Fairytale Of New York Pogues/Kirsty MacColl
From the lesser spotted elbower to the pouncing panther notice the transformation from demure browser to wide-eyed maniac once the sales hit. We've all come across the classic shopping types. Come on, fess up, which one are you?
Your favourite thing in the world is putting a Saturday aside to delve into the jam-packed rails at TK Maxx or your nearest charity shop. Sound familiar? You're a rummager. A classic bargain-hunting buyer that enjoys the challenge of finding one amazing piece in bundles of others. People love your style - it's eclectic, unique and the added bonus? No-one can copy it because they don't have your explorer attitude. Just call yourself a stylish Christopher Colombus.
Why is everything on the high-street so darn pretty? You're like a kid in a sweet shop as soon as you hit your local shops throwing dresses, tops and skirts over your shoulder as if you're a contestant on Supermarket Sweep and everything's got to go! It's all paid for on your designated store cards with bumper discounts of course, because how else would you be able to buy 28 items in one day?
Crouched like a lion waiting to attack its prey, your animalistic approach to shopping means no gorgeous buy ever escapes your claws - even if someone's already picked it up. You sometimes use dirty tactics to get what you want including wrestling other women, elbowing people out the way, whipping things out of the changing-room rails and rugby tackling shoppers to seal the deal. Ok, maybe not rugby tackling but what's wrong with an 'accidental' trip here and there...
Like an extremely fashionable Miss Marple, you're always one step ahead. Forget shopping for full price items hitting shelves right now because you've already got next season's wardrobe sorted. Not to mention your Christmas presents bought and wrapped. Your beady eyes look out for classic staples that can be worn all year round and your main mission is to find high-end high-street bargains in the sale. Everyone wants your wardrobe, your organisation skills, your tidy house…
Hitting the high-street fills you with dread because shopping, to you, is basically just another chore. In an ideal world you'd waltz into an air-conditioned shop, be handed something you instantly love by a handsome male assistant and not waste time trying it on because it fits perfectly and makes you look like Angelina Jolie's better looking twin. Sadly, none of this has come true yet so you rush in, grab a top, pay, and when you get home it doesn't fit. Humph.
Your way of updating your wardrobe is to log onto your laptop, open ASOS and click, click, click away until you've clocked up a scary amount of clothes and accessories you can't afford. You bully yourself into picking your favourite bargain pieces after checking your dwindling bank balance and spend a week waiting for your shiny new bits. Because why would you torture yourself traipsing around the high-street?