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5. What are some shopping rules you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others but which you follow?

I find shops overwhelming, so I look online first and identify some items I want to try in real life, and then when I get to the shop I look for those items straight away. It helps avoid sensory overload.

I don't know! I cannot answer this question.

I only buy new things when I sold old things and I only buy from small (women) businesses, local, sustainably produced or second hand but I reckon I would recommend these to others. knowing that every thread you wear has been lovingly crafted by a strong woman makes you feel like a stronger woman too

Not buying a shirt or dress that is too tight on the boobs.

If you're shopping online and you know that you straddle two sizes, buy the item you like in both sizes and then send one back. But I'm trying to stop doing this since it's a real hassle arranging for returns. It would be much better to wait and go into the shop to try it on when I have free time. Plus, that way there's less reckless spending, and I'll know if I actually really want that item of clothing if I've had to wait.

leave cc and money in the car. park far away.

fit clothes prior to buying

Overthinking shoe purchases?

Nothing i can remember.

I walk into charity stores when I am feeling anxious and stressed. I often buy very strange clothes that make me feel better on that day but are not practical or useful on other days.

I can't say I have any... I am very conscious about what I buy and I have a rule that I only buy second hand or I make the clothes myself. I feel like more girls should do this because thrift store shopping is like finding hidden treasures, the things you find can excite you and inspire you. The pieces are also unique and older clothing is made so much better than new clothing, usually and in my price range anyway. There is also self sufficiency in altering found thrift store treasures or making your own treasures. It shapes your personal style even more. The only thing I seem to budge on buying new is undies and socks haha

Buying on impulse.

Don't!!! Lol

I rarely shop. And I've all but quit shopping without a clear item in mind - I very rarely shop for sport and surprise. I shop second hand instead of new whenever possible.

I wait until something catches my eye. In my mind, there’s no such thing as an impulse buy. If you love it and you feel beautiful in it, why not? Sometimes I know what I’m looking for but that can be a problem because I’m very particular.

don't buy if you all ready have the similar items

I love online shopping when tipsy. I shop for my ideal size rather than my current size.

The “I shouldn’t be spending money right now...” as I purchase three things at two different stores.

I only really go shopping when I'm with my family so I don't pay for anything. I don't have a lot of money to spend on anything but necessities.

You should probably have more than two pairs of shoes and more than one pair of jeans. And maybe more than two bras too. Also, it's okay to spend money on something you really like, especially if the quality is good and it'll last you a long time.

Never buy anything with a turtle neck or a V-neck. And never buy anything with a collar. Only wear boat necks, jewel necks and henley shirts (preferred).

Get it if you really want it. Sometimes it's good to indulge our inner princess and get her that shiny new bag. I don't follow this because I have always had to budget and be careful with my money

Shop at chains as little as possible. Avoid buying what everyone else is.


I believe shopping should be based on income.

I usually make a list of the stores I want to go to, and try to use as little bags as possible. This means that items from two shops go into one bag, and although practical- it gets really heavy!

It would be arrogant of me to recommend shopping rules to anyone. I don't care what others purchase. I have my favorite stores & websites. If I had to say one thing, it would be: "why do you wear pantyhose?".
I don't even own a pair.

Buy what you like and don't try to look like others.

Don't buy it if you can't imagine a situation where you would use/wear it.

i buy something which is comfortable ....and usually comes under the category of sports wear..

i don't shop for clothes anymore. it's amazing. it's so freeing. it is something i do very rarely and have almost no patience for. i sew for myself instead.

Shopping isn't buying. I sew most of my own clothes, and alter the rest. So shopping is browsing. You can always come back to it if necessary.

Stay away from bargains which are not on my shopping list.

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