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What It's Like To Shop At J. Crew As A Broke 20-Something

Hint: It's awful.

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1. So you just got paid

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and you want to treat yourself to something nice.

2. You wanna step up your wardrobe game.

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That's right.

3. You want some classy stuff, nothing you'd find at Forever 21.

4. Next time you stroll into work, you're thinking this

'cause you are a classy lady!
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'cause you are a classy lady!

5. Only one place to go

You know it.

6. You walk in, and want everything, but you remember

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You gotta pay bills and you still need groceries.

7. You pick up a cute blouse, then you look at the price.

8. The tag looks back and says

9. You move on, and you optimistically pick up a pencil skirt.

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WTF?! Over a hundred dollars?

10. You quickly realize

11. Inside you're crumbling because your dream wardrobe is probably not going to happen, ever.

12. You tell yourself

13. You can just shop at the back of the store!

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You know, the sale section!

14. As you begin to walk back the sales associates look at you like

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because they know you don't belong there.

15. You quickly realize they don't have your size, everything is out of season, and everything that is actually cute is still expensive.

16. So you pick up a button down that's a size too small.

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You'll lose the weight!

17. And overpriced t-shirt you'll only wear a few times.

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And overpriced t-shirt you'll only wear a few times.

18. And a maroon pencil skirt you're not going to wear for another 4 months.

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You had to get it though, it was such a good deal.

19. When you get to the register the sales associate looks at you like

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They know you tried.

20. The total still comes to over a hundred dollars, and you're like

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You just want to get the hell out of there.

21. And you walk out like this

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Hold your head high.

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