If you have some free time or are looking for shopping inspiration you should go window shopping. This is for people that can control the impulse to buy and do not feel like they have to go into every store. Many people feel refreshed after an afternoon of window shopping and it’s a great way to check out the latest trends and get in a little exercise without spending any money!
Things You’ll Need:
- Comfortable shoes
- pocket change for lunch or drinks
First you will need to decide on the reason for the trip. Are you looking for inspiration for a gift? Thinking about buying a new dress? Or are you looking to burn a few hours and want to get out of the house?
After you have determined the reason for the window shopping trip you will need to choose your location. Some of the funniest and most productive window shopping trips take place with a few friends at the local mall. You can also go to shopping centers if the weather will allow it. Any place that takes pride in the window displays will work great for a window shopping trip.
Now to prepare for the window shopping trip. Make sure dress comfortably, especially the shoes. Window shopping requires a lot of walking and very little down time so you want to make sure your feet are up for the task. You will also need a few dollars for lunch or a drink while you are window shopping but you should plan to leave your cash, checks and credit cards. This will keep you from impulse buying something you don’t really need or want.
Now that you are at your window shopping location you will want to start at one end and work your way to the other end. Remember there is no need to hurry, take your time and really look at the window displays. Enjoy the surroundings including the people. This is your day to relax and enjoy shopping.
Finally you should remember that you are just window shopping and not going into the stores. If you feel you have to purchase something you noticed in the window make a mental note of it and go back after you are done window shopping. If you forget about it by the time you are done you really didn’t want need it anyways. Beside if you stop at every store along the way you will end up carrying a lot of bags