Confessions of a Shopaholic

Yesterday I visited the city of Liverpool to get more of a feel for the place so I feel more comfortable when I set up home there permanently for university.

Who am I kidding? Of course I wanted to get a feel for the shops. And boy did it have a lot to offer. The endless high street chains, a range of department stores, the hidden independent gems I can’t wait to discover further…my mind was in overdrive.

And so as I sat on a stool in the Debenhams beauty department, waiting for my mum to finish with her mini facial at the Philosophy counter, I thought to myself, what is it about shopping that I love so much? Glancing around at the other departments and seeing shiny counters filled with bright goodies, rails and rails of carefully colour and trend co-ordinated garments, bright lights illuminating the glitter and sparkle of six inch heels, I knew this was why. That utter excitement I feel when entering a store, no matter how many times I may have been in there previously. The thrill of finding that dress you’ve been lusting after forever in your size. The happiness when you slot your foot into the soft leather of a shoe and it fits perfectly. And of course the pleasure you feel when you’re finally handed that glossy carrier bag, weighed down my your new friends who are whispering to you to get them home and show them off.

One of my all-time favourite quotes from a much loved character of mine is from Becky Bloomwood in the film Confessions of a Shopaholic.

A man will never love you or treat you as well as a store. If a man doesn’t fit, you can’t exchange him seven days later for a gorgeous cashmere sweater. And a store always smells good. A store can awaken a lust for things you never even knew you needed. And when your fingers first grab those shiny new bags…oh yes…oh yes!

In my eyes she’s right. The girl knows her stuff.

Although I’ll never be at the Becky Bloomwood stage of shopping (I don’t fancy having to freeze my debit card to be honest with you), as long as designers keep designing and shops keep selling, I will always be a shopaholic.

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