Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Because You're Worth It...

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'Cost Per Wear' is a concept I often talk about on the blog, and one that I firmly believe in.  Essentially, it judges the value of a garment to the wearer and her wardrobe by the number of times it's worn, rather than the initial purchase price.

In the current issue of Vogue, this simple calculation is applied to some costly but classic wardrobe staples, with some surprising results... 

   





















HERMES KELLY 28 SELLIER CALFSKIN BAG
Cost: £6,760
Age Purchased: 50
Usage: Three days a week
Age Retired: 90
Number of Wears: 6,240
Cost per Wear: £1.08






















CHANEL COTTON TWEED JACKET
Cost: £3,960
Age Purchased: 21st birthday present
Usage: Once a month until 30, twice a month at 30 to 50, four times a month at 50 plus
Age Retired: 90
Number of Wears: 2,508
Cost per Wear: £1.58







































SAINT LAURENT BY HEDI SLIMANE GABARDINE TRENCH COAT
Cost: £1,735
Age Purchased: 40
Usage: (Seasonal) 50 days a year
Age retired: 90
Number of Wears: 2,500
Cost per Wear: £0.69


Now, while this particular exercise is rather simplistic (as Alexander Fury, Fashion Editor of The Independent, tweeted yesterday it assumes we "...never change shape..., get moths, get bored, change style...") I do think it still shows that a little number crunching when considering a purchase is always worth it.   



Statistics are based on the assumption that we will live to 90, and cannot account for significant changes in weight gain or loss - Vogue

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