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2012 February 28

Money Talk! With Kyle Anderson

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(NEW YORK) It's been weeks since we've heard a peep from Marie Claire accessories director, and Daily financial columnist, Kyle Anderson. Luckily, we tracked him down between fashion shows to ask him one important question: Where does it all come from? 

How much have you spent so far today?
$4 for a taxi. 

That's a cheap taxi.
I didn't look at the receipt. 

Your "What I Bought" column is a must read. Why do you think people are so interested in knowing what you spend?
If they actually knew what I spend! That's only what I spend on the weekends. If I included my rent, I'd probably get death threats. A lot of people freak out when they see people spend money. I honestly only buy what I use a lot. If I buy something expensive, I wear it all the time. If I spend $8,000 on a jacket, I'm going to wear it six days a week for four months. The actual value of the jacket is like $2 per wearing. 

What have your friends said about your spending habits?
I don't know if they pay that much attention.

Has anybody at work said anything?
Joanna [Coles] said once, "I guess on Monday, I'll see what you bought this weekend!" 

You're probably spending more than her on the weekend!
She loves fashion, so I can't imagine.

How much do you think you've spent in your lifetime? 
I moved to New York ten years ago...I can't even imagine. The rent alone! I live with my boyfriend now, but it's something like $5,000 a month. I don't even want to know what that adds up to. It would be really scary. 

What does your boyfriend do?
He's a hairstylist. 

Do people ever ask you how you afford all of this? 
I'm married. 

You're not going to go into credit card debt, right?
My Mom is German, and she's obsessed with everything being exactly in order. That's the way I was raised. If you borrowed one cent from someone, it has to be paid back the next second. I don't think that could ever happen. When I was an assistant, I was at my desk so much that the money kept coming in and I didn't even have time to spend it. Most editors and stylists work 24 hours a day. 

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