Tag: Shopping

Why do women spend more on clothes?

“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Some – such as fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld – view fashion as an art form, a mode of communication, a way of life.

In Britain, women spend an average of £28,350 ($35,400) on clothing compared to men’s spend of £16,200 ($20,230). Average spends on shoes are likewise are £8,100 ($10,100) for women, £4,725 ($5,900) for men.

There is a variety of reasons for this disparity. Women’s clothes are generally more expensive, and women buy more clothes. But why?

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Do you have too many clothes?

Laundry has never been one of my favourite tasks. And what leads to laundry piling up and getting out of hand?

My diagnosis: TOO MANY CLOTHES.

The hamper is full. You should really do a load of washing.
But your wardrobe is jam-packed.
Which is more tempting? Grabbing something already washed and folded? Or washing the things you need to?

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What is the most efficient way to shop?

I’m a big believer in having goals, and having plans to reach those goals.

But there are also times when sticking to a plan too rigidly can actually cost you money, time, or other opportunities.

Menu planning can be a bit like this. Having a plan is great – if I go grocery shopping when I’m hungry, and I don’t have a plan, I tend to buy whatever looks quick, easy and appealing – regardless of its cost or nutritional content!

But if you want next-level savings, it’s crucial to adapt your plans on the fly – and even to go shopping without a plan at all! Here’s how:

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