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Does anyone else think their shopping habits have become out of control since discovering S&B

(11 Posts)
whoneedssleepanyway Tue 07-Jun-11 11:43:08

mine have...seriously

i have just ordered that Phase 8 Janice dress following on from a thread on here..I DO NOT need another dress, DH is going to kill me.

other things have been morroccan hair oil, j brand, animal print scarf...

the list goes on...need to cut up my credit cards.

toastandmarmiterocks Tue 07-Jun-11 11:50:01

Oh yes me too! I ordered some boots last night from Debenhams, I'm not sure I even like them??

ZumbaRumba Tue 07-Jun-11 12:58:25

It's not so much MN as online shopping that has been a killer for me. I can spend a week's wage just idly arsing around on clothes websites of an evening. Shocking. Must stop NOW!

JustAnother Tue 07-Jun-11 12:59:47

my bathroom cupboard now contains more products than the entire House of Fraser's cosmetics dpt. :-(

WhereIsTheFire Tue 07-Jun-11 13:13:47

Not my shopping habits, but my level of envy has definitely risen. I see women out and about in lovely clothes and want them.

LindyHemming Tue 07-Jun-11 13:24:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NanAstley Tue 07-Jun-11 16:57:46

S&B threads link to such beautiful stuff, I can't help but covet them.

I don't spend any more than I used to before discovering MN, but I have become accustomed to better quality. So instead of buying 10 cheapo tops, I buy ONE good quality tee for the same amount. This lasts longer than the cheap stuff, and looks new a good year or two later!

I like what MN has done to my shopping habits smile

kerstina Tue 07-Jun-11 17:30:54

Yes I would not have fly sandals and boots, argan oil,moraccon hair oil,babyliss big hair if it were not for s & b !

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Tue 07-Jun-11 17:39:42

Nope. I'm v sensible tbh. I shop carefully or in the sales and if I do spend 'a lot' of money (the most I've ever spent is 100 on a dress) it's only when I know I can afford it eg: if I've just taught an extra holiday class or something. But totally agree re the arsing around on clothes websites! smile

I also totally agree re: Nan - I don't buy a lot but what I DO buy, I generally buy to last.

And I would never have dreamed of shopping at Hobbs or Phase Eight if not for MN!

dexter73 Tue 07-Jun-11 18:03:47

My favourite things bought on the S&B recommendation are: moroccan oil, skinny cargoes, heattech tops, Soap & Glory stuff, Levis curve id jeans and I like the perfume ideas.

tulpe Tue 07-Jun-11 18:07:36

Generally it has been a good influence and encouraged me to buy less but pay more per item. I also think I impulse shop a lot less.

The only notable recent exception to this was my purchase of the H&M Swedish Hasbeens. I didn't need them nor did I like them once they arrived but got swept up in a frenzy of Hasbeen shopping on a thread on here blush. On the plus side, I was then able to ebay them for considerably more than they cost smile

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