Travel clothes shopping can be an intuitive experience when you base it on needs vs. wants...ok maybe a few wants. :) I'm no fashionista. I do have a few tips to share though....
* Gift Cards - Gift cards can be handy if you need to do some last minute travel shopping. Shopping at your destinations can be great if you're looking for something unique.
* Sales - I LOVE Forever 21 and I'm sad to see it go. :( It was the short girl's ideal store for cute clothes. However...it's a blessing in disguise due to all the sales that are going on as it closes its stores. The fact that I'll be in Japan for the sales is great timing! Stock up on Off Season clothes and In Season clothes! Their best clothes are in the stores anyway. ;) Focus on happy colors to stay chipper all year long. :)
* Personal Shopper - If you're up early, head to the stores when they first open! Ask the manager to help you with your clothing selections. Put together some outfits online and print them off. I did this once at Forever 21 in the U.S. The manager gathered several associates together to be my personal shoppers. Clothes were picked from the multiple outfit photos that I gave her. They were all placed on a hanging rack for me. The dressing room gals got me new sizes as I needed them. I felt like a celebrity! This is something that anyone can do though, esp when major sales are going on!
* Delivery/Personal Assistants - This is great for those who don't want to leave their accommodations. Delivery grocery apps and Errand runner apps can bring you clothes from stores like Costco, etc if you make the requests. Tunics to leggings can be delivered within a few hours!
* Convenience Stores - Convenience stores in Asia carry everything from t-shirts to tank tops to leggings to pantyhose to undies to socks to slippers to dress shirts to long sleeve shirts to whatever else you can find! You can easily enjoy a Summer to Fall Island trip on basic convenience store add ons!
Happy Shopping! :)