Question: When is a love for shopping seen as a problem? Society's Answer: When the person can no longer afford their habit.
Isn't it funny to think about? I'm sure all kinds of celebrities and rich folk alike have an absolute compulsion to shop for all the typical reasons: insecurity, the need to buy an identity, emotional emptiness. And yet, as long as they have the money to pay for the things they want, we don't see it as problematic.
(Yes, I bought it. Yes, I'm ashamed. Luckily I am far from being debt-ridden and am stopping before it becomes detrimental to my finances.)