Fashion Police Poll: What’s your shopping addiction?

Shopping As mentioned in one of our previous polls, I have a lot of jeans. And the thing is, no matter how many pairs of jeans I own, I just keep on buying more. I’m not sure if it’s just because it’s such a rare thing to find jeans that fit me properly, but when I DO find them, I will want to buy them, even if I already have jeans in that same wash and cut at home.

The same could be said of quite a few other items. Vest tops, for instance. I don’t even dare to count how many of these I own, but I will still buy more if I see them. "Well, they’re cheap, and you always need basic vest tops," is the rationale I apply to this, but there’s a little part of my brain that sometimes has to concede that, actually, when you already have white vest tops by the dozen, maybe that purchase isn’t quite as essential as you thought it was.

What about you? What’s your shopping addiction: the one item you keep on buying, even if you don’t need it?

19 Comments

  • June 16, 2008

    Zoe

    Accessories.
    I apply the same rationale; “they’re cheap and you can never have enough of them”. I’m *such* a sucker for marketing ploys. So yah, earrings, necklaces, rings, piercings, belts, ribbons, bows, embellishments… You name ’em, I’ve got ’em.

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  • June 16, 2008

    cristina

    Mine’s skirts.
    I rarely ever wear them, and when I do I usually feel a bit uncomfortable since I’m so unused to them. Yet still I can’t avoid buying more…

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  • June 16, 2008

    Tanya

    Shoes. And bags. And stuff. Just shoot me now please!

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  • June 16, 2008

    Fi

    Why could I only vote for one item? I went for shoes but I too have a LOT of jeans, vest tops, tops in general, dresses, you get the picture!

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  • June 16, 2008

    Orla

    It was once shoes, but due to extremes of pennilessness I’ve refrained from shelling out £40 a time on a treat and moved to the even more needless pursuit of buying dresses. Every time I buy one I do wear it, but I don’t need any more AT ALL, and sometimes I realise that when I wear jeans I have absolutely no tops at all to wear them with.
    The same goes for a couple of pretty skirts. I might as well just venture out in my bra at this rate.

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  • June 16, 2008

    Chica

    T shirts 🙁 I have stupid amounts of them but I still buy more.
    I can’t wear them for work so I only actually need them for 2 days of the week yet I must have 5 t shirts for each work top I own.
    :/

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  • June 16, 2008

    Veronika

    Dresses, handbags, shoes, sweaters, top… Im just addicted to shopping.

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  • June 16, 2008

    Carol

    Shoes. I changed my closet over to summer a couple of weekends ago and was appalled at the number of summer shoes/sandals/flipflops I own. I guess I think of summer shoes as more “disposable”, but then end up loving them and hanging on to the bitter end, probably past their useful life. But see, if you have enough, you only wear them a couple of times each summer so they last years and years….

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  • June 16, 2008

    Steph

    Dresses. I can’t help it, they’re just far too pretty. But then it’s always too cold and windy to wear them.

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  • June 16, 2008

    natasha

    Carol! We’re shoe sisters! I have the EXACT same philosophy!!

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  • June 17, 2008

    anna

    I picked shoes, because I can never seem to resist a cute pair, but afterwards I realized that maybe it’s accessories. However, my probably is not buying jewelry, it’s buying the stuff to make the jewelry with. I have a terrible addiction to beads.

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  • June 17, 2008

    Megan

    I have lots of shoes, but I also have a closet bursting at the seams full of tee-shirts. I also love buying skirts, but I’m going with the excuse that i lost a bunch of weight recently so nothing I have fits me anymore.

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  • June 18, 2008

    Karen

    Jeans. I love jeans. Designer jeans without any bling on the back pockets. I can’t even wear jeans to work, its very sad.

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  • July 2, 2008

    Zoe

    Ballet flats. They are perfect for school. I have about fifteen pairs in different colors and patterns and styles. And if I find a cute pair that is reasonably priced I am always sorely tempted to buy them. And I often give into temptation.

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  • July 2, 2008

    ang~la

    TOPS fo sho! You can never have enough shirts/blouses/camis/tanks/tshirts/sweaters. If you’re broke like me you can get away with wearing the same pair of pants/shoes a couple times a week, but never wear the same shirt more than once in a 2 week period.
    And what is a vest top??

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  • August 18, 2008

    sue

    I have 23 pairs of jeans
    10 pairs of trousers
    104 t.shirts
    32 jumpers
    Yes it’s safe to say I’m addicted to shopping.

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  • September 15, 2008

    Summermoon

    I don’t have a one item addiction….it’s a colour.
    Whenever I see something in that gorgeous shade of teal, I have to buy it. It’s like this urge. The only think I don’t buy in teal is pants.

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  • August 27, 2009

    Lazagna

    I’m completely addicted to corsets. Not the cheap tacky lingerie corsets, but real steel boned ones intended for tightlacing. There’s just so many different and gorgeous looks I can’t help but want them all. Not only do I continue to buy them uncontrollably, but I spend a ridiculous amount of time online looking up forums, articles, and stores. My collection now is worth 2-4000$, somehow I’m still not broke. My husband must think I’m insane, but then I can just point out his Wii addiction.

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  • March 18, 2013

    cynthia

    I can’t seems to get enough of everything. I might not intend to shop, but once I walk pass a boutique and I see something I like, I just drop by and buy. Am so addicted to shopping.

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