I wish that I didn’t like shopping but I do. I have a couple of friends (funnily enough Accountants) who tend to shop out of necessity, rather than pleasure and often I wish I was more like them. Are some of us born with a shopping gene?
I’m not sure where mine came from (I checked with both my birth mother and Mum) – who have no idea how or why I can easily wander around a shopping mall for hours (not necessarily buying anything) just for pleasure. I tend to have the stamina of an ox, and am generally the last man (oops woman) standing. I can enter and exit a store in quick succession. I scan the clothes, do a quality check, briefly look at the styles and am out faster than a speeding bullet, not wanting to waste time if nothing appeals.
Shopping with others is a different matter. I like visiting stores I normally wouldn’t go into, if shopping with a friend. Thank goodness we all have such different taste, as I wouldn’t want to end up fighting over the same outfit. Of course sometimes the only thing holding us back is the fact that our wardrobe is already full, and there just isn’t any more room for another pair of shoes!
I wonder how many friendships have been ruined through buying or wearing the same clothes. I for one, definitely don’t like to be copied. As none of my friends wear the colour yellow, and we generally all have different body shapes, I think I’ll be alright for a few more years. A man that knows a little bit more about fashion than I do, has the following words of wisdom :
“Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.” Karl Lagerfeld