Do you agree with the following statement? People often buy products not because they really need them but because other people have them.
According to our necessity, buying commodities is a routine activity. It is commonplace that women can’t stoppurchase [b1]varieties of charming clothes, shoes in style, brand-new handbags or something like those. This phenomenon, however, sometimessuggest [b2]that people buy things just owing that friends surrounding them possess objects. These objects are so attracting that they are eager to have the same one or even a better one.I reckon that there are numerous people buying merchandise only because other people have them.[b3]
Shopping for something means keeping pace with fashion at times especially for girls. The fashion styles change rapidly in recent years. If the young want to be stylish people, they should pay plenty of money for buying things that are the symbol of fashion, even if they do not lack anything. Take some fans as an example, a female star, a great multitude of girls’ idol, maypresent [b4]in an airport wearing a set of new suits. Her fans may follow her pace in order to be fashionable. Then the suits will be popular with buyers wherever in the emporium or on the Internet. Who buy the charming suits doesn’t lack clothes in most cases,that [b5]means they shouldn’t have bought those suits because the suits are not the necessities for them. Their purchasing attributes to their idols possession.
Besides, theneedless buying[b6]relates to somebody’s status. It is sure that a millionaire will not expense only for necessities. Therefore, while people in the middle class see the wealthy spend money on objects, they imitate their behaviors to show they can consume like those people. Fellows who are not familiar with these people may hold the opinion that these middle class guys may have higher status. For instance, a woman asked her boyfriend to offer an iphone7 to herself in spite that shehave [b7]possessed an iphone6s three months ago. After she saw one of her girlfriends bought an iphone7, she was desired for one to satisfy her vanity. In her mind, her status will be higher as long as she has the latest technological products.
Luxuries of course are not necessities in most cases. The rich often buy them for neither their needs nor their preference but for be the same as people around them. Indeed consuming on luxuries can improve the economy as well as promote factories productions. If people buy things only to meet their needs, many industries will go down. People consuming properly will lead to a win-win situation that benefit for both individuals and our society.
[b2]suggests 注意前面是 [b2]phenomenon
[b3]I reckon that there are countless people buying products out of impetuosity envy, or even vanity.
参考：extravagance and luxuries can represents a person of high social status.