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Shopping Regrets of 2012, As Told By Industry Insiders

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As 2012 draws to a close, we're surveying our friends in the fashion industry about the year's biggest news stories and most exciting developments. Earlier, we looked at the best trends, now, let's get real with the biggest shopping regrets. Readers, let us know what you think in the comments.


Issey Miyake 132.5 origami dress; silver loafers; diptyque Paris candles.

Q: Biggest shopping regret of 2012?

Renata Certo-Ware, Scorpion Disco and freelance fashion writer/stylist: I didn't buy enough daring pieces. Usually every year I buy something ridiculous I know I'll never wear: A hot pink, sleeveless, knee-length wool coat I bought in Istanbul, silver mile high disco booties...you get the idea. I was too practical this year. I guess I got freaked out by the fact that I'm like, technically an adult now...

Amanda Knorr, Spreedia founder: I sell most of my regrets to Buffalo Exchange, and then promptly erase them from memory.

Lisa Pierpont, BOLDFACERS founder: I bought silver loafers. I don't know why. I am very sorry. [Ed. Note: We dig it though.]

Liana Krupp, communications consultant and New Brahmin founder: Going a little overboard at the Issey Miyake Design Studio in Tokyo on their 132.5 collection - did I really need so many pieces that take 20 minutes to refold?

Christina Pierce, Christina K. Pierce Boutique Fashion Agency owner: I'm a returner—so I usually buy something, sit on it for a while and make sure I just had to have it. I guess I could say my Milly leather pants. They run small and they ALMOST fit me. I've been determined to get back on the wagon in terms of not over-indulgent eating but I am still not able to (comfortably) button the pants.

Heather White, Lifestyle Marketing at PLNDR: Missing the Louis Boston sale—twice.

Lindsey Canant, Junior Copywriter at Joss and Main: Despite my determination, I haven't found a year-round signature home scent. 2013 has got to be the year for it. If anyone starts a Rent the Runway for chic candles, I'll be your first customer.

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