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11 Things to Put on Your Revenge Shopping List

Make up for lost time at the mall by splurging on an item (or two)

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A soar in spring shopping has retailers doing a happy dance. Seems like women age 50 and over have had it up to here with deprivation. Armed with COVID vaccines they're trading meditation and yoga for the serious retail therapy known as revenge shopping. Unfortunately, this can blow your budget. However, there's an easy way to revenge shop responsibly — and have fun, too. Just watch the price (as usual) but this time buy what you crave, not what you need, for a controlled splurge. It may be one spectacular pair of diamond hoop earrings, a pair of candy-color pool sandals or simply a bottle of luxury-brand nail polish. Here are 11 things to get you started. Have a spring fling:

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.

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