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Real Housewife Kelly Bensimon Wears Free Clothes 'To Be Polite'

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Comedy writer Bonnie Datt once bought a chainmail vest "for clubbing"—a purchase she later came to lament, once she realized that chainmail wasn't particularly slimming. Inspired by this, she now spends her spare time asking famous people to dish about purchases which they initially loved—but ended up regretting, for Buyer's Remorse.

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Kelly Bensimon, best known for her years on The Real Housewives Of New York City, has also worked as a model, author, jewelry designer, and an editor of Elle Accessories. And having all those contacts in the fashion industry has had its benefits. Like J. Alexander, Kelly's buyer's remorse didn't cost her anything.

"I don't really have buyer's remorse because I haven't really bought anything major. I have gifting remorse. [Someone gave me] this python-ish faux leather jacket that I thought was really cool. Then I looked at myself and thought, "I don't play football—I'm actually a girl." I did wear it once though, because I always believe that you should be polite.

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