5 RULES FOR SHOPPING WHILE TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD
Going to a local mall or store is a logical element of any international trip if you enjoy shopping. You’ll like perusing the selection, seeing how many (or how few) stores are identical to those in your home, and looking for stores or specific items like long skirts, dresses, etc.
Suppose shopping isn’t your idea of the ideal vacation activity. In that case, you might need to make a quick trip to the store since your traveling companion might require you to accompany them on a shopping expedition if your luggage doesn’t arrive or you find that the clothes you packed just won’t fit you anymore. As you tour the world, look at the shopping locations below.
1. Make room in your suitcase.
Make sure there is space in your luggage for your purchases if you know you’ll be shopping while you’re away. Serious shoppers might pack a tiny bag and then place it inside a giant bag. This tactic works nicely for suitcase sets.
In this manner, only one piece of luggage will be transported to your location, but you can bring back two packed suitcases. Make sure the smaller bag is small enough to be taken on only if your return flight enables you to get two bags.
Utilizing clothing nearly at the end of its natural life and that you were considering tossing away is another way to free up room in your suitcase. Put this clothing in your bag, use it again when traveling, and discard it. Finally, space for bags! To consider doing fewer loads of laundry.
If you frequently travel, you might want to think about adopting a one-in-one-out strategy whereby each time you buy a new shirt, the previous one is destroyed. Send it home or donate it to a charity shop (please do so after washing!) if it is not in good condition.
2. Make plans.
Before leaving the house, it’s usually a good idea to list the things you want to buy. However, if you find something unique that isn’t on the list, you might want to allow yourself to make one or two “impulse buys.” You can be pretty specific or leave your list items general (for instance, two t-shirts). You might need to be extra diligent in adhering to the list with yourself if you have limited luggage capacity.
3. Be prepared by knowing your size.
Although patterns and statistics are similar, there are substantial regional differences in clothing sizes. Knowing your height can help you save time at the store while we wait for a universal sizing system (oh, how I wish we had one). Visit this page for a thorough sizing guide. Alternatively, you can use the trick: choose two sizes on either side of the one that appears to be the appropriate one, then test them all out until you find the one that fits.
If nothing else, be aware of your shoe size before you travel because staff members frequently need to go to a storage location to retrieve shoes in various sizes.
4. Examine various shopping possibilities
Many retailers in these shopping malls or centers are international chains that you may find in many different countries. By all means, drop by to see if they have any specials or locally produced goods, but be prepared to have maybe a similar experience to that of shopping at home.
Additionally, be ready to experiment with new methods of shopping. Charity shops are popular places to purchase high-quality used clothing in the UK, where I just discovered a few fantastic pairs of pants. Tailors in Asia create tailored suits and other clothing at a fraction of the cost of identical item ready-made in other nations. Markets can also be a terrific place to find garments in many areas. Embrace it and shop like a local!
5. Consider whether using the new buy-at-home will be possible (and whether you care)
You can find a fantastic item of clothes you adore while shopping overseas. Perhaps it is a specific local item or is ideal for the environment or local fashion. Before making a purchase, ask yourself if you’ll wear it home.
You might occasionally find yourself in climates where you don’t have adequate clothing if you only have carry-on-sized luggage. In that scenario, get an inexpensive jacket or extra pair of shorts. You can decide how much to spend and whether you want to buy anything by considering when and how you’ll use it.