Perhaps you’ve always loved the idea of having a designer wardrobe, but you’ve never quite been able to justify the expense. Well, we have a few suggestions for you to consider as you evaluate future clothing purchases. We think you’ll start to realize that high-quality clothing is actually well worth your money.
Evaluating the Cost Per Wear
Have you ever thought about the items in your closet in terms of cost-per-wear? That top you never did find anything to match but cost only $20? Let’s say you wore it once; even then, that’s $20 per wear, and it’s not worth the space it takes up in your closet.
That great, versatile black skirt that matches everything and which you’ve worn about twice a week for the past 3 years? Even if you spent $1500 on it, that’s still less than $5 per wear, proving it worth that prime closet real estate you’ve allowed it to take up. Are you starting to understand why classic, well-chosen, high-fashion pieces might actually be more economical than low-quality, bargains? Now, of course, if you bought a piece for over $1,000 but never wore it, that would be a tremendous waste. But I digress.
Reducing the Stress of Shopping
The anxiety related to an abundance of choices doesn’t just relate to viewing our over-stuffed closets (although that can definitely be an issue): it comes into play when shopping, too.
The higher the quality of the items you purchase, the longer they’ll last. The longer they last, the less you’ll have to shop for new ones. The less you have to shop for new ones, the less you’ll experience the angst of trying to find that perfect fit, just-right color, etc. If you like window shopping or going into stores, that’s great — you can enjoy that as you look for gifts or items to resell. And the more you don’t have the need to do it, the more fun it will actually be.
Appreciating the Beauty of Quality
Durability, of course, isn’t the only reason to buy high-fashion pieces: you’ll notice the better workmanship, fit, and flow of designer pieces, compared to lower quality ones. It’s not just about flaunting a certain name, but about looking and feeling your best.
And while perhaps even when considering price-per-wear and the other benefits of buying quality, classic pieces, the cost of high-fashion clothing is simply out of reach, the consignment model at Penny Pincher Boutique puts these fabulous finds more easily within your clothing budget. We hope you’ll check out our website or come and look around to see exactly what we have to offer.
Penny Pincher Boutique
We’re Westchester’s luxury consignment shop offering women’s designer clothing, jewelry, shoes, handbags and much more. Visit our shop at 184 Harris Road in Bedford Hills, New York or visit us online at www.pennypincherboutique.com. You can also find a selection of our items on sale on eBay. We ship throughout the United States.
Images are from the Penny Pincher Boutique Instagram Page.