Some people find shopping to be a chore. They only do it when necessary and they don’t get particularly excited. Then there are the rest of who just love the entire experience. Well, maybe not the part where you have to hand over your cash or card, but definitely the rest of it.
Have you ever stopped to think about why you love shopping so much, though? Beyond getting a new outfit so you can slay on the ’gram? It often has to do with some type of feel-good experience. They don’t call it retail therapy for nothing. Let’s look at five reasons why some of us are shopaholics.
For some people, it’s the feeling of accomplishment upon finding a bargain. Snagging a pair of shoes at 50
On the other end of the spectrum are those who find shopping relaxing. You won’t find them digging in a sale bin or rushing to the start of a sale. They like to take their time and meander through a store, picking only the things that they truly like. They may even stay away from big sale days. I’m like this when I’m overseas. Unless I have something specific in mind, I’m going to take my time and look at everything. People like this enjoy the uncrowded and uncluttered stores.
Then there are those of us love discovering new things. We’re talking about fashion here, but I feel the same way about most items. New hair products, face masks, décor items, foods … just give me things I haven’t seen before and I’ll be in my element. Whether it’s stumbling on a new store or finding out your favourite boutique has new arrivals, the novelty factor is huge.
Linked to that is the ability to create. New accessories or shoes can help you to put together a myriad of new outfits. Something as simple as a new lipstick or eyeshadow palette can brighten up your look. New hair can have you feeling like a whole different person! If you want to create a new image or jazz things up after a while, shopping can help you get there.
One last thing: shopping gives us an opportunity to bond with a variety of people. It’s obviously a way to spend quality time with our mums, sisters or friends. However, it’s also a chance to make new connections. Very often another shopper will ask your opinion on an item or ask where you got something you’re wearing or carrying. Then there are the store clerks who get to know you from your frequent visits.
So why do you love shopping? If your reason wasn’t covered above, drop a line below and let me know!