Women Everywhere Are Practicing Their Right to Shop Without Lipstick On

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There are a lot of reasons why women don't shop in department stores the way that we have in the past.

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But not for the reason the Macy's CFO is blaming for lackluster sales: Women don't want to put on makeup to go shopping. What?!!

Uhhh, this is just ever so slightly tone-deaf. Because yeah, less millennials want to go to department stores, sure, but that's due to a little ol' thing I like to call: The internet.

I mean it's true, women may not feel the need put on lipstick while shopping online, but they also don't have to leave the house. Or wear pants.

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ALSO, I will be the first to admit that I formerly loved me a good ol' fashioned meander through department stores of every variety -- Macy's included. But then I met my boyfriend T.J. -- T.J. Maxx? He's kind of a big deal. He knows I get off on a bargain and he's eager to give me what I want ... which is usually a Philosophy shirt for under 20 bucks. But he's not the only man in my life. I've taken a lover: Amazon P. Rime. I pay him a flat fee annually and he gives me gift after gift and it is glorious. 

If I'm going to get off my computer-lovin' butt and go shopping in an actual non-internet store, it's not going to be inside a high-priced department store. If I want fancy lipstick, I'll hit up Sephora or Ulta. If I want a deeply discounted trendy top, Urban Outfitters it is. I'm not going to exhaust myself pacing the caverns of a department store to pay more for something I could get for less money and less time elsewhere. Whether or not I have my face on is a non-issue. Besides, I'll have the good folks at Macy's know that I wear my lipstick everywhere. Even while internet shopping. 

Do you still shop at department stores?

 

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