50+ Best Shopping Quotes For When You Need Some Retail Therapy

Srija Chanda
Dec 12, 2023 By Srija Chanda
Originally Published on Mar 10, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Shopping has become a happy experience that we will seldom want to forego.

Be it the pop-culture portrayal or the never-ending sales, no one leaves a store with just a loaf of bread. Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it can surely get you started on fashion.

Shopping has almost become an art, and not everyone has the talent to buy the right things. As your shopping buddies grow, it is always better to have some quotes about shopping handy.

Check out Weekend quotes and quotes about dress up if you happen to love fashion.

Best Shopping Quotes

View of a a shopping mall

Are you ready to stock up on famous shopping quotes? In this section, you will find the best quotes that have become a part of the shopping lingo.  

1. “The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.”

‒ Erma Bombeck.

2. “I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.”

‒ Tammy Faye Bakker.

3. “Recreational shopping is the shortest distance between two points: you and broke.”

‒ Victoria Moran.

4. “Men are like shoes. Some fit better than others. And sometimes you go out shopping and there's nothing you like.”

‒ Janet Evanovich.

5. “Happiness is not in money, but in shopping.”

‒ Marilyn Monroe.

6. “Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.”

‒ Erma Bombeck.

7. “Shopping is actually very similar to farming a field. You can't keep buying the same thing, you have to have a bit of variety.”

‒ Sophie Kinsella, ‘Confessions Of A Shopaholic’.

8. “For some, shopping is an art; for others, it's a sport.”

‒ Pamela Klaffke, ‘Spree’.

9. “The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.”

‒ Marcelene Cox.

10. “Shopping is a bit of a relaxing hobby for me, which is sometimes troubling for the bank balance.”

‒ Rebecca Hall.

11. “I went window shopping today! I bought four windows.”

‒ Tommy Cooper.

12. “I love shopping. There is a little bit of magic found in buying something new. It is instant gratification, a quick fix.”

‒ Rebecca Bloom, ‘Girl Anatomy: A Novel’.

13. “I shop, therefore I am.”

‒ Barbara Kruger.

14. “Show your confidence. Show you're not afraid. Go to restaurants. Go shopping.”

‒ Rudy Giuliani.

15. “If men liked shopping, they'd call it research.”

‒ Cynthia Nelms.

16. “Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.”

‒ Mignon McLaughlin.

17. “Ever notice there are no clocks in stores? It's like casinos; they don't want you to know how much time you've spent dropping your quarters.”

‒ Gina Barreca.

18. “If you're a queen, you're powerless, so I'd probably demote myself and go shopping.”

‒ Helena Bonham Carter.

19. “Men go shopping just as men go out fishing or hunting, to see how large a fish may be caught with the smallest hook.”

‒ Henry Ward Beecher.

20. “Thrift shopping is all about going into the thrift shop and having no expectation of what you might find.”

‒ Macklemore.

21. "Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping."

- Gertrude Stein.

Shopping Quotes From Books And Movies


Do you want to impress people with funny shopping therapy quotes while on buy trips?  Here are the best shopping sayings from characters from books and movies that you need to know.

22. “Shopping is my cardio.”

‒ Carrie Bradshaw, ‘Sex And The City’.

23. “I think, they should list shopping as a cardiovascular activity. My heart never beats as fast as it does when I see a 'reduced by 50 percent' sign.”

‒ Sophie Kinsella, ‘Confessions Of A Shopaholic’.

24. “I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.”

‒ Carrie Bradshaw, ‘Sex And The City’.

25. “I did a lot of shopping for her in Tokyo because the colors here are very conservative. A shopaholic would have a coat in every color and lots of accessories.”

‒ Sophie Kinsella, ‘Confessions Of A Shopaholic’.

26. “Dionne: Dude, what's wrong, Are you suffering from buyer's remorse or something?

Cher: God no, nothing like that...”

‒ 'Clueless'.

27. “If a man doesn’t fit, you can’t exchange him seven days later for a gorgeous cashmere sweater.”

‒ Rebecca Bloomwood, ‘Confessions Of A Shopaholic’.

28. “The only consolation I had was buying things. If I bought some pretty thing it cheered me up for a while.”

‒ Iris Murdoch, ‘The Black Prince’.

29. “Never give up on something you really want. However impossible things seem, there's always a way.”

‒ Sophie Kinsella, ‘Mini Shopaholic’.

30. “Treat yo’ self.”

‒ Tom and Donna, ‘Parks and Recreation’.

31. “I NEED these cashmere gloves because it’s winter…and I have hands.”

‒ Rebecca Bloomwood,  ‘Confessions Of A Shopaholic’.

32. “Funky is a neon t-shirt you buy at an airport gift shop next to a bejeweled iPhone case. This is luxury.”

‒ David, ‘Schitt’s Creek’.

33. “Helped grandma with the weekend shopping. She was dead fierce in the grocer's; she watched the scales like a hawk watching a fieldmouse. Then she pounced and accused the shop assistant of giving her underweight bacon. The shop assistant was dead scared of her and put another slice on.”

‒ Sue Townsend, ‘The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13-¾’.

34. “Women come to New York for two Ls: labels and love.”

‒ Carrie Bradshaw, ‘Sex And The City’.

35. “I'm a great shopper. I buy shirts and records. I've got too many shirts already, most of them black.”

‒ Johnny Cash, ‘Rolling Stones’.

36. “I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live?! I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes.”

‒ Carrie Bradshaw, ‘Sex And The City’.

37. “The car, the furniture, the wife, the children—everything has to be disposable. Because you see the main thing today is—shopping.”

‒ Arthur Miller, ‘The Price’.

38. “Oliver liked to play the part of disaffected youth, but he liked shopping in SoHo even more.”

‒ Melissa de la Cruz, ‘Blue Bloods’.

39. “Do you have anything In this shop as beautiful as she is?”

‒ Edward, ‘Pretty Woman’.

40. “And there, in the same city where they met as girls, four New York women entered the next phase of their lives dressed head to toe in love. And that's the one label that never goes out of style.”

‒ Sarah Jessica Parker, ‘Sex And The City’.

41. “You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choo's, I saw it.”

‒ Emily, ‘Devil Wears Prada’.

Shopping Quotes For Christmas And The Holidays

Do you have a hate and love relationship with shopping especially during the holidays? These funny Christmas shopping quotes will change the idea of people and whoever said that money can’t buy happiness.

42. “Christmas shopping! I can do all my Christmas shopping here! I know March is a bit early, but why not be organized? And then when Christmas arrives I won't have to go near the horrible Christmas crowds.”

‒ Sophie Kinsella, ‘Confessions Of A Shopaholic’.

43. "Christmas Shopping: Wouldn't it be wonderful to find one gift that you didn't have to dust, that had to be used right away, that was practical, fit everyone, was personal, and would be remembered for a long time? I penciled in ‘Gift certificate for a flu shot.’...”

‒ Erma Bombeck.

44. “There are 17 more shopping days until Christmas. So, guys, that means 16 more days till we start shopping, right?”

‒ Conan O'Brien.

45. “Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it.”

‒ Richard Lamm.

46. “Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”

‒ Dave Barry.

47. “One good thing about Christmas shopping is it toughens you for the January sales.”

‒ Grace Kriley.

48. “From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.”

‒ Katharine Whitehorn.

49. “Xmas Trivia: Before it became a major shopping holiday, Christmas is believed to have had a ‘religious’ meaning.”

‒ Andy Borowitz.

50. “I'm a last-minute shopper. I end up at the mall or somewhere on Christmas Eve. It's a shame.”

‒ Brad Paisley.

51. “Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.”

Johnny Carson.

52. “If you spend fifteen minutes in a shopping mall, you will pass more people than our ancestors saw during their entire lifetimes.”

‒ Rolf Dobelli.

53. “Halloween is the beginning of the holiday shopping season. That's for women. The beginning of the holiday shopping season for men is Christmas Eve.”

‒ David Letterman.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for shopping quotes then why not take a look at shoe quotes or Wellness Wednesday quotes.

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Written by Srija Chanda

Master of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

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Srija ChandaMaster of Arts specializing in Mass Communication/Media Studies

An aspiring media professional, Srija is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, after completing her degree in journalism. With experience in PR and social media, she has also honed her leadership skills through her participation in a youth parliament. Srija's interests include devouring books, watching movies, and exploring new places through travel.

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