(Closed) How much do you spend on clothes in a year?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t been shopping for clothes in forever.  When I was single and living downtown, there was a store I loved downtown.  I would probably go there once or twice a month and drop 100-150 dollars each time.

Lately, I have been buying when specific items get too big for me, but can’t afford a whole wardrobe overhaul.

When I get closer to my goal weight, I am going to put aside about 500 bucks & go shopping at Marshall’s and TJMaxx & load up!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Don’t.even.know.  And I’m not sure I want to know!  Lol.  It can’t be pretty.  Shopping is my only vice.  I’ve been broke so that has effected it.  And I’ve been trying to avoid it as I want to save for a house but it has been a struggle!  I think, if I had to guess, I spend about $2,000 annually.  Is that bad?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

In a year, $200 or so.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I shop a LOT. I shop only at cheap stores, but it adds up.

I just looked at my CC and debit card transactions for the year so far. I’ve spent on average of $450 a month on clothes, shoes and bags, which adds up to over $5k a year. Holy shit.

That’s a lot of trips to Forever 21, H&M, and Urban Outfitters.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@moderndaisy- see, I do work in a formal setting, a court house.  But I’m usually aware of when I’ll have to be in court, which isn’t all that often.  I have so many coordinating suit pieces that I just mix and match, I tend to not have to buy too many work pieces, I just wear a lot of the same stuff.  My problem really is that whenever I go out, even if just to dinner, I feel like I have to have a new shirt/shoes/jewery… its sick!  But like I said, being broke helps curb that habit!  Lol. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I couldn’t begin to tell you since I’m always randomly in need of some retail therapy.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i have no idea.

but im of the mentality that if i only buy things on sale, i saved money.

me: look honey, i bought 2 pairs of flip flops, 2 t shirts, and 3 dresses from j crew/banana/madewell today!

him: how much did you spend?

me: not much..it was all on sale so really, i SAVED money..

 

**please do not point out flaws with my logic. i will not listen.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If I actually kept really strict track I think I’d be terrified 😛

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Omg…way too much.

Here’s my thing: I work for a big corporation and wear “Business Professional” attire every day. So…I have a high need for appropriate clothing. That is where the majority of my shopping $$ goes…

Casual/going out clothes are sadly secondary.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We bought a house two years ago and I stopped shopping for awhile. I went a whole year buying only 2 pairs of jeans, a sweater and two t-shirts for under $200! But I just got a job that pays much better so I went on a little spree. On average I probably spend between $800 – $1,500 a year on clothing. Based on the 2 years I’ve lived with my FH… he probably spends twice as much as I do!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

This was really an eye-opener. Wow.

The good news is that if I curb my spending (not stop it completely, but cut down immensely) I might be able to save an additional $4k or so before the wedding. And we desperately need it.

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