Outrageously priced workout clothes and what you pay

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Outrageously priced workout clothes and what you pay
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Wed, 10-23-2013 - 10:04am

My daughter goes to a studio where the girls are incredibly wealthy. Lululemon is the dancers choice and most girls have tons of outfits. I thought it was a lot to spend on clothes for that age but I indulge my daughter.  So, I found this site w/ super cute clothes.  But, I can't get over the prices!

http://michiny.com/

Would you ever spend that for clothes? I'm thinking those cost more than my ski clothes!






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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Sat, 10-26-2013 - 10:53am

Sounds like my kind of place!  Like a real life Novica.






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
The Tibet Emporium is wonderful. The people who own it work there. They speak enough English to wait on people but not to have on versatile with, but it is a local business. Everything seems handcrafted. The bags are all different shapes and sizes, and the scarves are luxurious and stunning. I buy a lot of gifts there because they at unique and exotic, but useful. They sell padded jackets and I would love one but I know I wouldn't wear it...also great jewelry. I love the look of embroidered sill and velvet and the style of mandarin tops. When we have our New England meetup, I will make sure it is on our list :)
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002

I only buy crossbody bags, too. I think one sided ones are so bad for us.  ideally, we'd carry backpacks but that's not going to happen regularly for me!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002

The last purse I bought for myself was from Novica.com. They're products made my women in third world countries and brings them to the marketplace. I received so many compliments about it and women were always asking me where I bought it.  I need to find myself another purse from there. 






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002

I went to Nordstroms. My friends planned it and I joined them. I'd heard they were a good thing to do but had never gotten around to it.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003

I want to shop at the Tibet Emporium...sounds like fun shopping!

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
After 10 years of working out wearing basically the same black yoga pants and colorful t shirts, I've just bought all new workout clothes...mostly at Marshall's. I did get one to pat Old Navy...after coupons and such, my cash outlay was a whopping 50 cents. The Marshall's stuff is name brand..and I have no idea what year it is from...I am happy with it. I do spend on my running shoesbutthat's about it. A d I usually buy two or three new bathing suits at Marhalls in March when the stock first comes in. Those becomemy 'nice' ones and last years go into the lap swimming rotation. I can usually get three years out of a bathing suit, but I havea. Ton of them, some for just sitting at the pool. I ever spend more than 30 dollars. And I bought my sports bras at Walmart...I know lots if peoplecare critical of their feasts, but to me, mine are the perfect size. As for the husband presents issue...don't have that problem. I buy my own gifts...when I am Christmas shopping, if I see something I like, I buy it for me. There are people in my life who I exchange gifts with, but no major person. And I actually think of the things I buy that way as gifts...and I have to say, sometimes I find something else I like better, and I return the first one...and idon't feel guilty:). The past few purses I've bought came from a little place called 'the Tibet Emporium'. They are made of that beautiful fabric,,,I think of it as Oriental. I think they are made in Tibet. They are very lightweight, hold a ton of stuff, and they sell things in all sizes so I get little. Bags to go inside the big bag for my phone, coupons, makeup....I love themand I get a lot of compliments. I had a pink one this Summer which got a little dirty, but I am using a maroon one now that I dragged all over Krakow...I carry so much stuff around, and these start out so light that it is a help.
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003

lol on dh buying designer handbags.  DH bought me two, one of which is too heavyand hurts my shoulder.  :(  To this day, he complains that I do not carry it. But I feel too guilty to just give it away, so it sits in the dustbag in my closet.  I am very functional, and I just love the crossbody handbags now, since it doesn't put strain on my injured shoulder.  Third world problems.  :P

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 10-24-2013 - 7:55pm

Jean, where did you get the bra fitting? I haven't had one since probably my first real bra....which was a very long time ago. I thought about going to that Intimacy bra store in the mall because they advertise their fitters, but when I looked online at their prices I changed my mind. 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008

I can't imagine a bra holding up for 7 years. I am going to have to check them out!! lol

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