WOMEN over 40 own an average of 19 pairs of shoes - with many possessing more than 100, according to a new survey.
Handbags were also popular with 11 being the average number, although more extravagant shoppers admitted having more than 200.
Woman & Home magazine polled more than 1500 women over the age of 40 on their attitudes to fashion, shopping and clothes. The more popular labels were Chanel, Armani and Gucci. A third said they lied about the cost of their shopping sprees.
The women surveyed said their daughters made the best shopping partner, but half said they were more than happy to go by themselves and not have to worry about how much time they take.
Two-thirds said they thought they looked younger than their age, and shopped in Next, Monsoon, Primark, H&M, Wallis, Dorothy Perkins, Zara and Gap.