Women of today are proving to be powerful, fierce, independent and not afraid to portray their true self when it comes to shopping. The desires and needs of women are becoming very diverse, and have been increasing by the day when it comes to buying new stuffs. Shopping has become most women’s lifestyle making them “addicted”.
Nowadays women and shopping go hand-in-hand and it is not an unfamiliar fact that women love to go on a shopping spree. Even when some women do not have money, they are ready to in debt themselves just to purchase a new item. Be it clothing and cosmetics, with a wide range of products such as lipsticks, mascaras, nail polishes, face creams, full make up kits etc., or jewelry sets, such as pearl sets, gold pendants, stone-studded wrist watches, bracelets and much more; a woman is ready to make all kinds of purchases, not only for herself but also for her family members and friends.
In a bid to be in line with the fashion trend in the society, most women are seen very often in shops either buying or looking at new stuffs to buy later. There are women who even take time to do “eye or window shopping” and in the process end up taking stuffs on borrow worth over FCFA 100.000.
No wonder, most men say the majority of shops seen around town sell mostly women stuffs. Women, as it is seen, are always ready to buy or go out for a shopping spree. Even if it means accompanying somebody out for shopping, a woman is always ready to do so. Some women do not need to go to a shop or market to buy stuffs. While sitting in their offices, they constantly buy from hawkers who come around to sell. That is why some women each day from their jobsite, have been noted to go home with bags full of stuffs instead of the one handbag they took to the office in the morning.
This is because they could not resist buying new stuffs from buyers that came around. Some months ago in the Belgium capital, a man was about to report the “disappearance” of two ladies who left the hotel at about 10:00 a.m. for shopping and by 4:00 p.m. they had not returned. These ladies were shopping and only returned at the hotel when it was dusk with over five plastic bags full of clothes and other stuffs. What intrigues most is how women have the patience to spend so much time in shopping.