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    Arykah WillIams
    Registered On: December 27, 2020
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    Does anyone else just fall in love so much with a particular find. Maybe it’s a sweater, or a real sweet skirt, a special dress or a pair of slacks. A combination of fabric colour and style that just makes you buy 2 of them maybe 3 just in case something bad happens. Heaven forbid an errant splash of red wine, something that snags and makes a tear or run. All so you don’t have to worry about finding the same one again. It’s not just me right? Other people do this to.

    ps I should say I’ve done this with 2 skirts and 4 sweaters and a dress.
    What have you bought?

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      Polly Stewart
      Registered On: January 2, 2021
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      Hi Arykah

      I never buy the same item twice and some I instantly regret buying becase of the fit or some other reason. I have favourite styles mainly ‘cos they fit my body shape (or hide it as much as possible). I have a pretty undisguised masculine shape which does not go well for many different styles but some are better than others and those I collect (and wear).

      Buying more than one of and item doesn’t give each item the respect it deserves as itself… and there’s always another to buy it. Like specials in a supermarket… do you buy all the same item? Leaving nothing for other purchasers?

      xx Polly

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      DeeAnn Hopings
      Registered On: November 10, 2019
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      Usually, no, as the majority of my shopping is done through thrift shops. However, there have been some instances where I did buy the same item in different colors.

      • Sharagano utility/military style dress (5), 2 used, 3 new, all different colors
      • Marc New York short skort (4), 2 black, 2 olive, all new
      • Blair short sleeve shell (6), black, white, silver, red, yellow, mauve, all new
      • Blair sleeveless shell (3), pastel pink, pastel green, orange, all new
      • BORN one band wedge sandals (2), black, brown, all new
      • BORN criss-cross wedge sandals (2), blue, orange, all new
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      Celeste Starre
      Registered On: June 26, 2018
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      Not exactly but I have been know to buy a certain item be it dress or nightgown etc.  in more than one color.

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      Natalie Moore
      Registered On: June 3, 2020
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      I’m like that with leggings, as some of them do start to fray or rip after too much wear. I’ll usually buy two or three of the same color so I can switch out old ones more often.

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      Hilda Beaumont
      Registered On: March 14, 2020
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      Definitely; once I find underwear – bars, vests, knickers – that fit well and are comfortable then I buy multiples. Also I found some T shirts that looked really good with my culottes (from Sea Salt https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk with sizes up to 28!) so I bought multiples.

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      Amber Scott
      Registered On: June 30, 2019
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      Being that women’s sizing is all screwed up, compared to men’s sizing, when I find something that fit’s I buy multiple. This summer I bought a sun dress that fit like a dream. I immediately went and bought 3 more from the same manufacturer. This fall was the same with tights. Bought a pair that fit, bought 10 more. Now I understand why my ex spent sooooo much time trying on clothes at the mall. Be safe all.

      Love and Peace,


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      Angela Booth
      Registered On: August 1, 2020
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      Not so much in outerwear.I have similar styles but not the exactly the same.

      Underwear is a different matter. Bras are a good example. I am a popular size and I once bought a bra and it was perfect for me. When I went to buy another they didn’t have it and I kept trying to no avail. It was discontinued. Lesson learned. If I find a good one I buy multiples and different colors. Same with panties and slips. 

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      patty williams
      Registered On: January 19, 2019
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      HI Arykah,

      Yes I do absolutely.

      Its kind of a sickness with me LOL.

      If I find some skinny jeans or shoes I like I try to get some back ups.

      I have several pair of the shiny disco pants as I get thenm when I find them for a good price.


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      Jessica Ross
      Registered On: December 9, 2020
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      I do this with makeup brushes, always afraid they are going to discontinue the ones I love working with.


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      Wendy Swift
      Registered On: May 11, 2020
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      I am usually pretty good in avoiding buying duplicates of clothing, but I have a few :

      boxing week sale, I was so add to cart happy that I inadvertently bought the same shrug, so now I have 2 of the same thing.

      I also have 3 of the same one piece swimsuit too.  Oh well, can never have enough swimsuits.

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      Last Thursday (arrived Friday 😀👍) I purchased two more pink baby-doll nighties. So I have three pink, one dark blue and a light blue.

      Also have a pink nightgown that is sooooo comfy… don’t want to take it off in the morning. Looking for two more in large (when available)… another pink and a navy blue.

      Gen… ❤

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      Paula F
      Registered On: August 7, 2019
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      I buy many items in multiples sometimes.  Leggings and hosiery are the biggest, and some even come prepackaged as 2 or 3 to a pack.  I bought a black dress last summer, for fall and winter wear, with long sleeves that have a cut-out diamond pattern on them.  It is made of a stretch/cotton type of material, not sure what without going on a closet dig, and is an A-line cut to just below the knees.  The first time I wore it out, several friends made some some very good compliments on how it fit, and I loved how comfortable yet close the bodice fit.  I went out that next week and picked one up in red and one in white and they fit and feel just as lovely as the original black one.

      I have done that same thing many times over the years, same clothing but in different colors and pattern of print.  If I find it comfortable to wear and also get compliments on it also, why not change it up a bit but keep the advantages I found in the original piece.


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      Cindy Lou
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      During my pink fog induced shopping frenzy of October through November I accidentally ordered the same article of clothing 4 times, a pair of fuzzy socks, a dress, and 2 different blouses, how blonde is that?

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      Lee Ann Rakers
      Registered On: August 18, 2019
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      Why not? Sounds like a good idea to me.

      Lee Ann

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      stephanie plumb
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      Because I regularly walk my dog (2poos, or Amber to give her proper name) I am hard on hosiery and footwear that has to cope with rough ground and winter weather – which where I live is mostly mud and rain. So I buy multiples of hold-ups which end of snagging on brambles, toes wearing through etc.

      I also have to buy multiples of robust chunky-heeled ankle boots and other footwear to get me thru the winter. I get through several pairs between October and March – eventually the upper breaks away from the sole, or the sole splits across the ball of the foot.

      I  also buy different cup sizes in a bra I like, and have quite a few A-line skirts of different colours.

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        Amanda Burton
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        Stephanie sweetie, you need to buy some pink all weather wellies.

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          stephanie plumb
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          Amanda dear, I do have some “short” black unisex wellies, which is what I wear when wearing His clothes. But they are not feminine enough for me!  When Stephanie is out it’s 100% femme or nothing.  Rephrase – by nothing I didn’t mean nothing. You know what I mean! I haven’t worn nothing for ages- even then I would have kept my boots on.

          I could be tempted to buy a woman’s welly if I could get size 9 minimum.

          Quiet round ‘ere innit?

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            Amanda Burton
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            Amazon, sell size 9, ladies wellies Stephanie, according to their web site.

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      Amanda Burton
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      Oh absolutely, especially with undies, jeans, and white blouses too.

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    • #430686
      Managing Ambassador
      Registered On: January 21, 2018
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      Yes, absolutely Arykah!  I’m well known to go back for seconds or thirds if I find something I love.  Sometimes different color, sometimes exact duplicate.  Girl, when ya find something that really flatters you, ya got to!! 😅

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      Bettylou Cox
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      I’ve been doing that most of my life, even as a guy. Bettylou’s wardrobe is much more varied, but I do buy multiples of GV jeans, undies and tights or leggings

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