When You Shop What Do You Typically Buy?

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  1. micouture

    micouture New Member

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?

    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?

    How often do you buy swimwear?

    How often do you buy underware?

    What colors do you typically buy?

    How much do you spend a month on apparel?

    Where do you shop most often?
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    I am a designer and like to survey people from time to time to see what consumers really want. I have been to alot of shows lately and it seem that whats on the runway dosent reflect what people are really shopping for. Do desingers live in a bubble and think women go to parties all the time in wild dresses, when I look around most people I see are wearing T shirts and jeans, maybe a nice top, but rarely dresses (only at clubs or special events). Any feedback will be helpful.
     
  2. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    I mostly spend my money on useless stuff I don't need. Primarily poufy vintage dresses, cheap earrings and silly t-shirts. :p
    I like tops over bottoms and dresses over everything else
    I only buy swimwear when I really have to
    My mum buys me underwear, again, can't be bothered
    I tend to buy a lot of bright colours, mostly yellow
    I think I probably spend about $50/month, depending on my mood and whether I've been paid lately
    I mostly shop at vintage stores, Zara, and this Chinease store I love
     
  3. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    When I shop, I'm crazy about jeans and low-cut tops. I'm on this huge dancing/bar thing (I'm in college), so I NEED sexy clothes. Gotta have them!

    I buy swimwear usually in the fall, when the swimsuits go on sale from the summer. I am a huge bargain hunter...but that way, I can get the pricey swimsuits at a great deal. :) I go for the basics, and try not to follow the trends, with swimwear, anyway.

    I buy underwear every few months...

    I'm a conservative girl, but at the same time love to add some reds in. The colors I own most of are reds, pinks, blacks, whites, and beiges.

    I don't drop a huge amount on clothing a month, but it's hard telling exactly how much... I tend to shop at GAP, Banana, or even off Ebay.
     
  4. micouture

    micouture New Member

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    Thanks purple!

    I guess I should answer my own post fo anyone interested. I have odd shopping habbits and consider myself a minimalist.

    Apx. what I bought last year:

    4 pairs of jeans (levis)
    10 tshirts (black white and red only, br, gucci, lang, sisley)
    5 dress shirts (black white and red only, br, gucci, lang)
    2 pair of shoes (black keneth cole)
    1 Helmut Lang suit (gray)
    1 Helmut Lang trench (white)
    1 Gucci Blazer (black)

    My goal is to be able to fit all of my clothes in 2 suitcases, so I tend to thow something out when I buy something new. I only buy 4 colors (black, white, red and blue) no prints or patterns and I only buy from 7 labels. (Gucci, Helmut Lang, BR, Sisley, Levis, Hugo, Kenneth Cole)
     
  5. Caramel

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?
    Tops, tops and more tops. And accessories. And shoes and bags. Quick fixes when I'm craving something new.

    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?
    I hate buying pants because I can never find any I like, therefore I have 10 times more tops than pants/skirts etc.

    How often do you buy swimwear?
    Only when I'm on holiday in warm places. The selection of swimwear here sucks! But there is not much need for it here anyways ;) .

    How often do you buy underware?
    Whenever I find anything I like. Which is not as often as I would like. I'm very picky about my underwear.

    What colors do you typically buy?
    Earthy colours; white, cream, olive, chocolate brown etc. And pink. And this time of year I always crave some bright colours after a long winter :flower:

    How much do you spend a month on apparel?
    More than I should :ninja:

    Where do you shop most often?
    Being a student my money doesn't take me that far, so it's mostly H&M (etc) and vintage shops.
     
  6. twilight fairy

    twilight fairy New Member

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?
    typically, accesories. rings, bracelets, wallets, hair clips..gah.

    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?
    mostly, i buy tops and skirts. jeans is a rare buy for me, i never find ones that fit me nicely.

    How often do you buy swimwear?
    in the summer, i usually buy about 2 bikinis each summer.

    How often do you buy underware?
    not that often, once every two months..but when i do buy it, i buy like 20 pairs..lol.

    What colors do you typically buy?
    pink! and black, because it matches with everything.

    How much do you spend a month on apparel?
    not THAT much..hehe..

    Where do you shop most often?
    miss sixty (when my mum is generous and lets me go shopping with here therefore i go to miss sixty and killah babe, my favourite shops of all time..hehe), mango when i have enough cash, zara when i have a bit less cash..and finally, H&M when i do not have much cash, which is like..70% of the time, haha.
     
  7. fortezza

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    I usually go shopping when I need something. For example I need a black turtleneck because for some reason I can't find the one I thought I had.

    I buy clothes every month or two. Usually at the start of every season.

    I spend most of my money of bags. I usually go threw different phases. One time I was buying just bracelets, then it was earrings. Now I'm buying DVDs :lol: .

    I love vintage stores and boutiques, but when I'm looking for something simple (like a black turtleneck) I usually go to department stores.
     
  8. Jaim45

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?
    jeans

    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?
    1-3

    How often do you buy swimwear?
    once a yr

    How often do you buy underware?
    once every 2 months

    What colors do you typically buy?
    white, pink

    How much do you spend a month on apparel?
    $500

    Where do you shop most often?
    online
     
  9. Diesel21

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?
    shirts

    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?
    5 shirts for every pair of pants or more, I don't usually buy pants

    How often do you buy swimwear?
    twice a year

    How often do you buy underware?
    3 times a year

    What colors do you typically buy?
    black, white, blue,

    How much do you spend a month on apparel?
    ehhhhhh, too much

    Where do you shop most often?
    nordstrom, saks, abercrombie
     
  10. Ärtan

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?
    Jackets/coat and shoes

    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?
    I hate buying pants because every time I do I feel so fat. I think 5 shirts for every pair pants I buy.

    How often do you buy swimwear?
    Maybe 2-3 times/year

    How often do you buy underwear?
    Once every 2-3 months

    What colors do you typically buy?
    Black, white and pink

    How much do you spend a month on apparel?
    Too much..

    Where do you shop most often?
    H&M, Boston (a local boutiqe where I live) and JC.
     
  11. chanel_girl

    chanel_girl Melody Nelson

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    I buy everything and anything in any coulor alot of my stuff just comes from saks,bergdorfs and boutiques and you dont want to know what I spend on clothes :ninja:
     
  12. micouture

    micouture New Member

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    Actually I would love to know - if you are not confortable saying pick one of the folowing catagories:

    $0-50
    $50-100
    $100-250
    $250-$500
    $500-$1000
    $1000-$5000
    $5000-$10000
    $10000-$50000
    $50000+
     
  13. chanel_girl

    chanel_girl Melody Nelson

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    Well about 50 thousand a year :innocent:
     
  14. micouture

    micouture New Member

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    woohoo ..you are a designers best friend :heart:
     
  15. beiby

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?
    Tops, bags and beauty products.


    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?
    Hard to say. I'm not a big fan of buying trousers, hard to find anything that looks just perfect


    How often do you buy swimwear?
    Just for the summer, one bikini

    How often do you buy underware?
    Evey other month - usually somethings sexy to show off for my boyfriend B)

    What colors do you typically buy?
    Black, white, beige and pink

    How much do you spend a month on apparel?
    Changes from month to month

    Where do you shop most often?
    H&M for underwear, and big deparment stores.
     
  16. Belowen

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?
    Tops, Bags, Earrings - other random things...

    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?
    I buy a lot more tops than bottoms - they're much more varied, and I just generally prefer shopping for them

    How often do you buy swimwear?
    Once or twice a year

    How often do you buy underwear?
    Around once a month

    What colors do you typically buy?
    Black, Pink, Green

    How much do you spend a month on apparel?
    Too much :ninja:

    Where do you shop most often?
    David Jones, Louis Vuitton, Varga Girl - All different stores in the city :heart:
     
  17. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?
    fabric, cheapie hair accessories, beads, perfume oils.

    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?
    I have more tops than bottoms--probably 4:1 ratio. I have quite a few dresses, but I am kind of off wearing dresses these days. I count skirts in the bottoms ratio. I really do like wearing skirts.

    How often do you buy swimwear?
    The last swimming suit I bought was 8 years ago. Sheesh! It's still going strong. I heartily recommend Speedo to anyone who needs a real-life, you-can-swim-in-this, comfortable, durable swimming suit.

    How often do you buy underwear?
    My underpants aren't in a fit state to be discussed. I haven't bought any new undies in about three and a half years, so they are all kind of saggy, faded, and shot-out of elastic. They're truly awful, and I keep saying "next time I go to Target, I'll pick up a few packs of new panties," and then I forget when I am at the store. Bras I am almost as bad about, though I did buy some new ones last summer, though I don't like them much.

    What colors do you typically buy?
    Brown, orange, red, yellow, maroon, black, some greens, depending.

    How much do you spend a month on apparel?
    Per month? Under the radar. $0-50. Once in a while I go on a fabric buying binge or pick up a shirt or two at the thrift shop, but even then, I rarely go over $50 at the fabric shop or $20 at the thrift shops.

    Where do you shop most often?
    Jo-Ann's Fabrics and Crafts, Cy Rudnik Fabrics (a REALLY cool, local, high-end fabric shop) D.A.V. thrift shop, Della Lamb Thrift shop, Junior League thrift shop, City Union thrift shop, Arizona Trading Company, Target.
     
  18. maricris

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?
    Purses and shoes.. they will be the end of me

    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?
    I have way more tops and skirts than I do pants... I absolutely loathe trying on pants... skirts and tops are pretty easy to figure out without trying on

    How often do you buy swimwear?
    Just about every summer

    How often do you buy underware?
    Once or twice a month

    What colors do you typically buy?
    Black, blue, brown, beige, white, pink

    How much do you spend a month on apparel?
    way too much!

    Where do you shop most often?
    online
     
  19. hilfiger10025

    hilfiger10025 New Member

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?
    a pair of jeans, a couple shirts, pair of shoes (stuff has to match! ;) )
    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?
    I have 3 times as many shirts as pants..um...no dresses (duh)
    How often do you buy swimwear?
    Once a year
    How often do you buy underware?
    once every 6 months
    What colors do you typically buy?
    blacks, greys, whites, blues, yellow and some greens
    How much do you spend a month on apparel?
    oh god....400?
    Where do you shop most often?
    Tommy Hilfiger, Bass, TJMaxx, Bon Ton, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, just recently discovered Gucci (that NOT a good thing...for my debit card neways)
     
  20. BagGal

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    When you shop what do you typically buy?
    accessories (bags in particular), tops, shoes

    What is the ratio of tops to bottoms to dresses ...etc?
    more tops than pants, few skirts, few dresses

    How often do you buy swimwear?
    almost every summer

    How often do you buy underware?
    hell of a lot more often than I should :ninja: I :heart: cute undies!

    What colors do you typically buy?
    black, white, dark earthy tones

    How much do you spend a month on apparel?
    I'd say at *least* $250/month

    Where do you shop most often?
    large department stores, H&M, Nordstrom, TJMaxx (and stores like it), Bloomingdales
     

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