I have always been a practical shopper, I used to go out shopping only when I needed to buy something. I considered availability , price and usefulness. If the item will be difficult to find elsewhere, the price is not beyond my means and I can certainly use it, then I would buy it. In our senior years, my husband and I have tended to go to the mall more often but mostly to dine out, window shop and take a stroll. Since my needs have become so much less and the considerations for shopping still apply, I hardly buy anything. I love the freedom from inconsequential desires and life gone very simple. Though I still love to look out for things I can get for the people I love. Within my more limited means, of course.