The term "retail therapy" has been coined to describe the effect that shopping has on certain people, who actually LIKE shopping, to the extent that they will go out to buy some things even when they don't need anything.
To such people: shopping seems to act as a sort of self-administered reward, often performed solely to cheer themselves up if they are feeling unwanted / depressed etc..
I, on the other hand, neither like nor dislike shopping to any significant extent. It is something I do if and when I need something that is not readily available by any other practical means.
When I need to shop, I use whatever is the most cost & time effective means of acquiring the goods.
Often, that is by using Amazon or eBay "on-line", rather than actually "going shopping".
However, if I estimate that I can carry all I have an immediate need for (e.g. in a rucksack) within a few miles of walking around the local shops, then I will preferentially do so, as it is environmentally friendly (using no vehicle fuel), provides healthy load-bearing exercise whilst walking, and allows me to select the goods and get them home at minimum cost in terms of time and money.
About once a month, the most efficient way to restock the larder, freezer, fridge, bar, etc., is to drive to one of the larger supermarkets and buy a car load of stuff that will last for another month or so.
Whilst there, with the benefit of convenient transport, I take the opportunity to buy additional "capital items" (e.g. clothing, tools, and similar equipment), that happen to be on offer at bargain prices, provided I can envisage making good use of them within a year or so.
So, do I like shopping? - well it's not unpleasant, but not particularly.
Generally speaking I prefer to keep my money in the bank, rather than contributing to the bottom line of a load of avaricious retailers.
I like, and prefer, to grow things, make things, adapt things, mend and recycle things,
.... and if I have to buy something, I try to optimize MY long-term benefits, rather than the retailers' immediate profits.
both ha i like shopping period its fun specially for other people i like shopping for other people more and i guess i like small store more like when you go to a place n it has alot alot of small stores next to each other
I like both, but I'm gonna have to say little shops. I like having things that make people go 'wow I want one'