It's black Friday, and many of you have already begun your day of shopping, and there are some shopping-obsessed celebrities who will probably be right there with you. For some Americans, this is a great day, maybe even better than Thanksgiving, full of the thrill of a good deal, the satisfaction of getting shopping done early, and the start of the holidays. For others, it's a dreaded ordeal you put up with in order to save money on holiday gifts. Regardless, we all might need some inspiration this weekend to remember that the holidays should be fun, silly, and even kind.
One of the nice things about the holidays is getting to enjoy shopping, if you do love shopping, without the guilt of selfishness. It's a great time to step outside yourself and consider what someone else might really appreciate. And shopping can be fun, whether you're participating in Black Friday, Plaid Friday, buying a few supplies to make your own gifts, or going online on Cyber Monday. If you are struggling to get through this often stressful time, here are some quotes from celebs about shopping to inspire you and remind you that gifts and holiday shopping are supposed to make people happy, not panicked.
1. Marc Jacobs Talking To Vogue
“I never cared about buying things for myself, like clothes. And then all of a sudden I realized how great it is to be very precise about the shirts that I wear and all the things that are a part of my closet. So the ritual of fashion and shopping became very personal to me.”
The act of shopping can be empowering and inspiring. You heard it from Marc Jacobs himself.
2. Helena Bonham Carter In An Interview With The Guardian
"If you're a queen, you're powerless, so I'd probably demote myself and go shopping."
Promoting her royal movie Lady Jane, Bonham Carter discussed the lack of empowerment of royalty, suggesting that she'd rather join the rest of us and shop.
3. Cat Deeley To Express
"I don't shop because I need something, I just shop for shopping's sake."
The So You Think You Can Dance host made it clear that she's in it for the journey, not the destination.
4. Emma Roberts In An Interview With Seventeen
"I love vintage shopping, I think it's really fun. And I love the feeling of finding the most amazing piece for less."
Even Emma Roberts knows the thrill of finding a good deal, perfect for Black Friday.
5. Tom Felton To Scholastic
"I'm obsessed with shopping. I'll get these urges to buy, like to shop for stuff on the Internet. I search for all kinds of weird gizmos I could get."
Even Draco Malfoy knows that buying weird new things is super fun, even when your father won't buy it for you.
6. Joan Rivers In Her Standup
"Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television."
The ever stylish Joan Rivers, sarcastically expressing gratitude for this great nation's favorite pastime.
7. Serena Williams To The New York Times
"I love going shopping."
Serena Williams has frequently spoken about her love for shopping, but she says it best here.
There, are you ready to seize the day now? And by seize the day, I mean stay in bed and click "add to cart."