) ($200) Alden/Brooks Bros: 8 pair (3 shell cordovan) ($80 - $150) Perry Ercolino: 1 pair ($130) Capanile: 1 pair JM Weston: 2 pairs ($80 - $300) Ferragamo: 10 pairs ($100 - $150) Tod's: 10 pairs (including 3 pairs boots) $75 - $140 @ Tod's outlet & Off Fifth Cole Haan: 5 pairs - primarily Bragano models ($50 - $100) R Lauren/C&J (handgrade): 1 pair (tassel loafers) ($112) Foojoy (goodyear welted): 4 pairs ($20[.] - $100) [excludes golf shoes] B Magli: 2 pairs ($140) Santoni: 3 pairs (1 Fatte a Mano) $30 - $140) Fratelli Rossetti: 1 pair ($70) Testoni: 1 pair To Boot: 1 pair Saks Driving Mocs (made in Italy) 1 pair ($40) Prada: 1 pair (white bucks) ($40) Gucci: 2 pairs ($50 - $120)
Those are some AMAZING deals (especially the Santonis)
post #18 of 20
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If you are worth a few million, or a few hundred-million, then trolling through ebay, factory outlets and consignment stores is not going to be worth your time (unless you are doing it for fun, or out of love for a deal, as a lot of my wealthy clients do.)
I don't think anyone has ever become wealthy by paying too much. The reason many people become wealthy in the first place is a refusal to overspend. Wealth is what you own minus what you owe. It's a lot easier to build wealth when you keep more of the money you earn than to hand it over to someone else in exchange for a profit-laden, quickly-depreciating shirt or suit at retail prices. I'm hesitant to say that I am wealthy, but by most standards, I do live very well. My wife and I both earn high incomes and live in a very nice community. But, we work very hard and play very simply. We work almost constantly. We work very much as a team. We always have many different deals going on. We are both management consultants, helping senior executives of large companies improve their businesses. My wife also is a trial and jury consultant, helping trial attorneys pick juries favorable to their cases. I also manage some investments (buy and hold mostly). For fun on the weekends, I run EuroLuxe on eBay.com. It's a great little business, but getting enough inventory at low, low prices is the hard part. Finding the time to comb the discount stores for bargains or striking deals online for large lots and then reselling them is challenging (you college guys should be doing this - it's easy money.). I really dislike shopping for myself (I find it tedious and hate to see the money leaving my fingers), but I love shopping for other people when I know I can turn around and flip the items on eBay for a profit. I prefer cash over clothes. :-)
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**Cue slow, sappy piano music...** I think the most valuable part of this thread is that it helps us all to realize that we come from different backgrounds, different lifestyles, different occupations, and different beliefs, but we all find sanctuary in this lovely place, the style forum, and can share our passion together. Happy holidays to all. Ok, enough with that... Quoting vero_group: "Finding the time to comb the discount stores for bargains or striking deals online for large lots and then reselling them is challenging (you college guys should be doing this - it's easy money.)" I am really serious about starting this now. To me, I'd rather try to put my enterpreneurship skills to the test and try to make some money buying nice clothing at low prices and selling it at the 'true' value. The only problem for me is that I need to put most of my money to school, and I don't make much money to have on hand for spending. Still, I'd rather try this than work a mediocre retail job. Its just hard to come up with the money for the initial investment merchandise. And the fact that if I did this I'd constantly take all of the nice clothing that fits me from the lots I buy and I wouldn't end up making much money. Any tips on how to get started though, Logan?
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Well, I'm a college kid... at this point I'm working on a BT in IT with an emphasis in web development. I'm also getting certified in Digital Media and Graphic Design. I currently work for my church.  My official titles are "Bulletin Editor" and "IT Consultant" but my big *whopee* salary is about $50 per week if I don't put in any extra hours, and about $100 per week if I do. That might sound like a great thing for a teen who still lives at home and has no expenses whatsoever (college aside), but you'd really think it's pathetic if you are worth $25-$30 an hour and are getting $10 and only based on 5 hours per week- I'm putting in about 50. I also do freelance work (mostly web design and some graphic stuff) My freelance work pays for college, so I can spend my church "salary" on anything I want...mainly clothes. I do a lot of online shopping. (But I never pay for shipping, it's a good tip) I won't pay more than $100 for any one article (unless it's a watch, I like watches, or cashmere, I loooove cashmere, don't get me started on my overcoat, cuz I'll never stop talking ) I'm a big TJMaxx shopper because there are real designers there but at great prices. I'm also a Burlington Coat Factory person for the same reason. Since I've started really I avoid at all costs places like Wal-Mart or Target for obvious reasons. I usually like to get a good designer outfit (shirt & pants) for under $50. It just kinda gives a thrill that I got something that could have cost triple that. I haven't bought a good (or any) suit yet. The church office is a business casual setting, and they don't have a dress code to speak of at college, so I have no need for one right now. But when it comes time, I'll probably do what I do best and bargain hunt. I haven't tried EBay yet, though. I also like stylish gadgets, which eats up most of my clothes budget, but that's a different post altogether. I think this is what you were looking for, right? Looking forward to reading other posts here...
yeah, i hear yeah, but the IT/web design market is so bad so I've changed my major to finance. with CS/web minor. if it was like 4-5 years ago, id probably be making $50+/hr i've been web designing since 8th grade, now im a sophmore in college. can't find a single job, except a couple odd freelance work, definetly not enough to pay for tuition. so, now im stuck getting 8.55 working at target, till i find a internship this summer. hey, if anyone knows such a thing around seattle, PM me. i really needa get a new job. i don't mind if it's a computer job or a finance job, just not fast food.
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