I write a diary entry in Italian each day to practice my vocabulary and sentence structure. Currently, my theme is 'Chi sono?' so I am looking for words that describe me. Today, I want to write about shopping and would like to know what an Italian who is addicted to shopping would be called. Can someone help me, please?
You might find it disappointing, but the most popular term is shopping-dipendente or … shopaholic, both derived from English. You may also try to use "acquistomaniaco/a", derived from acquistomania, only in playful, ironic contexts though.
Probably the best alternatives are "oniomaniaco/a" and "shopping-dipendente".
As this would no doubt be a "cool" word, I have no doubt in my mind that most Italians would say "shopaholic"—assuming they understood what it meant.
You hear people say "lo shopping" instead of their own (Italian) word, come on.