WOMEN love shopping for clothes and shoes – but rarely wear a lot of them, says new research for home retailer wilko.
A shocking 46% say they’ve splashed out on shoes they’ve NEVER worn.
And over a third (37%) have clothes hanging in their wardrobes that still have the price tags on, according to the study.
It’s little wonder then that more than one in four have deliberately hidden a purchase from their partner, to avoid a bust-up.
Or that eight per cent of men have secretly binned something they found in their other half’s wardrobe.
Over two thirds (68%) of the women quizzed were self-confessed hoarders.
They admitted a lot of the clothes they bought on shopping sprees rarely got worn and just gathered dust.
Almost half of them reckon they have at least 100 items of clothing at home. And one in 10 say it’s over 250.
They also have 18 pairs of shoes, on average, even though the vast majority (80%) admit to wearing just three or four pairs on a regular basis.
Men don’t buy as many clothes or shoes, and they’re much less likely to buy stuff they won’t wear, the survey reveals.
What men do buy they hang onto for longer.
One in three have T-shirts that are at least 10 years old, according to the survey of 2,000 adults.
15% have equally old pairs of jeans that they can’t bear to bin.
And one in 10 still have socks or underpants dating back TEN YEARS to 2008 or earlier.
Only a quarter of men (24%) say they have more than 100 items of clothing, and they have half as many shoes as women – eight or nine pairs on average.
They’re also much lazier when it comes to sorting through cupboards and drawers to bin the clothes they no longer wear.
More than a third of women (37%) have a proper clear out every six months, compared with just 22% of men.
Almost one in eight men (13%) say they never sort out their wardrobe, compared with six per cent of women.
A third also say their partner is the bigger hoarder, but only one in 10 women make that accusation against men.
People in Northern Ireland are the tidiest, with 38% clearing out their clothes every six months, compared with bottom-placed East Midlands (21%).
And over-55s are much more likely (54%) to wear the same few clothes again and again than the fast-fashion loving millennials 18-24s (36%).
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