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03/19/2013 09:36 am ET | Updated Mar 19, 2013

14 Shopping Problems That Totally Stress Us Out (GIFS)

Shopping can be totally cathartic. Whether you're just browsing or in need of an entirely new wardrobe, perusing those racks can be the most exciting part of any week. That said, this simple task can also cause quite a lot of stress. Between overly fragrant stores (we're looking at you, Abercrombie & Fitch), and pushy sales associates, sometimes a trip to the mall leaves us with more anxiety than we came with.

Scroll down for our list of 14 things that stress us out about shopping:
  1. Super loud music.
  2. QUAND LE TELEPHONE SONNE SANS ARRÊT APRES LA PUBLICATION D’UN COMMUNIQUE SUR LE WWD

  3. When there is a limit to the number of items you can take into the fitting rooms.
  4. When they won't let more than one person in the fitting room -- sometimes friends want to share.
  5. LE SERVICE PRESSE QUAND LE VOGUE DU MOIS D’AOUT VIENT D’ARRIVER

  6. Unflattering lighting. Nothing says cellulite like fluorescent bulbs.
  7. When there are no mirrors in the fitting room.
  8. QUAND JE CHOPE LA NOUVELLE STAGIAIRE EN PLEINE SESSION D’ESSAYAGES DANS LE SHOWROOM …

  9. Getting stuck in a dress.
  10. When the salesclerk thinks she's your BFF and starts suggesting hideous items for you to try on.
  11. No cell service. How are you supposed to take a picture of yourself and send it to a friend for a second opinion?
  12. Fighting other shoppers for the last item in your size.
  13. When you can't find a sales associate and you're stuck running to find another size, half-dressed.
  14. When there are long lines at the checkout.
  15. The temptation items near the cash... no one needs more nail polish and/or key chains.
  16. When they try to get you to open a credit card to save 10%.
  17. Not being able to find the exit at department stores.

What problems do you encounter when you're out shopping? Let us know in the comments section below.

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