Once when I was a teenager I asked for a Levi jacket for Christmas. I got it and within the hour I was putting it the washing machine with a gallon of bleach. When my dad realized what I was doing he got so mad at me. "If I would have known you were going to do that I would have bought you one from the Salvation Army". I was too young to know about 'vintage' clothing. I just wanted a faded jean jacket.
This weekend I spent some Christmas gift cards and picked up a few things at JCrew. One of them was this pair of jeans that I was so happy that fit after the words "slim" were in the title that I marched right up and purchased them without looking at the tag. $148 later I realized I had just spent $150 on jeans with holes in them. Not too bright if you ask me [or my dad]
But man...are they cute! and fit well!! I ended up wearing them all weekend.