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Tell Us: What Do You Splurge or Scrimp on?

09/11/2007 at 06:00 PM ET

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For most of us, leaving Barneys with armfuls of clothes like Hilary Duff is a fantasy — not a reality. As we start putting together our fall wardrobes, we are definitely budgeting more for some things — designer denim and boots! — and less for others — pencil skirts and belts! We want to know how you spend your shopping money. Tell us: What fashion items are you willing to splurge on? What do you always save your pennies on?

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mj on

i splurged on the steve madden tianna flat boots….this is the one purchase i didnt second guess myself on….so they were TOTALLY worth it!

brittnie on

I will be spending all my money on cute fall dresses and dark legings (sp?) to go with them. For a diff. look i will be buying TONS of jeans and boots! :^)

dawn on

I agree with Jenna Forever 21 clothes with very elegant accessories, Splurge on those Shoes, bags, jewelry, Jackets, These can make any 20dollar outfit look like 200 bucks.

Jenny on

splurge on BAGS BAGS BAGS. It pulls your entire outfit together. I also love jeans…most of the time the best fitting ones happen to be more expensive. Save on basics (tshirts, longsleeve knits, tanks, wifebeaters, etc). Why would I spend 55 bucks on a long sleeve cotton Michael Stars shirt when I can go to H&M and get one for 8??!

Rosanna L. on

I invest in staple items. A stylish coat, a sophisticated handbag, and good quality shoes. Shoes are a worthy investment, because if they are made well, they are more comfortable and they last longer. No shoe is a bargain if it is cheap and kills your feet. I also love a nice handbag because you use it everyday. I purchase a new handbag for each season.

Autumn on

Shoes and good jeans. Spending a little more means more wear for your buck!

Autumn on

Shoes and jeans. Spending more means more wear for you buck!

Serena on

Jeans!! Definitely a pair (or 10) of jeans that fit in all the right places!!!

Lynore M. on

I will splurge on jeans, shoes, coats and a decent handbag. Anything trendy like tops, accessories and dresses I will scrimp and shop at discount chains such as H&M and Forever 21

Wendy on

I splurge on great purses and sunglasses and unique dresses and blouses and jackets at Anthropologie. When I find a pair of jeans I love (right now DKNY skinny—not really skinny though, more like straight leg) I buy about 5 pairs! Shoes too :) I just splurged on 4 pairs of patent leather ballet flats in cobalt blue, black, red, and canary yellow. I figure they will go with a lot for early fall. I definitely still want to get knee-high boots to go with dresses and sweaters.

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