Would you prefer to go clothes shopping with your partner, friends, or alone?
By John Welford
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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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.
• 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.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.