Notes: Set in Season One.
Karen likes shopping. Shopping is simple. Pick whatever looks good, whatever feels good, and it's hers as soon as she takes out her credit card and signs her signature with a flourish.
When she's shopping and she sees something she likes, she takes it. It's that easy.
Clothes and jewellery don't have minds of their own, which is what she likes about them. They don't do stupid things like ignore the fact that they're trapped in a quite frankly dysfunctional relationship with their gay roommate. And they don't make hideous fashion mistakes, either.
So she likes shopping a lot more than she likes people, really. When she's shopping, she never has to be deprived of something she wants.