Q&A: Are you addicted to Labels?

Q:  I think I’m addicted to designer labels.  From Ferragamo, to Chanel, Tom Ford, Burberry, and Gucci; to name a few.  I did manage to go 62 days without shopping or buying clothes, but I recently messed up.  My girlfriend said she thinks my addiction stems from not having any kids and that’s how I supplement my void.  What do you think?

A:  If whatever you’re buying is within your means and you can afford it and you’re not using bill money or maxing out credit cards; I don’t see that as being addicted to shopping.  You’re not going through extreme measures that will cause significant consequences in order to supply your habit.  You may just love to shop and really love the finer things in life; such as designer labels.  Many of us enjoy the attention we get from wearing designer labels, which I don’t think anything is really wrong with that.  Many of us enjoy dwelling in luxury and being fashion-forward.  The saying, “you get what you pay for”, is really true.  On the flip side, I do believe that there are moments when shopping provides retail therapy and the thought or idea of buying something new is an instant spirit booster.  Perhaps, if this is happening more than usual, you may want to identify the reason(s) why you’re requiring so much “retail” therapy and address the root of that situation.  But just normal shopping, whether designer or not, I don’t think you have any worries..

Can anyone else provide some insight for this dear reader?  Do you think you’re addicted to shopping or buying designer labels?

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