8 Quotes on Shopping Everyone Should Read Before Hitting the Sales

Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that you were sitting around a fireplace with your nearest and dearest, getting drunk on pie and pretending you’ll definitely find a use for that four-piece martini glass set (thanks Aunt Jeanie)? Well that’s probably because it was yesterday, which means today’s the day for doin’ you. We’ve already rounded up 12 great ways to allocate your Christmas funds, but maybe you need a little proverbial guidance? A little pearl of wisdom from your old Uncle Karl?  Get in shopping spirit with our favorite quotes about an act better than sex (more on that below).


“When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it’s not, and I need to do it again. (Confessions of a Shopaholic-the movie)” ― Sophie Kinsella

“Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.”
― Karl Lagerfeld

“Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.” ― Mignon McLaughlin

The Laws of Clothing Shopping: If you like it, they don’t have it in your size. If you like and and it fits, you can’t afford it. If you like it, it fits and you can afford it, it falls apart the first time you wear it. If the shoe fits, it’s ugly. — Proverb

“If you can’t find an answer at the mall or the library, what does that say about the world?” ― Joan Bauer, Thwonk

“Lady Margaret believed in the three D’s: Discipline, Desire, and Determination. But as she listened dutifully to her new employer, hiding her yawns and trying to sit up extra straight in her chair, Charity Hill began thinking of all the lovely things that began with S, such as Sleeping Late, Sex, and Shopping.”Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong

“To travel is to shop.” Susan Sontag, The Volcano Lover: A Romance

“Sell the sizzle, not the steak.” — Source unknown

“I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.” — Carrie from Sex and the City

“If you change lines, the one you just left will start to move faster than the one you are now in.” — O’Brian’s Law

“Shopping is better than sex. If you’re not satisfied after shopping you can make an exchange for something you really like.” — Adrienne Gusoff

“Get in loser, we’re going shopping.” — Regina George from Mean Girls

Related links:
Our Top 12 Picks From the Post-Christmas Sales
The 4 Secrets to Smart Shopping
Luxury Salespeople Will No Longer Judge You For Wearing Sweatpants


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