Tell Us: What Do You Splurge or Scrimp on?

09/11/2007 at 06:00 PM ET


For most of us, leaving Barneys with armfuls of clothes like Hilary Duff is a fantasy — not a reality. As we start putting together our fall wardrobes, we are definitely budgeting more for some things — designer denim and boots! — and less for others — pencil skirts and belts! We want to know how you spend your shopping money. Tell us: What fashion items are you willing to splurge on? What do you always save your pennies on?

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Jenna on

First I would like to say Hilary is totally awesome! And next, Well i love the splurge on Abercrombie&Fitch Jeans, or a Abercrombie&Fitch Bag. And I save my pennies for Forever 21’s hot clothes!

Prianka on

I usually buy anything that fits this bill: fashionable, fits well, and long lasting. But when it comes to budgeting, shoes always get top priority.

adrienne day on

in the fall my splurges are a good handbag, coat, and shoes. i recently purchased a botkier medium bianca in olive and a botkier medium rose satchel in metallic plum. i bought a red juicy couture peacoat and a pair of cole haan air nike wedge pumps in black. these are the items that can be worn over and over again and are the most visible. they definitley update and dress up my usual jeans, tee shirts and cashmere sweaters. my clothes are pretty basic so accesories and outerwear are my favorite splurges. you also get more for your money because you van wear them multiple times.

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sandra c on

I always splurge on shoes and handbags for all seasons. During the fall & winter months I tend to spend more on high quality sweaters that I know will get me through many New England winters!

Beth G. on

I love to splurge on purses, shoes and jewelry. Basically accesories! I truly believe that accesories make an outfit, so I try to pinch pennies on the clothing (skirts, tops, sweaters, etc.) although I do tend to buy expensive jeans!


SPLURGE on a great WOOL BLEND COAT, a few sweaters, and a great pair of boots for winter. SAVE socks, and tights

wanj on

Colehaan shoes… worth every red cent!

Blaire D. on

I will always splurge on a good pair of jeans or an awesome coat, but will always save my pennies for anything from Forever 21!

erica on

splurge would be a statement wool coat in a bright color.
save on jeans that are usually under coats!

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