The last in the series – possibly most major shopping error #4.
# 4 Error : Shopping to kill time
It is a fact of life that I used to shop too much, my sister shops way too much and most of us shop excessively, whether we can afford it or not. It’s a way to relieve boredom. ( hence error#1 the imaginary lifestyle scenario) The result? Our wardrobes are bursting at the seams, yet we still seek to buy more. It is in fact an addiction and we shall seek therapy!
Overindulging in Fashion is bad for your health and kills our planet.
Go on ‘fast fashion’ total fast
Avoiding recreational shopping was possibly the hardest habit to break, but now I’ve weaned myself from Zara, GAP, H&M, Primark and the like. (though there are still sneaky visits, to Top Shop Boutique for their pure silk tops and ‘made in Britain’ range.)
In fact, I can now see those clothes for what they really are, ‘badly made potential landfill material.’ Unless you are after a specific item to fulfil an important role in your wardrobe, stay away from all clothes shops but especially stay away from fast fashion groups. The low prices tend to confuse the mind and clutter the wardrobe!
For further motivation watch True Cost: and read: this
The research has been done, we simply have NO excuse about not being the stylish, discerning and informed fashion shopper, which is our birthright after all.
My friend Virginia, (a long time reader of this blog) has suggested we join ethical consumer Group, to stay on top of things and make our voice heard. Good to do that before we destroy the planet and have nowhere to live, which will be no fun at all.
And that dear friends, concludes our ‘Classic Shopping Error Series’. If I have missed any, do let me know.
Among my friends, I believe I am known as ‘the bag lady,’ not sure if should be flattered or mortified! In any case, I have bought expensive handbags and made most of the classic handbag errors. Therefore- a new series coming up, just for you:
forthcoming post: classic handbag errors and how to choose “investment” handbags.
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