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We’ve collected the best Shops Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Brian O’Driscoll, Neil Sedaka, Desi Lydic, Jens Martin Skibsted, Paddy Considine. Use them as an inspiration.

I used to love looking at a recipe, getting all the bits and pieces in the shops, getting them ready and prepared… I don’t really have the time to do that anymore.
I still play my old vinyl LPs – I like the scratches – and I miss browsing in record shops, because they held great nostalgia for me.
If mugs made fart noises coffee shops wouldn’t be relaxing, they’d sound like a yoga class in a retirement home.
Desi Lydic
Our houses, shops, and factories waste gigantic amounts of energy, often in the form of excess heat. How do we slash this waste? The answer is fairly simple: with a smart thermal water grid.
You walk past people in streets, or they serve you in shops, and you know nothing about the horrors they may be living with.
Dubrovnik is still a thriving, bustling city with modern day shops, restaurants and bars yet still has the old city charm of street vendors, performers and women hanging laundry outside the windows.
I am just like a common woman who love shopping in Sarojni Nagar and Janpath. I am the one who shops on Indian street, in malls of Dubai and even vintage stores of London and New York.
In Edinburgh, they’ve got the most insane charity shops ever.
I love hats! I collect vintage ones – I find them at antique shops in Kansas.
Lindsey Wixson
On the whole, and this comment can get me in a lot of trouble, I find that retailers in the comic book business are not business people. They’re fans who’ve gotten themselves shops.
As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops are open both before and behind, I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets; and wherever I observed one better than the rest I did not fail to pay it a visit.
Even if you have $20,000 to buy an item, you still try to get a good price at antique stores. I collect furniture, rugs, paintings, frames. It’s my hobby to go around to shops and markets.
Ursula Andress
Generally, I’m terrified of shopping. I like the idea of being well-dressed, but I’ve always struggled to get anything that fits. I envy those that go into old vintage shops.
From the time I was 9 years old, I loved magic. I was an only child, and I think that had a big impact on me. I always had grown-up friends even though I was a little kid. I would take the train from Lido Beach into Manhattan, and I’d hang out in magic shops.
I remember, as a child, wanting all the time to buy my parents presents. I stood around forlornly in fancy shops, unable to afford a single thing.
If I dig something, I’ll throw it on. I like random stuff you can get at thrift shops.
The town I grew up in, there were no musicians to play with; it was just me. The town I grew up in, there was two shops: like, a paper shop that sells confectionery, sweets and stuff, and, like, a farm supplies and a petrol station. That was literally it.
In America uniformed cops eat in coffee shops, diners and restaurants and I always feel safer having them around.
London seems to be one step ahead of everywhere else which I like because you see things first. It’s where British fashion is developed and there are so many little vintage shops and boutiques; there are always loads on offer.
Some writers like to work in other places like coffee shops, but I can’t – I’d end up people-watching. And if I were at a bookstore, I’d be reading. Sometimes I have some music on, but usually I like it quiet.
Julie Kagawa
I like vintage shops mainly, because then you can get one-of-a-kind pieces.
I buy so much stuff from charity shops.
The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges.
Ed Smith
People do get out of my way when I’m walking to the shops.
Standup comedy was my weird hobby. I would drag my poor parents out to the only open mics that were in coffee shops instead of bars. I’d get up and go, ‘Hi, I’m 17, and I have jokes about matriculation!’ At the time I was like, ‘Why is no one laughing?’
The coffee shop is a great New York institution, but it has terrible coffee. And the more traditional coffee shops are trying to catch up with more sophisticated coffee drinkers.
Adam Gopnik
When you place art in the shops, it’s a way to make it more accessible.
My perfect beach town isn’t a fancy resort or glitzy planned community. It’s a place with a hometown grocery that has decent meat, seafood, and a deli; a couple of ice cream shops; and a handful of good restaurants – where the island-wide dress code is ‘no shoes, no shirt, no problem.’
If you cut art from school, you’re going to have a lot more looted shops.
Foie gras is sold as an expensive delicacy in some restaurants and shops. But no one pays a higher price for foie gras than the ducks and geese who are abused and killed to make it.
What’s crucial in a High Street store is a compelling reason for people to shop there. Shops must offer excellent customer service – and ‘theatre‘ is a must.
I like crafts that come out of poverty or necessity. There used to be hobby shops where you’d get your supplies, and then you’d use your imagination.
I don’t have a good attention span and can’t spend long in record stores or video shops or games emporiums without getting grumpy.
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!
I don’t do interviews at home any more because my wife doesn’t like having her taste in interiors put through the mill. And I get annoyed when journalists make snide remarks about the annoyingly pretentious shops in the neighbourhood – because I hate them just as much.
Saturdays are set for antique shops. Williamsburg in Brooklyn has some good ones. I get in there and start meddling around with dusty boxes and rickety, worn-in stuff. I like it when I find something with someone else’s name on it.
Everyone wants new things all the time; shops require so much – there has to be consistency.
Standardized sizes made inexpensive, off-the-rack garments economically feasible. They gave shoppers a reliable guide to finding clothes in self-service shops.
For more than 40 years, I have advocated the creation of a ’round the clock‘ community. This would mean, at the least, housing, schools and shops of various kinds alongside the commercial buildings. That kind of community had appeared in lower Manhattan in nascent form before Sept. 11, 2001.
My friend created an iPhone app that locates Vienna Beef products across the country. Personally, I came hardwired with an internal GPS that instinctively points me toward coffee shops, cupcake stores and the perfect Chicago-style dog, so I find this technology redundant.
Betting shops have a big impact on encouraging on-street drinking and can often become a centre for disorder and anti-social behaviour.
I write in coffee shops, libraries, parks, museums. I get antsy and then get on my bike and go someplace else, letting the ideas spin around in my head as I dodge taxis.
I love going to coffee shops and just sitting and listening.
Julie Roberts
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.
As a former Mod my love affair with fashion has never waned and whenever I go on tour I am always desperate to hit the shops as soon as possible.
I actually love shopping in vintage shops. What I do with the high street, I buy it, then keep it for a while and then wear it when everyone‘s not wearing it. So I do that: stock up, then keep it hidden!
Has anyone actually asked the customer if they want to have something available directly after the show? You hear that three bags are going to be released tomorrow in five shops, so you produce 15 bags. How many customers are you going to satisfy with that? Fifteen!
Every single day I’m alive or you’re alive, we’re choosing this life and this persona. We choose to be the stay-at-home mom who loves baking and Pilates. We choose to be a hipster who loves coffee shops and artisan goods. We choose to be a lawyer who runs marathons and only eats organic.
It’s important that when you do standup, you do small places like coffee shops and also big places like colleges. It helps you find the little nuances in your set that don’t work, and you can shave off the excess.
I still get excited by the same clothes I did when I first started going to vintage shops. But I think as I get older, I realize how much nicer it is to have 10 great outfits rather than 1000 tops and dresses that are all in a pile I cry in every time I get ready to go out.
I don’t like clothes shopping and trying on outfits in stuffy cubicles in men’s shops, looking hideous in the wrap-round mirrors, is something I attempt as seldom as possible.
I am a shopaholic, I hit the malls and shops whenever I feel low or bored.
Small businesses are the heart and soul of South Carolina‘s economy – from our bait stores to our restaurants and barber shops.
I was the youngest of four kids, and Dad, who had a garden centre before he retired, came from a large Lancashire family. Every one of my uncles had their own business, including a post office, two fish and chip shops and a painting and decorating business.
Often, those in later life find themselves stuck in properties that are remote from shops and services, hard to maintain, and away from friends and family.
When I was younger I didn’t feel I was represented in popular culture – you couldn’t get a brown doll in the shops and you didn’t see many brown people on TV.
Mandip Gill
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.
They had certainly exasperated them, and could not disperse them, as after every charge – and some of these drove the people right against the shutters in the shops in the Strand – they returned again.
Walter Crane
We are not a typical Premier League club. So we had to shop in different shops to other Premier League clubs.
I just like doing normal things, going to the shops in Manchester, getting a meal with my girlfriend and kids, going to the cinema. I love Las Vegas and there places, but I couldn’t live there.
If you look at my career path, I was a human rights and refugees officer for the United Nations. I helped research a book for Lloyd Axworthy. I’ve worked in coffee shops. I’ve sold clothes. I’ve hosted TV shows, and now I’m acting.
I enjoy shopping at local shops which I get to know by chance.
Gong Hyo-jin
If you really want to sort out the High Street, you ask someone like Kate Swann at WHSmith, who has done a fantastic job of running profitable shops.
There’s no Democratic and Republican seats or gyms or coffee shops at the Supreme Court. Every American should be able to celebrate the fact that we aspire to nine justices who are looking to defend our rights and to defend the Constitution, not to advance policy preferences.
During my pre-college years, I went on many trips with my father into the oil fields to visit their operations. On Saturday mornings, I often went with him to visit the company shop. I puttered around the machine, electronics, and automobile shops while he carried on his business.
Robert Woodrow Wilson
I don’t go to the openings of shops or parties given by people I don’t know.
I go to comic shops because I like to just listen to nerds arguing about nerd stuff to relax.
Pendleton Ward
Everything is groomed in Palm Beach…the lawns, the streets, and the shops are all pristine, particularly those on world-famous Worth Avenue, one of the most fabulous shopping streets in the universe, with outposts of Gucci, Chanel, Valentino, and Louis Vuitton enticing residents and visitors.
I love to be close to shops as shopping is one of my biggest passions.
You can buy turmeric from any supermarket – or get it raw from Asian shops and grate a quarter of an inch of the root into your food. There’s evidence to suggest raw turmeric may have greater anti-inflammatory effects, while cooked turmeric offers better DNA protection.
I’m not a Bal Harbour Shops kind of guy.
I tend to work in coffee shops. I need to get out of the house, and, well, I need the coffee.
Bryan Cogman
Milan, for me, is a city of discovery. You can find some amazing gardens behind some great houses; I also love finding beautiful galleries and incredible shops, but you have to explore. And the food is amazing.
I love all the shoe shops in Covent Garden. Laura Lee Jewellery on Monmouth Street for delicate gold jewellery. Every time I get a part in an English movie, I buy myself a piece of jewellery from there.
Caterina Murino
I started at home as a kid putting on shows and lip-syncing Michael Jackson for the grown-ups. Then, in musicals and plays in school. At 17, I was performing in coffee shops and in parking lots at Phish shows. At 18, I had a band that played local shows in the Northwest.
Some makeup companies have really good recycling policies, and it’s worth finding out whether your favourites are among them. With MAC, for instance, you can take any of your old makeup containers into its shops, and the sweetest deal is that, once you’ve racked up six containers, you get a free lipstick or lip gloss.
There is no point mucking around and saying we are just going to have one or two shops and that’s it… we are going to reach, you know, 40 shops around the world. I want 150 shops in China.
Every one of us has a small but critical part to play in the battle against coronavirus. From washing our hands to wearing a face covering on public transport and in shops, every time we take one of these actions, we push the virus further into retreat.
Despite all the Internet has done to make prices transparent and bibliographic information universal, you can still find – at book sales and thrift shops, auctions and even fancy dealers – unrecognized or underpriced rarities. Getting something valuable for cheap is the basic, greedy thrill of book collecting.
We didn’t have much money growing up and charity shops were the most reasonable option, I think. But my mum’s always recycled, reused, restored and repaired.
I was the kid at school who wore clothes from charity shops.
I never played coffee shops; I just played a lot of coffee shop-sized venues. I took every venue I could get my hands on.
I find some really cool, unique stuff in vintage shops. The good thing about vintage if that it doesn’t quite fit you can customise it, like, make it shorter. The shorter the better!
With rising Covid-19 cases and deaths in India, the government should have thought of the repercussions before opening liquor shops.
We can stop the cycle of animal homelessness and save lives by opening our hearts and homes to a loving cat or dog from an animal shelter instead of buying animals from breeders or pet shops.
The life of Liverpool is commerce; it is a city of warehouses and shops.
Katharine Lee Bates
The very quick and high sales of the book caught us off guard, but fortunately we got the second edition from the printers at the end of last week and the shops should now be stocked again.
Hansie Cronje
When the coronavirus-positive cases were 500 in the country, you ordered the shops to shut down, and now when the tally has crossed 50,000 you are opening them. I don’t understand the logic.
Quality of life is not only about what you find in the shops; it’s about the landscape.
Donald Tusk
I enjoy walking through Nolita and Chinatown, watching the people and the buildings, browsing through shops and stopping at little cafes for a cup of coffee or glass of wine.
There should be more booing in shops and restaurants and places like that when when the service is bad. If you’ve had a poor breakfast in a hotel, you should put your knife and fork down and boo.
I’m very romantic. I’ve emptied flower shops.
Bob Hoskins
I was born in Mumbai. We stayed in a joint family. But in 1994, my father had to shift to Pune for business. I started working at a very early stage. Immediately after my SSC board examination, I took up odd jobs in shops, as I wanted to contribute to my family.
Where I grew up, in Harold Hill, it was rough and it still is now. I used to live in a little council flat, next to the shops, and there was always trouble, people getting stabbed.
We’re very lucky that we have such on-trend high street shops in the U.K. as sometimes higher end designers aren’t very practical for day-to-day wear.
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.
In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
Stephen Bayley
My grandmother, when she was young, would’ve walked past shops where some folks had out a sign that said, ‘No Mexicans or dogs allowed.’
If I’m going to the gym or the shops to get food, then I don’t need to do anything – I’ll just put on a pair of sunnies, and that’s enough.
Mallory Jansen
I think one day I can make a book about coffee shops in Hong Kong. I spent almost most of my time in coffee shops, in different coffee shops.
I don’t trawl record shops anymore. I usually hear music in bars or at friends’ houses.
Andrew Eldritch
I always see celebs in very weird spots. I don’t always go to fancy-shmancy places, but I see celebs at coffee shops or random stores, when you’re looking for a sweater and turn around like, ‘OMG, that’s Fred Savage!’
I’m terrified about psychic people who have their little shops. I always walk across the street and go somewhere else. Imagine if one of them came out with their face all pale and said, ‘Hurry up and enjoy yourself.’ No one wants to know that.
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.
I love wandering around the vintage shops.
I was hustling out of shops kind of doing, selling music out of my trunk, selling grills out of my trunk, too. And then I teamed up with Johnny Dang, he was the local, the grill man who made them for the dentist.
I love going into junk shops, picking up something that looks like it’s got a bit of history to it, then sanding it down and reviving it.
I’m not one for sightseeing or going around the shops when I’m on holiday. I do enough shopping when I’m at home, and like to have a complete break when I’m away.
My wardrobe comprises of the world’s top designers and is equally filled with shopping from roadside stalls and local shops because I believe ‘if it looks good, it looks good!’ full stop.
I do quite like sightseeing. I like churches, museums, galleries and all that stuff. I love the smell of a church in Italy or the smell of an old greasy spoon somewhere. I like markets and little funny shops in the backstreets of Florence.
The attractions of Thailand for me are the shops and the colorful street markets. There are loads of bargains and it’s a dream destination for shopaholics like myself.
We grew up in west London, everyone was poor, and we bought our clothes from charity shops or from Portobello.
My aunty used to dress windows on Bond Street in the 60s and my family were furriers by trade, talking to me about dress making, quality, the 60s and shops in general throughout most of my childhood.
In the 1920s and 30s, when Radio Shack was young, a much earlier generation of nerds swarmed into these tiny shops to talk excitedly about building radios and other transmission devices. You might say that Radio Shack helped define gadget culture for four generations, from radio whizzes up to smartphone dorks.
I’ve eaten a lot of strange things. I’ve eaten something called a razor clam. They just call it that because it likes like the old-school razors in the old-school barber shops. I can’t even think of some of the things I’ve tried.
I usually do my writing in a very nice room, my studio, which is in the attic of our house in Wisconsin. But the nice thing about writing is that I can do it in many places. So sometimes I’ll write in coffee shops.
Kevin Henkes
I quite like the element of charity shops not being sorted out.
Hopefully it will be possible to get all our other albums in American shops one day so if people are interested they can hear it but I’m hoping that people are going to be interested in what we are going to do, not just what we’ve done.
If I were queen for a day, every city would have to spend one hour in utter silence: no music in shops and restaurants, no honking of horns, no conversations on mobile phones. Only birds would be allowed to sing.
I’m a shopaholic. I really am. I can’t help myself. I do go into, browse, and purchase from my own shops, too, although the CEOs who run my businesses wish I didn’t.
If Franschhoek has a fault, it is in the lavish refurbishment of wine farms and estates which has reached absurd proportions. Some, like Graf Delaire Estate, are brand new, with jewellery shops, indoor streams, and very high-end lodges for rent at prices not many South Africans can afford.
I usually write away from home, in coffee shops, on trains, on planes, in friends’ houses. I like places where there’s stuff going on that you can lift your eyes, see something interesting, overhear a conversation.
The walk between our house and the bus stop is marked by decay and wreckage. A row of shops, flats, community centres and an old cinema is boarded up, burned out, cracking and rotting.
I’m often in Venice in November and December, when it’s foggy and wintry, and the decorations in the shops and the lights in the churches make the place feel both Christmassy and melancholic.
You need to be ahead of the game just enough so that you can have what people want in the shops when they want it.
But when I got into my teens, I didn’t have money. And then, getting into my early 20s, I still didn’t have money. And charity shops would be a great place for me to get cheap clothes.
I get highs, to be totally honest, in second-hand shops. My hunting instinct, I expect, really kicks in.
I like my iPad very much. I like to browse online shops and keep up to date with the world, so I carry it with me a lot.
I hate going anywhere. I’m really excited to travel and play all these different places, but if I had it my way, I would stay inside, maybe go to the back garden or walk around the corner to the shops. That’s it.
Etsy radically simplified and amended their policies. Sellers of handmade goods can now hire as much help as they need to run their shops. They can apply to sell designs they produce with the help of outside businesses.
From the time I was in first grade or so, my dad collectedStar Warstoy figures from the 1970s and ’80s, and we’d take weekend family trips to antique shops and to toy stores. My father collected a crazy amount of ‘Star Wars’ stuff over the years, and he and I traveled to many conventions.
I like to write in coffee shops in countries in which languages I do not speak are spoken. That way, you’re surrounded by the buzz of humanity, but you aren’t distracted by people’s conversations.
Many visitors to Chicago know the Loop, the shops on the Magnificent Mile, and the Museum Campus. Meanwhile, much of the bustle is in the developing neighborhoods around the Loop: North, South and West.
I worked a variety of jobs in retail and at coffee shops all through high school. And, though I was surrounded by people who cared about me, part of me ached with every accomplishment, because my parents weren’t there to share my joy.
My favorite form of transportation is walking. I live in a neighborhood where you can walk to restaurants, banks, and shops.
For me, university was just awful because it was closing one door after the other of all these candy shops of professional possibilities.
If you go to most pawn shops in Las Vegas, they will tell you exactly what they will pay for, say, an iPod. But if you show up with an 1833 ormolu clock, it won‘t pop up in their computer. They are going to tell you to go to Gold & Silver Pawn, because we buy weird things.
I’m such an antsy type of person. I can’t write in a room without other people around. I write in coffee shops.
I started ‘American Born Chinese‘ as a mini-comic. I would write and draw a chapter, photocopy a hundred or so copies at the corner photocopy store, and then try to sell them on consignment through local comics shops. If I could sell maybe half a dozen, I’d be doing okay.
My kids love Ibiza and we feel committed to it because we keep coming back to the same area. People recognise us in shops now and we have a social life here. We cook at home and have friends around.
You guys have probably seen acai bowls on Instagram or at trendy coffee shops or wherever. They’re a great source of energy, nutrient-rich, and a good way to get a ton of fruit into your diet. Plus, they shake up the normal breakfast routine and are as easy as smoothies to make.
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.
Charlotte Riley
It’s a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games, who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts, which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay.
Cory Doctorow
The affinity towards suits was a functional thing for me early on because I was thrifting at secondhand shops, and it was also initially a way of grieving – my father had passed, and he used to wear suits all the time.
I think our slow, humble beginnings in surf shops, ski shops, bike shops, and motorcycle shops have been extremely important for our success. GoPro is all about celebrating an active lifestyle and sharing that with other people. It’s authentic. It’s not a brand that we went out and bought a bunch of ads for to create.
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.
Percelle Ascott
After high school I moved out and worked at pizza shops and movie theaters and moved to L.A. for a year and lived with my brother.
I always try to scour local vintage shops and antique stores as much as I can while I’m on the road – it’s my version of hunting for buried treasure.
I have an affinity for the old Seattle coffee shops, places like the Green Onion and the Copper Kettle, the classic kind of coffee bar – little places that served breakfast, lunch and dinner and have pretty much disappeared.
One day, I saw a magic show, and I was like, ‘I have to learn how to do this!’ Every time I went to Las Vegas, I had to get at least two or three tricks from the magic shops.
You can find, occasionally, some absolutely fantastic things in hunting shops. I’ve got one jacket that I just happened across which is a kind of unwashed leather – completely anonymous but absolutely special.
And, of course, millions of us cross the border to work in US homes and gardens and factories and carpentry shops and restaurants, and if you go to a restaurant pretty much anywhere in the United States, the chances are that the dishes will be washed by a Mexican.
Alma Guillermoprieto
Some analysts think people come into our shops and then go and buy the product on the Internet, but the manufacturer knows if the customer can’t see the product and assess it, they won’t buy.
I go to coffee shops for my outlet. Which is just not healthy at all.
Not exclusively, but the bulk of our local economy should be covered by local currencies, which is more efficient than having global currencies which lose connection with reality in the markets, shops and communities of the people.
Fancy expensive designer shops are out for me as I’m a size 18, sometimes 20, and I therefore do not count as a woman to them.
All I do in Dublin is relax and live away from the cameras. There are a few coffee shops I love and I spend my days in there drinking cappuccinos.
Within my own life, I read all the beloved novels by lamps of vegetable oil; I saw the Standard Oil invading my own village, I saw gas lamps in the Chinese shops in Shanghai; and I saw their elimination by electric lights.
London is a very big city, Manchester is calmer. I live near the training ground, so I do things around there in the countryside, but I really like Manchester’s Northern Quarter, where they have nice coffee shops and live music places.
I’m not a regionalist. Both places have their pros and cons. And the cultural differences are slighter than they are made out to be. L.A. riots, N.Y. shops. Both are good for stress relief.
Kyp Malone
The last thing I want to do, even in the off-season, is traipse around shops looking for clothes: it’s not my thing.
I was sent to boarding school – a grim place. The only good thing the headmaster did for us was every Sunday evening in the winter he would show us films in the chapel. He couldn’t afford a sound projector, so we saw silent films, which you could then still rent from photographic shops.
Kevin Brownlow
I tend to write in coffee shops and restaurants with friends of mine because if I’m at home, I get distracted by the television or the cats or my husband, or… you know – all of those things that make it easy to procrastinate.
I often go into shops and ask them to turn the music down.
Archives can be inspiring but overwhelming. You have to forget them – especially when the whole world has been knocking them off. Everyone shops the same flea markets.
I represent a blue-collar district: people who work at petrochemical plants and machine shops.
There are apothecaries’ shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers’ shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that furnish food and drink at a certain price.
Hernan Cortes
My morning routine varies by how much time I have. In the winter, I like to take baths, but in the summer, I prefer a good shower with some soap and then maybe some moisturizer afterward. I use D.R. Harris and Geo. F. Trumper products, which we also stock at our shops in Paris and Antwerp.
Shipping is so cheap that it makes more financial sense for Scottish cod to be sent 10,000 miles to China to be filleted, then sent back to Scottish shops and restaurants, than to pay Scottish filleters.
Suburban sprawl leads to social atomisation and fragmentation and is environmentally disastrous, as carbon-intensive car journeys displace local shops and replace public transport.
A lot of people in barber shops all over Brooklyn talk about Paulie Malignaggi v. Zab Judah.
I’ve lived in my house for 20 years and, while I love to travel, I don’t dream of moving abroad. Give me home comforts and shops, schools and friends’ welcoming kitchens within walking distance any day.
If I won the lottery I’d start a charity that helped little family hardware stores, cobblers and fruit shops open in city centres.
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.
I get my clothes from three sources: Target, thrift shops, and friends. It’s simple and it’s cheap.
My wife Sarra was instrumental to my success. When I was training, she took care of everything. She would make me dinner and always understood when I had to go to bed early or couldn’t walk around the shops.
I’m a danger to myself and others in expensive, designer shops, as they send me giddy with excitement, causing me to snap up all manner of silly things.
When I was wee, in the middle of the summer, the big field behind the shops would be filled with dry grass and I’d get a box of matches. You chuck one match on that and the whole thing goes up in flames. Twitter‘s a bit like that. You can just say one thing and it explodes from there.
I’m not an early adopter. I’ll only start wearing new styles of clothing once they’re practically out of date, and I won’t move into a neighborhood until it’s fully saturated with upscale coffee shops.
I love to visit the comic shops, and I don’t want to call myself a ‘foodie,’ because that word is just stupid, but I love diner food, and I’m a hardcore fan of ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.’
I didn’t go to school for a full year until I was 12. In the summer I was a wild child in the woods, with no shoes, and in the fall it was back to the city, shoe shops and school.
I’m big on coffee shops. Fortunately, I live in Brooklyn where there are many to choose from.
Whereas Books of Wonder excels with children‘s literature, McNally Jackson is where I go for my adult new releases, and no, it has nothing to do with the fact that Taylor Swift shops there, too.
I’ll always cling to these little girl dresses at vintage shops, and I can never wear them because they’re so tiny!
I’m on tour all the time, so I stop at thrift shops. The minute we hit a town, I’ll have my assistant Googling thrift stores. I have him go check beforehand; then we go there.
Whether it’s spending more time and money at thrift shops for threads (anti-consumerist threads, mind you), or combing the record store for the most unknown/least coherent band they can find, there’s one thing that hipsters constantly want you to know: that they are better than you.
I love charity shops.
I was born too late to have any temptation with communism, or at least Soviet-type communism. Travelling in Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet Union, you clearly don’t want to defend a system that would have empty shops and a totalitarian regime and internal passports.
In the past, I played in bands, worked at coffee shops, babysat, and worked as a production assistant.
Shops are not a growing business, so it’s a scary place to be.
Galen Weston
I live in Beverly Hills and I’m proud of it. The only things I miss are pie and mash shops and football games. I’ve lived in America longer than I lived in England. When I first got here, it just felt right to me. I like the open space, and the weather‘s great.
When a black man is stopped by a cop for no apparent reason, that is covert racism. When a black woman shops in a fancy store and is followed by security guards, that is covert racism. It is more subtle than 1960s racism, but it is still racism.
When I was very young, my brother and I, we used to go into charity shops to buy suits. The thing about clothes is that people judge you by what you wear, unfortunately. So when we wore suits, people gave us respect – we were very young, and it made them think we were older.
My dad owns his own towing business, and my dad used to tow Hulk Hogan’s cars back and forth from Clearwater to different shops and stuff. And they had a relationship where when the cars would get done getting fixed, he’d pick it back up and take it back to Hulk Hogan’s house.
They can’t take your house and give it to the mayor‘s mistress, even if they pay you for it. But they can, apparently, take your house and tear it down to make room for a development of trendy shops and restaurants, a hotel and so on.
After graduating college in 2010, I got to work – writing and co-writing all the time, playing and touring in bands, playing for other people’s bands, working in coffee shops all over town.
People’s memories are quite short. Often people think they recognize me from down the shops or something.
The worst country I ever lived in, the old U.S.S.R., was crammed with privileges for the political elite. They had their own hospital, their own shops, country houses, and blocks of flats, special lanes on the streets so they could bypass the traffic in their special cars.
Everything I do is unfabulous. I’m the most normal person. I love walking everywhere and going to hole-in-the-wall places, like nail shops, because they do the best job. And I go to vintage stores rather than high-end boutiques, because I like to dress different from other people.
So I’m a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis, seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis. We know that these people are famous. They’re living in the same community as we live in. They go to the same stores and shops.
Ed Smith
In the past, we had several dog butcher shops in Cheongnyangni, but I closed almost all of them down through various measures.
There was a year between school and getting going as an actor when I basically just watched films. Video shops were the new thing, and there was a good one round the corner and me and my brother just watched everything, from the horror to the European art-house.
I shop at thrift shops probably five times a week.
It is all around us, hidden in plain sight. It is walking our streets, supplying shops and supermarkets, working in fields, factories or nail bars, trapped in brothels or cowering behind the curtains in an ordinary street: slavery.
I miss being able to have a drink in my local pub, which I can’t do anymore, or being able to go to the shops without every second person staring at me and looking at my basket to see what I’m buying.