• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 7: Castangia from SARTORIALE

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 6th auction is for a Castangia Suit or Sportcoat from SARTORIALE Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

New vs. Sale Clothing

Tck13

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
5,761
Reaction score
77
I am wondering what percentage of new to sale clothing everyone buys?

I have been scouring ebay, STP (and other discount websites), and visiting outlets in an effort to find some good buys and save some money.

At this point, it seems like I am either forced to pay full retail and get what I want when i want it (and get lucky if it's on sale) or settle for something that I don't really want / wasn't looking for but is suitable, or get stuff off of ebay (which I've found isn't exactly what the seller said it was...).

Patience may get me exactly what I want on sale but I'll be old and grey and probably have a totally different style by then...

I am thinking maybe 65% new and 35% sale/ebay/outlets/deep discount? Do you do better?
 

texas_jack

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Messages
10,279
Reaction score
496
I buy the majority of my stuff on sale. I tend to dress classic/traditional for the most part so the stuff I like is allways around and there is no need to get anything new or trendy.
 

DocHolliday

Stylish Dinosaur
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 21, 2005
Messages
16,118
Reaction score
1,113
I don't need much, so my discount percentage is much higher. I'll pay more for a staple, but even then I almost never pay retail. I'll fork over full price to have something made, but that's about it.

It helps that I don't follow trends. My style seems relatively fixed, and there's nothing I just have to have right now.
 

Get Smart

Don't Crink
Joined
Oct 27, 2004
Messages
12,234
Reaction score
227
I'm probably around 70% new/30% on sale. I don't follow trends but I'm very particular about what I like to wear so if I see it at full retail and it's something within my means I will go ahead and buy it. I rarely buy anything on sale that I wouldnt have paid full retail for.
 

Ivan Kipling

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2006
Messages
2,114
Reaction score
1
I'd rather buy MTM, than ever to pay retail for ready-to-wear. In part because my size is small, I usually have plenty of selection, during final sales.
 

argoth

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2006
Messages
197
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by Get Smart
I'm very particular about what I like to wear so if I see it at full retail and it's something within my means I will go ahead and buy it. I rarely buy anything on sale that I wouldnt have paid full retail for.
I'm very much the same way. I also very much enjoy the retail experience and typically have a hard time finding things I'm interested in during sales events. Probably because you guys always beat me to the good stuff!
Although I do set aside a good amount of my clothing budget for things like the Paul Stuart annual sale. I've taken to having my shirts made and am starting to get more particular about my shoes
, so have been using MTO option there as well, which limits my ability to go for sales. All in all, I'm probably 80/20 at this point. Arg
 

skalogre

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
6,324
Reaction score
4
I buy very little for retail price.
 

SGladwell

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2006
Messages
1,257
Reaction score
0
New, only counting RTW and excluding, I think I've paid full retail for perhaps four to six pieces of clothing in my adult life. For shoes the percentage is considerably higher, maybe 60-70%. If I'm going to pay full retail, chances are it's being made for me.
 

drizzt3117

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Aug 26, 2004
Messages
13,141
Reaction score
10
I'm probably at about 80% sale 20% retail, primarily because I don't have a pressing need for much so I can afford to pick and choose good deals.
 

Thomas

Stylish Dinosaur
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Jul 25, 2006
Messages
29,128
Reaction score
1,318
80% secondhand, 20% sale. I have all I need right now and can afford to be patient for a bit of luck.
 

Joffrey

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jun 18, 2006
Messages
12,049
Reaction score
865
It depends on the price and brand. Now that I think about it I think I'm around 30/70% for sales. Which I am quite proud to realize.
 

gamelan

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2004
Messages
1,823
Reaction score
3
95% for sales. part of it for me, and i imagine others, really is the thrill of the hunt.

-Jeff
 

lakewolf

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2006
Messages
5,172
Reaction score
11
100% new and on the sales period only
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 29 3.6%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 141 17.4%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 265 32.7%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 129 15.9%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 70 8.6%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 48 5.9%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 24 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 100+

    Votes: 51 6.3%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,987
Messages
9,226,832
Members
193,677
Latest member
AlexBad
Top