Shopping in the USA | Souvenirs, clothes and co!
Shopping in the US, souvenirs must be easy!
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During our US stays in the US, we like to go shopping! °
We have a big family and everyone wants a gift from the land of opportunity. There is of course everything from food to clothing on the wish list. Not only do we visit outlet malls, but also large supermarkets, cheesy souvenir shops and many more.
Shopping at Universal City Walk!
We mostly buy souvenirs at the Universal CityWalk . There are some shops where we visit regularly, such as at Magnet Max the Hard Rock Cafe or Universalstore. From clothes, hats, bags, cups, socks to key rings, everything is offered there.
It may also be cheesy, magnets at Magnet Max!
Very impressive are the more than 1,000 unique, funny and sometimes weird magnets. Donuts, hamburgers, ice cream cones, euro bills, Hollywood stars, and much more can be found there, there are no limits to the imagination.
Next go to the Hard Rock Cafe!
With the huge guitar in front of the door, it is already a real eye-catcher from the outside. Inside the Hard Rock Cafe is quite modern, bright and friendly. There are of course a shop with limited shirts and souvenirs that are a very popular souvenir.
Dive into the Studio Store in Harry Potter's Magic World!
In a dim atmosphere you will find a lot of souvenirs like clothes, wands, Hogward cups, key chains and much more. A dream for Harry Potter fans like my grandson and my daughter in Germany.
But of course there are souvenirs to all other theme worlds of universal studios.
Of course we also buy clothes such as Levis jeans, Calvin Klein shirts and underwear and much more. We like to get these things in the Camarillo Outlets where you can find designer goods at exceptionally good and affordable prices. In the, consisting of three very large building complexes outlets with about 160 shops, we will always find something. You can often find very good bargains there, and sometimes the shops offer even more percentages.
Shopping in malls always an experience!
There are countless malls but my favorite is the Westfield Topanga Mall. This mall offers 260 shops on two floors. The mall is located in the San Fernando Valley just 30 minutes from LA. There are many fine shops but of course many shops for the smaller purse like Forever 21, Hollister, Victoria's Secret , Guess or Macy's. I love the shoe shops there and without shoes or handbag, I never come home. This time there was also a matching leather jacket. Then of course I needed a few little things like body sprays from Hollister and Victoria's Secret.
How good that our suitcases on the outward journey almost only souvenir for our family there and thus we have enough space for our purchases.
Target good and cheap!
If you want to shop cheaply, Target is an insider tip. There are all clothes, shoes, cosmetics, baby clothes, kitchen utensils, food and even furniture. You can find very adorable and very cheap baby or kids clothes. It's worth a while to browse, there you can make really good bargains.
Shopping and Ralphs!
In Thousand Oaks, of course, we often go shopping in supermarkets. Preferably Ralphs, because there is a large assortment. Whether meat, fish, sausage, fruit and vegetables, flowers or pastries all at good prices. The entire store is always clean, and the staff are always available and very helpful and friendly. There are also one or the other gifts or something we treat ourselves. Hot BBQ sauces, nerds and jellybelly and for me buttermilk pancake mix.
Another tip for shopping in the US!
Non-prescription medications such as ibuprofen are cheap to get in certain departments of supermarkets. Kosmetik ist oft günstiger als bei uns wie zum Beispiel Produkte von Eucerin, Neutrogena und Nivea. Even cosmetics are often cheaper than ours, such as products from Eucerin, Neutrogena and Nivea.
Purchases up to a total value of 430 euros per person are tax-free if you travel by plane. For children under 15, the exemption limit would be 175 euros. Of course, we always use the 860 euros. I buy clothes and shoes that I buy in the USA during my stay so they are not new and nobody cares.