You know that thing when you’re in a store, looking at clothes and something catches your eye — a color perhaps? Then you pull the item, let’s say it’s a dress so that I can make my point here, and when you examine it, on the hanger, you realize it’s all wrong. Nothing beyond the color “speaks” to you.
Then, out of nowhere a salesperson appears and says: “Oh, no, you must try it on. It doesn’t look great on the hanger, but the second you put it on you will realize how stunning it is.”
Most of us have had that experience.
The other day while shopping chez Babette, there was a universal agreement that the blue dress she, Babette, was holding looked great on the hanger which explained why so many women were trying it on.
Once on their bodies, and we’re talking about some excellent bodies btw, the dress looked dowdy and dreary. It was immediately rejected.
The entire time Susan, Sharon and I were shopping was festive and fun which made me wonder about the concept of the “shopping experience” which for many of us has been completely redefined because of the Internet.
I’ve never really liked shopping, I don’t know why although I like accompanying friends when they shop — if it doesn’t take for-ev-er. . . and it’s fun for me to buy clothes for my daughter and now baby Ella.
Internet shopping, when I know precisely what I’m buying, i.e. I’ve bought the same brand of shoes and I’ve found a new color, can be a joy for me. Furthermore, I like the little frisson of excitement anticipating the arrival of a package.
Have you changed the way you shop? Do you like to shop?