For any non-Americans, Bloomingdales is an upscale department store. The majority of people are middle class, many are lower class, and a very, very small percentage are rich. And yet when I walked through Bloomingdales, there were a ton of shoppers. Just going by the odds, I would have to imagine that the majority were middle class. How do these people afford $200 shirts and $800 jackets? Do they simply spend above their means or are they trust fund babies? Basically my question is to anyone out there who enjoys designer clothing. BTW, before everyone jumps on people who like designer clothes, need I remind you that we are on an Apple forum where their products are considered high-end and roughly twice the price of their Windows counterparts? In other words, let's not judge people on what they like to spend their money on. I haven't went shopping for clothes in 3 years and wanted to change my entire wardrobe. I normally buy from stores like Banana Republic but I wanted to treat myself to some upscale department stores since I am getting older and making more money. I just couldn't bring myself to buy a $200 dress shirt but I'm still thinking about doing so. To those that buy designer clothes, do you simply save up until you have enough to buy 1 item and rinse and repeat? Or do you buy them on sale? How are there so many shoppers at these stores? Also, I noticed a simple T-shirt would cost about $95 because it was from Burberry. Does it last longer or is the quality much better or is it $95 simply because of the brand?