(Closed) NWR- Quality or Quantity?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Quality or Quantity?
    Quantity : (14 votes)
    32 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    14 %
    Quality : (24 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    532 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I won’t vote in this poll – it’s too limiting and here’s why. 

    I go QUALITY for staples. My work jeans, dressy black shoes, little black dress, winter coat, scarf to match, spring trench, sweater wrap. They get worn over and over again, as long as they last.  

    I go for QUANTITY on trends. Casual T-shirts and tanks for the spring/summer? Sure I’ll purchase 5 in the latest trending colors for $6 each to mix and match. Bold jewelery in bright color for the holidays? I’ll spend $10-15 bucks for a cheap costume statement piece that looks tasteful but trendy. 

    Depends on what I’m hsopping for.. that way my staples look good, and my trending items – I don’t care when I bury them in a closet because by next year – I won’t be caught dead wearing that color/style. 

    Which reminds me… so busy saving for a wedding I desperately need to go shopping and do my own wardrobe updates. 

    Post # 4
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Ack, I think you messed up the poll (quality as title, not an option) so I didn’t vote.  But I probably fall into the “other” category.  I wear the same few things over and over again and they’re all junky.  I’m really trying to develop a little bit of a sense of style (seriously…I bought my first pair of skinny jeans last month) and not be such a slob, but I keep getting too lazy/busy to shop or having other expenses come up.

    Post # 5
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I prefer quality to quantity, but usually the budget decides!

    Post # 6
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011


    Erm, if quality includes Old Navy shirts that I’ve worn for six years. I’m picky about spending money on new clothes, but if the piece is just right, I’ll wear it to death, no matter how much the initial investment.

    Maybe there should be an option for Cost-Effective…

    Post # 8
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    If I could afford it, I would say quality. I love designer clothes but a)I can’t afford the wardrobe I want and b)that little girl who spent her childhood garage saleing and thrift store shopping with her mom won’t let me. (ie. I’m cheap.)

    The only thing I buy that is on the more expensive end that I do not compromise about is my bras and underwear. No WalMart or Target or Kohls for this girl. It’s worth the money to spend more, IMO.

    Post # 9
    14658 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    As long as I can justify each piece of clothing as something I like and am willing to spend x amount on, I’ll get it.  For jackets and outwear and jeans I pick quality, but that doesnt stop me from buying a ton of them.  Shirts I’m pretty cheap about, but its so hard for me to find stuff that I like that if I acutally do, I’ll buy I think its worth it. 

    I also dont think that quality pieces *have* to cost a fortune, espeically for shoes.  If the choice is a $30 flat vs $150 flat… I dont think the $150 one will last 5x longer, so to me, its not worth it.  The heels are going to wear out from being worn no matter what.   My jeans expensive (to me at least) at $100-$150, and I have like 9 pairs, but I’ve also been wearing them for the past 8 years almost daily so I think that’s worth it.

    Post # 10
    6247 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I actually go for usability — I like pieces that I can make several outfits from.  

    Post # 11
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I have gotten to the point that $20 shirts and stuff is expensive, yay being broke. So quanity totally. 

    Post # 12
    5800 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Quality. I can’t stand cheaply made things. For me spending extra $ on a shoe with leather soles makes sense because I can have them re-soled vs. cheap shoes that I’ll just have to toss. Or a dress with a silk lining is wayyy more comfortable than a polyester lining. I still buy practically everything I own on sale.

    Post # 13
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @dragonlover: I agree with this.Quality for staples, quantity for trends

    I shop almost exclusively at NY&Co, The Limited, and Kohl’s. I have CCs for them all, to get the best discounts and promotions, and only buy when there are big sales and when things go on clearance. Then, I pay them off right away so I don’t have to deal with the interest.

    Post # 14
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @zippylef: Agreed about the bras and undies (although I do buy some bras at KOhl’s, always name brand though). I really like Soma, and wait for their sales to stock up on undies about twice a year, and bras as needed

    Post # 15
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m definitely quality over qty.  I have my fav designers and try to buy pieces every year.  I tend to keep my designer clothing 5+ years so its worth it.  I also will only buy if its reasonably priced and its an needed addition. However all bets are off when it comes to shoes.   

    Also I do have 2 wardrobes.  One for work and one for weekends.  Work clothing comes from Gap, Banana, Costco, Target, etc.  I tend to shop off season during Sales and will buy multiples.  That’s why I literally don’t go shopping for 2-3yrs for my work wardrobe.   


    Post # 16
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    Definitely quality! For me quality is stuff that is well made and that will hold up for a long time, it doesn’t necessarily have to be designer and extremely expensive 😉 For example; rather than getting multiple cheap winter jackets from American Eagle, I got one more expensive (but good quality) one from North Face.

    I try to save up for the more quality pieces since SO and I are both students and can’t spend money on whatever we want 🙁 haha, most of it goes to groceries and textbooks.

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