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20-04-2005
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It isn't much when you think about it. Only $1,000 a month.
i know everybody's different, but at least to me $1,000 is quite a lot. and for a lot of other people as well i believe-- many people only has this amount for paying rent, bills, food -and then comes clothes- every month.

edit: forgot the actual question i guess i don't really have a theory even though i like the idea of building up a wardrobe with designer basics and then buy cheap accesories to go with it. i just buy what i like when i come across it - which has resulted in loads of colorful designer shoes and bags in my closet - but i guess that is just my way of doing it. but at least good luck with building up your wardrobe and congrats on your new sunglasses


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20-04-2005
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I'm with Mettchen. I make diddly-squat, so all my nice pieces I've miraculously found a thrift stores or on sale. I also make bank at Christmas. Lately I've been asking for electronics though.

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20-04-2005
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I say take yourself to Nordstrom and go to the Savvy section, they have some mid to lower priced designer pieces. Dont focus so much, just go out see whats cute and buy what you like.

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21-04-2005
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When I think "little black dress" I think Chanel, I have no idea how much a scoop neck Chanel dress would cost but Im sure it's a couple thousand, as long as you stay the same size it will never go out of style.

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21-04-2005
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i think the first thing is to get a pair of perfect black pants...and to have them tailored so they fit like they were made for you...

fit is a BIG DEAL...even cheap clothes look expensive if they fit well...

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22-04-2005
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i think the first thing is to get a pair of perfect black pants...and to have them tailored so they fit like they were made for you...

fit is a BIG DEAL...even cheap clothes look expensive if they fit well...
Good idea.


And Diorling, I think a Chanel dress is a great investment. Definitly a classic, and perfect of a LBD

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23-04-2005
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I'd die if I could save up for a Hermes bag.....maybe if I sock away some money each month, by the end of the summer I might be ready...... But that's just crazy talk.... I think....
Lovespell, have you thought about checking out one of the Luxury goods resellers? I love drooling over the vintage couture on this site (http://www.pieceunique.com/englishmenu.html). As well as vintage they also frequently resell Hermes (and other yummy) bags. Like this Hermes Black Calf box Bolide for $3990 (you would have it in a month! )



or this Hermes Herbag for $885


They also have some yummy Birkins.

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23-04-2005
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^this is really a very interesting site, why haven't i seen this before??

thank for posting!

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24-04-2005
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Oh my gosh, thanks for the link. Those are some yummy, yummy bags.

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24-04-2005
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Invest in a classic bag, that you know you'll use forever.

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24-04-2005
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You're welcome.

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14-07-2005
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Yes, I think I will spend a large portion on a handbag, but figuring out what bag is going to be a huge ordeal! I'd also like a few Hermes and Pucci scarves, and another pair of sunglasses in a more classic black.

Can anyone reccomend where to start looking for a bag? I live in Minneapolis, not exactly sure how the shopping is around here. I assume I'll be ordering it from online. I'd like something roomy, in a classic shape but a more fun color. Do NOT want anything plastered in logo's, but something "recognizable".
I have found a few really great places to shop in minneapolis....

Intoto- the are great they carry project alabama, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Philosophy Di Alberta Ferrett, TSE, and some great denim lines If only I could aford it
http://www.intotogetdressed.com/

Ivy- Just opened has Betsy Johnson, Imperial, and less known designers
http://www.shopivy.com/

GH2- Which does designer consignment
http://www.gh2.biz/index.html

Len Druskin- Dose more west cost style Juciy Couture, Chip and Pepper ect.
http://www.galleriaedina.com/shops/store.asp?id=94

Alfreds Grand Petit Magasin- Many small desingers, Great shoes and Jewlery
http://www.alfredsgpm.com/about.html

Hope this is helpful!

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23-07-2008
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My strategy has always been to buy statement pieces designer ... but I know many people are also successful buying designer "basics with a difference."

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23-07-2008
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I say, just buy things you really love and you know you'll love forever.

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