Are you a shopaholic? Here are the signs

Are you a shopaholic? Here are the signs

Are you a shopaholic? Here are the signs

Shopping is a necessity for many to ensure that they have the necessary goods to carry on with their lives, but for some – It is a lifestyle statement. The ultimate shopaholics are addicted to shopping and like any other addiction – it takes up a huge part of their daily lives. You know you are truly a shopaholic when your favorite past time is shopping.  Are you a shopaholic? Here are the signs of being a certified shopaholic:

1.     Shopping relives stress for you – it’s how you cope during pressure.

Increased buying during periods of stress and tension are key indicators of being a shopaholic. Is shopping not a mere transaction of selling and purchase for you but a habit of stress relief and a way to escape your problems? Shopaholics usually shop their stress out! They buy things they need, things they don’t need and things they may never need – just for the sake of buying, especially during times of increased stress or pressure.

2.     Internet surfing always ends with ordering stuff online

Taking into account the hundreds and thousands of online selling portals, it makes complete sense to order stuff online every now and then. A shopaholic’s online surfing is not mere surfing; it’s more like digital window shopping! You end up ordering a pair of your favorite shoes or your treasured nail color online every now and then when you have ample time for net surfing!

3.     Retail therapy

A shopaholic hardly ever gets bored or depressed. The best treatment for any problem a shopaholic might be facing lies in the ultimate retail therapy. You can almost switch their mood completely by offering to buy them something. If your ultimate therapy is going to a mall and acquiring some new stuff, you are truly a shopaholic.

4.     You don’t believe in saving – Who knows about tomorrow?

Most shopaholics do not believe in saving – they have the view that money was meant for circulation and rotation after all! One of the biggest signs that you are a shopaholic is that you cannot save at all. You may believe that saving is for boring people and that since you have earned the money today, you have all the right to spend it now! That feel of a currency note in your pocket may be like an itch and all you’d want to do is spend it.

5.     Compulsive buying

Almost everyone loves to shop – every once in a while. But what differentiates an average shopper from a shopaholic is obsessive-compulsive buying. You buy stuff compulsively and when you are not buying anything, you are thinking about your new list of stuff to buy. Your life is largely divided into two huge pleasures: shopping and thinking about shopping!


If this description suits your personality traits and you are already on the go for more shopping, you are definitely a shopaholic! A shopaholic’s life never gets dull and boring, and they are always on the verge of exploring and constantly trying to acquire newer and better things in their lives.


“One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.” ~Karl Lagerfeld

A Selection of Famous Shopping Style Quotes

“One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld

 “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” ~ Coco Chanel

“I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.” ~ Bette Midler

 “I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.” ~ Diana Vreeland

“A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” ~ Sophia Loren

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