I really didn't think I needed to address this, but I saw something recently and felt I should mention it- for every one's sake. You love your friends dearly, they love the same stores you do and you both have similar style- totally understandable and acceptable. What is NOT acceptable is wearing the EXACT same anything as them at the same time. Jeans is about the only thing you can get away with- as long as they don't have anything that makes them stand out- like the R's on Rock and Republic Jeans, distresses, or bright colour washes. So if you're going to wear the same jeans at the same time- make sure they are BASIC. Moving on, it's easy to own the same top- could have been on sale, you both love it...whatever. But what you should CALL as strictly YOUR own are coats. Let's face it, most people aren't going to switch from their fav winter coat to one from 2 seasons ago because their friend, who owns the EXACT SAME one wants to wear it. We are not talking tops here- no one makes those kind of sacrifices when it comes to outerwear- mainly because the selection just isn't available in the closet. So just a tip to those who think it's 'not that bad' to wear the same coat or anything..just find something else to buy and save the public embarrassment. It just doesn't look as cute as you think.