Browse, make notes, and plan how you are going to budget your shopping expenses. Consider window shopping as research. Get to know the sales associates and use their expertise. They’ll have excellent advice and style ideas. When I first saw the Christie polka dot from Lilly Pulitzer last month, I would have never thought to pair it with pink tomato tights. But it’s a fantastic look. Window shopping is fun work.
If you’re anything like me, the temptation to buy as soon as you see it is overwhelming. But window shopping is good. If you find something that you love, resist the urge to splurge instantly and ask the store to hold the item for you for a day or two. Go home and see what you already have to complement the item you want to purchase. Think about the versatility of the item. Then buy it!
Window shopping is therapeutic. It’s a little bit of an escape from the rat race or monotony of everyday life. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to go window shopping a la Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
Where do you like to window shop?
Window Shopping Around the World
Mexico City: Presidente Masaryk is the place to eat, shop and play in Mexico City. You’ll find all of your favorites like Louis Vuitton here.
New York: A stroll down Fifth Avenue is a given for New York window shoppers, but Soho is another fun shopping district. Giggle is my favorite baby store; even if you don’t have a baby, you’ll love the trendy gadgets at Giggle.
Paris: du Faubourg St.-Honoré is home to the Hermes flagship store and many other exclusive boutiques.
Washington, DC: Georgetown is home to many preppy brands and boutiques. While you're there, be sure to pick up a dozen cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes. It's worth the wait in line.
Zurich: The boutique lined Bahnhofstrasse was the perfect place to pick up a MaxMara coat after Air France lost my luggage…and I was coming from Mexico City in February, wearing only a thin sweater.
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