I only collect items that are either useful right now or I can forsee them being useful in the future. Like I have several items that have unique color schemes. They may not match anything right now, but I know one day they will have some siblings.
I do the same thing. I love things with weird colors. This dress is apparently one of those things. lol
I have a lot of difficulty getting rid of items even if I haven't used them much or it would be very profittable, truth be told. sweatdrop I use all sorts of items of different release periods, colors, and styles in my avatars. I probably make a new one every several weeks, so a lot of items see rotation. I do have a set of items I always see if I can incorporate: Death Whisper, Compass of Seidh, and Zodiacal. The latter two have so much variation it's possible! yum_puddi
I used to collect MCs, which I'm gonna start doing again as soon as I get my scarf back but at the moment I collect EIs. I get two of each EI that comes out. I haven't missed one since they've come out! biggrin
My main collection though are my flowers. I love collecting flowers and I have a goal of 100k of each flower. ^^
I have a small collection of:
But it's just the ones I like xD. I'm pretty picky. It's got to be things I think my character would use. Even it I don't dress her in them.
I only collect/buy items that I want to use on my current avatar I'm making. Generally I only buy items that I WILL use. If the item has only one choice I want, hair for an example, I won't buy it. More the merrier. So I guess you could call me an avatar item collecter.
If I feel my avatar is missing something I go and buy.
* Investments (a.k.a hoarding)
* Stuff I like
* Rainbow sparkly s**t
I hate having my invo too cluttered but the clutter creeps up on me, if my 'equip' page gets over 3 pages long then it's too much.
I always end up with event items even though I hate most of them, it's probably a throwback to when they were actually worth something.