Tell Us: What Do You Splurge or Scrimp on?

09/11/2007 at 06:00 PM ET


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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lily on

A great (expensive) handbag will make even a t-shirt and jeans look like a million bucks. Never skimp on a handbag.

Laryssa on

I just love fashion, so I don’t put a price on anything. If it’s cute and I want it, then I’ll buy it, that my motto. However I hate the winter, so I’d say coats, sweaters, and sweats is what I’m cheap about. I’m a summer girl all the way, so I’ll spend a fortune on bikinis, sunglasses, and summer dresses. I also spend a fortune on jeans, I love jeans. But my overall biggest splurge would definitely be handbags. You can’t put a price on a great handbag. I also Love costume jewelry, especially Hermes.

Anonymous on

what is forever 21?

Angela on

For fall/ winter, I will splurge on wool coats and riding boots. Even though I live in SoCal, winter coats still make me happy. I save on tops and tees from H&M or Forever 21.

Angela H.
Pasadena, CA

Theresa on

Anonymous, forever 21 is a store usually located in shopping malls, they have a lot of trendy clothes for cheap!

Vanessa on

Some of you ladies really seem to waste your money!


Jeans and shoes ! I would kill for Louboutin heels! But now I’m saving for a “Seven for all Mankind” wide leg pants

claudia on

sunglasses & shoes.

Tammy C. on

I splurge on SHOES, SHOES & more SHOES, also since I have an allergy I tend to spend more on undies, since I have to wear all cotton, so I go organic there. I go cheap on socks, I HATE socks. I agree with a lot of you, accessories are the way to “bling” out an outfit. The right earrings, necklace, handbag or even makeup can make a ho hum go strait to oh la la. And if you can afford it, why not spend your $$ on what you want instead of what you need?

Alice on

I’ll splurge on bags, shoes or anything classic that can be worn for years. But anything real trendy that I’ll only wear for a season, I’ll buy at H&M or Target.

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