1. There is no such thing as “just that one item you set out to buy”
We all have that friend who walks into the mall, straight into the store of her choice, and (gasp!) walks out with that one item she’d set out to buy. Not for you such single-minded dedication. You’re the kind that submissively follows the testament ‘Thou shalt not be able to resist buying a truckload of things and then tottering back home.’
2. Walking the aisles = Exercise. Right?
What better way to burn off calories than walking up and down the aisles of your favorite store. And if your fitness band happens to clock ‘Daily Step Target Achieved’ as you breeze through aisles; ladies and gentlemen, beware! Pro-level multitasking unlocked!
3. Sales. Are. Your. Kryptonite.
The word ’Sale’ leaves you weak-kneed and featherheaded. You make a dash for stores with the mesmerising ‘Sale’ sign as soon as you’re in its vicinity, or as soon as the company drops you a reminder.
4. A holiday means…sneaking off to the nearest store!
A holiday isn’t a holiday until you’ve given the slip to your unsuspecting family, rushed to the nearest mall (armed with emergency supplies of biscuits and chips), and shopped like crazy until you dropped. Relaxing on holidays is so overrated.
5. Can you lift all those bags? Seriously?
Nobody has the audacity to ask that of you if they’ve seen you lugging those heavy bags from your shopping trips. It IS physically possible for you to carry more than your frame looks capable of… after all, they say ‘True love can move the mountains’.
6. First name basis with the good ole sales folks
Owing to occasional visits to your favoured store, you know all the people there. And when you look around in consternation for a specific product, the sales folks turn up their ninja moves a notch and transform into your personal shoppers, hunting down the item of your choice in a jiffy! Was there anything ever as smile – inducing as shopping?
7. The smugness from knowing you got the best deal for your bucks!
Nah! Nothing like the anxiety of online shopping as you pace up and down waiting for your delivery to arrive and make a dash to check if it’s exactly as you envisioned. None of that stress now! You know you’ve got the best stuff in your shopping bag. Walk across the aisle. Pause. Beam. Buy like a boss!
8. Hottest fashion at the tip of the nose, anyone? Voila!
There’s no need to flip through the Vogue. Or stalk the fashionista of the hour. All you need to know about the hottest IN fashion styles can be figured out from the parade of shoppers streaming through the doors of your favourite store.
9. The list of things-you-need-to-buy gone AWOL? Chuck the worry lines chica, welcome to instore shopping!
It’s always a win – win situation even if you’ve forgotten the list of items you needed to purchase. As you walk across the aisles, you start remembering all the stuff you needed; or maybe even spy the pair of Brogues that’d make a killer accomplice to your hot denim dress!
10. Pick me up
Feeling low or stressed out? Not for you a binge-eating session or a day at the spa. You simply head out to the store and indulge in some serious retail therapy. Yes, it’s real- even the scientists concur! Shopping releases endorphins, the same mood lifting stuff that’s associated with dark chocolate. Phew!
11. Budget. Pfft!
Because, as the gorgeous Carrie Bradshaw said on Sex and the City, and we quote: “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” Exceeding the budget is never a worry when you discover a good buy – in fact, we call it a sound investment decision!
If you’re someone who loves store shopping, we present to you your perfect shopping companion, the LocalPeep App, to be be unveiled soon in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, with the latest trends, offers and sales info, and even rewards for shopping at stores! We are super-excited about the launch of this baby, and you should be too 🙂
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Stay tuned for exciting details of our journey. Carpe diem, shoppers! Happy shopping!