When you go down to the town, how long do you spend there?
Unless I haven't been shopping since last seasons stuff was in the shops, I struggle to spend a couple of hours in my local high street! My town + surrounding villages has a total population of around 60,000 so there aren't that many shops. The only shops I go in are; new look, claires, peacocks, dorothy perkins and occaisionally the two reasonably priced, (although there is a clarks aswell) shoe shops, plus certain sections of two department stores for more formal clothes if I've got something coming up.
But in the nearest city, about 30 miles away, I can easily spend all day looking in shops, and still not have gone in all of them! There's a huge high street as well as two shopping malls. Although I rarely go in one of them as they tend to be more expensive shops and the kinds of places the middle-aged person shops in.
So how good is your local high town centre for shops? Mine is quite big although most of them are charity shops or food outlets. And there seems to be a lot fo shops for older people, which is sensible seeing as a lot of Londoners retire to this area.
The high street in my home town is pretty rubbish. There's the usual places like Primark, Topshop, Boots, River Island etc. but there are more pound shops and Greggs than anything else After an hour or two I'd get bored.
I'm at Newcastle for uni and the town centre is awesome for shopping I can't think of any shop I'd want to go in that isn't there. If I'm in the mood to shop (and I actually have money) I can spend hours, literally hours there. I usually go for something specific and go shopping a few times a week, have a little wander around and then go do something else or go home. I live within walking distance so it's not like I have to spend loads of money of bus/train fare, or loads of time getting there.
The Metrocentre is really close by too. It's so big and there's so much to see and do that you could easily spend all day there
If I'm on holidays then I just stay until I'm tired! For me going shopping is more than just going to spend money. You see people, you see beautiful things, new lines and stuff being introduced. You feel happy you're alive to see it all. You give thanks you're not blind
My local have many high st store there is stratford westfield london which is huge big shop and other shop have similar like westfield. And i spent shopping maximum 1 hours or sometime for half an hour.
I'm awful for shopping. I only go if I know what I want to buy, and I'll decide very quickly if I think the shop will give me what I want, I'm rarely shopping over half an hour including looking in all the shops. Nottingham has a good range of shops, but I'm just not a shopper. I avoid it if possible.
In my home town there is nothing, but I manage to drag out a half hour looking in WHSmiths and the charity shops my nearest town town has quite a few shops, we only really lack a TK Maxx that I care about, but.
Not long. I end up getting annoyed at not finding anything I like in my size and go home empty handed. I prefer shopping online. I can find my size and if it looks rubbish on I can return it without much hassle!
depends where i go, if i go to the city i can spend all day like hours, if i go to town then i spend a few hours but usually bulk it out with cinema, unless i go solo, but i only do that to get something specific, so i'm only there for 1-2 hrs
If it was in my actual town, where I live, then no more than about an hour looking at everything. There's literally two clothes shops, and the rest is newsagents/Spar/one or two beauticians and pubs/takeaways.
If its in the city, though, I could easily spend upwards of 4 or 5 hours shopping and looking around and having lunch and stuff. I mean seriously, I had an exam on Friday, went into town straight after (so we got there at like 11:30) and didn't leave until about 5. Granted, we went to see a movie in the middle of it for two hours, but we could easily have spent that extra time looking around shops.
On my own, though, maybe 4 hours? It depends if I'm looking for clothes and trying them on or just window shopping, too.
Last time I went shopping, I went to a small, local shopping centre (I'm not a massive fan of the area but it has some decent shops), spent £66 (for some people it's not much but for me it's a lot, I rarely ever spend that amount) and took an hour (although I knew most places I wanted to go to).
When I go to Liverpool I'll usually be there for a few hours.