Because every woman needs a little Therapy...

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Hello Ladies

Hope you are all well on this lovely sunny Autumn day!

I was just thinking about the name of the shop "Therapy" and how this word can mean different things to different people!

I decided to take a look at Wikipedia and see what they came up with:-

Therapy:- Therapy or treatment, is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis. In the medical field, it is synonymous with the word "treatment". Among psychologists, the term may refer specifically to pyschotherapy or "talk therapy".

Retail Therapy:- Retail Therapy is shopping with the primary purpose of improving the buyer's mood or disposition. Often seen in people during periods of depression or transition, it is normally a short-lived habit, items purchased during periods of retail therapy are sometimes referred to as "comfort buys".
Retail therapy was first used as a term in the 1980s with the first reference being this sentence in The Chicago Tribune of Christmas 1986: "We've become a nation measuring out our lives in shopping bags and nursing our psychic ills through retail therapy".

Well I for one don't agree with the one about retail therapy! What do you think?

I know when I go shopping I am partaking in retail therapy, I am not depressed or going through a period of transition, I am doing something different to my job or just being at home. I am enjoying the atmosphere, the chat, the looking, the touching and the fact that I am somewhere different. I think the sentence that appeared in the newspaper is very narrow-minded for the century we live in now and the term retail therapy has changed completely! It is the new word for SHOPPING!!!!!!!!!!!! Something us housewives have had to do for years!

But then calling the shop Therapy has come to mean something different to me as well. When I first started working here I just thought "oh yes, retail therapy" and that was that. But now nearly seven years on it is something else.

We have our regular customers who pop in maybe two or three times a week and customers who only come in three or four times a year, but each of them comes in for a little
therapy! Be it "retail" or "talk therapy"! It makes us really happy to think that our customers feel comfortable enough with us to yes " get things of their chest" if they need to, even get a hug if they need one or come to see us for a bit of cheering up!
And it has opened my eyes to how a smile or a kind word can mean so much to so many people.

So if you need a little "retail" therapy or some "talk" therapy we are here!

We have just had all our new Avoca Scarves, Gloves and Socks in, they are so soft and snuggly, that they feel like your wearing a hug all the time! All our soft Cashmere knits are flying off the shelves now and won't be around for much longer. So hurry on down to see us.


Take care

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