Budget Chic did an excellent post on "cheap chic" versus designer clothes and how some people think that saving up for designer pieces is better because designer clothes are of better quality and the clothes will last longer. If I'm going to save up for something, it's going to be for a new car, a downpayment on a home, my retirement fund, my child's education (if I ever have children), etc. I could go on and on about so many things I could "save up" for that is important other than clothes. I love to shop, but clothes are NOT that important to me. I'm not knocking designer stuff, because you can go to the outlets and purchase them for a reasonable price, but I'll be damned if I go into debt for them. I know people who are in debt right now trying to buy all of this shit just to brag to people. "Oh, I'm wearing Marc Jabobs" or "I'm wearing Gucci right now". The sad part is that these people that I know let their rent or other bills get behind just so they can buy this stuff. Whatever. Cheap chic is just as good as the designer duds, and all of the inexpensive clothes that I have are still holding up due to gentle care. So, what category do you fall in, Cheap Chica or Designer Diva?