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50 Shopping Quotes About This Therapeutic Activity

These shopping quotes will have you relating to your inner shopaholic.

They are funny, witty, and several are perfect Instagram captions for your latest haul.

Share some of your favorite things about shopping with us in the comment section below.

What is it about shopping that makes us feel good and take part in a little retail therapy?

We have all felt that little glimmer of joy at purchasing something new.

But why does shopping make us happy?

According to Scott Bea, PsyD. “Research suggests there’s actually a lot of psychological and therapeutic value when you’re shopping—if done in moderation, of course.”

He lists a few reasons why.

First, shopping helps us restore a sense of control in our chaotic world.

This is because we have to make some kind of choice when we are shopping.

Like do I buy the red dress or the blue one?

Do I want to spend money on this?

When we decide one way or the other, we are restoring our personal control.

Keep reading through these shopping quotes from TV shows and movies and people who love shopping to better understand why it makes them happy.

Funny shopping quotes

1. “Wal-mart… do they like, make walls there?” — Paris Hilton

2. “We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.” — Henry Youngman

3. “I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.” — Tammy Faye Bakker

4. “I rationalize shopping. I buy a dress because I need change for gum.” — Rita Rudner

5. “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” — Bo Derek

6. “The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.” — Erma Bombeck

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

8. “I haven’t reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife.” — Ilie Nastase

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9. “Ever notice there are no clocks in stores? It’s like casinos; they don’t want you to know how much time you’ve spent dropping your quarters.” — Gina Barreca

10. “Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another checkout line.” — Ann Landers

Shopping quotes for Instagram

11. “Saturday is for shopping.” Unknown

12. “Keep calm and go shopping.” Unknown

13. “Work hard so you can shop harder.” Unknown

14. “Shortest horror story ever: sold out.” Unknown

15. “Life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be.” Unknown

16. “The bags under my eyes are designer.” Unknown

17. “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.” Unknown

18. “Fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it.” Unknown

19. “Who needs love when there’s this thing called shopping.” Unknown

20. “Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life.” Unknown

Short shopping quotes

21. “I shop, therefore I am.” — Barbara Kruger

22. “Life is short. Buy new shoes.” — Unknown

23. “Is there more to life than shopping?” — Amanda Ford

24. “Life’s too short to wear boring clothes.” — Unknown

25. “Shopping is an art. Respect my art, please.” — Unknown

26. “Happiness is not in money, but in shopping.” Marilyn Monroe

27. “If men liked shopping, they’d call it research.” — Cynthia Nelms

28. “For some, shopping is an art; for others, it’s a sport.” — Pamela Klaffke

29. “A bargain is something you can’t use at a price you can’t resist.” — Franklin P. Jones

30. “The quickest way to get to know a woman is to go shopping with her.” — Marcelene Cox

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Shopping quotes from movies and tv

31. “Shopping is my cardio.” — Carrie Bradshaw, Sex And The City

32. “I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.” — Carrie Bradshaw, Sex And The City

33. “I NEED these cashmere gloves because it’s winter… and I have hands.” — Rebecca Bloomwood, Confessions Of A Shopaholic

34. “You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choo’s, I saw it.” — Emily, Devil Wears Prada

35. “Oliver liked to play the part of disaffected youth, but he liked shopping in SoHo even more.” — Melissa de la Cruz, Blue Bloods

36. “If a man doesn’t fit, you can’t exchange him seven days later for a gorgeous cashmere sweater.” — Rebecca Bloomwood, Confessions Of A Shopaholic

37. “The only consolation I had was buying things. If I bought some pretty thing it cheered me up for a while.” — Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

38. “The car, the furniture, the wife, the children—everything has to be disposable. Because you see the main thing today is—shopping.” — Arthur Miller, The Price

39. “I think they should list shopping as a cardiovascular activity. My heart never beats as fast as it does when I see a ‘reduced by 50 percent’ sign.” — Sophie Kinsella, Confessions Of A Shopaholic

40. “I did a lot of shopping for her in Tokyo because the colors here are very conservative. A shopaholic would have a coat in every color and lots of accessories.” — Sophie Kinsella, Confessions Of A Shopaholic

I love shopping quotes

41. “Well, I like shopping.” — Lianne La Havas

42. “God, I love Christmas shopping.” — Sophie Kinsella

43. “I’m much more of a city girl. I like the mall. I like shopping.” — Chloe Kim

44. “And then, I do love my shopping, but actually, lounging is the big thing.” — Delta Burke

45. “I love dress shopping, and I love talking about the wedding food. That’s what makes me happy.” — Chrissy Teigen

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46. “I love vintage shopping, I think it’s really fun. And I love the feeling of finding the most amazing piece for less.” — Emma Roberts

47. “I love shopping; I’m a jeans and a T-shirt kind of girl, but I go classy when I dress up – with a little bit of sexy.” — Adrianne Palicki

48. “I love to go shopping at Target. They have so much stuff there, you can buy almost anything, it’s really amazing.” — Liv Tyler

49. “I love shopping. There is a little bit of magic found in buying something new. It is instant gratification, a quick fix.” — Rebecca Bloom

50. “My mom passed on her obsession of all things antique or vintage. I love to go thrift store shopping or explore any sort of garage sale. Treasure hunting is a family passion.” — Zoey Deutch

Why shopping makes us feel good

Another reason that shopping improves your mood is that it stimulates the senses.

Shopping malls and boutiques are designed in a way that is bright and visually appealing.

Then there is the smell of new things—like that brand-new leather handbag.

Or the weight of new golf clubs in your hand.

This sensory experience and the visualization of how the item will improve something in your life can lessen feelings of anxiety.

Dopamine is also released while shopping, even if it is just window shopping!

Dopamine increases your desire to continue to find things that make you feel good—not just in getting the reward.

So, if browsing around and trying on some new shoes make you feel good, go do it!

You don’t have to actually purchase something to feel the benefits of retail therapy.

Even if you aren’t a fan of shopping in person because of the crowds, online shopping can produce the same chemical effects.

Do you like shopping? What do you like about it?

Let us know in the comment section below.

Danielle Dahl, Lead Contributor
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