POPSUGAR Fashion Guinevere Van Seenus Has the Recession Reduced the Thrill of Shopping? by Fashion 5/29/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Follow us on Pinterest Source Read More Guinevere Van SeenusRecessionEconomyFab Poll Guinevere Van Seenus A Minute-by-Minute Guide to Rodarte's Unicorn-Filled New Film With Elijah Wood Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bundchen, and Karen Elson Star on New i-D Covers Watch Prada's Spring 2012 Campaign Video Erdem Resort 2012 POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Stay Stylish With OurFashion and Beauty Newsletter Personalize Street Style Fashion and Beauty News Celebrity Style Beauty Tips Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. twilightlover1 6 years all my money still comes from the bank of mom and dad emalove 6 years Well, I still shop, but I feel guilty when I spend too much now. I never did before. ahles 6 years Never thought of shopping as therapy, and I'm not sure when that became fashionable to do so. Shopping for me was and is a means to acquire something needed, and occasionally wanted. Having grown up on $4k a year in a family of 3, I see money as a tool. Never had a budget where I'd was comfortable regularly throwing money away on expensive ($100+) frivolous items, and I get just as much enjoyment out of a $20 ebay dress as I do wearing my wedding jewels. So no, my shopping habits haven't changed due to the recession, except the markets corrected enough I bought 2 houses. RoyalBlueMoss 6 years Not at all. Nothing has really changed for me. SweetFirefly 6 years I haven't changed my shopping habits at all and I don't feel guilty. I'm not personally in a recession. I have a job in the medical field and I don't run the risk of being laid off. If for some reason I was, I could easily get another job. I don't think there's any reason I should feel guilty for spending. My salary hasn't changed since the recession started, so why should I have to change my lifestyle? hllrbackgirl 6 years Guilty - I always think I should've put aside the money I've just spent. infraredflower 6 years There's definitely more sales... and I'm the type that still likes shopping even if I don't buy anything. :) The mall will always be a happy place for me! db849 6 years Myystque- totally agree with you! I have to do my part to keep the economy going. I still splurge on shoes. :D TinaDenali 6 years I agree - I feel totally guilty now when I spend lots of cash on things that are not totally necessary. myystque 6 years I don't feel guilty; I just say I'm stimulating the economy! ckeller825 6 years I think I buy more than before, but I'm buying more stuff that's on sale, and have eBayed more than usual. LOVE great deals. aimeeb 6 years Guilt kind of puts a damper on spending on clothes for me. :( neonbee 6 years I felt guilty buying a bag that costs less than $200 and then I went on buying new sunglasses for more than $200. I really don't get it. I do shop a lot more now though, mainly because of the sales. nourhayaty 6 years i defiantly spend less but i enjoy shopping same as b4 sidra5397 6 years Geez, I just read my previous post and noticed that I sounded a little crazy... sidra5397 6 years I was supposed to go shopping today but I felt so much anxiety about spending money that I'm not going until Tuesday, when I have a more concise plan about the items I want as opposed to need. ranksubjugation 6 years Always been a bargain shopper... I like it more now, because others appreciate my scores, whereas they used to look down their noses and call me cheap :T Talldiva45 6 years Yup - the thrill is gone :o( - I feel guilty when I buy something I really want nowadays. Depresses me. bbkf 6 years Stores are having such great sales now, I can buy more than before! vinnie 6 years just call me Debbie Downer! vinnie 6 years I've been laid off so I can't buy a thing unless it's absolutely necessary. I have mixed feelings about all the sales. Yes it's great that things are less expensive, but it's sad to see people desperate to keep their doors open. Zivanod 6 years I like to shop and still slurge at the appropriate time. We are saving though for a wee one to come this winter so we will no doubt go all out then ... maybe even a pre-baby shopping trip to NYC for some cute designer baby clothes. Yeah I know they may be worn only once, but still it can be fun! syako 6 years I think so too redchick. They all are desperate for us to buy, so prices are coming down, which always makes me happy. :D Honestly though, I hadn't been shopping in months (not because of the recession, just because I really didn't need anything and was saving for our summer vacation) and I went this past weekend and bought several things and it was still fun. :) redchick152 6 years i like that more stuff is on sale now!