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Buying 2 (or more) of things you love?

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CoolToned Sat 17-Sep-16 21:02:14

Anyone does this?

CoolToned Sat 17-Sep-16 21:03:17

Like the exact same thing.

For example, I have multiples of the same basic striped Bossini long sleeved shirt I bought in Hongkong.

Or I bought more than one of the exact dress I really like when it went on sale.

CoolToned Sat 17-Sep-16 21:03:43

I think I found the comfiest summer sandals yesterday. I'm thinking of buying another pair.

Collymollypuff Sat 17-Sep-16 21:06:49

I'm often very tempted. I resolve it by getting it in another colour.

Doobigetta Sat 17-Sep-16 21:07:54

Yes, I have, um, six of my favourite stripy tshirt. In four colours though, so doesn't actually count at all.

And another four of the same style in notstripes.

TheGrumpySquirrel Sat 17-Sep-16 21:10:09

Definitely. Ralph Lauren jeans. One size difference for fat and skinny days grin

EmpressTomatoKetchup Sat 17-Sep-16 21:12:37

Yes! Must be in different colours though.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 17-Sep-16 21:18:31

YY different colours.
I bought some Clarks sandles last year in pink, then the next week the same pair in navy (only because they didn't have both colours in stock at the same time)

Things like TShirts I'll buy 6-8 a time if I like the fit.

And basics like leggings

maggiethemagpie Sat 17-Sep-16 21:24:17

I have done this, only to go off the thing before I get to use the spare! Ebay is your friend in that scenario.

dudsville Sat 17-Sep-16 21:27:30

I used to do this. Recently I went through all of my wardrobe hoard and got rid of stuff only to find several times I was ditching items I thought were so great I bought several. The ONLY thing that didn't go in the charity bag was a series of trousers, they get worn a million times!

FinallyHere Sat 17-Sep-16 21:28:54

Mass fan here. I know what i like, the colours and shapes and quality of fabric. When i find the 'perfect' anything, i do buy several. Tops I tend to be wearing all at the same day, a jacket i would keep the second u til the first wore out, or was seriously threadbare. HTH.

clary Sat 17-Sep-16 21:31:37

YY or rather wish I did.

I once bought a pair of really lovely soft suede Clarks ballet flats for a bargain price in the sale (like, £14). Wished so much that I had bought two as I wore them to bits. Trouble is you can't tell (always) what you are going to wear to bits.

But I have done it with swimming costumes (I am awkward to fit) and also have the same Boden cardi in two colours.

CoolToned Sat 17-Sep-16 21:34:04

Yes, exactly. I bought a pair of Vans snakeskin slipon on sale, as the outlet was closing down. I thought I wouldn't wear them but what do you know, it's my go to now. So comfortable. I wish I bought another one!

hiccupgirl Sat 17-Sep-16 21:45:24

Yes though in different colours - I have 6 Boden tshirts that just fit perfectly and look good and I notice they've now stopped selling them so I'm glad I gradually stocked up. I also have their cardigan in 4 different colours because they just fit me perfectly and wash well.

I recently also got a second pair of M&S jeans that fit me perfectly and look amazing when I realised they were discontinuing them.

Sadik Sat 17-Sep-16 21:47:17

Yes, particularly everyday & work clothes - I have 2 pairs each of summer / winter work trousers (grower, not office work) & the casual combats I wear out of work - so one on and one in the wash of each. I've also got 2 of my favourite t-shirt.
I do sometimes wonder if people think I never wash my clothes - but I'm just much more comfortable wearing basically the same thing all the time.

Sadik Sat 17-Sep-16 21:49:03

I don't buy a second one to keep, though - I think even if you don't do fashion at all (which I don't), shapes change enough that it's easy for things to just look a bit wrong.

CoolToned Sat 17-Sep-16 22:00:20

Sadik - yes I wonder that too. Especially as I have a uniform - the Bossini striped shirt I have multiples of, plus other similar-looking striped shirts. :D

SueTrinder Sat 17-Sep-16 22:08:19

Yes, I have two pairs of Gap skinny ankle skimmers in different colours that I wear to work, I have multiple Boden cashmere cardigans in different colours and I have a few sets of shirts in different colours. I only do this for work clothes, at the weekend I go wild and only buy one of each thing and then mourn them when things I love fall to pieces with age. And in the 90s (5 years ago obv) I had lots of pairs of DMs.

I keep toying with buying so many multiples I can wear the same thing every day.

Yes. I have multiples of a particular plain black H&M t-shirt, and wear them several times a week.

A jersey dress from M&S in two colours.

Lace sleeved t-shirts in 2 colours.

Several pairs of identical black skinnies.


My thinking is that I'm really awkward, so if I actually do find something I like, it's worth buying it in several colours.

AyeAmarok Sat 17-Sep-16 22:17:00

Yep, I do this!

Sometimes in different colours, sometimes in the same.

Sadik Sat 17-Sep-16 22:32:43

These are my [ every day work trousers]].

Sadik Sat 17-Sep-16 22:33:06

aargh - damn link fails

SapphireSeptember Sat 17-Sep-16 22:46:22

I do this with make up, especially if it's limited edition or discontinued. Example, Revlon raspberry bite lipstick, stunning colour and discontinued, I bought two off eBay then found some more on Amazon and got another two! That should last a while...

clary Sat 17-Sep-16 23:29:54

multiple Boden cashmere cardigans envy

I had a Boden cashmere cardi once but I wore it so much it got a hole in the sleeve sad

I had bought it with a voucher from a friend so the extravagance was Allowed.

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