I keep reading the same article on buying clothing re cost per wear and buying multiples of something you really like which is practical. Now when I travel I make sure that I think about what I really need and now buy the items which I use all the time (rather then an item which maybe an occasional wear and sits in the wardrobe) but that I cannot get in living in Windsor Ontario Canada. In London UK my mission was to buy some longer length slips and skirts, mission accomplished from Marks & Sparks. In Toronto I visit Chinatown for slippers and in Boston, I love the Elixir of Love range from Caswell-Massey toiletries. It also works for groceries, when shopping in the U.S. I like to purchase large cans of crab meat and Chef Paul spices that are unavailable in Canada.