13 Feelings Every Woman Has Had While Shopping

Our taste preferences all might be different, but our emotions are pretty universal.

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    Trust us, you’ll be able to relate.

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    The illogical dread of running into your priest/rabbi/dad/soccer coach in the underwear department.

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    The realization that you shouldn’t have eaten that chalupa before trying on swimsuits.

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    “This full-length mirror is warped. There’s no way I look like that. Please god, tell me I don’t look like a misshapen garden gnome!!”

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    The unspoken rivalry that occurs when the woman in the next dressing room tries on the same dress as you. We’ve got a Gap walk-off people!!

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    The panic that ensues when you get trapped in an inside-out turtleneck.

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    Being too lazy to find a saleslady to unlock your dressing room, so doing a stealth maneuver under the door.

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    The exquisite burst of ecstasy you experience when the salesman finds your size in the back.

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    “Would it be obvious to others in the dressing room if I were to do 25 quick sit-ups?”

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    Praying your crow’s feet and the toddler on your hip don’t make the J.Crew cashier deny your discount.

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    “So if I live on ramen for the next month, and don’t refill any of my psych prescriptions, this is totally in my budget!”

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    The moment of truth when you encounter a super-long line at checkout. Is your purchase worth the wait? Or do you cut bait and run?

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    The back-and-forth over whether to buy an item now, or wait and see if it goes on sale. It’s basically like blackjack, but with boyfriend jeans and strappy sandals.

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    Those annoying store credit card offers they shill at checkout. What part of my resting b*tch face reads, “Keep talking”?

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