Saturday, March 16, 2013

When is Expensive Thrifty?

You know that Sweetwater Style is all about being thrifty!
So....the question I am pondering is....
When are EXPENSIVE things actually thrifty!

Case in point....
Since Spring is almost here, it was time to put away the Winter Coats and trade them for the Spring Coats....one of which is my Burberrys Trenchcoat!

This lovely was a gift from Mr. S over 25 years ago!
When he gave it to me....I shuddered at the thought of what it cost....we think it was probably $400 or so....YIKES!!!  WHAT was he thinking? 


 
Maybe because I knew how much it cost...I took better care of it that one from Target!
It is a classic.....and it is great quality.....and it still looks great after years and years and years of wear!   
Seriously...if I do the math the $400 works out to be $16 a year for a pretty stylish coat! 








Just for a hoot....I went on the Burberrys Website to see what this coat costs today!!!!


Now Mr. S. really looks smart.....$2295 for an almost identical coat!!!!
That $400 was a pretty good investment!

My thrifty nature will keep me shopping for quality clothes at Goodwill and Consignment stores.  In fact it is probably the fact that I DO shop at GW and Consignment stores that makes it possible to splurge once in a while.

The moral of the story/post......Expensive can be thrifty!

What do YOU think?
Have A Great Day!

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3 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I totally agree. I have a suit that cost me a small fortune, however, it has looked amazing for about 10 years, so that makes it totally thrifty. Love your trench. Hugs, Marty

NanaDiana said...

LOL- I think it goes back to "you get what you pay for" in the case of quality pieces. I have a few GOOD pieces, too-timeless and classic- xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I agree! Some things are worth buying new and buying quality. Classic styles never go out of style...what a great coat! Enjoy your weekend!