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

posted 6 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 # 62
    Member
    5188 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    $20 limit on shirts, $40 limit on pants, dresses… now that my wedding is over and I don’t need anymore nice ones… maybe $50. Bags I’ve spent anywhere from $10 to $150 and the more expensive ones I don’t find to hold up any better than the cheaper ones. Some would say I’m a cheapskate when it comes to clothes but my price limit allows me to buy a lot and I could easily go for over a year without wearing the same outfit twice. 

    Post # 63
    Member
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Hm, depends on the item. Here are my approx maxes if I’ll just die if I don’t have it:

    Top: $50
    Light jacket or cardigan: $50
    Pants: $75
    Purse: $75
    Shoes: $100
    Dress: $200
    Coat: $300

    Those are prices I’ll only hit maybe once every one or two years. So I guess my answer is $300?

    Post # 63
    Member
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Hm, depends on the item. Here are my approx maxes if I’ll just die if I don’t have it:

    Top: $50
    Light jacket or cardigan: $50
    Pants: $75
    Purse: $75
    Shoes: $100
    Dress: $200
    Coat: $300

    Those are prices I’ll only hit maybe once every one or two years. So I guess my answer is $300?

    Post # 64
    Member
    1796 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I hate buying things cheap that I know just won’t last more than a few years. I’ve actually just been thinking about this lately since I always seem to buy $20 jeans that end up falling apart after a six months to a year. I just want to find one great pair of jeans that I can wear for years, so I don’t mind spending $100+ on that. I wouldn’t spend anymore than probably $50 on a top because I know the second I did I would spill something all over it. On a coat or purse I could definitely justify spending $200+ if it is something that I know will stay in style for years to come.

    Post # 65
    Member
    3075 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    That’s a gorgeous bag! And if I know it’ll last and I’ll wear it all the time, maybe max 500. I have two bags that are that price each, but I wouldn’t spend that much for jeans/ dresses/ shirts. For tops no more than 150, jeans/pants /skirts no more than 100. Shoes 200, dresses 200.

    Post # 66
    Member
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Clothing: $800-1200

    Coats: $2000

    shoes: $1400

    Purses/luggage: $2500-$5k

    Post # 67
    Member
    419 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I think it all depends on what the item of clothing is, and what it is for. For example a coat I will have and wear almost everyday I can justify spending $200-400. You get what you pay for, especially with clothing. I do think there is a certain line you can cross where you stop paying for the quality of the item and start paying for the “name” though. I can see spending a couple of hundred on a nice leather handbag, but a couple of thousand??? Come on… 

    That being said…my wedding dress I feel comfortable going up to $4,000, and that’s just because it is my wedding dress. Anything else…NO WAY I would spend that much.

    Post # 68
    Member
    3246 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Well, I voted thinking of wedding garments, so my vote was for $500 (though I’m sure my mom and I will end up spending more than that). 

    Normally, I wouldn’t buy something that was over $200– shoes, dress, etc. I’m a poor graduate student, but I have relatively expensive taste, so if I want to get something nice, I’ll save up for it and spend what for me is a lot. My most expensive shoes cost $190; my most expensive dresses normally sell for $300-$400 but I got all three on sale– 2 of them for around $150 and one, worth over $300, for $30! That was because someone had returned it saying there were snags on the fabric, which I didn’t see. 

    Most of my shoes are between $100 and $200, which is about how I like them– I am very picky but I can’t justify spending more than $200 on one garment!

    If I ever have a comfortable income, I’d probably be more willing to spend more, but I don’t need a lot of fancy things so I wouldn’t necessarily do so.

    Post # 69
    Member
    3101 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Mischka:  I obviously don’t belong on that poll.  My max is generally $30.

    Post # 70
    Member
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Depends on the item.

    Wedding dress? $1,500 is my limit.

    Fancy dress? $300.

    Shoes? $300 is my cap, and it has to be something I will wear for a very, very long time. I’ve yet to find anything worth it so I’ve never paid more than $160 for shoes.

    Outerwear, like a jacket, $200 is my limit. I buy a new jacket about once every 5 years.

    Jeans? $60.

    Shirts? $40 for long sleeved, $35 for short sleeved.

    I’ll spend a lot on underwear. Good bras and underwear and corsets are worth every penny.

    The thing is though, I LIKE saving money. I will hit up thrift and consignment stores and clearance racks before ever looking at full priced items. It is far more satisfying to buy second hand or on sale than to pay full price. I may have money to spend now, but I didn’t always, and I’ve kept those spending habits. 

    Now if we are talking about buy snakes or tarantulas, there is no ceiling. I have probably $10K in exotic animals. But unlike clothing, they pay for themselves through breeding. I just cannot bring myself to spend lots on clothing that can easily be stained, ripped, or otherwise destroyed.

    Post # 71
    Member
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    we both spend alot on clothes, bags and shoes. And luggage. My current go to bag that I just got is a goyard St. Louis (for example)  Thankfully we are on the same page and can afford to. Now for our wedding I couldn’t imagine spending more than we did (10k). 

    Post # 72
    Member
    3276 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Never more than $100 on a purse or $50 on clothing even though we have 25k+ in the bank, it’s a waste of money to me

    Post # 73
    Member
    1671 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Mischka:  $700, but it was for a VERY functional winter coat for Canadian winter. I’ve worn it every single day so far and it turns out that real fur vs fake makes a huuuuge difference in precious warmth. Being too hot when it’s -25? Priceless!

    Ok, if I’m being honest there was a designer component… It’s a Canada Goose. But still. WARMTH.

    Aside from that (and subsequent winter coat purchases) I would say my limit is around $300. Winter coats are important here, so I’ll pony up more for that. 

    Post # 74
    Member
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Fizzy8:  I love my Canada goose coat!! It was negative here in nyc last week and I never felt cold!

    Post # 75
    Member
    1671 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @janinaPK:  RIGHT??? I don’t know, their down blend is bewitched or something! I’m thinking about adding the bomber jacket to my collection.

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