As a culture, we are addicted to buying new things. Constantly. And in excess.
Some people have to have the newest electronics, but I am not often tempted by gadgets. I do, however, love clothes. I love how we can express ourselves through clothing. I love beautiful fabrics. I even love fashion trends.
But I am trying to reduce extraneous purchases from my life, which is why the Great American Apparel Diet appeals to me. This is a group of individuals who have pledged to completely eliminate buying clothing for one year. Check out http://www.thegreatamericanappareldiet.com/ to read their posts and anyone can join at anytime (I am considering joining, too).