Buying clothes means trying them on, and having a shirt halfway over your head makes you a slightly more tempting target for thieves. Avoid retail robbery by ensuring you hang your handbag on the hook on the back of the door.
Fashion blogger Maggie Alderson makes that point in a post examining how to get better value from chain-store shopping:
Put your handbag on the hook inside the changing booth. Even if the walls go down to the ground, hands can come through under the door when you’ve got a dress stuck over your head.
I must admit that I'd never given this topic much thought: I'm close to a standard size so I don't often use changing rooms anyway, and handbag security is, let's face it, a largely female issue. It seems like sound advice nonetheless -- why make life easier for thieves? If you've got other security tricks you deploy when clothes shopping, tell us in the comments.
Zen and the art of chain store shopping [Style Notes]