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“Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.”
Name a more cutting one-liner that resonates with the souls of shopaholics than this bittersweet dig from Regina George. Sure, Rachel McAdams’ acerbic delivery as the queen bee of “Mean Girls” has a certain sting to it, but it’s the underlying sentiment (however insidious)—that a little retail therapy can be the panacea for all of life’s problems—that goes a long way.
As our favorite films have taught us, life-changing things can happen during casual trips to the mall with friends (or frenemies); behind dressing rooms, when that outfit wears you perfectly; and even while window-shopping outside Tiffany’s on a quiet morning in New York City. Vivian Ward, Cher Horowitz, and Holly Golightly are just a few of the many movie characters to have undergone major transformations in some of the most memorable shopping scenes in pop culture.
To that end, Giving Assistant compiled a list of 10 films with unforgettable shopping scenes. To be considered, shopping had to play a central part in the scene or the character’s development throughout the movie or a memorable moment had to occur at or within a store where people are shopping. IMDb user scores and Metascores are provided for popular and critical context.
Keep reading to see if your favorite shopping scene made the list.