You Know You’re Addicted to Online Shopping When…

If anyone took a peek at our bank statements, they’d see that a larger-than-average proportion of our earnings are spent online. After all, who has time to actually go shopping these days?

If, like us, you’re permanently glued to New In and can’t resist a peek at the Outlet before bed, you may be addicted to online shopping: here are some of the signs to watch out for…

You can’t remember the last time you went into an actual store

Real Store

Because you can online shop in your pyjamas in front of Made in Chelsea, and you can’t really do that in the middle of the Trafford Centre.


When you do go shopping, you get far too flummoxed




The staff at the Post Office know you by name

Post Office

You’re so often picking up parcels and dropping off returns that it’s becoming a running joke with the man behind the counter. He now considers you best friends, and sends you a Christmas card each year.


You spend more time at work online shopping than actually working


Some call it skiving – we call it market research.


Flash sales got you like:



You never have any money because you’re always waiting for refunds on your parcels


Your social life is on hold for up to 28 working days. Sorry.


Black Friday is your favourite day of the year

Black Friday

Forget birthdays; Christmas is so last year. In your mind, it’s all about Black Friday – the online shopper’s favourite day of the year, with Cyber Monday coming a close second. Last year, all the Black Friday deals had you in cold sweats, so you’ve got a proper action plan in place this year to ensure you bag the best bargains (lots of coffee and a midnight alarm).


When you see someone online shopping, you can’t help but look


And make helpful suggestions. (We think they’re helpful, anyway.)


Free next day delivery is basically the BEST THING EVER

Free delivery

Because delayed gratification is never the answer.


You justify any purchase with “…and if I don’t like it, I’ll just send it back!”


But you NEVER do.


Throughout this entire article, you’ve been thinking about what you can buy from MyBag


Don’t worry. We are, too.


The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. The second? Treating yourself to a new designer handbag…


Lily Shepherd

Lily Shepherd


Lover of statement accessories, scented candles, anything pink and a little bit of sparkle. A Southern girl in Manchester, when I’m not drooling over designer handbags I can be found fashion blogging, or exploring my new Northern home. My signature look? A nude lip and a very flamboyant pair of shoes.