Buy Online or in the Shop?
Shopping on a Saturday is my weekly cardio! However, recently I’ve started to shop more online. Although going shopping with the girls on a Saturday can be enjoyable, browsing through the shops and trying on clothes that you can’t really afford, it can also be a nightmare day out!
Firstly you have to get into town which involves either getting public transport (usually running late!) or driving and having to find a car parking space. Then you have all the other shoppers to contend with. Gangs of teenagers, mums with prams and just generally people getting in your way! Then, if you finally make it into any of the shops you have to try on the clothes on in a small changing cubical with unflattering light and then spend 10 minutes in a queue to buy them!
So what’s the alternative? Sit in front of the computer with a cup of tea and have a look at your favourite shops website. You can see all the lines they have available even if their not in your local store. You can even look at shops that you don’t have locally and exclusive online only shops. Of course the only problem with shopping online is that you don’t have the opportunity to try before you buy. However, when you do get the clothes delivered you can try them on in the comfort of your own home, with your whole wardrobe available to see what else your new top goes with!
I’m not completely converted to online shopping yet though. Waiting 3-5 days for something to be delivered sometimes just isn’t quick enough! If I’m going out that night and I’m having the usual dilemma of so many clothes yet nothing to wear, then a quick trip into town means that a couple of hours later I have a new outfit!