Have you ever looked at the whole of your closet and thought to yourself: What’s it all worth?
Trying to realistically think of a number for how much money you’ve got sitting in your closet—the collected amount you’ve spent on dresses, jeans, and shoes—can be terrifying. Beyond pure shock over how much of your paycheck has gone toward fashion, there’s the frustrating question of, “Well, what’s normal anyway?”
Alliance Data, the company behind store-branded credit cards from names like J.Crew and Victoria’s Secret, questioned shoppers last year to figure out what’s the norm. A quarter of respondents estimated they’ve got between $1,000 and $2,499 worth of stuff behind closet doors, while 23 percent say $2,500 to $4,999. Up at the highest end of the spectrum, a lucky 9 percent report having apparel and accessories that total over $10,000.
The categories that claim the most space? Shirts and shoes, with 37 percent of women owning between 25 and 49 blouses, and 32 percent owning more than 25 pairs of heels, flats, boots, etc. Jeans don’t get the same amount of love, with over 60 percent of women reporting to own less than ten pairs.