I spoke with a small army of experts and self-admitted compulsive shoppers across the country. They soon dispelled any lingering notion that shopaholism is a make-believe disorder afflicting only bored housewives and “Sex and the City” types. The addicts I spoke with conformed to stereotype in one respect: Almost all were women.
The article is good, but there is a different type of shopaholism prevalent among men. The author didn’t even touch this. Some guys must have whatever the newest technology is. It may be cars, computers, cameras, cellular phones, or even other things that don’t begin with the letter “C.” They rack up credit card debt just the same as those in the article.