The lovely people from Raise have created a very interesting and thought provoking post, on how various retailers and brands are luring in unsuspecting buyers, with seemingly good deals.
They wanted to find out what was my experience with impulse buys and how I shop a sale and I thought this would be a great way to explore my own closet and dig through clothes, trinkets and bags, just to see what I’ve splurged on.
Taking this Splurge thing seriously, I decided to dive into my dusty wardrobe and divide my impulse buys into big juicy piles. After I encountered the fourth pair of almost identical jeans, I was starting to get suspicious of my own mental abilities. Have I always been impulse shopping? Come to think of it, I’ve never had second thoughts before placing a huge XL dress in my cart just because it’s a “bargain”, even though deep down in my twisted heart, I knew I wouldn’t wear it.
A friend of mine has a very strict shopping rule. If she is to buy something, she has to think of at least 6 other pieces that would go well with this particular item, otherwise, there’s no deal. Perhaps this is a strategy I should seriously consider. Because, while she’s out there wearing her new purchases, I’m wondering how the hell should I style my new sequin turtleneck, without looking like a glow in the dark fish tank!
I do have one rule though: No Mall Shopping! Malls give me hand twitches, the bright light makes my eyes bleed and the rivers of people make me bitter and hungry.
Sometimes when I’m feeling adventurous though, I would visit a rather overpriced online shop and stare at the monitor with huge, watery eyes until I find something that is so utterly unique and dazzling it would totally be able to replace my cats! Even though I know that the clothes won’t look as good on me, as the models, and that I would have to live on a potato diet if I buy something from there, there’s still a needy voice screaming in my head: “SPLUUURGE, SPLUURGE!”.
I’m curious to know how do you guys shop? Do you have days that you just buy for the sake of buying, or is your shopping a carefully planned chess game?