For the majority of us, shopping is about chasing these happy, happy moments, but we'll admit, in the pursuit of happiness, there's a lot of BS we have to put up with as well. A study completed by Marisota.co.uk revealed that 1/3 of women hate shopping because of long lines, clothes that don't fit, frustrating environments, and — with nearly half of the 2,000 women surveyed agreeing — patronizing sales staffs that make you feel like you don't deserve the clothes you're eyeballing.
15% of respondents have even cried on a shopping trip. 50% have never felt that "high" when scoring a good deal. Most upsettingly, 42% of women say that the whole experience would be easier if they had different bodies, which reveals a lot about how the culture of shopping has institutionalized body shaming — a huge shame. Amidst all the disappointing shopping environments out there in the world, we need some good news. So, tell us: Are there any stores you shop at that end up making you feel better about how you look and about your personal style? (Daily Mail)
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