CONSIDER THE WEAR AND CARE

Before you buy, try to gauge how a piece might hold up after a few washings. And don’t shell out for clothes you can’t, or won’t, take care of. If you know you’ll never hand-wash that embellished sweater or fancy bra, walk away.

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RECAST YOUR JEWELRY

•Loop a chain through the clasp of a brooch (as we did, left). Suddenly, it’s a necklace! •Wrap your chains or lariat around your wrist for a tough luxe bracelet. •Snap clip-on earrings onto flats for an instant evening shoe.

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