One of our questions on the BrandHabit profile member page is “What do you buy in bulk?
So I have been thinking: Most people buy things in bulk that aren’t that expensive and yet they are things they get A LOT of wear out of.
Things we buy in bulk are necessities that we don’t expect our friends to ogle over.
I mean, lets face it, unless you are Cher and can afford to buy 9 pairs of the same style of Manolo’s in 9 different colors, not EVERY item of clothing in your closet needs to be a spectacular designer item from a secret boutique.. right?
In fact, it’s those no-brainer (bulk) items that we have in our closet that are the easiest things to wear.
So, here are the things I buy in bulk:
Let me warn you, this is gong to be a major plug for the GAP because my first three items I buy in bulk are from the GAP.
Panties: First of all, I usually find a pair of underwear that I love and then buy at least 6 pair of (in different colors). This season it was a great thong from the GAP. This is great underwear that is comfortable and sexy when low rise jeans ride…well, you know… too low.
Bras: I also buy multiples of what I call my “Boob-Job Bra” from the GAP, or better know as the Low cut T-Shirt bra. The reason I call it my “Boob-Job Bra” is because it makes my boobs look perfect. No lacy bumps or seam ridges, perfect cleavage, smooth finish, fresh shape….What else can you ask for?
Tanks: Finally, I buy GAP Essential Cami’s in white. I have four of them and I wear these with everything! Especially with all of the very low cut styles that have been out for the last few seasons, I just can’t get away without putting something on underneath. It just isn’t appropriate for me to hang out all over the place and adding these little tanks underneath are a big help. Plus, the added benefit is that they smoosh in everything and create good cleavage even though I am covering up the bulk of the exposure! (God, it’s all about the boobs, isn’t it?)
Cashmere: Finally, I just discovered Aqua, Bloomingdales private label cashmere sweaters. I just picked one up the other day and I LOVE it! The prices are crazy inexpensive (mine was $62) and the styles are simple, chic and gorgeous! I will buy these sweaters in bulk in multiple colors. While some may say that it’s better to buy one $300 or $400 cashmere than a bunch of cheap-o’s, I disagree.
At this price, you can afford to buy more colors to play around with, you don’t have to worry about ruining them and if the cut or color is out of style in a season or two, who cares? Seriously, I ordered an embellished $400 cashmere sweater late last summer.. and by the time it arrived at my doorstep in the Fall, I was completely “over the look”. It’s much better to buy some basic cashmere sweaters and wear them to death until you throw them out.