Does this scenario sound familiar? You spot a bargain and have to snap it up. But by the time you've got it home, you realise that you don't really need it and, sure enough, it is consigned to a wardrobe or a cupboard, never to be worn or used. You, meanwhile, are consumed with feelings of guilt. This ..."I liked it, so I bought it. Then why do I feel so guilty?"...have a name for it: Post Shopping Regret (PSR).
Research reveals that women buy on average 71 items of clothing a year, but around eight are never worn. The problem is that it's so easy to get bundled into the buy, particularly when it boasts a 50% discount sticker or a two-for-one offer. For many women, it is not the item itself that matter, but it's the sense of achievement, the thrill of the chase the clothes, handbags or, shoes for as little money as possible. So, are you a compulsive buyer? Do you ever buy things and regret it the next morning?