28 March 2014 by

Do You Feel Judged Walking Into An Expensive Shop?

There’s a moment before I enter an expensive shop, when I question everything about myself. I’ve already checked my hair and potential make-up smudges in every other shop window for half a mile and I’ve smoothed down my outfit so many times there’s a chance it might just crumble right off my back. Then I straighten my shoulders, change my walk and look directly into the shop assistants’ eye (it appears more confident) as I step inside. And then I panic.

Similarly, it seems, to a further 34 per cent of the population who, like me, feel inexplicably judged when they’re somewhere ‘expensive’. A further 17 per cent said they even felt awkward when walking out of a fitting room. Whether it’s for our clothes, our manner, accent, or a nonsensical fear that somehow the shop assistant knows my bank balance, our shopping self-esteem apparently is at an all-time low. Which sucks, because we’re undoubtedly missing out on a whole load of potential purchases. Are you, too?


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Meredith Hudson Lasky (Fri Mar 28 18:47:08 GMT 2014): Not any more....I'm older, I have a good job, I'm married, I don't have children and I have spare money to spend on......myself. I love nice things. Don't get me wrong, I love a bargain and I'll spend hours trawling TK Maxx if I have some spare time but if I see something I like, I'll go in and have a look. I think that these days, you really cannot tell so much who will send on what and where......of course, I wish I looked like one of those undeniably expensive women who seem to roll out of bed perfectly coiffured.....I'm not one of those!