I was perusing the Sunday mags this weekend and came across this article by Mimi Spencer. She writes about some new research that shows us Brits spent an average of £660 on fashion last year. This compares with £417 for Italians and £321 for the French.
Reading that actually did make me think because i spend way over the average. Yes i love shopping but i don't shop in hugely expensive places so it scares me to think what some people spend.
I think some people reading our blogs and seeing what we buy would probably be disgusted but maybe they smoke/gamble/have hobbies which cost just as much. I'm in quite a lucky position as i can afford to spend so much, i have a small overdraft which i am paying off but i don't have any credit cards/store cards and I work full time. Also i have managed on no money in the past and survived without shopping, its not a need for me, its a want.
It does scare me when i see people who buy things just for the sake of it that they are never going to use, I think theres a fine line between enjoying shopping and becoming addicted to the rush it can give you.
Sorry for the ramble, I've gone off from the original topic!!
Did anyone else read the article? Do you spend more then the average?