Shop talk

@mayka123 (10598)
India
July 30, 2008 1:46am CST
Shopping is the first item on the list of every woman's favourite hobbies. A woman would be lying if she said that she doesn't love coming home with bagsful of new clothes and the joy of wearing something new for the first time. It may be after a hard day's work, after a broken relationship, after a fight with her spouse or boyfriend, shopping is every woman's first love. For some shopping is a stress buster. Each one of us has our own favourite style, out favourite stores, and our own shopping haven. What is your favourite store, your personal haven?
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24 responses
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
Without doubt, shopping is every woman's favorite pasttime, and every woman's fantasy. But with the rising prices, it's no longrer practical to always want to shop just for the fun of it. I have some favorite shopping haven, but there is no more frequent trips there, unlike in the past. Well, to be more practical, I just do shopping when it's only necessary. Priority now will be for groceries and food. Clothes and accessories are no longer a necessity...it's just a matter of discipline....but shopping really helps relieve stress like no other...
• United States
30 Jul 08
Obviously it's not every woman's favorite pasttime. There are quite a few of us who have spoken up and said, "NO! I hate shopping!" {em}happy{/em}
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
4 Aug 08
But with the rising inflation too we find a lot of people shopping even though they do not need to.
@talisman (1308)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Ummm...actually, I don't like clothes shopping and it's definitely not the first item on my list of favorite hobbies. Also, I'm not lying. You've presented a stereotype and boxed all women into one little box. Just because people don't fit into your view of things doesn't make them a liar.
• United States
30 Jul 08
Ummmm...me either. I hate shopping! I hate it, I hate it, I hate it!!! I also hate spending money. Guess I'm not normal.
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
1 Aug 08
Hey talisman, this is not my view of things because I too do not go out shopping too often. Just when I desperately need something.
30 Jul 08
What you said isnt true... I am a woman and shopping for me is one of the least fun things to do... i mean walking around looking at clothes? sounds a bit boring to me... and all that walking around... that's boring too... i'd much prefer sitting in front of the box watching a good old movie
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
6 Aug 08
Yes shopping is very boring. I could think of a lot better things to do. Thanks for your response and happy posting.
• Australia
30 Jul 08
well I suppose I must be lying I hate shopping ,I have to be in need of something urgently before I look for more stuff to bring home. The thing is I never know what to buy so I buy nothing,now I just don't bother to go shopping
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
4 Aug 08
Thanks a lot for your response and happy posting.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Jul 08
hate to burst your bubble lol but here's one old broad that does not like to shop & never have.my personal haven is my home.
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
4 Aug 08
Hey, you are not the only one. I too am not to fond of shopping. Just posted this discussion for others comments and because my daughter is fond of shopping.
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
30 Jul 08
I'm the exception to the rule ... I HATE shopping - especially for clothes! Maybe the pretty, young women enjoy buying clothing, but when you are older and not very attractive - with a bit of extra weight - it causes more misery than anything else. I have clothes which are 10-15 years old - and I wear them until they fall to bits because there's no way I'm ever going into a changing room in a store! My weakness is books - I could spend hours and hours in bookstores and spend thousands; so I'd have to say my favourite store is Dymocks in Sydney!
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
4 Aug 08
I agree that after a certain age you get less interested in shopping for clothes especially with that extra weight. I too have the same problem. I have not shopped for books for a long time now.
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• India
30 Jul 08
I love shopping for clothes, shoes and books. My favorite apparel store would be Max that's in my city. I already have all of the good stuff this store sells for this season so I also haunt Levis and United Colors of Benetton for Western Wear. For ethnic Indian wear like tunics (kurtis), I prefer FabIndia or GoodThings. My favorite bookstore would be Blossoms. This place is like an antique..and sells books at very modest prices.
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
1 Aug 08
What kind of books do you generally shop for?
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
30 Jul 08
Hmmmmmmm i am husband and i agreee that u r saying but what are ur comments about husbands? specially for those whoes wife are SHOPPING ADDICT LOL Take care
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
30 Jul 08
I pity those husbands. In that respect my husband was very lucky. But if he was there now he might have got fed up with my daughters shopping habits.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
30 Jul 08
Hmmm then i sam lucky and trust me, hubby may dislike shopping habit of wife but dont mind if daughter do that Take care
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
1 Aug 08
And may I know why you men are so partial? YOu men are ready to spend for girlfriends and daughters but not for the wives.
@glay22 (512)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
ahm, i love shopping but i do it online.. here in the philippines, gals indulge into the site.. multiply. there we can find some cool stuff without the hassle of bidding or going to malls with so many people around.. it makes me dizzy..hehe but if i were to choose, id pick an adidas or nike boutique..
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I love to shop when I have money LOL I don't often but when I do, it's usually on my birthday, mother's day, and at Christmas time. I have lots of favorite stores but I mostly shop for bargains and when there are big sales. It is most definitely a stress reliever for me at times, even if I don't buy anything but just looked around and window shopped!
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
18 Aug 08
I never shop on my birthday but just wait for the gifts to come in. And I avoid big sales because of the crowd. I have window shopped a number of times but if the place was too crowded I just turned back home.
@LarienOB (103)
• China
2 Aug 08
NOT EVERY WOMAN LOVE SHOPPING. i don't like shopping .not every girl spend money on buying cloths.but actully,i like dust coat and jeans..
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
4 Aug 08
Thanks a lot for your response and happy posting.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I do like to shop mostly for clothes and electronic stuff. I mostly just bargin shop these days, I only go out now when there is a good sale to be had.
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
2 Aug 08
I avoid the bargain sales because I find these places too crowded and the clothes put up there too common.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
1 Aug 08
i also love shopping as any other women. but at this point of life, i am not much into it. rather i am more focussed on my dad's ill health and how to make his treatment, doctors, money etc,. once these crisis is settled, i think i will shop with peace of mind.
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
2 Aug 08
Yes I know about your dad and can understand the tension yo are going thru now. How is dad now? Hope and pray that he gets well soon.
@aendzie (571)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
I think I have a problem, lol, I love buying groceries, when I go out with friends, I enjoy window shopping, then I promise to buy the clothes, or stuff I want if I have money, but If I have money, I'd change my mind and buy groceries instead. I dunno, I feel like food, or healthy stuff is worth buying than clothes and shoes. I'd buy something like that when I really need to like if there's a party or just I got tired of wearing the same clothes over and over,lol. have fun!
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
31 Jul 08
I too go shopping only when I desperately need something. Sometimes I just do window with friends when we get bored.
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
30 Jul 08
well, i will be honest with you that i am not really that fond of shopping and i don't buy new things that often... may be it is because i have a limited budget and i don't want to spend my money on unnecessary stuffs... otherwise, my house will be full of junks and i don't have enough place to put them... you make a generalisation here which might not be true for every women... i will say most of the women love shopping... but not every women... take care and have a nice day...
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
18 Aug 08
I too am like you. I do not like shopping. And if I go to a shopping mall and it is too crowded I just turn back home. I generalised here to get peoples comments.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
30 Jul 08
i like to shop and well i dont use shopping as therapy, but i do like to window shop, if i need to have some shop therapy, i look on ebay and not in the stores. i only shop outside of the house when i need to get something.
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
6 Aug 08
Thanks a lot for your response and happy posting.
30 Jul 08
Sorry but im going to have to disappoint you here,as my love is not shopping,in fact there are many times when I will use the internet rather than visit a department store,but thats always been me.Once in a while I will go and take a look ariund Debenhams or one of the big stores ,I like Marks and Spencers too,and I go to a retail park to visit them there.
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
12 Aug 08
I am not at all disappointed dear. In fact its good I have company because I too do not like shopping and all my friends think I am wierd. I just wait to get out of the crowded shopping malls.
• Sweden
30 Jul 08
I love shopping but i dont have any favorite shop.. I go all kind of shop and look and if i find something interesting then i buy it..and it doesnt matter for if it cheap or expiensive as long as i like it then fine hehehe Every woman like shopping..
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
6 Aug 08
Not everyone woman likes shopping. I dont enjoy it at all. And if you read the others responses you will see that there are many who find shopping very boring. Thanks a lot for your response and happy shopping.
30 Jul 08
i hate shopping of any kind. i go in grab what i need and get out as soon as possible. i am a woman and i'm not lying. my husband on the other hand loves shopping and spends ages browsing which drives me mad. he hates shopping with me cos i always rush him.
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
6 Aug 08
We are two of the same kind. I too dont like the crowds in shopping malls and just wait to rush back home. Thanks for your response and happy posting.
• Malaysia
30 Jul 08
Just no feel comfortable to go to shopping when i am angry, better i make others things as: cleaning the house or eating!
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
6 Aug 08
I think spending time doing the housework is much better option than shopping. Welcome to mylot and happy posting.