Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Multiples

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I'm not a "shoe-aholic." For me to buy a shoe I really have to love it, which is why most of my shoes are similar if not exactly the same, just in different colors. I never cared for ballet flats, so when these came out I bought them in as many colors as I could. Sadly I missed out on a leopard calf-hair pair. Since these are no longer being produced, the blue suede ones were a lucky ebay find. Do you buy things in multiples?

Kenneth Cole NY SS 2006
Kenneth Cole New York - Spring/Summer 2006
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23 comments:

  1. haha I think buying things in multiples is really smart! If I find a style of jeans or t shirt that I like a lot I'll buy like 10 of it

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  2. With respect to shoes, I would if I actually found a pair that I knew was perfect right away! I like the look of all my shows, but I have a few pairs of shoes especially that I discovered in wearing them that they wear well too (a rare occurrence), but it was too late to buy more from the store they came from. I now have an eBay saved search for both in the hope that some one sells their pair.
    With respect to clothes there are things that I would if I could buy again, but alas they are not available anymore. :(

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  3. I'm terrible with buying multiples! I have one pair of Stella pumps in 5 colours! Lots of items in my wardrobes are in pairs or more, but really, when you find something that you KNOW you'll use a lot, why not? :)

    Your ballet flats are so cute!

    xx

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  4. Cute flats! I do buy some things in multiples - I have been known to buy shoes in twos. I've bought a favourite blouse in two colourways and I do multiple colourways on tee shirts I love and Uniqlo cashmere sweaters.

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  5. Those flats are gorgeous. What a shame you missed out on the leopard ones, they would've looked fantastic.

    I am as bad as they come when it comes to buying in multiples. In fact I get so bad sometimes that I buy in multiples and even the same colour but with slight variations in style.

    <3
    BB

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  6. i like the idea, personally i bought 2 dresses, same design, different color ;)

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  7. Love it!
    I used to get ridiculed for buying the same 'scoop neck fitted long sleeve shirt' all the time. Hey, if it works, it works. All this time I thought Steve Jobs only sat for one photoshoot. Turns out he had a closet full of black t-necks.

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  8. I'm getting there! I think buying multiples of shoes or a piece of clothing that you love, is an excellent idea.

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  9. oh yes,i also always do it)
    But more wit clothes

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  10. The only things I ever buy in multiples are white t-shirts and plain tank tops for layering. And I can never bring myself to buy more than 2 at a time. Shoes are tricky, by the time I discover how awesome they are, they're often not in production anymore...

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  11. does KC make good shoes? the ballets look very chic and Roger Vivier-ish. great buy! i do occasionally buy multiples, though in the past i've bought multiples of shoes and regretted it sorely. am still on the lookout for the not-too-expensive ballet flats that i can stock up in a few colors and prints :)

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  12. miss sophie: Yes. I have 9 pairs of KCNY shoes, many 6+ years old.

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  13. i don't purposely buy in multiples (except for socks) at the point of sale, but if an item works out, i'll get more later...james perse tees, for instance.

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  14. Those flats look perfect!
    I sometimes by multiples - tshirts, skirts but I guess I'm not big on that. Only thing I could buy in multiples are Ferragamo Varas, for the moment I have just 2 pairs but I want more! :)

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  15. Oh, I buy multiples all the time, I'm actually trying hard not too. Jeans, tees and boots too! I guess I'm afraid I'll wear something I love until I ruin it.

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  16. I'm a very picky person so when I find something I like I tend to buy multiples. I have the same lightweight t-shirt in black and white, the same dress in two colors, etc. Right now I plan on nabbing another pair of loafers in the same style as a pair I have now but in brown. Buying multiples is very smart, especially if you're someone who rarely finds things you really like.

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  17. I don't, and I usually wish I did! I love these, and have a similar pair in black suede - with pompoms - from Topshop. Kicking myself I didn't buy at least an alternate: I've been wearing them for years.

    I remember reading someone describing seeing Jackie Kennedy - she was Onassis by then - in NY, in a shop. Buying fine mesh long sleeved tees, in every colour. They even listed which colours, and which ones she bough multiples of. That really impressed me. They said she was someone who knew her own style, and when she found what she liked, she didn't let it slip away.

    Smart lady, like you.

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  18. I happen to find myself buying shoes that look similar lately! But I'd also like the idea of having a favourite pair of sneakers in different colours like one in white, light grey, dark grey, navy, and black! haha

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  19. I do too! Getting multiples of any wardrobe item is part of having your own style. ;)

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  20. I have to say I am a French Sole addict but the one thing I always buy in multiples are good t-shirts because they are so so hard to find.

    http://millyfellintothewardrobe.blogspot.com/

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  21. Lovely flats!
    I buy things in multiples, too :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  22. Usually, I don't buy pultiple of the same item but I just bought the same boots in different colors. I love both so much, "impossible" to chose.

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  23. I buy everything in multiples. Denim (absolutely). Favorite shoe (two colors if I can find it). And anything by Rick Owens which fits me nicely. I just hate when something you love gets so knackered and you don't have anything which you love half as much.

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