We have collected the best Shop Quotes by famous authors including Tom Ford, Alice Levine, Jerrod Carmichael, Scarlett Moffatt, Jeremy Corbyn and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I live, I shop almost exclusively on the Internet. I’ve bought cars on the Internet. I watch television, I do everything on it. I even watch my son online.
I always feel with a vintage shop they’ve picked the best bits to show you whereas with charity shops you can find a real gem. My mum is amazing at it, she has hawk eyes, so I go with her and follow her lead!
You know, ‘Cheers,’ you didn’t have to leave the bar because what they were saying in the bar was important. ‘All In The Family’ is the same rule. On ‘The Golden Girls’ they didn’t have to leave the table. And ‘Friends’ – the coffee shop. You can contain it if it’s interesting.
I just don’t bake, it’s something I don’t do. It’s just so easy to walk to the shop.
I think NATO is a Cold War product. I think NATO historically should have shut up shop in 1990 along with the Warsaw Pact; unfortunately, it didn’t.
If you’re on Tinder and you’re really trying to look for love, that’s going too far. You have to be yourself… and find love at the coffee shop, or in your own community.
I shop more than most women.
A. J. McLean
I always have scarves handy; they’re my indulgence. I buy them at an L.A. shop called Lost & Found. I’ll spray one with loads of my Byredo Gypsy Water perfume, put it on and be like, ‘Ah, this feels good.’
I remember when Circuit City was around, I never understood why people would shop there. I always thought Best Buy had a better selection and cheaper prices.
When you like what you like, it makes it easy for your husband to shop for you!
We all rely on technology to communicate, to survive, to do our banking, to shop, to get informed, but none of us knows how to read and write the code.
I shop everywhere from Maxfield to antique stores. I love Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, and I love vintage. Golyester has the best selection of mint things and dead stock. I collect 1940s to 1970s platform shoes, and that’s where I got a few of my best ones.
Kat Von D
I don’t have any writing routine. Sometimes I go to my local coffee shop and I write there for some hours. Apart from that, I am traveling most of the time. I write in airports, trains, hotel rooms… I can write anywhere.
I went to the Heidelburg Castle, a 1200-year-old castle, looked around. It was pretty awesome, but you know, they’ve got a coffee shop in there, and they have some sections closed off. I wanted to see the part where they tortured people, but it was cool, though.
I was, like, 12 or 13; the first hip hop song I tried to rapping to was Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop,’ and my English was so bad, but learning to rap to different songs really helped me with my pronunciation, and looking at the lyrics on Rap Genius and stuff like that.
I shop for clothes when I have time – early in the morning or late at night.
The first time I played a killer, in the 1997 film ‘Mojo,’ I went to my local video shop and got out a video of real executions and a history of the Third Reich. The guy in the shop was giving me a look. I thought this would help, but I don’t think it made any difference, and I don’t want to see any more executions.
My career has worked out exactly how I like, and I am just happy to go to a coffee shop and nobody knows me, or when they do, they are complimenting me on the work they have seen, and it feels very genuine.
When I was in Milwaukee, I would go into this sneaker shop near my mom’s salon and chop it up with the older heads about music. At school, I would make drum noises on the table so much that I would always get suspended.
One of the reasons for opening the fish and chip shop is that if you want, you can spend less money.
I don’t really shop too much. I shop a few times a year.
Well, really the way worked was that I had probably built fifty robots before Mystery Science Theater, and I had sold them in a store in Minneapolis in a store called Props, which was kind of a high end gift shop.
Girls always ask me where I shop because I’m so tall, and I say, ‘Ah, the store.’ I don’t really need special fittings.
I’ve always been quite thrifty. I can’t bear to spend hundreds of pounds on designer clothes. I shop in second-hand shops in Portobello Road and go to Sue Ryder.
‘Natural’ is a word that has become unmoored by its meanings. If you go into a vitamin shop, things are natural, and people look at that, and they think it’s good. It’s no different than any other thing you swallow.
I grew up in Southampton. My mum was a shop assistant; my dad was a carpenter. They broke up when I was eight.
I am a big fan of A.R. Rahman and Mani Sharma, and I went to a shop to buy these music directors’ CD. But I had only Rs 100, and Rahman’s CD cost more, so I couldn’t buy both. So I bought Rahman’s CD and stole Mani Sharma’s CD.
Nobody understood The Reoccurring Dream, but after September 11, when we were coerced to do a national duty and go out and shop, surely people could begin to see what I was getting at.
I feel like there’s so many places to shop today that just feel like an Excel spreadsheet put between four walls.
What’s happened is that every time I go to a convention or go into a comic book shop is that people drag me off into a corner and beat me up and go, ‘When are you going to do Batman again?’
In the barber shop you start playing checkers, and eventually you want to learn how to play chess. The pieces look a little more interesting. You’re doing more things. I’m pretty good at it.
O. J. Mayo
I shop at the market, and that informs what I make.
Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you’re playing a tender love story that’s set in a coffee shop or whether you’re in ‘The Avengers,’ which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding.
My dream job was to work in an ice cream shop. Two weeks and five pounds later, I realized it wasn’t for me. For many years, I had planned to be a corporate lawyer. As luck would have it, other than a summer internship, I didn’t end up doing that either.
Safra A. Catz
I actually don’t shop very much. I have a tendency to rotate a few pairs of ripped jeans and an old cashmere sweater.
A couple of weeks after the Olympics, I thought I’d pop down to my local supermarket and do some grocery shopping. One person came up to me in the frozen food aisle, and that was it. I was mobbed, and I had to leave my shopping. Now, I either shop online or go very late at night when the supermarket’s nearly empty.
Always my fallback is – I’m gonna move to a poor town and open a scone shop.
I do have a stylist who helps me shop, because I don’t have time to shop.
The teacher is commodified, the school is a shop, the subjects are consumer goods. To read, to think, to reflect, isn’t a question of want, it’s a question of need.
When I used to work in special effects at the model shop, I couldn’t imagine having a better job. We made spaceships and miniature cities and I was working on robots. Then the ‘MythBusters’ opportunity came along.
If I were to play somebody who ran a fish and chip shop, I would not work in a fish and chip shop for three months. Staring at chips is not going to help me in my performance.
It’s nice to be home – I go to the same old sandwich shop around the corner, I go to the movies, I do what I like to do.
Every time someone buys a cat or a dog from a breeder or a pet shop, a cat on the streets or in an animal shelter loses his or her chance at finding a good home.
My favourite vintage shop in New York is called Screaming Mimi’s, and whenever I go, I’ll spend three hours in there just trawling.
From working in my mum’s tiny chemist shop to my experience building large businesses, I have seen how we should support free enterprise and innovation to ensure Britain has a stronger future.
I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose.
At 19, while studying at St Xavier’s College and majoring in literature and sociology, I got my first job as a copywriter. It was at a company called the Script Shop.
I always liked the double cutaway. It looked like two horns. It’s like a red devil. So I went to the guitar shop, saw an SG that was sitting there looking rather lonely, and said, ‘Hey, that’s for me.’
Breathing in South Korea, even though the life here is not easy, makes me so happy. I feel that sitting in a coffee shop, having a cup of tea, and looking out of the window at the blue sky – this is happiness. Truly happiness.
I sang barber shop harmony and sort of got into performing. And it just came naturally. Then, when I was in college after the war, I did a play, ‘Pygmalion,’ by George Bernard Shaw. And from then on, I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
Harry Dean Stanton
My mom is a woman who grew up in a small farming village in the West Bank called Beit Ur El Foka. She only went to school up to 8th grade and then dropped out to go work in a tailor shop that made dresses and different embroidered designs to make money for her family.
The one thing I’m really excited about is that the Saint Heron shop is not grounded in just fashion and clothing. We have connected with artists and artisans in every landscape.
When I was younger I used to want to own a sweet shop so I could eat sweets all day, but that dream died a long time ago.
After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one’s person.
The Jumble Shop would be one place where we’d sometimes accumulate down in the Village. I think it might be just a place that’s unknown that was right around the corner from wherever it was that we met.
They used to talk about it in shop class, say, ‘That kid right there can sing,’ and I was going, like, ‘I wonder who they’re talking about?’
Anything you’re interested in the world – whether it be Charlie Rose or JetBlue or a public figure or your local coffee shop – they’re on Twitter and broadcasting what is interesting to them.
On the other hand, I don’t understand the enthusiasm for everything in the antique shop that Grandma threw out. There, the sense of quality has declined; otherwise Grandma wouldn’t have thrown it out.
I remember putting mascara on when I was 13 for the first time and going to the shop to buy a chocolate bar. I felt so exposed. I remember wearing a bra for the first time and feeling very exposed by that.
I shop a lot from the children’s section and, sometimes, from the men’s section. You’ll find skirts, shirts and shoes from the children’s section. My friends buy me more adult-like clothes, and I love those. But I cannot do away with the colourful stuff.
Products made in China are cheap through the exploitation of the workforce. Every time we shop, we are driving the nail further into the coffin of American manufacturing jobs.
My mum used to work in New York in Spike Lee’s shop; she did the outfits for the video for P.M. Dawn’s ‘Set Adrift on Memory Bliss.’
At The Body Shop we had always been measured by how many jobs we had created, and I got a major award from the Queen on that.
For the producers, there was no reason to produce. You get money, but you couldn’t use this money. For consumers, you could have money, but you have no way to use it because you go to the shop and see nothing.
The hardest part of cooking is shopping, and if you organize yourself and shop once a week, you’re halfway there.
We were in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. It’s a nice town, but it’s aggressively quaint. They’ve got a popcorn shop above a waterfall and parades that come through town. It’s all-American.
Food is a part of life. People are foodies and love to shop for food.
So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. ‘What! no soap?’ So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber.
In real life, I’m frugal. And, yes, I do love to shop at Marshall’s.
My shopping habits… I am not very brand-conscious about clothes. I buy whatever looks good on me. Likewise, I don’t just shop only in malls or high-end stores.
My father had a perfectly good drummer who he had an argument with. So one day, on a Tuesday, my father came in with a cheap pawn shop set of drums and said, ‘Put your foot here, and you kick there, and you play this, and this is the high hat.’ And Friday night, I was playing in a honky-tonk.
Parents’ evenings were a big event in our social calendar and school reports were taken very seriously; ‘C’ was not a grade my mother recognised. Her favourite shop was WH Smith, where every week there would be a new book or pen or calculator to buy. But most importantly, she was my best friend.
If you’re racist and you come out and say it’s because of Brexit, then great. Then I know definitely not to talk to you, rather than you give me a sideways glance in a shop. Now I know, I’ve seen your Facebook post.
While studying art and design at Central Saint Martins, I went round supermarkets taking photos of shoppers and their baskets: the game was to match people with their food. For an architectural project, I made a scale model of a shop out of gingerbread rather than foam and added icing and sweets very colourfully.
I rarely go into a shop on holiday, because fashion and design are what I’m involved in every day. I need another world.
When I was in school, shop class was where the kids that weren’t good in anything to do with books went.
Social media requires that business leaders start thinking like small-town shop owners. This means taking the long view and avoiding short-term benchmarks to gauge progress. It means allowing the personality, heart and soul of the people who run all levels of the business to show.
My mom and I shopped for my ‘X Factor’ outfits at La Cantera. We went to Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters. I live really close to the mall, so I’d always go there to shop.
L.A. malls are so different than a ‘mall’ mall like we probably all grew up with that had a food court and the sword shop, the yo-yo kiosk.
I’ve lived in L.A. for a long time, and they say, ‘If you sit in a barber’s shop for long enough, you will get a hair cut.’ Well, if you live in Los Angeles for long enough, you’re going to get some surgery.
My grandfather was a pawnbroker, and when I was in first or second grade, my parents opened their own store. I probably learned to count by putting pawn tickets in numerical order in the back room of the shop.
I like to cook, I like nature, I like to read. I do like to shop, don’t get me wrong, every now and then.
I’m really excited to be bringing back ‘Open All Hours.’ I am sure there is an audience out there who would like to see what Granville has been getting up to in the corner shop.
I used to shop in ASDA all the time. Every now and then I still go in to get a little salad for lunch.
The Southern Ground warehouse is rocking and rolling in Atlanta, with a T-shirt shop and a leather shop; everything we’re selling at our shows we’re making or publishing ourselves.
Five or 10 years from now, people are going to be sitting around going, ‘Wasn’t there a show about four fat guys in a pawn shop?’ And I am sitting on this really nice piece of property on Las Vegas Boulevard. Why not?
I shop almost exclusively online, from brands like Eloquii, ASOS, Elizabeth Suzann, or Rachel Comey, if one of their straight-size pieces has a little extra room.
The only change I can really see is that I don’t have to shop for pants in stores anymore.
My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop.
As the graying of the country continues its march forward, many retirees are now relocating to dense urban centers for the cultural and social opportunities, access to public transportation, and the ability to shop nearby for food and household needs without depending unduly on others.
Who is against human rights in Belarus today? Of course, no one should view human rights as the right to smash shop windows or stir up unrest in the streets.
We all know how the Internet has changed the lives of consumers: it’s changed how we communicate, how we shop, how we meet people. It’s changed things for businesses too.
If you’re easily overwhelmed when you shop, remember that store employees know what’s in stock, and they love to give fashion advice. Working with one is like having your own stylist.
Plus-size is a term that’s never been used in hate; no one has ever used it in a negative way. The industry has always used it to help us identify where to shop.
I don’t know nothing about the restaurant business, but I’ve been around a barber shop all my life. That’s where I used to get my dates in high school.
I’m a big fan of moisturisers. Sometimes I’ll just buy a night-time nourishing cream from The Body Shop, and sometimes I’ll splurge on Creme de la Mer. I also love the Alba Botanica range.
I’m a bit of a chocolate snob, actually, since I used to work at a chocolate shop in England when I was really young. And since then, it’s been hard for me to eat cheap chocolate.
I do most of my shopping over the Internet because as a busy working mum I can do the supermarket shop when the kids have gone to bed.
Don’t dress for anyone else, dress so that you can stare at your own reflection in shop windows walking down the street.
Lady Amelia Windsor
I wasn’t a girl who grew up wearing dresses, but I was always attracted to fabric. When we’d go to a shop, the fabric I’d pick was always the most expensive. It was always the silk or cashmere. It was something in me, that desire to choose quality. It’s the same now.
I worked at this bike shop called Rockville BMX, and I started going on this summer tour with this one company. One summer, we ended up in California, and I got to hang out with the guys who made ‘Freestylin’ – Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman.
My generation was maybe the last in which you could set up shop as a writer and hope to make a living at it.
I saw these new kinds of stores: the Body Shop, the Sock Shop, and I thought to myself, ‘I can do that.’
Nowadays, you don’t need to live in a fashion capital of the world, have lots of money, or be able to shop during certain hours. With online retail, it’s possible to browse and shop for fashion anytime of the day, from pretty much anywhere.
Everybody’s got something. In the end, what choice does one really have but to understand that truth, to really take it in, and then shop for groceries, get a haircut, do one’s work; get on with the business of one’s life. That’s the hope, anyway.
Jeremy Clarkson wants to become a farmer – he’s bought a field – Hammond wants to open a supermarket, and I’d like to spend my days owning a shoe shop.
I’ve known what it’s like to survive without a steady job. Growing up in the Philippines, I watched my parents juggle part-time jobs at the corner shop and as tailors, barely able to make ends meet for my three brothers and me.
I think if you put people in front of some huge temptation where it’s possible to grab as much as they can for themselves, almost everyone will. The beauty of commerce is that it mutes that. The chap behind the counter in the corner shop has no interest in short-changing you, because he wants you to come back.
My primary school teacher once poured a bottle of curdled school milk forcefully down my throat. Then I threw it up all over her suede shoes. I’d rather have drunk from the spittoon in Barney’s barber shop.
People know I am not blind or have super strength, yet they believed in my characters in ‘Oppam’ and ‘Pulimurugan.’ It’s that belief of the audience that is also my greatest strength. Once that is gone, I might have to shut up shop and look for another job.
The idea of having a house, a kid, a husband, and a dog… I love that. I also really want to open a coffee and flower shop one day, probably in Italy.
We didn’t have a beauty shop as I grew up.
For four years, I worked as one of the general shop crew on movies like ‘Naked Lunch’ and ‘Arachnophobia.’ I made lots of bugs.
I feel more content with what I wear. I always feel confident. I shop for my age and my body.
Shopping malls across the county are dying fast, and my images of them are very nostalgic for most people that grew up attending these malls. These malls were communal spaces. These were gigantic chat rooms before the Internet existed. You went to the mall to meet and communicate with others, not just to shop.
I like me some Bape, you know. But I wear anything, to be honest. Adyn, Rick Owens, Givenchy, anything. I shop from everywhere.
You don’t have to just shop in the maternity section when you are pregnant – you can shop anywhere, just be shape and size savvy!
I’d say I was a tomboy… I took wood shop in high school and I was very into volleyball and football, and was very unaware of anything girly for a long time.
When I was 12, I used to ride my scooter two miles to a comics shop, which I can’t imagine letting my kids do by themselves through the city.
I don’t shop as much as a lot of people but I do like designer clothes.
In high school, I majored in brick masonry. We had the wood shop, the machine shop, so I know about all that. I wanted to build buildings when I graduated from high school. I do know my way around that stuff.
If I could get a deal on whatever my impulse was, whenever my impulse struck, and it was nearby, I would use that all the time. It would reshape the way that I shop.
I’m a bit of a nerd, I wouldn’t mind working in a shop selling records, or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles.
Honestly, I don’t shop in L.A. very much – it’s mostly in New York or when I’m away on trips.
We don’t watch the film anymore because we’ve seen it so many times, so we’ll introduce it, walk out and we’ll come back in right about when I wake up in the morning and walk over to the shop and everything’s changed.
I believe Bitcoin is a very convenient way to shop and to transfer money to any account around the world. Governments should work around a framework for the currency instead of putting restrictions on it.
Today there are two points where a car manufacturer has interaction with you as an owner of a car. One, you buy the car. Two, you go to the car shop to repair the car.
In Spain, players have an official price tag, just like shirts hanging in a shop do.
For me, my phone is a one-stop shop; I do everything on my phone – email, browsing, listening to music, reading, navigation and using smart apps. Maps, I use that a lot. I think that’s the best app ever.
I think for Amazon’s customers, it offers a kind of addictive service – the ability to shop without leaving your house, the ability to read without going to a bookstore or a library.
I was part of a group called Casanova Fly, doing bouncer work, attending college and working in a pizza shop when I first met producer Sylvia Robinson who came into the pizza shop where I was flipping the dough. I was rapping in the park in Englewood, and she heard about what I was doing.
Big Bank Hank
I’d had a variety of jobs – shop assistant, writer of children’s magazines – but had found myself, funnily enough, as quite an uninformed sports journalist so I might have stuck with that, but I would never have been very good at it.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Even if I was running an idli shop for a living, I know that my idlis will taste good because that’s how highly I rate my work ethic.
We are all in this together. We want to have, I suppose, a single point of entry so that anyone coming near a disability service can get a very complete picture. Government needs to understand that picture, and we need to be able to offer somebody a one-stop shop.
I always tell myself, ‘When I’m working on my record, I won’t cut my hair.’ I get so focused on the music that I’m not really going to the hair shop and getting cut up. I just have one thing to focus on.
It’s just really important I think for fashion to be affordable, because everyone should have the opportunity to wear cute things and be happy and comfortable in what they are wearing. That’s definitely how I like to shop and how I like to think about clothes and fashion.
One fine day, I realised that advertising was not my calling. I closed shop and plunged into theatre.
Kay Kay Menon
A whole new generation is looking at the videos, and going to the video shop and buying the re-release of the complete trilogy, which you can buy at a reasonable price.
I also grew up building theatrical scenery. I spent many years building scenery as a large part of my income and that allowed me to really develop my shop skills.
I’ve got a 20 inch neck, a narrow waist and big bulging thighs so stuff off the rack doesn’t fit. It’s a nightmare to shop for shirts and trousers that are going to fit, because they’ll be tight in one place and all baggy everywhere else.
I don’t want to live in a world without the diner and the coffee shop and the mom and pop places, the ethnic restaurants.
I hate to be treated as if I’m invisible. I get incensed when people talk across me or refuse to catch my eye in a restaurant or shop.
I did ‘I’d Do Anything,’ and then a play and then ‘A Little Light Music.’ I played jazz in a night club where nobody listened to me for two years. I sold cereal in a market for a while. I worked in a clothes shop in Brixton. But that’s the life of an actor. You never really know when your next job is coming.
I’ll see a beautiful dress in a shop, and then I’ll put it on and it looks dreadful because I’m just too curvy. I have to choose carefully – I steer clear of high necks and go for tailored, fitted things.
I generally buy things for people that I’d love to receive myself – so I have plenty of time to curate my own wish list while I shop.
I think the first time I realised ‘Downton Abbey’ was a hit was when I was sitting in a tea shop in New York and the couple next to me were talking about ‘Downton Abbey,’ and then they recognised me.
My bajo sexto, a big Mexican acoustic guitar, comes from a shop in L.A. run by three generations of Mexicans.
When I was 12, I wanted to learn how to play the guitar, and I found a chord book in a shop, and I stuffed it down my trousers. And that’s how I learned to play the guitar.
At The Huffington Post, we thought of the front page as a one-stop shop for everything you’d need in news.
Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.
I shop for candy instead of clothes!
If you listen to ‘Pod Save America’, which is run by former Obama staffers and Democratic party partisans, you’ll be exposed to ads for home delivery of everything from gourmet meals to underwear, presumably in the belief that you’re too busy being fabulous to go near a shop.
I wanted to help my sister, Latoya, because she’s an awesome cook. She’s one of the best culinary people I’ve ever met. She makes awesome cakes, so I was thinking about starting a little coffee shop cafe where she could sell them. I want to open a little, small, mom-and-pop place, but she can also do catering, too.
Virtual reality and augmented reality will change the way we shop.
When I played for the Basel youth team, I also worked in a sweet shop.
A desk for $350 a month in a common area is not as cheap as a coffee shop. But a lot of people would say they’re empowered by that environment in a way that makes it worth it.
I think that the mere fact that I’m doing it ought to inspire someone. In junior high school the counselor suggested that I focus on wood shop and metal shop.
If you don’t shop smart, you get a little trendy.
I am never without my gavel, which I bought from an antique shop in Burford, in the Cotswolds.
I do try to shop online and support people who hand-make their stuff, and because you can find stuff that nobody else has.
I’m a massive fan of Carnaby Street. I love it there. Every time I have an audition, I like to have a cheeky wander through, do a little bit of a window shop, just to see what’s happening. As well as the shops and the clothes, I like the vibe and energy.
A plant-based diet is like a one-stop shop against chronic diseases.
I was in London for 13 years and I think I only found one good chip shop.
I think religion is a bunch of hooey, and I think that the holidays are an opportunity for people to get stressed out, getting their rush to shop. It’s so conformist.
I was a per diem floater in the same junior high school I went to. I sat in the office and made $42.50 a day, and whenever a teacher was absent, I’d substitute. I taught everything from English to auto shop.
French women love to shop and prepare food. They love to talk about what they have bought and made. It’s a deeply natural love, but one that is erased in many other cultures. Most French women learn it from their mothers, some from their fathers. But if your parents aren’t French, you can still learn it yourself.
To make money I picked up work as a busboy, valet parker, skateboard shop employee.
It’s funny because from the time I was a kid, I knew what I was going to do. What’s even funnier is that my dad and my grandfather didn’t want me to work at the pawn shop, but I was deadset on it.
I’m always traveling, so I tend to online shop. My go-to sites are Net-a-Porter and Matches. I recently moved to N.Y.C. and frequently shop at Sur La Table for my kitchen; Flair home collection, Aedes de Venustas for all my favorite home fragrances.
When I left Parnham aged 18, I could easily have ended up twiddling my thumbs in a workshop all week. But I lucked out and found an agent who immediately got me work and before long there was enough demand for my furniture to start a shop.
I couldn’t keep up with trends, I couldn’t really be fashionable. But I really loved clothes. And then I discovered a vintage shop, and realised that I could dress for myself rather than for an industry or trend.
One of my favourite places is Hampstead Heath. When I first moved to London, I lived in Highgate, and I would walk on the Heath at the weekends and go to the Kenwood House coffee shop.
With more money to spend, workers can take their families to local restaurants, buy cars at local auto dealers and shop at local stores. That causes growth in these businesses, which can result in the creation of more jobs.
Even when I lost my job at CBS News, I set up shop in my youngest daughter’s bedroom and started Brainstormin’ Productions and the Hannah Storm Foundation. And guess who was there, visiting me and enthusiastically making business charts and graphs that covered my entire kitchen table? My dad, of course.
None of my friends go to places like Selfridges. I’m a regular at the pound shop!
Sonny and another Hells Angel who was at the meeting thought they were beyond a little patch so they headed down to a local tattoo shop in Oakland and were the first to get the famous One Percent tattoos.
Miles Flannery – he’s a beast. Very talented, but a brute. He’s one of three guys who help us keep the shop maintained, help us set up on location and assist in building something if time is short.
People make you feel like a bad guy for asking for seven quid for your album, like you are slapping them in the face, when they’ll go and pay two grand for a scarf somebody knitted in a sweat shop and stitched a designer label on.
I am, of course, a frustrated rock star – I’d much rather be a rock star than a writer. Or own a record shop. Still, it’s not a bad life, is it? You just sit at a computer and make stuff up.
Guests who shop at Ulta know exactly what we’re about. People who have not shopped at Ulta or have not shopped at Ulta for a long time have a fuzzy image. And that’s what I’m all about sharpening and elevating.
When radio stations started playing music the record companies started suing radio stations. They thought now that people could listen to music for free, who would want to buy a record in a record shop? But I think we all agree that radio stations are good stuff.
It’s harder to live the way I live. There are certain places I like to shop and eat where I simply don’t go. The paparazzi follow you.
Put me in a vintage shop, and I am like a child with sweeties. I find it a million times easier to find a vintage dress than trawl the shops for a pair of jeans, so I am either dressed in really nice vintage, or I am in a pair of tracksuit bottoms looking like a scruffbag.
For me, just as a social recorder of 2016, there’s a new girl that emerged that can shop in between Zara and designer and still maintain a sense of her personality and identity.
I discovered the slip dress, which I think is one of the more French things because when you take off your clothes, even when to go into a shop to buy something, or you’re going to Riccardo Tisci to try on a suit, it’s like having protection.
If you want to surf, move to Hawaii. If you like to shop, move to New York. If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California. But if you like college football, move to Texas.
I consider myself a kind of a nerd, because when we go to the coffee shop in the mornings, we sit there in a very neat row with our laptops. It’s just like being at work, but with coffee and panini. And, of course, you don’t get paid.
If the Beastie Boys and the Beach Boys and Pet Shop Boys can stay boys, so can we.
My father is a street sweeper, my mother works in a shop.
I bumped into Mike Epps in a barber shop. I was in the Warner Brothers studios trying to find my way for an audition and director Jordan Peele was just standing talking in a corner, so I had to introduce myself.
I don’t shop.
Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop.
Adlai Stevenson I
Because I’m a designer, I’m quite good when I shop. I know what I’m looking for.
One of my favourite eateries is Beechers Cheese Shop, which does the most incredible toasties.
When I moved to Manchester, to work as a runner for Granada, I shared with a researcher called Vicky who took pity on my inability to cook and made me meals for three years. Put in charge of cookery on a live kids’ show I’d buy cookies from a shop to show as ‘ones we made earlier.’
The way I shop and the way I engage with my wardrobe, those experiences don’t come to life on Amazon’s platform.
Networking doesn’t have to be all about talking shop over appetizers and bad chardonnay – do it in a way that works for you.
I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to walking into the local shop or a local restaurant and having three or four people recognize me.
Most of my actor friends don’t believe it’s possible to let go of it and be happy, and for a while that was true for me. For the first two years I ached, every day. And I had such bad dreams. But then I made the decision to start working on my little shop and all that went away.
For the most part, I keep playing big knuckleheads who are like bulls in a china shop.
Of course, no one has enough time to see every shop that Mumbai has: That would take more lifetimes than even the gods could offer.
Sometimes people say, ‘Oh I’m surprised you’d be in Staples buying a plastic box, I thought you’d have a servant to do that for you.’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about? I still go to Tesco, I still do my big shop.’
I once hosted the Butcher Shop of the Year Awards. There’s nothing like performing to the personification of the phrase a ‘sausage fest’ to hammer home how you’ve hit the big time.
I like to shop. That’s what I do. Online shopping; any kind of shopping.
I love to shop at the farmer’s market or grab something from the garden and roast that.
To be an entrepreneur in Europe, there is a stigma attached to it. There’s a reason why England is known as a nation of shopkeepers. Part of it is the idea that it’s better to have a shop and keep it up and running than close the doors and try to do something much more significant.
Did I shop Kmart for clothing? No, I didn’t. But I loved that I could be totally involved in the hangtags, the buttons, the commercials and with the designers. Something in my head said ‘Yes.’ I was adventurous.
I love cheese. It intensified when I moved to France. It felt like my cheese shop lady was my dealer because every week I’d say, ‘I need this cheese, I need that cheese’, and she’d cut me enough for the week but I’d finish a whole piece in one go.
When I went into the computer shop to change my last laptop, the 19-year-old kid behind the counter looked at my six-year-old model and described it as ‘vintage.’ ‘Vintage?’ I wanted to scream. ‘Son, I’ve got shirts older than you! I own underpants that have seen more of the world!’
I live in L.A., where every coffee shop is filled with scriptwriters, producers and directors.
Since coming out of jail, I still made mistakes daily. Don’t me wrong, I’m not an angel by any stretch of the imagination, but my mistakes are just normal ones now like forgetting to go to the shop when the missus asks or not putting the bins out, stuff like that.
Honestly, before I started working at the comic shop, I was not a huge comic reader. I grew up reading ‘Archie’ and have an incredible love/hate relationship with Archie Comics. I got back into it when I started living with some roommates who were really comics fanatics.
I just enjoy the sound as I hear it in everything around me. The high and low frequencies of sound bewitch me. Whether I am in a shop, in the bathroom or listening to noise that my fans make… everything is music to my ears and drives me. I just put all these things in rhythm when I’m playing.
I love chocolate, and I love to shop – just give me a good boutique. I like mall scenarios, too, because there’s more right there at hand. I think Nashville could use some better shopping!
We work in a shop about the size of the paint department of Richard Childress Racing.
The 370-year-old antique shop Trifles and Folly is the heart of ‘Deadly Curiosities,’ my new urban fantasy novel from Solaris Books.
Gail Z. Martin
I don’t shop as much as I find.
I love to shop at Macy’s. It has a huge Guess section and lots of Jessica Simpson stuff.
My first album didn’t come out until I was 27, which in pop years is late, you know. But when it came time to arrange it, I became a kid in a toy shop. I had a harp and a saxophone quartet and a symphony orchestra. I went berserk for a time.
Being fined for violating the rules of your league is not the same as a shop owner on Main Street paying to have a new sign hung in front of their business. One is a business expense, the other is a punishment.
Consumers have a different path to purchase. They don’t shop less than they used to; it is just that the footsteps went online. You have to think differently in how you engage with users.
As for environmentalism, I’m only an environmentalist by accident. I live in New York, so I bike, and the closest grocery store to me sells organic produce. I also shop with a book bag because I ride a bike, and it’s hard to carry the paper or plastic bags.
What I don’t like is the way people automatically think I am a kept woman, that he pays my expenses. This puts me in a rage. I’ve always paid my own way, even while living in his mansion. I’ve kept an apartment of my own. In fact, I not only buy my own clothes, but many of Hef’s, too – he just hates to shop.
You can take for granted that people know more or less what a street, a shop, a beach, a sky, an oak tree look like. Tell them what makes this one different.
I had a Saturday job in Barratts shoe shop at the age of 15.
I shop at thrift stores a lot. I have a lot of silver pitchers and I put my flowers in those. I collect antiques, so there are a lot of old rocking chairs… My friends call my home the vortex because nobody wants to leave.
Keep your shop, and your shop will keep you.
I live right next to a grocery store and I don’t know if it’s the bachelor in me, but I just go in and shop for what I need for the day. I’m an idiot because I don’t shop for the whole week. The check out clerks always crack jokes about the fact that I’m in there sometimes twice a day.
Seann William Scott
When I was a kid at first I wanted to own a candy shop. I guess every kid wants to – we just want to have access – free access.
I don’t listen to the radio, cause I don’t have a driver’s license. But if I’m in L.A. or somewhere where we have to rent a car, I’ll hear my songs. Sometimes I hear them when I’m in stores, and I’m still like a little kid in a candy shop: ‘Oh my God, that’s my song!’ I don’t know how that could ever get old.
If you’re Ronan Keating, who was working in a shoe shop when I discovered him, but end of thinking you’re George Michael, then you need to be stopped.
I worked at a pizza shop. My brother’s best friend owned it. I did a little bit of everything there, whatever they needed.
I go through periods where I don’t shop at all, and then I go crazy and buy everything in sight. I never know what to wear, and I’m at my worst before an audition. I pull everything out of the closet, throw it on my bed. I’ll get entirely dressed and then take it all off again until I’m in a kind of frenzy.
I kind of look like I work in a Brooklyn coffee shop.
Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else in the house.
You’d never look at a Rembrandt and say, ‘That’s just wood and canvas and paint – how much?!’ It’s all about how many people want it. It works on a pair of jeans as well – they’re just material and stitching, and as soon as you walk out of the shop, they’re worth nothing.
I don’t think I have to combat Airbnb. It is like comparing Tiffany to a shop that sells things for one dollar.
I try to shop online. All my food, Christmas gifts, everything.
A Chanel bag will retain its value if you want to sell it to a vintage shop. I’ve got Chanel bags from the 1980s and they have that fashion heritage aspect.
I don’t live lavishly, so it’s not like I have 20 assistants and travel privately and shop every day.
I shop only at thrift stores and vintage stores. In New York, I like a place called Star Struck, and a place called The Family Jewels.
Long term, I’d love a big shop with everything in it. A one-stop shop. A haven.
I will go to my grave believing that participation is best driven by the well-stocked shop window.
Apparently, it makes me hard to shop for because I’m constantly buying myself presents.
I understand the relationships between the crew chiefs and the engineering or between fabrication and the body shop.
Some people see what I don’t see – I’m just so happy to do all of this just being myself. The same thing what you get on the TV, you will see in your local Asda or the pound shop.
I’m a pretty big clothes horse. I shop for clothes constantly. I do so much shopping. I should go to Shoppers Anonymous.
I completely agree with the term ‘adopt, don’t shop.’ We usually have fantasies and preferences regarding the breed of dogs, but what about the strays?
I don’t think I’ll ever shop on the high street in the same way again. It just doesn’t have the same excitement for me.
I sat in the barber’s chair in David Miller’s makeup shop, hours and hours of trial and error. While David poked at me with his crusty brushes, I grew more and more profane. That’s how I started to find the voice of Freddy.
I’m not really concerned if people have this purist view of the New York Supreme thing. If they think opening our shop in Paris is going to harm our brand, then we can’t really be that strong of a brand.
I hated exercise. I would bunk every PE session and lock myself in the tuck shop.
I was in New York and I went to a meatball shop with my friend and there was paparazzi there and I thought, ‘How did you know that someone was gonna come to this meatball shop?’ But I was pregnant and I wanted a meatball sub and let me tell you, it was delicious.
The problem with taking amps to a shop is that they come back sounding like another amp.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Women just love to shop.
The thing I like to do most is shop.
Dad worked in the same shop, behind the same counter, five or six days a week, for 38 years, and hated it.
I love clothing and still shop a lot of vintage.
I was not prepared for the actual process itself; having to go to the shop and having some molds done.
For me, I never want anyone outside of my immediate family and outside of me to have the power to alter the way that I walk, talk, shop, or date. When you start feeding off of that outside acceptance and accolades, you lose sight of what’s actually real. Once you get there, it’s kind of hard to double back.
I call my therapist every other day. It’s not a one-stop shop. You have to push away all that negativity in your head. Face it, name it, let it go.
When you shop local, you have the opportunity to develop relationships with business owners in your community and many of them offer unique products and services that you simply can’t get online or at department stores.
Growing up, I had an insane crush on Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys.
I want my songs to be enjoyed by those who travel in a town bus and they should be played repeatedly in a tea shop.
In order to work for Chrysler, you are required to join the union, in this case UAW. There’s no choice – it’s a union shop – the employees voted to have it that way, and in America, that’s the way it is.
My sister, mom and I all wear the same size, so I shop a lot at a boutique called ‘my mother’s closet’ that is right down the hall from my bedroom. She has vintage Comme des Garcons dresses that I feel so elegant wearing.
The greatest story of all is Colonel Sanders. He didn’t start until he was sixty-six on a freeway bypass for his chicken shop. Anything is possible!
We need to have making, including computer science, shop, etc. as part of the core curriculum from the beginning, not just an optional afterschool thing. Things like First Robotics and all of those great programs need to become mainstream.
I love to shop at BCBG, because it’s classy and elegant but a little bit sexy. It fits who I am in one store.
I’m not one of those girls who can think, ‘Right, I’ll put a scarf with that and a little brooch there and maybe a vintage jacket.’ I’m so impressed with girls who look terrific in a little thing they picked up at the local charity shop. I just look scruffy when I try to do vintage.
I remember going on adventures with my older brother and, when I was 11, being allowed to go to the corner shop alone, and filling up a bag with penny chews, Fruit Salads, Bruiser bars and Black Jacks.
I personally like to shop in person so I can feel the product.
First time I sang, I was singing Alicia Keys in the bathroom of my mom’s beauty shop. I was six.
When I was starting a small printing shop in Wembley, I vividly remember coming out of the cinema, realising I had spent the two hours worrying about that month’s payroll, rather than focusing on the film.
I used to take long walks in England. The second time I went there, it helped me to lose a lot of weight. When I wasn’t playing, I used to spend the whole day walking. Going from shop to shop.
The box office is a black money laundry shop. No business is straight.
I would never shop from the Internet or a catalogue; otherwise, how am I going to educate my eye? I just love going out and searching for new things.
I know it sounds strange, but I’m one of those people who goes to a coffee shop to drink coffee.
W. Bruce Cameron
I try to shop in every state that I go to.
I value being able to go into a record shop and people leaving me alone.
I never read any fairy tales or classics until I was an adult; all we ever had was comics… No television, either. If we wanted entertainment, we hung around the fish shop.
IQ is a commodity, data is a commodity. I’m far more interested in watching people interact at a restaurant with their smartphone. We can all read ‘Tech Crunch,’ ‘Ad Age.’ I would rather be living in the trenches. I would rather be going to Whole Foods in Columbus Circle to watch people shop with their smartphones.
As for a fantasy life, working women are more likely to fantasize about finding the perfect child care provider who she can both trust and afford. She might also fantasize that tonight her husband will both shop for and cook dinner.
Madeleine M. Kunin
For me, wearing a tie is a pleasure, a recherche one but a pleasure nonetheless. You could say that I’m avoiding tie avoidance. My own gorgeous collection runs into hundreds and I buy them the way I buy books – I simply can’t pass a shop. I have loved them since I could spend my own money on them.
I worked as long in a fish and chip shop as I did in Parliament. I’ve had particular experiences in politics, but they’re not my only ones, and they’re not the ones that defined me.
It makes me happy that people recognise me and want to click pictures with me. But sometimes, I want to be a common person. I want to go to a coffee shop and just chill. I miss driving my car with the windows rolled down.
When I was 14, I had a job in a cake shop. I got caught by the boss, lying down eating cake, and was sacked on my first day.
Nike Air Max 95’s – I wear them almost every day. They’re super comfortable. I get a lot of gifts, so I don’t really need to shop. But if I had to choose my favourite brand, it would be Nike. Nike is the best.
Just think about it: in every shop in the reading world since 1956, there has been two feet of book-space devoted to Tolkien.
I met Clinton during her husband’s first campaign for the White House. It was 1992, New Hampshire, and both Clintons had stopped at a coffee shop to greet the folks and get something to eat.
Until you get left for Mr. Bean, you don’t realise how frequently he pops up. There’s a shop two streets from my house that sells masks of his face. There’s nowhere where I’m going to go that he’s not there.
Don’t shop when you’re hungry or in a grumpy mood. You need to feel happy and confident to make the best decisions.
I don’t really shop any more. I only do it when I have to. I think it is very overrated.
Every barbershop has a guy who wrecks shop every time he comes in. He has the whole barbershop laughing. That doesn’t mean he’s a comedian.
I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing ‘Happy Birthday.’
I’m like a kid in a sweet shop every day. It’s slightly cringey how much fun I have.
I worked in a coffee shop called Buzz Cafe in Oak Park. I started when I was 14 or 15, washing dishes, and then I became a barista and sometimes waited tables. It was an artsy scene.
The first time I was given money to shop for myself, I was 13 and staying with my godmother in New York. I went to Clinique and bought the three-step acne programme and felt so grown-up.
I’ve had to stop going to the nearest grocery store that seems to play Shania Twain’s ‘Forever and For Always’ whenever I’m there. It’s hard to shop for frozen entrees through cold-air blasted tears. Feels good on a flushed face though.
You know, I lose patience really easily; I’d rather shop in the grocery store than in the department store. I can pick an apple like nobody’s business.
We’ve been playing ugly. Without all of our bodies, we’ve been kicking it all over the shop, but fortunately we’ve been able to make the big buckets and rely on our defense for once.
I’m pretty much a thrift shop gal. Flea markets on Sundays.
As much as I love to shop online, I also love walking the streets on a beautiful day and seeing what finds I can discover in a small shop or vintage store.
I had grown up in a toy shop in Blackpool and then moved to London to do an acting course.
Working in a store and being a shop assistant, if you don’t know what to do and you like fashion, I think it’s a great way of getting into the business because you do windows, cleaning, and everything. That was my school for two years, working in a shop, and that’s how I met people in magazines and designers.
In general, I’m rubbish in heels. I love them, and I own a lot because it’s like being in a sweet shop: they’re pretty. But I’m not good in them. I don’t walk nicely in heels.
New York, Dubai and London are places where I love to shop.
I don’t shop. I haven’t shopped in about four years.
In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop.
When I was 19, my dad got sick, and I quit college to take over his business, a coffee shop on 19th Street, below Dupont Circle in D.C. I had been working there since I was 11 years old, so it was not a stretch to think that I could do it, but my record as a teenager, in many respects, was less than stellar.
If you go to a coffee shop or at the airport, and you’re using open wireless, I would use a VPN service that you could subscribe for 10 bucks a month. Everything is encrypted in an encryption tunnel, so a hacker cannot tamper with your connection.
I always like to shop and for me it was just about seeing things I like and making it part of my wardrobe and collecting things that I could always bring back when I’m like 50, 60 years old.
Cooking with your kids is a remarkable exercise to let them in on the purchasing part of the process – kids love to shop, and its great to take them to these ethnic places where people don’t always speak the language.
It was so exciting to go to the record shop and buy a piece of vinyl and hold it, read the liner notes, look at the pictures. Even the smell of the vinyl.
When I was living in Jerusalem, I used to write in a coffee shop called Tmol Shilshom. I’d sit at the same table every day and work. And right next to my seat was a weathered wingback chair by a window.
I love to find a great vintage secondhand shop.
If you’ve never lived outside London, and if you’ve always had a car, it’s difficult to understand how dire bus services undermine your standard of living: from being able to get to work, meet friends in the pub, get the weekly shop or take the kids on a day out.
My big places to shop are Wal-Mart and Target – seriously. That is where half of my stuff comes from now.
The ideal death, I think, is what was the ideal Victorian death, you know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop.
I remember in the fifth grade my dad would take me to Manhattan to shop for clothes.
We wanted it to be that you could go to the comic shop and read about the back story of ‘Pacific Rim’ and the drama inherent in it.
I love documentaries and the computer. I am a little addicted to the computer, and that relaxes me. I find information, I shop, and I look up people I worked with to find out if they’re dead or alive.
That Evan Dunham fight, I went back to not being serious. I was going to the lake and literally brought some wrestling mats down with me. We have a shop at the lake where we park the boat. I’d throw the mats in there, wakeboard all day, and train all night. I was having a good time, getting back to work.
Multinational companies exploit national differences to abuse their workers, to dodge their taxes and to ‘regulation shop’ as a means to avoid meeting their responsibilities.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
Over time, shop classes sort of disappeared or got marginalized in the states. I don’t really know why. Now with tech like 3-D printers and CNCs, shops have acquired a new shine.
My most treasured item is the brown leather bag that my mum bought me from a little Italian shop for my 21st. It’s supposed to be a vanity bag, but I use it as a handbag.
I am a physical retailer by trade – if your shop is burgled you don’t immediately think, ‘Is it North Korea? Is it the Mafia?’ But with cyber you don’t know initially whether you’re dealing with a state actor, as they call them, a small-time criminal, an insider.
My first job was working in a dress shop in Los Angeles in 1940, for $7 a week.
It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.
The racism I am really interested in stamping out is in everyday life. Joe Bloggs, who nobody knows, walks down the street and gets racially abused. He goes into a shop and people think he is going to steal something. He cannot get a job.
I don’t buy trends, because the pieces don’t last and I wind up never wearing them. That’s why I like to shop with my children; they’ll always tell me the truth.
A simple rule of thumb is to shop the periphery of the grocery store – that’s where you’ll find meat, fish, dairy, and vegetables. Choose high-quality protein such as healthy, grass-fed beef and lamb and organic chicken and pork, and eat them in moderation.
I used to leave my house at 6:30 in the morning, and I would visit 10 shops every Saturday, starting at the furthest shop I’d decided to go to that day, ending up in Oxford Street 12 hours later.
My mother Molly had a nervous breakdown after my father Chic died, aged 50. He was a very generous man who ran a shop in Dundee giving a lot of people tick. When he died, a lot of people hadn’t paid their bills, so he died with a lot of debt. After he died, my mother went doolally.
We used to have quirky weird bands that made dance music like the Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode and I think people have still got an appetite for that type of music-melody and darkness.
I don’t shop. I buy things that inspire me, that give me emotion.
The money that we make from the company goes into The Body Shop Foundation, which isn’t one of those awful tax shelters like some in America. It just functions to take the money and give it away.
When someone follows you all the way to the shop and watches you buy toilet roll, you know your life has changed.
As a kid, I would always shop for my back-to-school clothes at department stores. I lived in a small town, and department stores were all we had access to.
I don’t mind autograph hunters when I go down the fish and chip shop. As long as I get my chips.
I think of the spam folder not as Pandora’s box but as a costume shop in which you can play and play at being whoever and whatever you wish. If only for a time.
Where I grew up, there was only one CD shop, and I didn’t really like school, so we’d register, then bunk off, and we would be round my mate’s house making drum-and-bass mix tapes.
I tend to hoard, and hate to shop unless it’s a blow out sale, or a sample sale.
The Italian Renaissance extends beyond food, of course. Just about every major Italian furniture designer now has a shop in Paris, and Le Bon Marche recently opened an outlet for Santa Maria Novella perfumes, elixirs and soaps from Florence on its ground floor.
I shop a lot online… and just the ease of it makes a lot more sense.
In New York you go to the coffee shop, have a bagel, walk down the street, get hassled, run into someone else. People just waltz into your world and it’s believable.
Shop online for great deals.
The Body Shop Foundation is run by our staff and supports social activism and environmental activism. We don’t tend to support big agencies.
As a kid, I was always building things. My father had a shop in the house, and we built things – we were kind of a project family. I started out as a painter, and then painting led to cinema, and in cinema, you get to build so many things, or help build them.
I’ve been cutting my hair ever since college. I try to do that whenever it gets rough. I’m not too cheap to go the barber shop, but I mostly try to do that by myself. I try to keep my skills sharp.
People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you’ll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow.
I shop at a lot of vintage stores because the prices are amazing, and I love the idea that there’s a history behind the piece I’m wearing.
My favourite outfit was this black lace dress that I found in a vintage shop in Williamsburg, New York.
Abbey Lee Kershaw
That’s what we wanted to get across in that moment, particularly when Shaun goes to the shop when he’s all hung over. He doesn’t notice any of the zombies around him just because he never had before, so why should he at that point?
I love fashion. I shop like a 16-year old girl. Sneakers. That’s what I spend money I don’t have on.
I do fantasize about having my own shop one day.
When I first started at HSN, I knew that retailers would have to be poised to take advantage of technology and the rapidly changing ways in which people shop. It was one of the things that drew me to the company.
Miami gave me an opportunity to grow. I wanted to see if I was really a one-team guy, or if I picked up my suitcases and set up shop somewhere else, would I be able to make the team?
I was a woman and younger. I started spending a lot of time in the mall doing a lot of qualitative research and really watching what consumers were doing. Were they gravitating towards the sales racks, or were they looking at the new fashions? Were they there to shop, or were they there to socialize?
So my brain started ticking and I bought all my books from a cookbook shop, Libraire Gourmand in Paris. I bought them over the Internet and they sent them from France. I got the ‘Larousse’ in a box with 20 other books. I was pretty excited. It was like Christmas for 20 years.
You go into any doughnut shop and look at three cops having coffee, I guarantee I look like one of them.
Very few people know this, but I love organizational products and tools. One of my favorite places to shop are container stores where you can get bins, boxes and crates to organize your life.
Kimora Lee Simmons
The minute I stepped foot on the shop floor and started serving in a retail environment, I knew it was the career for me. I was a shop assistant for just one day, and I thought, ‘This is it. This is the rest of my life. This is all I want to do.’
I do shop on eBay. I love to buy china on eBay. I’ve bought quite a few sets of plates. I like to buy gifts as well. If I know somebody has a favorite writer, I look for a first edition. It’s also a great place to buy vintage jewelry.
I know how I shop and how I am inspired to buy things, and the majority of it is from Instagram. I look at people like Yasmin Sewell and Leandra Medine from the Man Repeller, as well as the countless models that have really cool street style, for inspiration all the time.
I learned to bet the Red Sox, the Celtics, Suffolk Downs. I thought it was a glorious life – pull up to the doughnut shop, spread out, and plan your day.
I’d describe myself as a saver, but just sometimes I can spend like a kicking horse! Ryman is the one shop I can’t go past without going into. I just can’t resist lovely stationery.
I don’t want to be doing fashion shoots and being interviewed about where I shop. Who cares?
I think economics is about passion. Economic progress, whether it is a two-person coffee shop or whether it is Netscape, is about people with brave ideas. Because it is brave to mortgage the house, when you’ve got two kids, to start a coffee shop.
I am trying to reach people who would not normally head for the history section of a book shop or a library to try to show that history would be as interesting and thrilling as a novel.
Princess Michael of Kent
Ironically, I find it harder to get a foothold in Australia than I do in the U.S. When I was in Australia, I struggled. It can be a bit of a closed shop; it can be hard for a newcomer to break in, whereas in the U.S., it has much more of an open-door policy, and they will give anyone a shot.
People may think I’m crazy, but one of the ways I like to wind down my Friday is to get some of our household chores done, whether it’s cleaning or doing a big food shop, so the house is all nice for the weekend.
I shop at thrift stores and consignment shoppes. I wear my clothes as is, and maybe get them dry cleaned whenever possible.
Racing’s in my blood. My mum met my dad when she went to buy her first motorbike in his shop.
I get recognized now and again, but the paparazzi aren’t following me around. I get to go to the shop and buy bread and milk, and no one worries me.
We’re not going to be the fastest-growing or the biggest. I think there’s plenty of room for a little old sandwich shop like ours.
Jimmy John Liautaud
Tower Records is like a temple to me. I’ll stay there for hours. Nobody can shop for records with me. It drives them out of their minds.
Billy Bob Thornton
I don’t shop because I need something, I just shop for shopping’s sake.
I thought Connaught Place was the best place to shop in Delhi, but Khan Market is also very good.
Yeah, you’d be surprised how many well known musicians have regular jobs. And yes, I’m a machinist. That’s how I made my guitars – at a machine shop.
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is going to pay for the clothes. And shop for them, too!
Chinese people have that superstitious fix – people always do feng shui when they are opening a shop; even the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank pays people to do feng shui for them.
Architecture to me is whole. I cannot say I only care about this 25% and the other 75% I let go… it’s just I want to work the way I want to work. In my shop, you can order certain things and other things you cannot. They are not available.
In Hollywood I ask Peter Lawford to help me shop.
Growing up I always used to shop in Oxfam. I’d find things for 50p and then take them home, cut them up and make them into something new.
I remember when I first went to the Baltimore Museum of Art and I bought this little Moreau print in the gift shop. I took it home, and I was, like, 12 years old or something.
I have half a cutlery shop’s worth of spoons in my pocket at all times designated for tasting.
On my own or with a friend, I’m a shopaholic, and I particularly love the cleaning aisle in the supermarket. But when I’m with my husband, I’m shop shy because he can’t bear it. It always ends up with us making a huge scene on the High Street and then going off in a huff in separate directions.
‘Style Strategy’ is about shopping smart, staying chic and making it all last. It’s about showing women how to shop for value without compromising style.
I usually shop online.
I love Ralph Lauren. As I travel so much, I prefer to shop online.
I design a lot of things that I wear onstage, but I’m always looking for unique stuff. I like creative things, so anything I can find at a secondhand costume shop to a Helmut Lang store, it doesn’t matter – just unique stuff.
The most expensive part of any manufacturing unit is the paint shop.
I worked at a local country club that I never belonged to. I did random tasks in the pro shop and supposed to be in charge of the register, but that didn’t go so well. They quickly realized I was better with people, not computers.
It’s hard to shop for a guy who has everything.
Women come into our shop for that ultimate moment in their life. They’re buying a dream. They’re buying a moment for themselves. That’s what I sell – moments.
A neighborhood friend showed me how it was possible to go to a camera shop and pick up chemicals for pennies… literally… and develop your own film and make prints.
I’ve worked with and talked to poor people my entire life, being in the pawn shop business.
My dad constantly tells me I should calm down, but I feel so sad when I see places I’ve known since I was a child closing. I burst out crying when a local pharmacy closed the other day; it’s just going to become a shop that nobody has much of a need for. But I am trying to move with the times.
A pastry chef’s lifespan in a restaurant is limited. You have to open a bakery or pastry shop. There’s only so far you can go in a restaurant.
Amazon has historically been a bully, and I don’t shop there. But I love Goodreads. For the record.
We have such a loyal following in London that we decided to open a shop, and I find Albemarle Street extremely charming and special.
I was born on September 30, 1939, in Rosheim, a small medieval city of Alsace in France. My father, Pierre Lehn, then a baker, was very interested in music, played the piano and the organ, and became, later, having given up the bakery, the organist of the city. My mother Marie kept the house and the shop.
I have a worm’s eye view and a bird’s eye view simultaneously and it’s immensely helpful to understand what is happening on the shop floor when you are harnessing many talents and telling an intimate story on a large scale.
New York used to be so much more than just a place to shop. It was life on the street for the eccentrics; it was an eccentric city. It had many different tastes. Now it’s just one – a really rich one – with big tall glass buildings.
I love costumes. My dream growing up was always to have my own costume and prop shop.
I’d asked for things like the ‘Footloose’ soundtrack and Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ for my birthdays, but I remember walking what felt like miles to this cassette shop called The Warehouse to buy Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland,’ U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ and a Roberta Flack album. I had pretty good taste.
The only constant in my life besides OYO is Lisa, my dog. She’s a Lhasa apso. The only reason I shop is to buy accessories for Lisa.
Ordinary Kenyans rightly want to be able to shop safely, and there is a long history of them doing just that, irrespective of their religion or that of the shop owner.
But, the thing is, since I always had my own little shop and direct access to the public, I’ve been able to build up a technique without marketing people ever telling me what the public wants.
I’m kind of feeling like I don’t mind being open with the random details of my life, like I’m at a coffee shop or my toe hurts or something, but obviously other more personal areas of life where I will just never really go there.
I love to shop vintage clothes; in London, I usually go to Relic and Alfie’s Market. I usually brunch around London Bridge, where I live.
Georgia May Jagger
I usually do get the tomboy parts in the movies, which is kind of like me, but not totally. I like to shop as much as Ashley, but she is a little more of a girlie-girl than me.
It depends on the arrangement. It could take 3 hours, it could take 3 days, it could take a week. ‘Thrift Shop’ took one arrangement session. We did it all in a circle that day. ‘Evolution of Music’ and ‘Evolution of Beyonce’ took a bunch of different sessions.
My dad had two, sometimes three jobs. Besides running the Commodore Music Shop in Manhattan, he did jazz concerts, and he ran this great jazz label, Commodore.
Drew is a shopaholic. He must have 400 suits and 180 pairs of shoes. I have three pairs of jeans, and that’s it. I shop in his closet and take anything I want.
After school, I got a job in a shop in Hollywood and shared an apartment with a friend. I promptly lost my job and got evicted from my apartment, and that happened several times.
In their heyday, the Pet Shop Boys were the Interpol of the Eighties, dressing up to sing really weird pop songs about lust and loneliness in the big city. They’re low-pro now, not retro-worshipped in the manner of Depeche Mode, New Order, or The Cure, but you can hear the reason why – these guys are too sad.
I do hear from people at my exhibition about seeing these things made from this toy from their childhood, and it brings them back. They’ll go and buy a set of Lego from the gift shop because of that nostalgia and seeing it at the art exhibition.
I shop everywhere. I love to shop online.Ebay is like heaven for me.
The Monmouth Coffee Shop is the best place in London.
There used to be times when you didn’t see Indians on television or if you did it was the corner shop guy in ‘EastEnders,’ but now they’re not as stereotypical and we’ve managed to fit in and blend really well. England does a great job of doing that.
When ‘Firefly’ was canceled, we had just a few other places to shop it to – to take it over… And all of them had reasons why they couldn’t do it that time.
Everything in my house was either free or under 40 bucks, and people come to my house and can’t believe that I picked up everything on the street or in a thrift shop.
The kind of contact that they make with the customer is what brings them back to shop. The experience, the feeling that you have in the store is what makes the difference.
I have always been a fan of Jim Henson, and I love his Creature Shop creations, the skill of the puppets and the characters he creates.
I don’t shop by brand loyalty at all. I’m just drawn to what I like when I shop. I do like this brand called Tiger of Sweden a lot, though. They make great sportswear and tailoring. And Calvin Klein; big supporter of them as well.
Customers don’t just want to shop: they want to feel that the brand understands them.
I once did a gig at an office Christmas party in the showroom floor of a friend’s father’s home appliance shop in the suburbs of Melbourne. It was to a much older crowd. Without a microphone. Or a stage. With the queue for the buffet behind me.
You want people to feel comfortable to walk in their neighborhoods, go out and shop, do business.
Now when one goes to Dubai, one does shop a lot. I bought a lot of exotic food like Tofu and smoked salmon, which are generally not available in Mumbai.
What does it tell you that applications for guns since the shooting are up 41 percent in Colorado, and that our cameras found about 50 people in line at one gun shop yesterday outside Denver?
My father was the proprietor of a music shop on Forty-third Street, where many of the finest performers and musicians of the day would come to shop. He knew the classical repertoire inside out.
E. L. Doctorow
I’m a pretty organised packer, laying out everything beforehand, as I don’t like to take extra stuff. I’ve got a good eye for judging how much I can stuff into one suitcase. I’ve often not brought the right items, but I’d never avoided a chance to shop, unlike most men.
I want people to come to town and come by the shop and buy a T-shirt, then go by the bar-and-grill and have a hamburger or go hear some music. I want to be a destination – the destination.
Businesses are going to innovate in how they bring prices down so people can shop the way they want.
So it’s rare if I go to a city and don’t shop. I know different store systems in every city so I just like doing business everywhere I go.
I wear my pajamas. That’s the thing I love most about writing. I don’t get changed until I actually have to go out of the house. I’ll write and take a late lunch or go to a coffee shop when I get where I can’t stand the four walls anymore.
Kimberly Willis Holt
I don’t shop online, but my wife buys everything at home. We buy sea crabs, fresh crabs, all kinds of things.
I think a pastor used to be viewed as the one-stop ministry shop. The pastor served on every committee, volunteered at every event, and made all the hospital visits. I think that is changing and I think that is healthy. Both for the pastor and the congregation.
Men and women shop very differently, and where women are open to edgy, conceptual looks, very, very few men are.
Men shop for problem solving. They want something familiar. So if it’s a new version of something they understand, they are right there with it and, hopefully, loving it.
My mother likes to say that I was conceived to shop – not just born to shop. My whole life as a child was following her and her sister and friends around on her shopping trips.
All my tattoos except my first were not planned. I would just go into the shop late at night with friends and ask for something on the spot. My first is my parents’ wedding date. I thought it would soften the blow of getting a tattoo.
I do shop online! But I’m shopping online mostly in the home categories – One Kings Lane and Gilt. At a lot of architectural websites, I buy a lot of hardware for cabinetry like hinges and things like that from England. So, you know, for me, I shop at Net-A-Porter, but I don’t really shop that much for clothing online.
I cannot do business. I cannot sit and say, ‘How are you, the weather’s great, how’s your golf?’ I’m like a bull in a china shop.
I have the biggest sweet tooth, and just recently a doughnut shop in Portland called Pip’s Original introduced a doughnut inspired by me called the ‘Dirty Wu.’ It is a cinnamon-sugar doughnut with sea salt, drizzled with honey and Nutella.
I’ve always had a passion for dancing, and I wasn’t lucky enough to go to stage school, so when I got onto the show, I was like a kid in a sweet shop. I went into it just to have fun. The support was overwhelming, to say the least. It wasn’t until the end of the show that I realised how much I really wanted to win it.
Experience will always win in this sport. That experience helps with a lot of things, even in the race shop. You are going to have experience in certain scenarios where you can make those right decisions.
For my fragrance, I knew I wanted something sweet but with a different side to it. I have a lot of vanilla notes and bakery shop scents, but then I also have muskier notes that make it a bit edgier. It’s fun but also sophisticated.
Godspell was a good leap for me, it was a good shop window.
I’ve battled my weight since I was 12. My parents took to us to New York once, for a holiday, and there I’d buy fruit loops from a 24×7 shop and sit down with my books. I never played; I wasn’t that kind of kid – I just read. I ate chocolates like peanuts. I was 86kg till I was 19.
Can a conservative work safely and soundly in a union environment – in a shop filled with union workers, activists, voters and life-long supporters of the Democrat Party? You betcha.
From 1975-’79, I worked for PGA professional Tony Bruno. For five years I watched, lost in admiration, as Tony ran the golf shop at Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, N.J. Tony put in 80-hour weeks doing what nearly 29,000 men and women club pros do every day: Keeping the game alive with a smile.
Literature is capable of being a subject that people want to catch up on or discuss, whether at a coffee shop or a watercooler. It can become an intrinsic part of their dialogue.
Mark Z. Danielewski
I grew up with my mom always talking to everyone everywhere, whether it was professionally or in a coffee shop. And my dad was the same way. So I love being able to talk to people, hear their stories and be inspired.
Oh, I shop all over the place, really. Like I love department stores like Barney’s and Saks and stuff like that. But I also just like to walk in Soho and find some interesting boutique that doesn’t really have a huge name or following, and I’ll go in and find something amazing.
Before I went off to Rutgers, I worked in a comic book shop in my hometown. At night, I would work on some comic stories, and after a while, I developed an idea for a weird little superhero spoof comic called ‘Cement Shooz.’
Without sulfites, wine may smell and taste funky or re-ferment in the bottle. Many distributors and shop owners are consequently reluctant to stock wines made without sulfites.
Anytime you can start the season off with a new organization and see all the work they put in – guys in the shop that I don’t even know are working late nights.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
My father was a self-employed textile agent, and the shop below his office was an art gallery.
My goal is to make Italian food clean and accessible and beautiful and tasty, with simple ingredients that people can find at a local grocery store, because people don’t want to go to a gourmet shop in search of items that will sit in their pantry for years after they use just a teaspoon or pinch of them.
Giada De Laurentiis
I honestly kind of hate shopping. My favorite places to shop are rich old lady consignment stores.
Broadband, or a wide bandwidth data transmission that has the capacity to transmit a lot of information quickly, has changed the way we work, shop, watch movies, and communicate with loved ones.
I was hit by a car when I was 13, and the rumour was immediately that I had been playing chicken with the car with my best friend Kenny in front of the Nutmeg Pantry, which was the only shop in Sharon. In fact, the guy who hit me was inebriated.
I don’t shop online. I’m always scared to put my credit card on the Internet!
People live, work, walk, play, shop, study, and eat with other people. There are few desert dwellers who live alone without depending in some way on people.
I’m still Vanessa from the neighborhood. My parents own the shop, and I’m there all the time, that I worked in when I was a teenager. I have a child from my childhood sweetheart.
The Valkyries were an idea that my boss and I came up with when, at the comic shop one day, I mentioned how great it would be if there were a girl gang for women working in comic shops.
For Eid – or Raya, as the Malaysians call it – we love to shop for new clothes for the festive season. There will be open houses to go to, and Malaysians love to look good for these.
Being a people’s party cannot mean being a kind of all-purpose political shop that offers something for everyone.
I have been on shop floors. I have talked to a lot of the companies that create jobs in South Carolina and across the country. And what they want is less regulation.
My best writing day starts with coffee from our local Cypriot cafe and a newspaper from the Tamil corner shop – they always ask what I’m up to, and why I haven’t brushed my hair – then a short, sharp walk. I think as I go.
I love to shop. Clothes, electronics, and I love jewelry, especially yellow gold.
With any body shape it’s important to buy the right size and not be dictated to by size you think you are. Try on a bigger and a smaller size in the shop and see what fits visually. If you do have to go up a size, cut the label out, it’s just a number!
I’m quite British; I’ve got big, flat feet, and I can’t wear heels. I’ve got very, very pale Celtic skin, so my legs are always a frightening blue color. So when you take out clothes that reveal your legs, shoes that have any kind of heel, no shop will actually take my money.
None of us want to live in a society where people are forced to sleep in shop doorways, on park benches or in dangerous, run-down buildings.
More and more department stores are acting as the shop window for a range of retailers now, using space more efficiently to recreate the feel of the local market, creating new market opportunities for the small and the niche.
Curbside is primed to fundamentally change the way people shop – by creating a seamless way for consumers to access products from local merchants – by successfully developing complex location and inventory technology.
On stage, I’m this figure, this actor, who does things that people aren’t used to seeing and I relish in that reaction. In real life, though, I play golf, I shop and I walk around with no makeup on and my hair in a ponytail. I may not be the typical middle-aged Joe, but I’m closer to normal than you think.
They look quite promising in the shop; and not entirely without hope when I get them back into my wardrobe. But then, when I put them on they tend to deteriorate with a very strange rapidity and one feels so sorry for them.
Whoever labors for the happiness of those he loves elevates himself, no matter whether he works in the dreary shop or the perfumed field.
Robert Green Ingersoll
I have always wanted to own a homemade ice cream shop!
I am a tea connoisseur and my idea of absolute heaven is a tea shop.
There is no reason why the Louvre should be your favourite gallery just because it has the grandest collections in France, any more than Kew should necessarily be a favourite garden because it has the largest assemblage of plants, or Tesco your chosen shop because it has the widest variety of canned beans.
From my first days in Washington D.C., where I rolled a whole four downtown blocks without seeing a single shop, cafe, bar or restaurant I could not access, to the beautifully accessible buses in New York City, I was in heaven.
I’m very interested in my new kitchen equipment shop. I’ve started it with two friends.
When I lived in Paris, I would shop at antique shops and buy these huge coats because I was very cold. And then I started performing in them because I felt safe. I never stopped doing that.
The other day, a doughnut shop in Portland called Pip’s Originals tweeted me telling me that they named a doughnut after me called the ‘Dirty Wu.’ It is a cinnamon sugar doughnut drizzled with honey and Nutella. It was so good. I just won the Oscar in the sci-fi world.
People learn to shop for churches; there is no loyalty to the church. They’re consumers being attracted to one product or another. I think it’s sacrilege, to tell you the truth, it really is.
Eugene H. Peterson
A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect.
John Jay Chapman
At Shopify, we are trying to make things as simple as possible, but for the business owner, it’s not unlike starting your own little shop along Main Street somewhere.
Over the years, the way our customers shop our stores and websites has changed and will continue to change with the increasing popularity and convenience of smart phones and tablets.
I want to make a shop that’s unlike any that already exists.
We like music, we pretty much collect it, but I’m not geeky about it, although I’m usually in the record shop nearly every day.
You can get too bogged down in technology and you can sort of forget what it is you were trying to do. And with the Pet Shop Boys it’s primarily about the songs, it’s about song writing.
My very first guitar was pretty much unplayable. I was 14 or something. My mom went to a pawn shop and got me a Harmony acoustic. I didn’t know any better!
Every day, I have a parcel waiting for me at home because I have shopped something, as I have physically stopped going to places to shop. I don’t shop from malls because the stuff there is very common. I like to be unique and different.
One of my favorite stores in the Old Town is Buchbinderei. It’s this tiny stationery shop where the owner, Doris Feldman, makes these beautiful hand-bound notebooks I always buy for gifts.
In my home country, there was a little shop with old books, but it was really in the countryside. You couldn’t find English books. I found this very avant-garde American art book that had information about Georgia O’Keeffe. I was very much impressed by her.
People want the freedom. They want to be able to shop. If you don’t like the shop trading hours and you’re a shop owner, you don’t have to open.
Advertising ought to work by telling you what it is you want to tell, you should understand what you want us to do, what you want us to think, where you want us to shop.
A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.
Regressing back to an infant state is nothing to be proud of. Rich Americans don’t drive themselves, don’t cook, don’t do their own nails/hair/make-up, don’t shop, and I suppose all they’ve got in common with rich British people is that they don’t raise their own kids, either.
Do people think we eat, like, gold cereal in the morning? We’re really simple, simple, simple people. We grocery shop; we wash our own dishes. We do most of the things that most people do.
If athletics wasn’t an option, I’d probably work at like a surf shop in Hawaii on the beach, just dishing out surf boards.
It’s quite amazing to me, as I walk around a supermarket or a health food shop, to observe the number of Fairtrade choices: not just staples such as coffee, tea, fresh fruits and rice, but cocoa and chocolate, herbs and spices, honey, ice cream, and jams.
My father worked in a toy store. He used to give toys to the head of police when he would shop for his kids. One day the police head came in and told my father, ‘You’re on the list. Within two weeks, we’re going to come and arrest you.’ So within two weeks we got the heck out of there.
See, I will always shop, and that’s sort of a problem. Clothes are always exploding out of my closet!
I don’t like shopping for specific things; I shop pieces. I look at it like, ‘I love this, so I’ll buy it and I put it in my closet, and it disappears until I need it.’
P. J. Tucker
I shop a lot more for furniture than I do for clothes. I much prefer going to an antique shop full of obscurities.
I believe if given the choice, Americans will choose to support American farmers when they head to the store to shop.
Jeff Van Drew
The whole thing of clothes is insane. You can spend a dollar on a jacket in a thrift store. And you can spend a thousand dollars on a jacket in a shop. And if you saw those two jackets walking down the street, you probably wouldn’t know which was which.
I’m an impulse buyer. I’d step inside a shop and buy a nice dress, just like that. Only then do I realize it cost a tidy sum. And when I enter a jewelry store, wow!
If a lobbyist sets up shop, or a lawyer, in which they’re receiving income through what is something like a tax loophole so that it’s not counting as corporate income, that is what this is counting as a small business.
I don’t love it when people come in and say, ‘We need a woman on our board,’ or ‘Can you invest in this new shopping app because you like to shop?’ But whatever gets me in the deal.
There was a story that I was in a shoe shop and that I threw a pair of flip flops at the wall, shouting, ‘I can’t believe how overpriced these are!’ I thought, ‘Gosh, if I’m gonna take a big stand on something I would hope it would be for more than flip flops!’
Corbyn sounds like a dreadful town, dresses like a catalogue model for the Sue Ryder shop and won’t look significantly different when he’s been dead for a week.
I got to Brighton in the late 90s and discovered samplers. Suddenly, I could be my own band with a guitar and sampler, getting my drums in charity shop records. It was better than bashing around in someone’s basement, trying to compromise ideas.
I was shocked the first time the paps got me in America – when a video camera is put in your face and you’re asked questions and 15 people are walking backwards taking your picture. I was coming out of a pizza shop and had my daughter with me.
As I stood there absorbing Hammett’s novel, the slot machines at the back of the shop were clanking and whirring, and in the billiard room upstairs the perpetual poker game was being played.
I like to listen to the Police, Sting, Queen, Pet Shop Boys.
Mike Will Made It
The end of ‘City Lights’ makes me cry every time I see it – when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once-blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel.
I’m a strong voice by nature. I’m sometimes a bull in a china shop.
I spend five times more money at a chemist shop than I would at a fashion boutique. Clothes shopping is optional for me; shopping at a chemist store is a must.
I shop at the farmers’ market twice a week.
My first success was ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ and I had been working for years on jingles.
Digital technology has thrown a closed shop wide open, and there are more people out there snapping away than ever before. Some of the pictures are bad, some of them are good, and many of them need some seasoning and direction.
Working in the shop has taught me how utterly ridiculous the female fear of knees is. It’s a bloody knee. It’s bone. We can’t control our knees, our knees are not our fault. We cannot let this continue, we have to abandon this ridiculous new obsession and set the knee free.
Shop on your travels; that way, you can have an exclusive wardrobe.
Anita Hassanandani Reddy
I very rarely shop. The only money I spend is on, like, Uber and food.
Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business.
There’s no reason anybody should be reading too much into ‘Thrift Shop.’ I just have because I have a 10-year-old and a 7-year-old who are really into going to lyric websites, hitting print, and printing lyrics for every song that’s popular.
I’m an absolute sucker for a bargain. If I go into a shop and there’s a sale on, I always head for the discounted stock.
I think I tried to steal a Mars bar once from a shop but then I went and put it back.
I’d love to set up shop somewhere and develop projects – film, TV, digital would be a fun thing to do.
I used to write in a local coffee shop, but there was another guy, another writer, who kept sitting in my favorite seat. I would show up, and he would be there, and I would get exiled to a couch or something, and it would throw me off my game.
There’s a design book I got years ago that had a statue of a dog with a bunch of hats on it, and I just obsessively fell in love with it. For years I searched for that dog. One day I walked into an antique shop in La Jolla and I found a white dog that I could put hats on!
My personal life is a source of incredible happiness for me, but it’s personal, and it’s not for me to hock or shop around to the highest bidder.