Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be here before you know it; turn to these shopping quotes to inspire your pre-holiday sprees.

By Stacey Leasca
Updated October 18, 2019
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Black Friday is a pretty polarizing holiday. For some, it’s an abomination that ruins the Thanksgiving spirit, and Black Friday quotes about shopping and spending are overwhelmingly capitalistic. For others, including serious shoppers who love a great deal, it’s the sales day to end all sales. (And don’t even get us started on Cyber Monday, or the Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday debate.)

As soon as the fall foliage starts to change colors, deal seekers everywhere start to plan their Black Friday strategies. It might seem over-eager, but it’s really a smart move: There’s everything from IKEA Black Friday specials to Cyber Monday deals on Amazon to consider. For some shoppers or deal-seekers, that means planning how to take advantage of Cyber Monday deals, while others kick it old-school and map out a shopping route throughout town. For some opportunities, including Walmart Black Friday deals, shopping in-person is the best way to get the very best deals.

No matter how or where you shop, we believe this is an occasion worth celebrating. After all, Black Friday and Cyber Monday can help you score the perfect gift for a loved one at an affordable price, and may even leave you with enough shopping money left over to gift yourself something nice as well. (Those Black Friday makeup deals are nothing to joke about.)

Before you set your alarm to wake up for those door-buster deals and bookmark every website you plan to hit up for unprecedented sales, check out these quotes about shopping that will get you excited for the best shopping day of the year. Here’s hoping you get to be at the front of the line.

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“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”

— Bo Derek

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“Shopping is my cardio.”

— Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

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“Treat yo’ self.”

— Tom and Donna, Parks and Recreation

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“Happiness is not in money, but in shopping.”

— Marilyn Monroe

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“I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.”

— Tammy Faye Bakker

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“Shopping is better than sex. If you’re not satisfied after shopping, you can make an exchange for something you really like.”

— Adrienne Gusoff

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“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

— Oscar Wilde

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“I love shopping. There is a little bit of magic found in buying something new. It is instant gratification, a quick fix.”

― Rebecca Bloom, Girl Anatomy: A Novel

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“Buy what you don’t have yet or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

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“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”

— Dave Barry

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“I shop, therefore I am.”

— Heather Chandler, Heathers

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“You can always find something you want.”

― Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

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“Style Strategy is about shopping smart, staying chic, and making it all last. It’s about showing women how to shop for value without compromising style.”

— Nina Garcia