It’s Cyber Monday. And although that activity is focused on buying online and (typically) buying gifts for others, it got me thinking about shopping in general.
I’ve enjoyed shopping my whole life. I’m a “thrill of the hunt” kind of person in all arenas; I love researching, digging deep, exploring all of the available possibilities. And shopping for clothes is no exception, which is why I tend to gravitate toward behemoth sites like Amazon and eBay for my huntings. I’m constantly excited by the transformative power of style, and enjoy investigating its trappings.
But I have many friends and clients who absolutely loathe it: They get overwhelmed, their budgets are too tight to buy what they see and want, their sizes aren’t available at in-person shops, their personal styles aren’t represented by mass-produced lines, they feel guilty spending on themselves instead of their families. The media loves to portray all women as shopping fiends, but it simply isn’t true.
Do you enjoy shopping for clothes, shoes, and accessories? Why or why not? Have you always felt this way, or has something shifted over time?
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