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Can we all agree that fashion is not real life? OK, good. Nonetheless, we found the shitstorm of comments on Refinery 29's Splurge vs. Skimp piece prescient and poignant. Not to bag on Refinery--since this is just what fashion magazines and blogs do, people--but $650 for a shearling jacket is hardly a steal. At least, we say that now, as the temps hover near triple digits. Talk to us again in January, and maybe we'll agree. [Refinery 29]