How much are you willing to spend on a single item of clothing?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How much are you willing to spend on a single item of clothing? A maximum of;
    $100 : (70 votes)
    27 %
    $200 : (96 votes)
    37 %
    $500 : (42 votes)
    16 %
    $1,000 : (10 votes)
    4 %
    $1,500 : (11 votes)
    4 %
    $2,000 : (9 votes)
    3 %
    $2,500 : (2 votes)
    1 %
    $3,000+ : (19 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    On a ‘regular’ item (ie not wedding related) up yo $200 and it would probably be a coat or posh frock 

    Post # 4
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Mischka:  for me it depends on what the item is.

    Purse: $200-$300 (i have to really love it to spend that much)

    Clothes & Shoes: No more than $100 for one item 

    I am not made of money, so I cant justify spending more than that one those items without feeling guilty.

    Outerwear (coats, jackets): $300 

    I shop a lot but I am a bargain shopper. I try to go to the outlets so i can get great deals. Or if i have coupons or shop of sale days.  Its not that Im cheap but I have bills to pay, so I have to shop smart


    Post # 5
    15016 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Those are gorgeous pieces! Both staples and both are stylish without being too trendy. You’ll use them for years so worth the price. $500 would be my max right now but I would happily spend way more if we weren’t making an offer on property today.

    What is that trench coat? It’s amazing!

    Post # 6
    12875 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Shoes, clothes, 100.  Coats, 300.  Handbags, 2000.

    Post # 8
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Mischka:  Hmm, tough question because for me it all depends on the item.  I voted $200, and I can’t even see myself spending that much on most stuff.  I’m also not really a shopper though. 

    Purse: $50 at most.

    Shoes: $200 because prices for decent quality shoes are not low.

    Outerwear….:  The winter coat I want is over $600 which bugs me but even the others cost around $400 so I figure I’d might as well get the one I want.  The only issue now is that I can’t find the colours I want, so I will probably wait until next year.

    Post # 9
    6667 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I cannot see myself spending more than $200 on anything.  I have no need to spend that kind of money chasing my girls around.  Of course if my husband buys a new suit for work, that would be something different.

    Post # 10
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I voted $2,000. There are a few things that cost more than that and I really would love to have them but I can’t justify buying (a Chanel bag is one). I will spend up to $2,000 on a bag….$1200-1500 on shoes…and probably no more than $800 on clothes (a coat).

    Post # 11
    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I wish you put “Under $100”.  

    I try not to spend over $20 for an article of clothing.  Unless it is of quality.    I go to sales, clarences.   I am frugal with money.   I don’t see the point of splashing $$$$$ on clothing because it’s “brand” or “Designer” name unless it is on sale.

    Confession,  I will be happy to go to charity shops and fork out money on good quality second hand clothes.  

    Unless there is a planned outfit I will set money aside. 

    Post # 12
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I only spend good money on shoes and purses – and for me that is $200 or less.

    For general clothes, I’d say no more than $50 usually, maybe up to $75 for a good pair of dress pants.

    I live 10 minutes from an excellent outlet mall, so pretty much everything comes from there.

    Post # 13
    525 posts
    Busy bee

    Does your wedding dress count? If so – my range is considerably knocked up. Otherwise it would probably be 500- only because I have spent a huge sum and gotten years of use out of an item before, so in my experience it was an excellent investment.

    Post # 14
    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I don’t like to spend more than $100 on a single item of clothing and usually the most I spend is $98 on new lululemon pants 😉 I’d spend between $100-$200 for something really special or a nice pair of shoes/boots or a purse. Typically my clothing items are between $40-$75.

    Post # 15
    7915 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @Mischka:  if it will literally last forever (durable materials, timeless design, a classic) then id spend up to 3k 


    it would have to be an item that the “price per wear” would get way down eventually. Bags boot suits and coats are  example of items like that So you have my approval 🙂


    Post # 16
    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    $200 is my max and that’s pushing it

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