Confessions of a ShopiZen

June 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm 17 comments

The one who said shopping is an addiction definitely belonged to Mars who knew nothing about the pleasures one derives from it. Shopping has a balmy effect on the heart, its soothing! Like I say Zen is the philosophy of effortlessness, so is shopping, it makes you happy till it lasts and leaves you with things to feel good about.

Spend if you have, eye them if you don’t. After all, just looking and deriving pleasure is free. And imagine if a glimpse of something can make you smile, how delightful it will be to own it? Oh, I don’t go splurging, but aren’t clothes, shoes, accessories, bags, linen, home decor articles et al things of utility?

Our feet need no direction when they step inside a mall, the invigorating fragrances from Body Shop will take us there. That tee with the catchy ‘HORN Ok Please’ will make heads turn. But, how about getting organic cosmetic care products of the best quality and at reasonable prices sitting at home? Won’t it be nice to sip coffee in that flamboyantly designed colourful mug? Well, your search ends here

Check out Rustic Art – They are nature lovers who make products free off chemicals, machines, animal testing, animal fat and even artificial fragrances & colors. Rustic offers a variety of handmade organic soaps, oils, shampoos etc. I swear by their products and now you know why I smell like vanilla these days ;). Just click, order and they deliver! In three words they are- Affordable Quality Products!

Have you heard about Chumbak? If you haven’t then click here to see what you have missing out on Chumbak– They are Arty, tastefully funky and for a price-conscious person like me- who wants it all, yet wouldn’t like to spend thousands. They have a variety of queer items and accessories which are perfect gifts options. I bet you click on it once and you are hooked to it. The β€˜Chumbak’ indeed works effectively!!

Instead of wondering why a post about the joys of shopping. Go look and find the answer for yourself!

Disclaimer- I buy in moderation and maintain a list of things I need and want – make a budget and pick-up things accordingly. I suggest, you do the same.. Remember greed led to the murder of the bird that laid the golden egg πŸ˜‰

Do you know of any such off-beat products, brands? Do share the link or tell us there whereabouts.


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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Deboshree  |  June 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I agree! Shopping is indeed a stress buster. If nothing, it takes your mind off worries. But then for me the shopping usually means pampering – like buying a new outfit, a beauty treatment, earrings… you know. πŸ˜€

    • 2. delhizen  |  June 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      I know! I know… πŸ™‚

  • 3. snowleopard  |  June 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Shopaholic πŸ˜›
    By the by the excitement was betrayed in the post. πŸ˜‰

  • 4. zephyr  |  June 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Hey Shopaholic, neither of the links opened. Wonder it there is some problem. so when are you going to splurge? I mean shop judiciously πŸ™‚

    • 5. delhizen  |  June 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      Chithi, its ShopiZen not shopaholic ;)!! Oops thanks for pointing it out, rectified- the links are working now…

      Umm.. I am truly inspired by the philosophy of this post- so without delay going for some today!!! πŸ™‚

  • 6. kavita  |  June 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I love shopping but i am not a spur of the moment shopper.Thanks for the links ,would check right after commenting here. Chumbak here i come.

  • 7. pzes  |  June 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    You know what I did when I was super upset sometime ago? I went to chumbak and bought random things.. ahhh I was feeling so good after that!

    I’m slightly nuts, but felt soooo much better!

    • 8. delhizen  |  June 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      I picked stuff too from Chumbak too, funky & bright, really liked it!! but I think buying stuff from there online store is so much better.

      One of the stores in Delhi didn’t have all the products and Crossword had arranged stuff so badly, piled in one corner gathering dust.

  • 9. Sapna  |  June 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    like like!!

    • 10. delhizen  |  June 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      me likes too!! :))

  • 11. Prateek  |  June 16, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I hate shopping πŸ˜›
    Either it’s my Mom or my sister or anyone else, I am the one who has to accompany them. They take 2 hour to select a pendant. Now you can very well imagine how hard it’s to keep up with them while they’re shopping for clothes. Aarrggh!! πŸ˜€

    • 12. delhizen  |  June 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      My tip- take it as a blissfully enriching experience and not a chore! Trust me, there will be a point it life when this will come handy πŸ˜‰

  • 13. Vee  |  June 16, 2011 at 9:54 am

    no comments πŸ˜›

    • 14. delhizen  |  June 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      :)) I get it!! πŸ˜‰

  • 15. Kunal  |  June 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Keep me away from shopping of any sorts, except book-shopping πŸ˜€
    I saw the quirky products link you have, and it reminded me of one I saw today morning.. Check this – ..

    Now I hope this comment is not marked as spam πŸ™‚

    • 16. delhizen  |  June 16, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      oh its the same Chumbak + Happily Unmarried!!!

      book shopping? chalo chalo chalo… lekin no crosswords or landmark for me pls… Its only Midland or occasionally Full Circle :))

      PS: I have a genuine question for you and the other two men who have commented on this post- if you ppl simply detest shopping who buys the tees, jeans and other stuff??? Isn’t that shopping too?

      • 17. Kunal  |  June 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm

        Getting jeans/t-shirts is necessity, and I tend to get it over as soon as possible.. And if someone is gifting me t-shirts, nothing better πŸ™‚

        Shopping is OK till I’m not spending 2-3 hours sweating over a single item πŸ˜›

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