A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 01, 2017
“Shopping is my cardio”

"Shopping is my cardio” and “Shopping counts as cardio” are jocular sayings that have been printed on many images. The character of Carrie Bradshaw in the American romantic comedy television series Sex and the City said in the “Baby, Talk Is Cheap” episode that aired July 1, 2001:

MIRANDA HOBBES: You can shop online!
CARRIE BRADSHAW: No, shopping is my cardio.


“Shopping is my cardio” has been trademarked.


Wikipedia: Sex and the City
Sex and the City is an American romantic comedy television series created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. Throughout its six-year run, the show received contributions from various producers, writers and directors, perhaps most significantly from Michael Patrick King.

Set and filmed in New York City and based on the 1997 book of the same name by Candace Bushnell, the show follows the lives of a group of four women—three in their mid-thirties and one in her forties—who, despite their different natures and ever-changing sex lives, remain inseparable and confide in each other. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker (as Carrie Bradshaw), Kim Cattrall (as Samantha Jones), Kristin Davis (as Charlotte York), and Cynthia Nixon (as Miranda Hobbes), the quirky series had multiple continuing storylines that tackled relevant and modern social issues such as sexuality, safe sex, promiscuity and femininity, while exploring the difference between friendships and romantic relationships.

Sex and the City Transcripts
Sex and the City Season 4 Episode 6 (airdate July 1, 2001, written by Cindy Chupack)
406. Baby, Talk Is Cheap

MIRANDA HOBBES: You can shop online!
CARRIE BRADSHAW: No, shopping is my cardio.

Google Groups: rec.music.tori-amos
-O-nline stuff
Tortuga
3/17/02
(...)
I’m reminded of one of my favorite lines from Sex and the City, “Shopping is my cardio!”

21 February 2004, National Post (Don Mills, ON), “But no pink tutu: Sex and the City duds bring big bucks at on-line charity auction” by Siri Agrell, pg. SP5:
Together, the first two Sex and the City auctions raised US$35,000. But as much as I’d like a pair of yellow heels, I shall live by the words of Carrie Bradshaw: “I can’t shop on line. Shopping’s my cardio.”

1 March 2004, WWD (WWD Los Angeles supplement), “New Lines,” pg. 21, col. 1:
Dallas-based 24-7STAR is a contemporary T-shirt “statement line with a big California influence,” according to owner, designer and L.A. native Linda Cooper. The most popular statement by far has been “Shopping Is My Cardio.”

29 May 2004, St. Petersburg (FL) Times, “Without Ikea and Expo, where can the hip shop?” by Sandra Thompson, pg. 1B:
“Shopping is my cardio” is the message on a tank top at Imagine That, a little boutique on S Manhattan Avenue, but it may as well be the mantra for shopaholics everywhere.

Google Books
December 2004, Cincinnati (OH) magazine, pg. 36, col. 1:
“Shopping is my cardio,” says wardrobe stylist Monica Skrzelowski.

Twitter
Kathy Stilwell
‏@KathyStilwell
Shopping is my cardio...Carrie Bradshaw Sex in the city..
11:36 AM - 10 Dec 2008

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Erika Stanley
‏@SNOBStyleTV
SNOB Stylish Quote Of The Day:
“Shopping is my Cardio”
*SJP as Carrie Bradshaw
11:45 AM - 24 Jun 2009

Google Books
Manning Up:
How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys

By Kay S. Hymowitz
New York, NY: Basic Books
2011
Pg. 92:
Shopping is something like a sport for young women (“Shopping is my cardio,” goes Carrie’s T-shirt-worthy quip from Sex and the City), part competition (“They want to be the best-dressed person in their groups,” says McCament) and part competition ("THey want to be the best-dressed person in their groups,” says McCament) and part socializing.

Google Books
Chicken Salad and Ghosts
By Melanie Spycher
Sarasota, FL: First Edition Design Publishing
2016
Pg. 168:
“I want the sign that says Shopping Is My Cardio. I have a friend who will think that’s very funny.”

(Trademark)
Word Mark SHOPPING IS MY CARDIO
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, the provision of continuing shows featuring information for retail shopping consumers delivered by television and internet. FIRST USE: 20090808. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20090808
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 77859765
Filing Date October 28, 2009
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition May 4, 2010
Registration Number 3820925
Registration Date July 20, 2010
Owner (REGISTRANT) 24-7 Star, L.L.C. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY TEXAS 6513 Sudbury Road Plano TEXAS 75024
Attorney of Record Evan M. Fogelman
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
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