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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danielle on

i love hollister, abercrombie & fitch, american eagle, and aeropostale!!!

Mary on

I splurge on Christian Louboutin or Manolo Blahnik heels–only the best on my feet! I scrimp on jeans–I’ve never spent more than $30 on a pair.

Mary D.
Mountain View, CA

coco on


marissa w. on

I splurge on coats, hand-bags, and boots. I buy cheap jewelry because trends go in and out with jewelry. I won’t feel bad about not wearing something because I payed a little amount of money for it. I buy cheap t-shirts because you can have a lot more for less.

M on

I splurge on moisturizers and foundation …you can’t risk anything on your face. I use baby cologne for scents. It’s light, airy, and cheap!

Denise on

I only splurge on designer handbags. I buy everything else at H&M, Banana Republic and I get my shoes from DSW.

Krysten A. Goulart on

I definately splurge on purses and make-up. The Purses makes the ultimatestatement, it is indicative of style! And designer make-up is 100% worth the money- Dior makes the best foundation ever and Chanel lipgloss is worth paying $30 for!! I scrimp mostly on basics- tees, hoodies, casual sweaters. Because a does it really matter if there is a designer label on a plain white tee?????

Anca on

love hil so much :X

Regina Book on

my goal is to get some great basics, like turtlenecks and button down shirts that are made to fit well (none of that ‘guy look’, but the newer ones that have a waist for us ladies) and pants that can be paired with both a perfect tee or a dressier look. I have a crazy schedule, so I don’t go for the trendier looks. The classics are always better for me, and can be altered more easily with a variety of belts, jewrely, shoes, etc. Shoes! Great leather boots, have to be at least two inches in the heel, and classic stilletos, and a woman is set!

z on

I just splurged on a black 255 chanel back and doubt will be making any purchases over $100 for the next 5 years :)

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