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Do you buy two of the same thing?

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mayum1 Tue 01-Sep-15 23:47:43

If you really like it?

For example, two pairs of the same colour, same style of shoes?

Finallyonboard Tue 01-Sep-15 23:57:28

I'm considering buying a second pair of identical boots, just in case these ones break.

Kleptronic Wed 02-Sep-15 00:00:07

When I found some jeans that actually fit me I bought two pairs in that cut. One darker blue the other more casual. And one size up for when I'm fat ��

mayum1 Wed 02-Sep-15 00:21:33

This is the one I really, really like and contemplating if I should buy a backup:

Getuhda348 Wed 02-Sep-15 00:30:51

Yes I dress quite plain. I have a certain pair of skinny jeans I love so bought 3 more pair. Then I tend to wear vest tops mainly. I own lots of the same black ones. It's was only yesterday I realised people probley think I don't change grin

clary Wed 02-Sep-15 00:47:36

No but I often wish I had. Especially if it was a bargain. But how can you know you will love it and wear and wear it?

I got a great pair of Clarks ballet flats in suede, easy to wear, nice bright colour, leather so not nasty and sweaty, but £15 in the sale. Yes should've got 2 pairs, as I realised when they fell to pieces due to excessive wear 18 mo later.

minionwithdms Wed 02-Sep-15 00:48:00

I have two 'backups' of my absolute favourite top for when it wears out. I really love it, it'll be a sad day when they're all unwearable.

AcrossthePond55 Wed 02-Sep-15 00:52:35

Jeans, definitely. If I find a well fitting, flattering pair of jeans I absolutely buy more than one pair.

I've been known to buy the same style shirt/top in different colours if it fits and flatters.

highkickindandy Wed 02-Sep-15 01:21:16

Oh yes, if I like something I buy one in each colour if I like the other colours - tops for work, casual tops etc, and if I find jeans or smart work trousers that fit well I get two. I don't duplicate shoes except running shoes though.

I hate that feeling of having something nice that gets worn out and not being able to find a replacement that's as good.

I suppose this approach works best if you're not too bothered about the latest fashions but feel you've found a look that works, or buy fairly classic staple items.

Sgtmajormummy Wed 02-Sep-15 01:56:03

I once bought a duplicate for half price in the sale and kicked myself for being a mug the first time. But if I buy different colours there's always a favourite.
In the 80s I bought the same shoes in red and green (looooved the green ones) and wore a different colour on each foot. Someone asked me if I'd nicked them from the stand outside the shop.

SuckingEggs Wed 02-Sep-15 01:59:03

grin Sgt

Yep. Three pairs of skinny jeans. Identical.

highkickindandy Wed 02-Sep-15 03:24:37

red and green shoes - excellent! I so would have done that in the 80s but couldn't have afforded two pairs of shoes at the same time - now I could do that, I'm too old and boring..........on the other hand, good way to embarrass the kids grin

PennyPants Wed 02-Sep-15 08:03:30

I need to stop buying v similar things, like I have 3 black biker jackets, 2 pair of similar high heeled boots because I couldn't decide between them.

Savagebeauty Wed 02-Sep-15 08:05:07

I am very tall and when I find trousers which fit I buy at least one more pair.

PetiteBateau Wed 02-Sep-15 08:07:39

I do this, Ihave a boxed pair of ankle boots from last winter for when my favourites eventually die

Chewbecca Wed 02-Sep-15 08:12:51

I loved the sandals I bought this summer and keep dithering whether to buy another pair in case they die next year. I would've bought them had they been in the sale but they're still full price (£80) so I have not but I think I am going to kick myself later and am still wobbling even more so thanks to this thread

I also have a black t shirt I love that I've never found a replacement for. I bought it in white as well at the time when I realised what a perfect fit/shape it was on me (it makes me look slimmer than any other t shirt I own) but the fabric didn't drape so perfectly. Some days I have contemplated taking the original to a dressmaker to see if they can make a copy (copies perhaps). Wonder how many ££ it would be. For a t shirt.

bettyberry Wed 02-Sep-15 08:13:20

I have funny shaped feet so If I find a pair of shoes that fit I will buy multiple pairs! I have 2 pairs of the same trainers because I do the 24 hours thing between wearing to dry them out.

I do the same with jeans. Jeans are a bugger to find that fit.

Oh and dresses. If I find a dress that fits well and comes in different patterns I may have bought a couple of those too.

I'm not big into fashion and wear what suits.

leccybill Wed 02-Sep-15 08:17:42

I might have 7 pairs of DP Eden skinnies...

ThursdayLastWeek Wed 02-Sep-15 08:18:21

Not generally but when I noticed my best running shoes seemed to be getting low in stock in every website I bought some for back up!

Greenteandchives Wed 02-Sep-15 08:24:29

I have several pairs of DP Eden skinnies, albeit in different colours. Wear them with one of my store of identical black Next t shirts and one of my identical pairs of black pumps. Sorted. I sometimes do feel the need to explain that I have actually changed. smile

TeaAndNoSympathy Wed 02-Sep-15 08:26:40

I have several identical pairs of my favourite skinny jeans.

godsavethequeeeen Wed 02-Sep-15 08:36:44

Yes. I seem to have several duplicate H&M casual tops. I like them to be cut slouchy so grab them when I can.

yazzy85 Wed 02-Sep-15 08:40:49

Jeans definitely, its hard to find a flattering pair that fits well! Also makeup like lipsticks, just incase I lose the other one.

iamanintrovert Wed 02-Sep-15 08:46:27

No, I can't do it! But I will buy a different colour or shade, just not exactly the same.

BestIsWest Wed 02-Sep-15 08:47:21

Yes, I do this. Especially jeans and shoes.

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