1. What excites you about shopping?
Looking at the trend of fashion in a boutique is enjoyable for me. I sometimes read a fashion magazine, but it is more informative to know today’s trend. I like shopping because I can try on clothes as much as possible. It makes me excited because I enjoy thinking about a coordinate.
2. What item do you usually buy?
I usually buy pierced earrings. They are not so expensive. Besides, they are not as bulky as clothes. I don’t own my apartment, so I live in a hotel or my parents’ home. I often change my place, so I don’t want to bring so big and heavy luggage. That’s why I care about the size of the merchandise to buy.
3. How often do you shop?
I shop about once a month because I don’t need a new staff so often. I buy something seasonal when the season changes. For example, I buy a new sweater before winter comes.
4. Do you like to shop alone or with friends?
I like shopping alone much better than with my friends. It is because I relatively care about others too much. I cannot decide which item I should buy quickly, so I often have my friends wait for me. I feel sorry about that. It sometimes forces me to choose soon, so it can be stressful.
5. What is the best thing about shopping?
It is a stress remover for me. I can forget something stressful or sad while shopping. I always think at a shop about what I can do with an item after purchasing. It makes me delighted. For instance, I enjoy imagining the time when I wear the item while choosing clothes at a boutique.
Describe your favorite shop.
I want to introduce “one-hundred-yen shop” as my favorite shop. The shop has spread all over Japan. It has become one of the Japanese cultures. There are various kinds of merchandise, such as stationery, kitchen items, cosmetics, and so on. We can find any things we want there. Besides, everything at the shop is only one hundred yen. So, from teenager to seniors love the shop including me. I really like it because of not only the variety and the price but also the quality. Let’s say cosmetics. I have tried some cosmetics and they were satisfactory. I could use them for a while not only one time. Also, I could put on my makeup as similarly as usual. The products at the shop always give me a happy surprise.
1. What advantages and disadvantages people can get with shopping?
As to a disadvantage of that, we can get satisfaction when I buy something we want. Also, we can get rid of our stress when doing that. On the other hand, we lost money easily, especially, for the people who are addicted to shopping. They can feel satisfied when purchasing something, but they feel depressed when they don’t have enough money to buy it.
2. What can shops do to make shopping more pleasant for their customers?
They should make a comfortable atmosphere in a shop for customers. Shops need to be clean and neat. Besides, shoppers would be delighted if the arrangement of merchandises is easy to browse. Also, one of the important points is that the shop staff should not care about customers too much. Some of them don’t need it and it sometimes distracts them.
3. There is a proverb that says, " Shopping is cheaper than therapy." Do you agree?
Yes, I agree with that. It actually happened to me when I was a computer engineer. I was exhausted in those days, but I got energized when I bought something new. Buying something we want and using them makes us happy. I mean it removes our stress and helps us be healthy.