rotfl!!! Who needs TV soaps! It happens here at DF all the time! :lol:
Samina, I remember reading once (or twice) that some fakes are better made than the real stuff! :lol: (Because, so much attention is put into selecting the materials and copying the item, to pass it off as real.)
It's funny. I don't buy designer clothes. Some of their stuff is just awful, but they make money because of their name. I spend more money on accessories etc. than I do on my actual clothes. In my opinion, you can always make an outfit look expensive if you know how to dress it up. I have a couple of sisters on the other hand that do the opposite, and I just don't get it. If they have a plain red sweater on, it looks just as good as my plain red sweater (sometimes depending mostly on material etc.). It depends on the brand I guess.
I gotta' say, I share your BF's views. I generally just hate dealing with clothes, and the idea of spending any more than $15 (or maybe $20, if it's really special) for a t-shirt is just crazy to me. Ditto for more than $30 on jeans. I just don't get it--do you know how much of our car loan we could pay off? how many lessons I could have? how many expensive brunches out we could share?
I don't even attempt "well-turned-out." I go for "clean clothes, showered, hair & teeth brushed, makeup on." If I manage that, i figure I'm ahead of the game.
I think it's gone already, isn't it? At any rate the last time I bought a piece of clothing (which was probably >6 months ago) there was no tax. I think there was supposed to be just one provisional sales-tax-free year at first, but I think it is over now and when it ended they just converted into no sales tax permanently.