Shopping/Surviving on a budget can quickly become a puzzle, an adventure, or a nightmare. Say you're dying over a gorgeous 1970's era vintage floor-length dress. Say that dress was beyond remarkable, but beyond what your wallet could handle. Then, say you hunt and hunt for a similar dress and finally find it at a bargain boutique a couple miles away. That's imitation shopping, folks. It takes a little patience, but if it's for something you truly love, the hunt is half the fun.