I'm NOT thinking wedding gowns! Though other formal wear would qualify. As usual, it's a real time of year to browse for clothing. But it seems as though the prices get more and more unreal every year, as well. Coats are especially expensive. And then there are things like tailored jackets and skirts. There's the rationale that certain items will be investment pieces and it is worth spending money on those. But, in the end, it really is just clothing -- bound to be ruined, to a certain extent, if worn. And, if not worn, it does deteriorate slowly in the closet. Still -- who's to say that it's wrong to spend money on something that doesn't 'last'. I guess I'm just curious.