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Yeah, SS really lends itself to buying at full retail too, since it's so much cheaper than other designers. The Score Coat is only slightly more expensive than some of the jackets J Crew is selling.
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

Yeah, SS really lends itself to buying at full retail too, since it's so much cheaper than other designers. The Score Coat is only slightly more expensive than some of the jackets J Crew is selling.

Really? Is j crew more expensive now?
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TBH sounds like people have a hard time budgeting.

FWIW I haven't picked up anything for 1+ month but that's because I feel more in tandem when a new season comes around. Pre-orders help a lot, and I feel more at ease with my current wardrobe to avoid buying sporadically as if I have to fill some type of gap.

I am actually slowly pairing down the wardrobe but it's not at a rate where if I cannot sell something it's hard for me to pickup something new.

I'll also add that after being more selective i.e. following only one designer it has help tremendously. Some may think it's boring but for my own daily wear it simplifies my life. That is not to say I cannot appreciate other designers and various aesthetics. Instead of reinventing the wheel I see it as trying to polish a look that suits me and that I feel comfortable wearing.

Yoox will forever hold a dear place in my heart (until they ban me).

I agree that a good store return policy nowadays makes or breaks a buying decision.

Like any hobby it takes time to accumulate a certain amount of experience. Some get burned out and move to something else and are rejuvenated when returning after their time away, which can actually be a good thing.

BTW, J.Crew Isn't Cool Anymore
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TBH sounds like people have a hard time budgeting.

Haha, pretty much 60% of it right here.
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Yoox and the whole sale culture in general is actually a major reason why I've spent more than I should in past on clothing I don't need. I've severely limited my purchases lately, keeping a very short list of things I really want and being OK with not getting them any time soon. Part of that involves almost never checking my Dreambox.

A while ago I interviewed this woman who got so tired of being trapped in online shopping addiction that she stopped buying things for a year and instead drew pictures of the items she coveted (she eventually wrote turned it into a book, http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/teens/2015/08/top-ten-summer-author-sarah-lazarovic.html). A little extreme maybe, but I admire the approach and the dedication. 

This is pretty cool.

I might go to knitting class tomorrow.
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The whole sale idea has made me spend more money by convincing me that I am "saving" and spending less. I wind up buying a bunch of stuff I don't really need because they are cheap, overlooking the fact that I could've just bought one piece I have been loving for the same price as a bunch of shit I don't want. 

 

I'm cleaning out a lot of shit now, making room, and waiting until I see something that I really love.

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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

Ooh yeah I definitely look. But it's not impossible to be responsible with Yoox. I still stick Yoox stuff in kop lists right beside full-retail goods and mull over my options before I pull the trigger. And when I do make a purchase, it's usually to fill some wardrobe gap or meet a specific need. Some of my most frequently worn garments have come from Yoox, actually.

 

Oh for sure, I love Yoox and it's totally possible to be responsible with your purchases there. But its whole format (adding new items randomly, sending out regular coupons, varying price drops from item to item, telling you when there's only one of your item left etc.) is designed to get you to check back frequently and to buy more than you should. 

 

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TBH sounds like people have a hard time budgeting.
 

 

This is true. Having an addictive personality doesn't help either.

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