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Valentino Regrets Buying "Everything!"

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The extraodiarily talented, extraordinarily wealthy, extraordinarily tan Valentino Garavani is one of the greatest fashion designers ever, so of course we jumped at the chance to ask him what he's had buyer's remorse about. Here's how that went:

Racked: Is there anything you regret buying?

Valentino: Oh my gosh, you know I have to tell you—When I am really very dangerous is when I am in London, because London is a city that push you to buy.

Racked: Can you think of anything specific that you regret?

Valentino: Oh, objects. Some shoes. I mean everything!

Racked: Everything?

Valentino: Everything!

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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