Prestige. When girls shop, they are highly motivated to locate brand names for less to upgrade their appearance and the quality of their wardrobe. After all, prestigious designer labels make the girl wearing them feel a whole lot better about how she looks. Just as guys surf sporting goods stores to find better gear for less, girls comb clearance racks in search of that designer label for seventy percent off.
The desire to provide! Girls are naturally maternal and yearn to use their highly refined shopping skills to find bargains for the people they love. It's not only about finding those incredible shoes for themselves that they put themselves into the shoes of their loved ones so they can find them cool stuff, too. Shopping fulfills the motherly instinct in girls to provide for themselves and the people they love.
Trends and updates. Frankly, fashion changes every minute and a girl has to keep up with it. It's almost criminal among girls to be outdated and subtle suggestions to contact the fashion police will be made. Shopping is a necessary way to follow trends and stay up to date.
A pleasurable hobby. It's fun, they know how to do it and it becomes a pleasurable hobby. The more girls shop, the better they get at it and the more fun it is. They know where the bargains are, how to find them and when to look so it becomes a great way to spend some enjoyable time.
Competition. Girls push, shove, step on each other and use creative tactics to grab that last pair
of Baby Phat jeans on sale. A girl imagines the envy of her friends at the club that night when she brags about how much she didn't have to pay for those hot jeans! Frankly, scoring a bargain makes a girl's self-esteem soar like a guy with a deer head over the mantle and a tale to tell.
Myself as a teenage girl, still questioning why girls love shopping. For me, I rather shop for home goods with my mom at the end of the week than go shopping just to fulfill my own desire. Other than that, shopping is one of the best ways to waste money and time quickly.