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Who is the big shopper during your vacation?

Nov 9th, 2004, 10:24 AM
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I'm definitely the shopper. I go armed with a list of things I want to buy in each city. For our honeymoon trip, I wanted to buy a tablecloth in Venice, olive oil and wine in Tuscany, a briefcase in Florence, and a rosary at the Vatican. I would have been in a state of near panic had I not been able to shop enough in each place. I admit that it is a sickness.

My husband did go a little nuts buying ties in Venice, but then he was pretty much done.
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Nov 9th, 2004, 10:29 AM
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How can you ever complain. My husband and i are leaving for Italy next week. It's been like pulling teeth to even have him consider the fact that i buy a purse, let alone a piece of jewelry. I am so jealous. I wish my husband would enjoy the shopping as much as me. That's exactly why we're not going to Milan during our trip. He believes there's nothing for him to do in Milan. And the only reason why I want to go is to spend our money and shop all day. Not that I want to spend my whole Italian vacation shopping, but i would like to pick up say, a purse, pair of boots, leather jacket, and some gold. What more can a girl ask for?
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Nov 9th, 2004, 11:35 AM
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Aine, get an e-bay account and start selling. And continue selling for as long as he'll be shopping. And whatever you gain by selling will go toward his next shopping, err... I mean toward your next vacation.
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Nov 9th, 2004, 12:20 PM
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thats an idea better than the large heavy duty trash bags I have been using! We go to Venice soon and I know he will be drooling over the ties. Im going to make a deal with him, one really nice exceptional tie and thats it.

Its not like he steals time away from us or sightseeing or anything he is just really really stealthy at buying (I guess like most men they dont deliberate - they just see what they like and buy it). With him, its in and out and nobody but the credit card gets hurt! He could have this done while I am looking at postcards.
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Nov 9th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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My dear, all the men in my family love to shop. I remember as a young child walking into my grandfathers' dressing rooms packed full with clothes, and not just conventional suiting either.

My father has enormous wardrobes packed to bursting with current fashions, as well as vintage pieces.

I've continued the tradition, and always update my wardrobe with plenty of key and classic pieces from the current season's offerings. Shopping abroad is very meaningful, not only does one purchase pieces at a discount, and also unique ones too, wearing them invokes memories of one's travels, and becomes a piece of useable history.
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