As a self-declared shopaholic, I have several stores where I continue to shop even though I kind of hate them. Something happens to me when I walk into a room full of stuff. I fall into a weird trance and struggle to snap myself out of it. Tell me there’s someone else out there who can relate!?
If you love shopping and have a problem like me or you just hate being overcharged for basic merchandise, this post is for you. Here are 15 stores that I hate (but might actually love):
1. Forever 21
You know their stuff is poor quality, and they have a terrible return policy. But sometimes you just can’t stop yourself.
2. JC Penney
You can usually find the item you need for half the price at another store.
Everyone hates on Walmart because it’s not as “classy” as Target. But when there’s a sale, Walmart is the place to be.
Everything is so nice, but it’s also on the expensive side. You’ll spend three times your budget without getting past the makeup counters.
5. Barnes & Noble
There’s not much of a need for Barnes & Noble since Amazon started selling books. But you end up there because — let’s face it — sometimes you like to hold the books before you buy them.
6. Old Navy
You always end up buying an armful of stuff even if you didn’t want anything there to begin with!
If you’re dedicated, you can find designer clothes at Goodwill. It’s almost like Urban Outfitters, but cheaper. Did I mention it’s cheaper?
8. Dollar stores
Hate on dollar stores all you want, but they sell food, cleaning materials and school supplies for a dollar. It’s practically a steal!
Another store where the quality isn’t the greatest, but everything is so darn cute. It’s okay to buy just one thing, right?
10. Victoria’s Secret & PINK
Cute bra sets and athletic gear…so great! Until you’re hypnotized into buying $145 worth of stuff and the only reason you went in the store in the first place was to redeem your free panty coupon…
There are so many places to buy athletic clothes that are more budget friendly, but these yoga pants are just too cute to resist!
12. Costco, BJ’s and other bulk stores
They’re annoying because you need a membership to shop there, but you just can’t beat buying liquor in bulk.
13. That one overpriced thrift store in your area
You know, the hipster one where an old sweater costs $15? You really could buy a new sweater for $20…
Yet another overpriced store. When they have a sale though, all bets are off.
15. Gift shops everywhere
You know better than to buy something that’s not only grossly overpriced, it’s probably going to fall apart. But you get so excited! It’s as if the gift shop puts a spell on you.
There you have it, the stores that’ll put any dedicated shopper in a frenzy. Ready to go shopping again?
What stores do you kind of hate? Share your shopping struggles by commenting below!