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The 10 Emotions You Experience While Shopping At Urban Outfitters


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Going shopping gives me varying levels of anxiety and existential dismay depending on where I am shopping at. Shopping malls literally make me sick. I don’t know if it’s the large crowds, the claustrophobia of being closed in a giant space, the florescent lights or the lack of air flow but I get nauseous, I start sneezing, I feel like I can’t breathe. It’s very strange. I do much better traveling on foot from store to store in the city. At Forever 21, I pretty much know my way around because it was the only place I could afford until fairly recently.I get a little overwhelmed because there is so much stuff in there I don’t want to miss out any good finds but overall I can keep my cool.

At Zara I feel somewhat out of place because all the people shopping there look like elite fashionistas with disposable incomes and I actually have to save up to buy stuff from there. Then there’s Urban Outfitters a store that is no one near my price range but the, let’s call it, fashionably atrocious clothing makes me feel right at home. It’s certainly a brand for adolescents and the grungy attitude is more accessible than alienating. Still, shopping there is a thing in and of itself. It’s an emotional experience of bartering, checking your bank account, scouring sale racks and becoming disillusioned by modern fashion.

Emerald is an editor at CollegeCandy, lover of coffee, and pretend francophile. After studying writing and popular culture at NYU she decided to be a grownup and get a job. Tweet at ya' girl @EmeraldGritty.