The definition of retail therapy: “shopping in order to make oneself feel happier.” A new survey by Swap.com reveals that the average person spends $1,652 a year on retail therapy. Other findings:
– retail therapy makes up 20% of all shopping purchases.
– the average person buys twelve retail therapy items per month in stores and additional six online
– 70% of people buy themselves something nice to cheer themselves up.
– the average retail therapy session costs $70.60.
– 25% of people say retail therapy is just as good as their favorite dessert, sleeping in and their favorite restaurant
– 40% of people feel guilty after engaging in retail therapy
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