British women spend an average of £83,498 on clothes in a lifetime

Research has found that the average woman buys 3109 items of clothing adding up to a whooping £83,498 over a lifetime

The average woman buys 3109 items of clothing, adding up to a whooping £83,498 over a lifetime, according to new research.

The findings from Sure Women Linen Dry show that we are a nation of shoe lovers with the average woman possessing 271 pairs – that’s an average splurge of £13,898.

Dresses and bags are the next most popular items in our wardrobes with a typical woman stashing 185 dresses and 145 bags amounting to £7,699 and £5,420 respectively.

The Duchess of Cambridge recently hit the headlines when it was revealed her wardrobe for the last financial year cost an approximate £35,000, however, as these figures show, even women who aren’t under the scrutiny of the public eye like to invest in their wardrobe, too.

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Regionally women in Northern Ireland are the biggest shopaholics with an average spend of £256,004 over a lifetime, while women in London spend an average of £155,364.

Age-wise under 25s splash out on average £129,903.

Yet, despite the figures, 60 per cent of women admitted they still struggle to find something to wear for an evening out.

Sounds familiar!

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