What is the reason we do this? The retail industry counts on this and knows that people buy for many more reasons than actually needing something. It's in a corner of your closet that could be labeled "regret."
Maybe it's a whim. Or a blue mood that prompts the buy. Most likely, the outfit was more perfect if you lost a few pounds or got a raise from the boss.
Men have less than ten pairs of shoes that they rotate fairly well, say New York merchandisers. But women have four to five times that amount.That's why the song: "Shoeless Joe from Kokomo, Indiana." No Joans make that cut.