May 17, 2016
I recently stumbled across one of my favorite jean manufacturers, holding an exceptional sale. The Lucky Brand outlet store had select pairs of Lucky Brand jeans discounted enough times for a total cost of $12 to $16 per pair of jeans. I immediately jumped at the chance to purchase my beloved jeans at such a low price, after all these jeans typically start at a cost of $74.50 per pair.
It took me less than 20 minutes to have the sales associate pull the jeans in my size and favorite styles. I walked out with the 4 pairs of jeans at the top of this post. Then came the hard part. Figuring out which pairs of jeans to purge from my wardrobe. It took me over 2 hours to select 4 pairs of jeans to donate.
Why did it take longer to purge than buy?
Easy. I didn’t enter the Lucky Brand outlet store seeking to purchase jeans. When I returned home, I had 3 options:
- Add the new jean to my wardrobe, increasing the total number of items in my wardrobe by four
- Return the jeans, despite the low price
- Select four pairs of jeans to donate/purge from my wardrobe
Well, I was unwilling to return the deeply discounted jeans and I realized that I would prefer to sport my newest jeans, over my old ones, thus options 1 and 2 were eliminated.
So how did I decide which jeans to purge? I selected my oldest pairs of jeans, as well as the jeans that were washes and cuts I never really cared for, as the one’s to purge. Hopefully my old jeans, that still have some life left in them, will find a new home. And now I can use the new jeans I impulsively purchased.
Which of the 3 options would you have chosen for the 4 new pairs of jeans?