I was reading a very interesting and informative post by RobinV entitled "Where You Won't Shop in 2009".
It's an article in Forbes by Tom Van Riper. There's a section that really started me wondering.
"One-third of U.S. women recently surveyed by America's Research Group said they plan no clothing purchases--none--in 2009. Normally, it's just 4%."
Now my mother hates to shop and takes such good care of her clothes that she is still wearing items purchased over 20 years ago and look almost new. Even she buys clothing a few times a year.
I am the type that only buys clothes when I need them, but can't go a full 6 months without something new. I wear out my clothes or get stains.
My daughter, on the other hand, couldn't go a whole month without buying shoes, much less the clothes to go with them. Most of my friends buy something every month.
How does anyone go a year without purchasing clothing? We have to figure it's got to be childless women, since there is no way to avoid buying clothes for growing children. At the 4% level, it could be people who couldn't leave the house or even those who buy all their clothes at flea markets and garage sales. But 1/3 of US women?
How long could you go without buying any clothing? Do you know anyone who could go a whole year without buying clothes?