POLL: How often do you shop for clothes?

We thought we’d start the week with a little bit of a “getting to know you” session, so this morning we’re asking the question: how often do you shop for clothes? (Or shoes, or accessories, or anything else that falls under the general banner of “fashion”, basically….(

how often do you shop for clothes?

[Shirt: Wildfox]

Reading fashion magazines and blogs, it’s very easy to come to the conclusion that everyone is shopping CONSTANTLY. How else do all those bloggers manage to have a new outfit to show off every day of the week? And how do you explain the fact that certain stores seem to sell out of new items instantly (Topshop and Zara, we’re looking at you…) if there aren’t legions of women, all with their fingers poised over the “Buy Now” button, just waiting to snap it all up?

It might SEEM like that, however, but it can’t possibly BE like that… or can it?

Today, we want to hear about your clothes-shopping habits. Do you shop on an ad-hoc basis, buying what you want/need when you want it? Or do you make a careful list of things you need each season, and then stick to it? Maybe you count down to pay-day every month, and then go right out and buy all the things you’ve been lusting over for the past month, or perhaps you save up for the things you love, and think carefully about each purchase. Or maybe you don’t do any of these: there are probably as many different answers to this question as there are readers of this website.

Whatever your shopping style, we’d love to hear about it, so please place your vote in the poll below (Just click on your chosen option, then hit the “vote” button), and feel free to leave a comment to tell us more!

POLL: How often do you shop for clothes?

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  • July 29, 2013


    I go to stores only twice a year, for my summer birthday and for Christmas, and my mother makes me. I hate shopping in stores. I hate the music, I hate the soullessness, I hate the uncirculated air, I hate the interminable waits when trying to check out. The whole thing makes me tired and cranky. And no, I am not a toddler, I am closing in on 50. Even if my mother does think she needs to be in the dressing room with me to hang up the clothes after I try them on. Ha! No wonder it makes me feel like a toddler!

    When I need something, I shop online.

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  • July 29, 2013


    Non of the options on the poll really fit.

    I browse my favorite shopping sites daily, and every once in a while (once a 2 months or so?) I’d sort through the cart and order a few items.

    In addition, I may check out a store on the way home and buy an item that really caught my eye if the price is right think I can use now.

    If I am in desperate need of something (New bra to replace a stretched out one, a dress for an event) I will go looking online and in a few likely stores.

    I tried lists before but they never work cause I never find things like that. The perfect item presents itself at its own sweet leisure. And if I need to hunt for it, well, hunting for more than one thing at a time is difficult.

    Now you tell me, which box do I check? daily? Ad hoc? other?

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  • July 31, 2013


    Since I’m a college student and my parents live in a much bigger city (L.A.) than me, I do almost all of my shopping when I visit them during long school breaks. The selection is much better, and I can go anywhere from cheap deep-discount stores to Brooks Brothers or Chanel. (It usually ends up being the cheap stores, but hey.) If there’s an immediate disaster of course I take care of it, but otherwise I just expect to spend all my clothes-money about once every three months.

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