Do you indulge in retail therapy?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

yes i do! I just spent a stupid amount of money at Ulta last night. I dont really buy a lot of clothes but shoes and make-up are my weakness!

 

I also splerged on a pair of Tory Burch Miller sandles last weekend… (i would post a pic but the pair i got are not on the website for some reason)

Post # 4
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8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I shop at least once a week. The UPs and Fed Ex guys know my name. Sad

I have the Zara, Nordstrom, Saks, Sephora apps on my phone. LOL

my friend is OBSESSED with Nastygal!!! I’m a Zara, Asos, Topshop person. Ha!

Post # 5
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761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Cute swimsuit!

I’ve been feeling a little unlike myself the past week or so. I bought a dress of gap.com that was on clearance, and then my hubby had a $10 reward I used. It was $16.99 (with shipping) for a dress that was originally $59. (I love a bargain. I rarely pay full price for clothes)

 

I’m itching to buy a couple of other things before my trip to Portugal at the end of the month, where I’ll meet my Hubby’s extended family….Think I’ll be doing that soon. =)

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I sure do! I’m dying for some new sunglasses, that might be my next therapy session!

ETA: I especially love shopping at Nordstrom Rack because the deal is almost as good as the item you get. I just got a pair of black Tory Burch wedges for $70 :-O

Post # 7
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3355 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I hardly find things I want to buy, so retail therapy is rough for me lol

Post # 8
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper

Nope. It would COMPLETELY backfire for me, for two reasons:

1. Having money in my accounts actually feels better than spending it, to me.  It is a warm, secure feeling. Even though we aren’t short on money, I don’t like to spend it when there’s no need to, because the bigger our “buffer,” the better (and also “richer”) I always feel. As soon as the money is spent, it’s gone, I feel poorer. This might just be a personality thing(?)

2. I am very pleased when I make a good purchase, like a gift that’s well-received or the exact right elliptical machine or pair of jeans I need. However, I HATE the feeling that I’ve spent money poorly. If I got the overly-expensive elliptical machine with the functions I don’t use, or the overly cheap jeans that are a tiny bit too short in the leg… I find that stressful and I get all annoyed with myself. Buying anything on a mood-improvement focused whim makes the chances that I spend money poorly VERY likely. So now I feel poorer and less secure (see #1), but also like an idiot and mindless consumer, with more clutter to deal with, as well.

Yeah, as you can see, this would NOT make me feel any better at all. I have my vices, don’t get me wrong, but this isn’t one of them.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Stephville:  Actually, I hate shopping. I literally despise it. If I used retaill therapy, I would need real therapy to recover, lol.

Post # 10
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926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love retail therapy!  Works every time!  Last, I bought all these from Macy’s (looking ahead to honeymoon travel):

Post # 12
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10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Yah… I can go for months without buying a single piece of clothing but then I go on a spree. And buy like 15 new outfits. 

Post # 13
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2992 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Nope! I actually DESPISE shopping. When I am forced to do so, it’s almost always online. Just about everything for the wedding has been purchased online. I haven’t been to a mall in at least 10 years.

It’s not that I don’t like new stuff, I just hate shopping for it!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@joya_aspera:  1. Having money in my accounts actually feels better than spending it, to me.  It is a warm, secure feeling. Even though we aren’t short on money, I don’t like to spend it when there’s no need to, because the bigger our “buffer,” the better (and also “richer”) I always feel. As soon as the money is spent, it’s gone, I feel poorer.

That’s me too.  I like to buy things only at ridiculously good deals or things I actually need.  I can’t just let go and splurge and something I don’t reallly want.  Whenever I used to do that, I’d end up returning it cause I didn’t like the items that much and just wanted my money back.

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Stephville:  Love me some Nordstrom Rack. They have “worn and refurbished” items, and I can never tell what was originally wrong with them. That’s how I got my wedges so cheap, and a few months ago I got a Tory purse for $50.

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