In a fight between a bargain hunter and a repurposer, I think the repurposer would win. Not to say that when things are on sale, in your size and possibly-the-most-perfect-thing-to-ever-exist-and-you-must-have-it moments aren't satisfying, because they totally are.. but how often is that really happening? How often is it just a "spend more and save" coupon? How much does one person need in their closet before there's no inspiration to be found? How many times will you skip past items with tags on them truly never intending to wear them?
I repurpose out of necessity. Creative and financial. I am also a bargain hunter, but I don't hardly equate the two. My closet doesn't grow as much as it transforms and evolves. In my opinion if you really want to save money on clothes -- stop buying so many, get closer to what you've already got and alter what doesn't work for you as-is. Cause once you start to modify..