Retail therapy might just be a myth as one in three women admitted they hate shopping for clothes,according to a new UK survey.
In a survey by an online clothes retailer,a third of women said they hate shopping because they find sales staff patronising and struggle to find the items that they’re looking for.
Nearly half of the 2,000 women surveyed said they felt ‘intimidated’ by store staff who they found snooty,the Daily Mail reported.
The survey also found that 44 per cent women feel they have been ‘looked down upon’ in high-end shops while 38 per cent said they felt daunted because ‘nothing ever looks nice on them’.
One in ten said they feel embarrassed asking for their size and 37 per cent said they feel uncomfortable getting undressed in changing rooms.
The study found 15 per cent of women have even cried on a shopping trip with the biggest reason being listed as looking to fat,followed by not being able to find anything.
However,ten per cent women have shed a tear for being too skinny.
One in two said they have never had the ‘buzz’ women talk about when bagging a bargain and one third said they don’t find the shopping process therapeutic.
A third said it was because they hated queueing and 34 per cent said they were ‘a funny shape’ which made shopping hard.
A wishful thinking 42 per cent of the women studied said shopping would be much easier if they looked different.
Eight out of ten said they would enjoy the experience of shopping more if they were thinner.
The study also found 44 per cent dread the prospect of going shopping for a new outfit for a special event,with weddings being voted as the worst.
The main reason women get stressed out in shops was not being able to find anything,with a hatred for trying clothes on in changing rooms coming a close second.
“Retail therapy is a common phrase associated with women and shopping but for some females clothes shopping can be far from a therapeutic experience,” Coleen Nolan,brand ambassador for Marisota,said.
“If you aren’t a standard size,clothes shopping is not always easy. Even women with a perfect figure will have been in the situation where everything they try on looks awful and despite searching high and low and trailing the high street for hours,they return home empty handed,” Nolan said.