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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jamie on

abercrombie and fitch marc jacobs or hollister baby(:

Gianella D. on

I splurge on jeans, ranging from $60-100, and I have at least six pairs. Some might not consider that a splurge, but when you’re a college student like me, it definitely is! I figure that if I’m going to wear these for the next four years almost everyday, I might as well get my dollar’s worth. I scrimp on shoes. All I need are flip-flops, sneakers, heels, and winter boots. Anything else is just unnecessary.

Millie on

FOR FALL/WINTER I’LL ALWAYS SPLUDGE ON A COAT, HANDBAG,SHOES/BOOTS AND JEANS. WHEN YOU INCORPORATE THESE ITEMS WITH LESS COSTLY CLOTHES FROM FOREVER 21, H&M, ETC., THEY ACTUALLY PULL EVERYTHING TOGETHER. THESE STAPLE PIECES MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK LIKE YOU SPENT A FORTUNE.

Louise on

I like to splurge on shoes and jeans! If I have cheap shoes on, I feel disgusting, same with cheap jeans.

Melissa on

I always go to discount places to buy my cloths. My fav is Rue 21 or steve and barry’s. Everything is in style & usually less than $20 or $30. But, I do believe that you should splurge on a good bra and underwear. Underwear can make or break and outfit! I also believe that good mascara and foundation is a must (buy the cheap eyeshadow and blush b/c it usually isn’t in style for very long anyway)!

Suzy on

I ADORE shopping at (www.hornfashion.com) and I just splurged on two new dresses, a new bag, three pants, and a belt! FANTASTIC! Whenever possible, I will splurge on whatever I can.

M on

I always splurge on a new handbag that I know will be a classic and last me for years to come! I just got a new Jimmy Choo Day Clutch (a la cameron diaz…) that I can’t wait to use!
I am a huge fan of a quality pair of jeans (you can never go wrong with Seven) and the soft feel of cashmere sweaters (Jcrew has the best quality and sytle out there…).
My secret is to always have on cute shoes and your outfit with always come together.

amanda on

probably a coach bag…and something from chanel or vera wang. i’d also splurge on a GREAT pair of shoes and jeans. anything that’s good quality and makes me look good is worth splurging on.

Fay on

Splurge on a good pair of patent leather black heels in round toe or peep toe. They’re timeless and go with everything! Also every girl needs a peacoat in their closet buy it a size larger than your usual size to layer underneath, but make sure it is cut to slim. Little tunic dresses from Forever21 and Express, etc. are amazing and super easy to throw on. Also basic tees and some cute trendy items from Target are super cheap and great for styles that you know will be out in a season or two!

Jon Bodack on

I’m a boy, so I’m not exactly sure what fashion I would splurge on, but maybe on nice pants, shorts, jeans, etc. Sure, what the hell, my answer can appear in print!

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