Women do shop more often than men. Fewer than half of all men buy their own clothing, versus more than four out of five women. Women were often expected to obtain family needs and then became a set for spending money.
But as a women get older, they see money as the only tool to deal with, and they become more objective in their spending. And as men grow older and experience success, spending becomes less objective. Because men are confident about their earning power, they find it easier than women to make large purchases.