Chic on the cheap
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Originally posted by Erin
@Dec 7 2004, 11:07 PM
I can relate.* I grew up in Iowa... but I would have to disagree that just because you come from a small town, you can't afford designer.* My parents live out in the country (outside of Omaha), but are very, very well off.* They've never been interested in designer, but dress very well.* I do the same.* I love, love, love fashion, but don't have the money to spend on designer clothing.
It definitely helps to buy classic pieces - there are some that you can't go too wrong with.* Black turtleneck sweaters, a nice pair of black pants... leather heels.* Old Navy has a few pieces here and there that aren't too bad, but you definitely have to be picky there.* Other stores that are easier on t he wallet are Limited, H&M, and Gap.* Be sure to buy on sale.* A trick I do is buy after the season, and then use that clothing that I got for super cheap next season.* This works as long as you buy timeless items, and nothing too trendy (like the peasant shirts of '02 - unless you really* love those items).
If you decide you want semi-designer on a budget, give Marshall's a try.
Ebay is also wonderful.* But, remember to always search for "NWT" or "NWOT" unless you don't mind if something is secondhand.
I wasn't really sayign that everyone from a small town is poor...but I definately can't afford to spend a ton of money on clothes. I'm basically looking for places that sell lower priced fashionable clothing with good quality. I've heard of Marshalls. There may be one around here in fact! *goes to check*
H&M. Gap and Limited I can leave however. Their jeans are fit awfully and are awful quality. I feel the same about Express and Old Navy. I shop at this little...I don't even know what you call it, but it sells a lot of factory rejects and overstock items...(sorta like TJ Maxx or Burlington) called Gabriel Bro's...and that's where I usually find my jeans. I love my black Hydraulics ($10) and my Union Bays...they just fit really well. Ok, I don't even remember the point of this post anymore. *sigh* I need some Ritalin. Perhaps that's what I should spend my money on instead.
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