Skip Nav
Cannes Film Festival
Every Can't-Miss Look That's Hit the Cannes Red Carpet So Far
I Found a Pair of Denim Shorts to Make Me Love Cutoffs Again
Street Style
8 Things Fashion Girls Wear on Repeat and Always Get Compliments On

Does Shopping = Retail Therapy for You?

You know it does for me...


Around The Web
Join The Conversation
biarose biarose 7 years
Shopping makes me stressed!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Yes it definitely cheers me up
gorjusgirl gorjusgirl 9 years
I go shopping 3 times a week, and while it isn't always retail therapy shopping, it definately helps if I'm feeling down!
cocca cocca 9 years
sometimes when my budget alows me, i use retail as therapy... i don't spend a lot though... the fun of shopping for me is scoring a really cool, modern, original outfit at the second hand store... i only really splurge on bags, jeans, sunnies, jewelry... other than that i love hunting for goodies!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I use retail therapy sometimes- otherwise it's too brutal on my wallet. It may sound odd, but if I'm having a bad body image day, shopping usually helps. Nothing like a great fitting dress or a cute pair of shoes to perk me up.
mommie mommie 9 years
I used to go shopping just to go. I don't enjoy it as much as I used to.
rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 9 years
i love shopping but since i go to the same stores almost every week or so i buy less and less.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 9 years
Yes - but not all the time - sometimes it makes me feel worse. I just like to shop period -
Lill-McGill Lill-McGill 9 years
I love shopping - I shop better if im in a good mood too!
Mickey-tee Mickey-tee 9 years
any excuse to shop
Katerkins Katerkins 9 years
I agree with the above... I only shop when I'm in a good mood! If I'm already stressed or in a bad mood, I won't like anything, and it'll just stress me out more (nothing's worse than going shopping ready to spend money, and then coming home with nothing)
northern_lass northern_lass 9 years
I actually shop best when I'm in a good (when I'm stressed or unhappy, nothing looks good to me). However, I do sometimes wander stores and try on shoes as a way to get my mind off of other things.
evita evita 9 years
now i know there are cheaper ways to deal with stress, but sometimes buying a pair of jeans or even just a magazine, helps me keep my mind off of the things stressing me, i can't help it!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
Actually shopping gets me in trouble. I would typically shop when I am feeling down and upset. I would blow a whole paycheck in a couple hours then feel quilty when I got home. Now I try to hit the gym or paint when I feel upset. Its cheaper!
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 9 years
Shopping is a great way to unwind when I'm feeling stressed out!
callmehoney callmehoney 9 years
did it yesterday and it felt great!
nycgirl nycgirl 9 years
When I was in high school and got really angry (like at my dad) nothing calmed me down more than going out and spending at least $100 at the mall. Then I picked up smoking when angry. Now I throw things. Looking at the progression, I should probably go back to spending money :D
mollipop mollipop 9 years
No, if I'm stressed already, adding to my debt will only stress me out more.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Sometimes; It does cheer me up when I find a great item however I sometimes choose not to go shopping when I'm down because I tend to buy things I like but don't love, which isn't right.
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 9 years
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
retail-therapy is the best form of rehab!!
bookgirl bookgirl 9 years
I just broke up with my boyfriend and was feeling a little down, so I went shopping and miraculously feel a ton better.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
I've definitely been stressed this week and spent the afternoon after work yesterday shopping. I only had like $10 but just buying one thing for myself instantly lifted my mood a few notches.
em1282 em1282 9 years
I love the rush that comes with shopping (especially when I feel down or depressed) but I try to stay within my limits...I know how much I can afford, and having out of control bills would only depress me more!
Pepa Pepa 9 years
Yeah...I shop when I´m depressed. Tommorow,I´m leaving my 29 classmates I know 9 years. So I´m really really depressed and sad. I bought something cute for me it doesn´t work.=(
Best Summer Bags 2017
Miley Cyrus Jumpsuit at Billboard Awards 2013
Cute Rompers 2017
Coolest Mirrored Sunglasses
Best Strapless Bras
What Fashion Girls Wear Summer 2017
Cactus Shopping Ideas
Kendall and Kylie Jenner's Drop Two Collection
Jennifer Lopez Dress Billboard Awards 2013
Calvin Klein Bralette Review
From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds