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ELLE Canada editors reveal their fashion firsts

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ELLE Canada editors reveal their fashion firsts

Editor firsts: Anita Ehui

“My first 'big ticket' fashion purchase was a pair of Nike Airforce 1s. $100 later I was the coolest kid in my grade!” - Anita Ehui, editorial assistant Nike Air Force 1 Hightops ($99.99), at footlocker.com. READ MORE: 11 pieces our editors are obsessed with this summer

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ELLE Canada editors reveal their fashion firsts

Editor firsts: Lisa Guimond

“When I was 12 years old, I ordered a pair of bright blue plaid pants from the Sears catalogue. At the time, it seemed like such a mature move to make. To my chagrin, when they arrived they were far more eccentric than I had anticipated. It was my first and last encounter with catalogue shopping."  - Lisa Guimond, fashion features editor Vivetta blue plaid Zola pant ($300 USD), at modaoperandi.com. READ MORE: Pearls are back with a bite this season

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ELLE Canada editors reveal their fashion firsts

Editor firsts: Carli Whitwell

“I’m the daughter of a financial planner and used to have to present a budget for back-to-school shopping to my parents every year. So I wasn't able to make my first big fashion spend until I had moved out of the house. The buy? A pair of Uggs. I prefer to focus on my most recent splurges; especially my beloved pair of 10 Crosby by Derek Lam booties.” - Carli Whitwell, health & beauty editor 10 Crosby Derek Lam wedge ($345.99), at thebay.com. READ MORE: Shake up Sunday brunch with these celeb-inspired outfits

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ELLE Canada editors reveal their fashion firsts

Editor firsts: Madison Schill

“When I was ten years old, I persuaded my parents into letting me spend all of my money on a Juicy Couture belt. $55 dollars was astronomical to me then, but my 'keen' eye paid off; I’m still wearing it today.” - Madison Schill, fashion writer Adam Lippes leather and gold-tone belt ($290 USD), at net-a-porter.com. READ MORE: 5 reasons you need to be wearing simple white tees again

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ELLE Canada editors reveal their fashion firsts

Editor firsts: Sarah Thompson

"Although I didn't actually purchase them myself, the first designer piece to enter my closet was a pair of light blue (and flared!) Tommy Hilfiger jeans. My uncle gave them to me for my birthday in 2001. I proceeded to wear them until they became 'ripped jeans' a few summers later. (I loved them that much.)" – Sarah Thompson, content producer Rachel Comey Legion wide-leg cropped jeans ($440), at matchesfashion.com. READ MORE: Celebrate the return of the choker with 23 you can buy right now

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ELLE Canada editors reveal their fashion firsts

Editor firsts: Monika Markovinovic

“One of my first fashion memories is from grade 6. Aritzia was the hottest new store at the mall and every girl at school wanted a TNA hoodie (you know, the black one with the bold logo that everyone wore with a pair of black leggings and Ugg boots). I needed that sweater. As the neighbourhood babysitter I managed to nickel and dime my way to that hoodie; the sweetest kind of success at 12 years old.” – Monika Markovinovic, Health & Beauty editorial assistant TNA Pacific hoodie ($70), at aritzia.com. READ MORE: 17 high-waisted pieces anyone can rock

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ELLE Canada editors reveal their fashion firsts

Editor firsts: Liz Guber

“My first serious purchase was a super skinny pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans from the store Over the Rainbow in Yorkville. They were a deep forest green with a cargo pocket down one leg. The day I bought them was the first time I experienced that lovely guilty feeling that splurging brings. I've been chasing that feeling ever since.” - Liz Guber, workflow editor Citizens of Humanity Leah cargo ($198), at aritzia.com. READ MORE: 16 wedge sandals your feet will love you for

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ELLE Canada editors reveal their fashion firsts

Editor firsts: Sarah Laing

“The scene: New York, circa 1994. The object: A denim purse with lace trim and a pearl button, purchased by six-year old me with my 'own money'* for the first time. *My dad had given me a twenty about five minutes earlier." - Sarah Laing, associate editor Kate Spade Emerson Place denim bag ($358 USD), at katespade.com. READ MORE: These 17 celebs are giving us serious summer #FOMO

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ELLE Canada editors reveal their fashion firsts

Editor firsts: Victoria DiPlacido

“My first fashion splurge was a baby-pink tracksuit from Aritzia. Everyone had one, so I saved up and bought it on sale. It was still, like, a zillion dollars (or at least that’s how it felt when I was 13).” – Victoria DiPlacido, assistant beauty editor Chloé v-neck cardigan ($816.36), at farfetch.com. READ MORE: 5 ready-to-rock beach looks under $100

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ELLE Canada editors reveal their fashion firsts

Editor firsts: Ciara Rickard

"In my teens, thanks to babysitting and a job at the mall, I finally had the freedom to shop for myself. First up was a pair of Steve Madden wedges: They had woven-straw on the heel and gingham fabric on the straps—and they were super-heavy. I thought they were charming; my mom thought they were impractical. She was right: I wore them once and could barely walk. They never came out of the closet again." – Ciara Rickard, production editor Tabitha Simmons Jenney espadrille wedge sandal ($249), at theseptember.com. READ MORE: 7 summer looks for every day of the week

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