I stopped by a Nordstrom Rack on my way home today to see if Nordstrom is really serious about clearing its racks.
|Going on in Nordstrom Rack stores now through Sep 5, 2011|
After a just a few minutes in the store, I was holding 7 dresses, so I decided to head to a fitting room. While in the dressing room, I found myself paying more attention to the conversation of two women friends in the rooms next to mine than I was to trying on the dresses I had selected. Picture me sitting and eavesdropping.
You see, these two women were very upset. They both expressed a great deal of anger, frustration, and disappointment about their shopping experiences that day. One of the women was shopping for dresses and had already envisioned herself splurging on all of the dresses she tried on because deciding among them would’ve been too difficult. None of the dresses worked out, though, and this result irritated her.
This fitting room experience today reminded me about an article, Most Women Suffer Changing Room Rage, I read a few months ago. According to a recent study, 75% of women suffer changing room rage, a condition that could sometimes result in a woman storming out of a store and even losing self confidence.
This changing room rage certainly defies the notion of “retail therapy.”
By the way, none of the seven dresses I tried on worked either. I was okay with that outcome because the sale prices weren’t sufficiently low. You can view the dresses I tried on in the In the Field With Economy of Style album on Facebook.
How do you feel about changing room rage?