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Sorry,as often I am late to comment. I never liked to shop and it is a horror for me being dragged by well-meaning friends, for fun :-(, to spend an afternoon shopping - so exhausting.

I only like shopping, i.e. window-shopping when I am in foreign cities, more to feel and breath the ambiente.

Most stuff I need I find here in the village. For cloth I found that ordering from cataloges is helpful - finally found one that has pants that fit me. However, more often then not, by the time I finally sit down to make the list for ordering, the cataloge for the next season is arriving and it is to late to order, like winter cloth in  February. But once in a while I make it.

However, I am willing to the spend money when I see something I really like. Over twenty years ago I bought  in August, when visiting Taos, New Mexico, a winter coat made of Indian blanket - it was very expensive, but with shaking knees I bought and took it with my all the way to the south of Texas. I still have it and when ever I wear it, I get compliments. Some things are just worth it.

I do like open markets, unfortunately they are not near by.

by Fran on Mon Mar 26th, 2007 at 10:01:52 AM EST
Exact same details.  Besides, I am past the young family, consuming stage, so I need very little and shop less and less.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Mon Mar 26th, 2007 at 06:36:07 PM EST
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