The Voluptuous Shopper

She’s voluptuous.  Curvy.  Luscious in knits.

And terrified of shopping.

I didn’t know this.  We had met for lunch and then I wanted to pop into Bergdorf Goodman for a new lipstick (a k a “cheap thrill.”) I asked her if we had time to do this — did she have an appointment — would she mind?

She said she’s terrified of shopping in luxury stores and dealing with haughty salespeople who might tell her right off the bat there’s nothing in her size.  I was confused — she’s a successful entrepreneur with eight employees, a solo world-traveler, a clever wit, and a devoted friend.  She can buy anything she wants and yet a salesperson (although I know they exist) could intimidate her.

It pains me to think this fantastic woman looks in the mirror and doesn’t see what I see.







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Ellen Lubin-Sherman

Some say she's tart and arch, but she knows fabulous when she sees it, and that's what she writes about. Get her book, The Essentials of Fabulous, on Amazon. More about me...