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Do you think clothes shopping is boring?
Yes I do! 64%  64%  [ 70 ]
Sometimes, not all the time 25%  25%  [ 27 ]
No, not really 11%  11%  [ 12 ]
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09 Oct 2010, 10:35 am

I am a 20 year old female who looks down at other females who have an obsession with clothes (see? NTs get obsessions too). I volunteer in a charity shop, and we get loads of donated clothes in, and the women there go ape if they see an item of clothing they like. One woman last week found a jumper she liked, and she said, ''I will put it in a bag, and write a note on it to say that I'm taking it home.'' I shrugged and said ''OK then.'' And she done that, then went back to what she was doing. Then 10 minutes later she started flapping about the jumper. She said, ''oh I want to try it on now - I just have to!'' And I knew she couldn't think of nothing else but this jumper.

Anyway, let's cut to the chase here, does anyone else find clothes shopping boring? Does anyone else agree to have a shopping spree for clothes with your mum, then find yourself in all the DVD shops? It's true for me. I worry because I'm a female, yet I'm not one bit interested in clothes. I walk into a clothes shop then get all confused. I look around and there are women everywhere, just in their complete glory. They are in and out the changing-rooms, asking eachother to admire them in their chosen clothes. There's a massive queue at the till, with women holding about 5 items of clothing each. There are young women trying on boots and looking in mirrors to see if they look right with the rest of their fashionable clothes they're wearing. There's groups of teenage girls squeeling with excitement like they've never been in a clothes shop before. I just find it all so boring! I look at the bored toddlers wailing in their pushchairs and I feel like joining them (even though I wouldn't do it, since it's ''against the rules of age'').
I just tag along behind my mum, looking at everything but the clothes. She is admiring everything she passes, and is saying, ''oh this is nice. Oh, that's nice. Look, you'll look nice in that. Oh, I like this. I wonder if it will go with my new trousers...'' and all the while I'm just looking around, giving my ''flirty look'' at men, and looking at my watch, and looking towards the shop door, and just waiting to get to the DVD shop. I know is isn't normal to be like this at 20 years old, but I can't help it if clothes shopping isn't my cup of tea. I do like to wear trendy clothes, but I really can't bear going out to the nearest city and browsing and trying things on. I find it so boring, and plus I'm not very good at admiring clothes. I try to discuss with my mum about the clothes as we move along around the clothes shops, but I can tell she never listens to me because she turns very excited when she's in a clothes shop, and thinks she's the only one there. So I give up.

Does anyone else feel like this against clothes shopping? Or am I the only one?


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09 Oct 2010, 10:54 am

I actually like clothes shopping, I like browsing all the second-hand shops to look for bargains and origional stuff that haven't been in the shops for a while.


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09 Oct 2010, 11:18 am

I love shopping for clothes acessoires makeup and jewelry. Why do you look down on people who love it?



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09 Oct 2010, 11:43 am

I don't like to say so, because I know that people will take offence and dislike me for being 'snobbish', but I always feel disappointed when I find that someone likes make-up and that sort of thing (hair extensions, nail decoration, hair dye, etc.), because I think it's all a pathetic waste of time, and indicative of insecurity and/or vanity. I always have done - it's so incredibly sad to me, that pasting some glop onto themselves actually makes a difference to things for people, and seeing it on people - especially in excessive quantities - depresses me.

So I suppose it could be said that I look down on people who think make-up is important.

As for clothes shopping, I find it stressful - it's really hard to find things I like, and even when I do I become obsessed with the idea that it's going to disintegrate and get holes in it - I have no idea why I do this, because it never happens.


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09 Oct 2010, 12:52 pm

xxZeromancerlovexx wrote:
I love shopping for clothes acessoires makeup and jewelry. Why do you look down on people who love it?


I don't mean it like that - people who like clothes shopping and all that probably look down on me.

Another reason why I don't like clothes shopping is because I'm not very good with bargains.
It can't be an Aspie thing not to like shopping for clothes because I see other Aspies are into that sort of thing, so it must just be me. Perhaps I'm very mascaline (but I'm NOT a lesbien though!) LOL


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09 Oct 2010, 2:07 pm

I don't like clothes shopping. It's like a torture to me. Yesterday I bought new jeans and I was really tired after it.
I prefer drugstores. I collect make up products and I like to watch and buy them. I have a lot of eye shadows and other stuff.


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09 Oct 2010, 2:17 pm

Sometimes I like it. I get into certain types of clothing at times so it can be fun finding the type of clothes I like at stores. Usually, though I know what I need and just go in and get it and it's neither fun nor boring just necessary. What I hate is shopping with other people - I like to be quick in looking and trying things on - some people take forever and that gets horribly boring.



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09 Oct 2010, 2:26 pm

I don't necessarily find it boring, but I certainly don't get excited about it the way your customer did. I've seen people get like that, and I've never really understood it. I often feel some quiet satisfaction over finding something I particularly like, though.

Now, I did get bouncy excited over the interlibrary loan book that finally came in the other day, but it had an unexpected section full of detailed diagrams of burials from a Central Mexican archaeological site. That, I'll get bouncy over.



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09 Oct 2010, 2:44 pm

I quite enjoy clothes shopping so long as I have plenty of money to spend. I have to be alone though, not like these girls who go on girly shopping trips.



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09 Oct 2010, 3:13 pm

i like finding new things, but my fave way to shop is online. however i apparently don't coordinate my outfits too well because i put stuff together any-which-way. and i wear stuff until it is long past worn out. i don't care about little holes or 'pilling' so my husband used to have a deal with me - if he bought me one new garment he was allowed to throw away one of my older items! p.s. i worked in a couple clothes stores and i invariably became obsessed with sorting stuff into rainbow order.


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09 Oct 2010, 4:56 pm

There's nothing wrong with liking to shop for clothing. With all the different textures and colors, its a sensual experience. People just like to hate on shopping just because its stereotypical feminine thing.

I dislike shopping for clothing because there is so much stuff I don't like. I need soft comfortable fabrics like 100% cotton but everything is made of acrylic these days. I like deep bold colors like red and purple and black but women's clothes usually just come in different shades of brown and tan and pastels. I'm very thin and relatively long-limbed so clothes are usually either too baggy on me or sleeves or legs are too short.



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09 Oct 2010, 5:00 pm

necroluciferia wrote:
I quite enjoy clothes shopping so long as I have plenty of money to spend. I have to be alone though, not like these girls who go on girly shopping trips.


Yeh - me too. I only like to walk into a clothes shop if I specifically need something and know what I'm looking for. Otherwise I just ask my mum to get me clothes for Christmas or my birthday. I'm a size 8 (or small) so it's not too difficult for her to look, and it usually fits me.


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09 Oct 2010, 6:14 pm

I usually only wear t-shirts and jeans or tracksuit pants.
I had to buy a button up shirt for my new job and nearly ended up in tears in the changeroom in the shop after trying on 3 shirts because they felt so uncomfortable and I didn't know which one to buy.
I very rarely go clothes shopping because I never know what to buy.



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09 Oct 2010, 6:34 pm

I like clothes shopping by myself or with my mum or boyfriend (the former likes it too, the latter... not so much...). Can't stand it with other girls; takes too long and it seems more like a social trial-by-fire (it's not enough to have your own taste in clothes; if your taste isn't identical to theirs, it's a mortal offence :roll: )



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09 Oct 2010, 7:15 pm

It depends on where I am and the atmosphere. If it's a crowded mall full of girly girls then I'd rather run out the fire exit. If no one's there and I can be left alone to browse, especially in a cool thrift store, I'm in love!

Also, definitely alone only. I detest shopping for ANYTHING with others.



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09 Oct 2010, 9:45 pm

I strongly dislike clothes shopping. At best, I find it boring, but I often find it very stressful and overwhelming. The stores are inevitably too crowded for me to relax, there's too much going on (music, people talking, people bumping into you, so many different types of clothes and colors that I have trouble focusing on any individual item), and salespeople sometimes pester you. I go into something like a mini-shutdown almost as soon as I enter a store.

I've also always had trouble with matching, so picking out clothes can be a lot of work.

On top of all that, I become very self-conscious. Whenever I go out clothes shopping, I can't help but think that the people around me can see overwhelmed I feel and that I don't belong there, and that they're wondering what I'm doing there or laughing at how clueless and lost I am.


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