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OK, so as I've mentioned, I'm completely obsessed with the Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Home Goods trifecta of big box awesomeness. And now I live within 38 seconds of a Marshalls, so yeah: #winning.
Anyway, I don't have the budget to buy everything I see and love when I'm shopping, BUT, I've started to more and more practice the art of "buy it and see how you feel later."
For instance, the other day I saw this kickass purse at Marhall's that I was in love with. Some leather, calf hair leopardy number that was just dead sexy. The tag said the retail price was $499, and M dawgs was selling it for $199. I put the bag in my cart and continued to aimlessly shop around for all the other shit I didn't need but ended up buying anyway.
But then right before I checked out I had this whole "HELLO MS. THANG, YOU DON'T NEED A RANDOM $200 PURSE RIGHT NOW FOR NO REASON" convo in my head and I put the purse back.
Then I went home for the night and for the next 12 hours thought about one thing and one thing only: THAT MOTHERFUCKING LEATHER CALF HAIR LEOPARDY PURSE.
I had to have it.
So I go back the next morn and I'm there at 9:42, 12 minutes after Marshalls opened. I hightailed it straight over to the purse section, exactly where I left the bag the night before, and it was gone baby gone.
So I think I've decided that I just *have* to practice the whole "buy now, decide later" approach like it's my job. I just can't handle the regret, otherwise.
Sidenote: When you *do* see something you like at a store, but you can't or don't want to buy it at that exact moment, do you "hide" it somewhere in the store? Like with a purse, I might put it all the way at the back of a rack, with totally cheap-o/lame-o purses thinking that anyone who liked THOSE purses, would have no interest in my purse. Or with clothes, I'll totally bring stuff to a different rack (like put a shirt into the sweaters) and try to bury it as best I can.
Basically, I'm an insane person.
How do you guys shop?