Would you prefer to go clothes shopping with your partner, friends, or alone?

@indexer (1194)
Leicester, England
October 10, 2015 6:11am CST
One danger of buying clothes when your partner is with you is that you will end up buying what they want you to wear rather than what you want to wear! On the other hand, if you buy clothes on your own, you may have to endure their wrath later! Are friends more forgiving of your choices? Do you appreciate their help - and do they appreciate yours?
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@MALUSE (40182)
• Germany
10 Oct 15
Alone.
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
12 Oct 15
@MALUSE You are lucky, your husband does not interfere with your choice of clothes, mine is typically Italian, if he does not like, I cannot wear.
@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
10 Oct 15
I only buy if my husband is with me, if he does not like I know that he will ask me not to wear.
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@vandana7 (64929)
• India
11 Oct 15
I hate it when they leave us alone in the mall, and then go out searching for something of their own. lol
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
11 Oct 15
@vandana7 My husband is always beside me... I do not know if this is better.
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@vandana7 (64929)
• India
11 Oct 15
@LadyDuck ..I feel like a small kid being left in the shopping mall so that I could not go back home. lol
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@xFiacre (4438)
• Ireland
10 Oct 15
If I really must buy clothes I do so on my own. It's so much simpler than tagging along after my wife who has to look at everything. I just grab what is closest, pay and get out as quickly as possibly.
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@indexer (1194)
• Leicester, England
10 Oct 15
That strikes me as a very healthy attitude - always assuming that your choices are socially acceptable!
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@xFiacre (4438)
• Ireland
10 Oct 15
@indexer Ah, not there's the flaw in my habit.
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@wiLLmaH (8252)
• Singapore, Singapore
10 Oct 15
I prefer to be with my husband because he will be the one paying it for me. Haha! Then I asked him to sit down and I do not ask for his decision.
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@Tita417 (1238)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Oct 15
right they're paying we 're buying haha
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@wiLLmaH (8252)
• Singapore, Singapore
10 Oct 15
@Tita417 glad we are a woman. :)
@gemmsky (170)
• United Kingdom
10 Oct 15
I don't like clothes shopping alone (if at all), I like some feedback sometimes on what I might buy, luckily my husband is very good at shopping so usually finds more for himself than I do...guilt be gone!
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@indexer (1194)
• Leicester, England
10 Oct 15
But does he ever buy anything that you wish he had left on the rack?
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@gemmsky (170)
• United Kingdom
10 Oct 15
@indexer Not so far! :)
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@kataomoi (706)
• Japan
10 Oct 15
I prefer to go shopping by myself. I don't want to drag my friends into shops that they are not interested in. Plus, I am a pretty indecisive person so I take a long time when I'm deciding what to buy. I don't want to force my friends to wait for me while I buy my stuff.
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@ragikutty (2460)
• Kerala, India
10 Oct 15
I love shopping with my partner. There are many reasons. First one, our tastes are different and he wouldn't let me wear if he didn't like what i bought. Then I might not buy some cloth because of its price evenif i liked it, but my hus chooses the best and wont let me leave if he gets to know i am not buying cause of the price.
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@Tita417 (1238)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Oct 15
REally? you're lucky to have him.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
None of the above, I dislike shopping for clothes, full stop.
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@vandana7 (64929)
• India
11 Oct 15
Honestly, I am not good at shopping. I don't know what will look nice or not look nice on me. It is all the way trial and error as far as I am concerned. Sometimes though I get lucky, too lucky. So I keep that pattern for long term. :) So if it was partners, I would have no issues. I usually have only preferences as far as colors and prints are concerned. If my partner selected something he would be selecting based on what I like, and pattern based on what would suit me? Even he can go wrong. That is ok. After all, I am no expert. As to friends, no. They are usually focused on themselves, and will hesitate to tell me that this will not suit you, or may be selecting something based on what actually suits them, having got habituated to such selection. So yes, it is partner rather than me alone or me with my friends.
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@boiboing (12517)
• Northampton, England
11 Oct 15
I prefer to do it online
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@sharon6345 (125810)
• United States
10 Oct 15
I don't shop with friends for clothing. I shop with my daughter for the most part. She will get what she likes and I get what I like. I shop for my man and he will wear anything I choose for him. I love it that way.
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• United States
10 Oct 15
Very alone, I cannot stand shopping with anyone.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
10 Oct 15
I would always shop alone for clothes because it is much quicker that way.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Oct 15
I prefer to buy clothes alone as I do not want to bore my husband with my shopping. I can also focus on what to choose instead of what my friend will say or what my husband will say.=)
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@Lushlala (939)
• Gaborone, Botswana
6 Nov 15
My husband hates shopping but loves clothes and is a snappy dresser. So I really don't mind going shopping with him, even though he does hurry me along. I don't care who I go shopping with, as long as I'm shopping. If they start to annoy me, they can leave me alone and I'd still enjoy shopping on my own. My husband and I ask each other's opinion, but neither one of us dictates what the other can and can't buy. We also don't have any veto power at all.
• Quezon City, Philippines
13 Oct 15
I always go together with my family when we are going at the mall to buy some clothes.
@mythociate (15365)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12 Oct 15
I would rather buy them with my partner, because SHE is the one who will be judged (for hanging-out with me) by the way I look!
@rakski (16125)
• Philippines
12 Oct 15
with friends or alone. I prefer that than having my husband with me. Because I usually end up not buying anything at all when he is with me.
@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
12 Oct 15
I don't buy clothes all that often, but when I do, I go by myself, as I am divorced. I never did buy that many either, when I was married. I do enjoy shopping, and I wish I did have someone to do it with, but I will just have to do it on my own.
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
11 Oct 15
I prefer to shop alone. I would not want my companion to get tired or grow impatient because whenever I shop, I shop till I drop.