The Daily Mail reports that new research by OnePoll shows that over a lifetime, women spend a total of 25,184 hours and 53 minutes shopping for clothing, accessories, food, and household goods -- that's approximately three years total!
The stats break down as follows: Women take approximately 84 trips to the grocery store each year, totaling 94 hours and 55 minutes; they take 90 trips a year to shop for clothes (30 store visits equaling 100 hours and 48 minutes a year), shoes (15 store visits), accessories (18 store visits), and cosmetics and toiletries (27 store visits).
Plus, window-shopping alone accounts for 51 trips a year. (Um, we don't even want to know how much it would be if Internet browsing were figured in!)
The OnePoll research is based on a survey of 2,000 women who took an average of 301 shopping trips (totaling an average of 399 hours and 46 minutes) each year.
Considering that these women will shop for approximately 63 years of their lives, the damage equates to two years and 10 months of shopping.
Lest men be quick to judge, the Daily Mail points out that most women aren't just shopping for themselves but providing clothing, food, and other essentials for their entire family.