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Compulsive Shopping Isn’t Just for Girls: Career + Money: Details

October 5, 2010

COMPULSIVE SHOPPING ISN’T JUST FOR GIRLS

FOR SOME GUYS, THE GO-TO REWARD AFTER A HARD DAY ISN’T WHISKEY—IT’S GUCCI.

BY KAYLEEN SCHAEFER,PHOTOGRAPH BY JENNIFER LIVINGSTON

When Coltrane Curtis needs a break during the workday, he doesn’t linger over a long lunch or head to the gym. He goes shopping. Recently, he picked up a pair of vintage Cazal aviators. One time, he bought a Zero Halliburton briefcase; another time, it was a $7,000 Leica camera.

Curtis, the 32-year-old owner of a marketing firm in New York, admits that he shops for clothes far more than his wife does. Evidence of this comes in the form of 600 pairs of sneakers stacked in boxes in the spare bedroom of his Tribeca apartment. In response to his habit, his wife has given him the kind of order that is usually heard coming from the mouths of grouchy sitcom husbands: Stop buying shoes.

via Compulsive Shopping Isn’t Just for Girls: Career + Money: Details.

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