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Confessions Of A Shopaholic
Clothes Shopping Advice
Member Name: jennyyy21
Clothes Shopping Advice
Advantages: fun, socialise, exercise
Disadvantages: tiring, costs money.
I happily admit, that I am a shopoholic. Especially when it comes to clothes, clothes and more glorious clothes.. with some shoes, jewellery and bags added in.
I spend the majority of my spare time shopping, resulting in an overflowing wardrobe and boxes filled with bags. I'm one of those people who keeps everything as it has a memory attached to it, so stuffed in a box is an extremly fashionable teddybear back-pack.
Anyway, I like to think of shopping as a sport - and honestly, women will always be best at it. The high street, is like our football pitch. And the cash registers are our goal.
So, my first tip which I think is pretty obvious. Know your limit.
If you only have a small amount of money, then avoid the more expensive shops, they're just to tempting. PRIMARK, is the most amazing shop for cheap, fashionable clothes. I go straight there if ever I'm in need of basic tights, t-shirts or hoodys. All very cheap, and pretty decent quality. But at their prices - you can afford to replace them!
Always, always try on Shoes, Jeans and Dresses.
I find a decent pair of jeans is the hardest thing to find. I try on about 2 or 3 pairs in afew shops, then make a decision. Same with dresses, nothing cheers you up more than buying a gorgeous, killer dress. But then when you get home, eager to show it off, and find it doesn't fit or look that amazing... ruins your mood fairly quickly.
Know the shops. I have about 6 shops that you can find in most decent shopping locations, that I always go to. It really helps, when you know what type of clothes the shop sells, the prices and whether it will have what you're looking for.
So, here's my top 5 high street shops :)
1. H&M - sell everything from basic strap tops, to party dresses. Prices vary from about £3-£30. Most tops are around £10-£25, and all essential t-shirts and cardigans are under £10
2. New Look - New look is my favourite place for shoes. Killer heels, comfy pumps and warm boots. All at reasonable prices, but some can be pricey. They're great for t-shirts with quirky icons on, like Teletubbies and Mr. Men, priced at around £8-£14
3. PRIMARK - as mentioned before, it's the bargain shoppers heaven. Stock is changed very quickly, so if you see something 1 week, it's unlikely to be there the next
4. River Island - I class this as a more expensive high-street shop, but the clothes are rather gorgeous. Great for smart, work clothes and jeans.
5. TOPSHOP - a favourite for me and all my friends. Again, the clothes are slightly more expensive than New Look and H&M, but are well worth it. They sell lots of lovely jewellery, in quirky designs priced between £4-£15. They sell the Kate Moss collection, and have a fantastic choice of comfy jumpers and dresses
And the final thing, every great shopper needs.. a nice, strong man to carry all those bags. ;)
Summary: Confessions Of A Shopaholic