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  • The kind that has unique items that you can't find anywhere else... and has them displayed in a way that gives us ideas!!
  • A thrift store! One man's trash is another man's treasure. :)
  • I am all about office supply, art supply stores, shoe stores, furniture stores, home improvement, and thrift stores.
  • Any clothing store. Especially those that are cheap and/or have sale.
  • Hunting and sport Store;)
  • Any stores relating to dirtbikes, horses or homes and gardens :)
  • Bookstores come first, either buildings or online ones!
  • Book store and music store.
  • An interesting question for me, since this is my second year of committing to The Compact. (A Yahoo group that proposes we agree as part of our membership NOT to buy brand new for a year.) Of course, there is that one day of the year in which you CAN "keep the Compact" but still "go shopping," if you want to, or need to. Before I started Compacting I would have easily said my Favorite stores would include... Book stores, Music stores, Kitchen stuff stores, Linens, Home Depot or similar sorts of stores...Art supply stores, and shops that feature HAND CRAFTED works (mostly along the lines of useful hand made items, and hand crafted jewelery....handmade furniture, especially anything influenced by the Craftsman era. LMAO NOW, HOWEVER....I still like those same things...but I realize that I do pretty much HAVE everything I need in the kitchen to assist us with cooking just about anything we would want to cook. Well, excepting for the house we both want with GAS instead of Electric for the cooking range...and (sighhhh) the double oven, and either a reproduction stove from the Craftsman era with 6 burners and the optional "griddle" in the middle. (or maybe NOT a reproduction stove, but simply one tuned up and good to go..those old stoves seem to work just about forever with a bit of intelligent maintenance! (Plus, buying one USED...IS keeping within the spirit of The Compact anyway!) I probably have all the assorted jewelry I need to have, I inherited the "good, classy" stuff from my Mother...and I've managed to collect natural stone and crystal "working pieces" on my own over the years. Linens...well...old fetishes die hard...but I haven't bought a single bed, towel, or table cloth in over a year now...excepting for a couple of USED (new) Christmas dish towels from the local Care and Share (used items profits go to charity) last Christmas. This does not mean I have not LUSTED after linens... There is probably a NAME for this particular illness...other than greed...something fancy, no doubt. Music....well that's not been much of a problem, I live with a computer tech... f i l e *** s h a r i n g would be the "key word." BOOKS.....ahhhhh there's the real pinch. Of course I can go to the library...duh! But, they don't always HAVE the newest, just released, OMG I can't hardly wait to read WHAT HAPPENS NEXT..book by one of my favorite authors.....So books would be my most challenging and painful, gut-wrenching twist in my desire to buy only used books, or hit the local library. I can say that I have successfully cut back my book purchases from probably 2 to 3 a month (pre-compacting daze) to a total of about 6 last year...for me, that's progress at its finest. I guess my favorite CURRENT stores would include, resale shops...especially where the profits do go to benefit those who need it most, still Home Improvement places (Habitat for Humanity rate high, excepting that there is not one too near us currently...but you can get some great deals AND recycle things there, keeping them out of the landfill!) And Co-op food stores are great...as are local farm "stores." Ten Thousand Villages is also a favorite shop. Although "NEW," the items are all hand-made mostly in third world countries and they are a market for them to bring their beautiful crafts to market at fair trade value..(and yet they ARE NOT expensive at all, not really). They are great for when you want something handcrafted, unique and beautiful for a special gift to have or give. http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/
  • I love so many different shops, all for different reasons. All in all I think my favorite are stores were you have to root around to find what you want. I like TK Maxx (the UK counterpart of TJ Maxx, but better in my opinion), I like charity shops, I like clearance warehouses. I also love book stores like Waterstones and Borders. I could spend hours browsing through the shelves. Although what I don't understand, is why people actually sit as desks in US bookstores and seem to read the books and do their work. That's what libraries are for, no? I heart shops that you find in rural places or tourist areas selling one off items. My S/O bought me the most amazing scarf from some place in New Mexico. I think I could spend all day in those stores, lol! I do like clothes shops, but I get really frustrated when I think nothing suits me. Topshop is probably my favourite high street store, but all in all I favour accessories and accessory shops, because then I don't have to confront my complexes about weight. UK department stores (JC Penney, Nordstrom and Target do not count as department stores if you've ever been to John Lewis or Debenhams) are cool. I like looking around at the variety of stuff they sell, I always manage to buy something I never knew I needed. So I think I just love every store. Great question, btw!
  • Book stores, music stores, and thrift stores! :)
  • Dollar store yo...
  • Adult Video.
  • Arts and crafts stores are my favorite. I can always find something that I'd like to buy there.
  • Book stores and garden centers are my favorites.
  • Home improvement stores like Lowe's, Home Depot, and of course, the great temple and shrine of men all over the U.S., SEARS. ;) I can wander around any of those places for hours, just looking and dreaming of all the things I'd like to do to my home and all the cool tools I can buy with which to do them! :)
  • Book and jewellery stores. I love 'em.
  • I love to go to dead shops and check out all the cool things they have there. You can usually get novelty items there that you can't find anywhere else. I got a few really cool bumper stickers and I got a novelty lighter that is a toilet. You just flick a button and flames come out of it. It's easy to drop some dough in one of these places.
  • I love a book store,a clothing store with a good sale.I get a big kick out of a dollar store.
  • electronics stores
  • Music, clothing stores
  • Book Store for me! I just never get to spend the kind of time I want because usually whoever I'm with doesn't want to stay as long as I do. Sorry:( out of points for you but next week I'll make up for it!
  • Dollar store ( lol )
  • Antique Shops.
  • online stores are my favorite
  • Plant nurseries, book stores, and gift shops
  • I love all kinds of stores. Book stores, music stores, dollar stores, thrift stores, discount stores, clothing stores, department stores...Value City, Wal Mart, Target, Kohl's, JC Penney, Old Navy, Borders, Famous Footwear....
  • Easy peasy..I am a Foodie..anyplace they sell anything that can be cooked and eaten..grocery store..that's where the food is...import store, hi-falutin', low-falutin'..it makes no difference. I can feel lousy and go food shopping and I perk right up..it's miraculous how that happens. I've been taken to Grand Openings of new markets, as a Birthday Present by my family! I'd rather go food shopping than clothes shopping,or out to dinner! :) Happy Sunday! :)
  • I love bookshops. They are always quiet and clean and there is always something interesting to find.
  • A bookstore that has a good coffee bar and comfy chairs. If they also sell sandwiches I don't ever need to leave.
  • The kind where I can drop my girlfriend off, go play a round of golf and pick her up five hours later.
  • Antique store, or an OLD thrift store. I could stay and look for hours!!! Good Question!!!!!
  • Computer and hardware store, I can spend hours wondering the aisles daydreaming.
  • Office Supplies!! And home stuff, like Bed Bath and Beyond. If I were rich, I'd go there first. :p
  • bookstores, garden stores and aquarium places...I can't decide..but I know that I should NEVER be set loose with a credit card in any of the above.:)
  • Book stores and craft stores are the ones that I need to be physically dragged out of. Computer stores follow closely behind. The mom and pop ones that have all sorts of odd little doodads and tools are the best. I also love import stores, particularly Asian ones. They're full of beautiful origami paper, books I can barely read, gorgeous dinnerware, and weird food that I can't find anywhere else.
  • Book store Lowes Thrift stores Arts and crafts store Furniture stores
  • Bookstore
  • second hand warehouses, hardware stores, spare part(cars) store, second hand music & book stores, chocolate shops, nic nack stores, stereo stores,
  • any kind of second hand store, followed by a good book store but show me a store full of geek toys like Fry's or just computer stuff I would be in heaven, hubby says drop you off today, pick you up next week... LOL
  • Antique or book--great if it's both :)
  • Book stores and Thrift stores
  • anything with a computer or software in it.
  • Book store or an exotic import store like with things from Bali and Thailand
  • Metaphysical stores.
  • Horse stores, followed by pet stores and produce stores....
  • My Favorite store is not one I get to all the time because the closest one here in the east is in Maryland. It's one that I am sure 99% of you never heard of unless you are Mormon or have had alot of exposure to Mormonism. It's called Deseret Books and fortunately for me they have a website so anytime I want to order I can do so. They have all kinds of neat books videos and music that I can buy from there as well as some very beautiful sacred pictures
  • I love bookstores...but Sephora is a close second. :-)
  • I have enjoyed Radio Shack since I was little. The products sold allow you to solve your problems on your own.
  • Music Record/video/electronic store. A very close second place goes to bookstores.
  • the Target kind. I end up just buying crap i dont need and things i think I need. I love it there. Also i'm a total drug store junkie. I once spent $200 while waiting for a prescription to be filled, really weird.
  • One that is fair to its customers. And will do their best to meet the customers needs. And if for some reason can not meet the customers needs. They don't hesitate on recommending another competitor, who may be able to meet the customers needs. A store that works like this will build its customers trust........Just my point of view tho.................M.C.S.
  • Sorry Sixty I commented and then realized I did not answer so here you go, I made a list: and no they are not in any particular order LOL 1. Lowes 2. any garden or landscaping/florist 3. Victoria's Secret (yes I love my undies) 4. Pottery Barn (my whole house looks like PB now) 5. Antique stores 6. Shoe stores (yes I love my shoes)
  • Liquor store. Because whatever is on clearance, if i don't want it, it can make a great gift. Also, they are great places to make interesting friends who would like to steal your bike. I get a dose of cross cultural relations AND foreign languages from the clerk who is usually from some weird ass country ive never heard of. And the hobos who hang around outside are always willing to have a beer or do some shots with you (like they got anywhere to go, right?). I like them so much i helped one owner i know create a gift registry for people having babies and stuff. The dude knows im plenty old enough to buy beer but he checks my I.D. every time just to make me feel young, which is nice of him. Theres always plenty of parking too, because the party animals on a beer run are smart enough not to drive. The only downside is that they smell like urine and failure, but if you've had a few you wont notice. Plus its a little awkward when im there and i run into my priest. I think we all know Jager isn't served during communion. But all in all, its a good place to be.
  • 99 cent store...
  • Beautiful natural food stores.
  • I love to go to Petco and Pet Smart, I bring my dog and he picks out whatever he wants. It is like a sensory overload, all those wonderful smells and where should he go first. He usually ends up in the rawhide and pig ear section, those are his absolute favorites! We only go for supplies though, we get our pets from a rescue, there are too many loving dogs without homes!
  • Beer stores, liquor stores, new/used cd/lp stores, electronics/computer stores, book stores, and thrift shops.
  • An old book store. There is no replacement for the scent of old stories and hard earned knowledge, bound in hardback. The pages, all yellowed with age, really put my smarty pants attitude in check. The people who wrote these books have forgotten more than I have ever known.
  • A sock store. Or a celery store. I really like celery stores.
  • A book store, or an electronics store. Those are just about the only things I like shopping for.
  • Second hand,joke and gag,electronic in that order
  • i love women's clothing stores ...it is so much fun trying on dresses and such with other women looking at me and giving advice. it is one of the nicest things about being a crossdresser. the freedom to dressup and look pretty!
  • Clothing, Fitness, and Beauty stores!
  • Book store i guess..
  • antique,second-hand, treasure chest kind of stores.
  • Book store!
  • online store will be more surprising i think. The owner is clever, make money at home.
  • One that is free.................
  • Clothing stores & shoes stores. i am all about the clothing and shoes..... oh and perfume.... make up. but i truly hate thrift stores!
  • I prefer the local market on Saturday mornings above all else. You can buy fresh veggies, fruit, meats, cheeses, breads, etc... and you can buy plants, clothes, anything you could think of for you house. You name it! And it's all local vendors. :)
  • A craft store
  • We have a store called Surplus City, they have all kinds of hardware, tools, crafts, and automotive. I could spend all day in the store and not begin to see everything. http://www.surpluscityinc.com/hardware.html
  • Hardware store
  • book store music store hobby shop rock shop
  • clothing/fashion
  • My fav. stores are the ones without long lines at the registers.... haha. Actually my fav. is an asian market called Tai Bihn(sp?) It has a large selection of things I like to cook with, premade food I don't know how to make, asian dvds, and things like that.
  • Uhh. I'd have to go with electronics stores, like EB games, or Gamestop, to be honest. But what I always love going into, are those privately owned and operated shops...Like tea shops, or just local businesses. Because they're always more interesting than the mass distrubiting, piece of shit stores like Wal-Mart.
  • Anywhere that sells shoes!!!
  • Cash convertor second hand store
  • Antique shops where I can learn about how things used to be. Book store where they have antique, medical, genealogy, cooking, computer, and quilting books. Home Improvement such as Lowe's, Home Depot, etc. Or most any store where I can wander around and look and learn.
  • Craft store for me everytime!
  • Any good DVD store. I love entertainment.
  • DOLLAR
  • liquor store
  • any store that is open...I love to shop.
  • I love the Kitchen Supply store... all the different pots and pans, utensils, beautiful dinnerware, the cutlery, the gadgets, oohhhh! It just awakens a sense of creativity and hunger in me!
  • Book and music stores!
  • Shoe shops for me:)
  • modern fourniture... books... and shokolate :)
  • the kind with video games! duh!
  • guitars, games, or food haha
  • SHOE STORES! i swear it is my heaven. i really would love to have Mariah Carey's pent house in NY where an entire room is dedicated to her shoes...
  • My very favorite stores are bookstores. I could probably live in a bookstore. Hardware, stationery, kitchen (like Williams-Sonoma) and of course - Trader Joes!
  • household store
  • An everything store.
  • Bustin' safes, I guess. Wait a sec - I thought this said "score"! ;-)
  • I love all kinds of stores...but I have just discovered a great store last week called "LUSH"...I love it!
  • Gun stores.

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