1. If you’re fond of spices, herbs and other exotic kitchen goodies, avoid the big supermarkets and explore the grocery stores. They often have the same things for much lower prices.
2. Almost every big city in the world has factory outlets located on the outskirts. In New York, it’s Woodbury Commons. In Edinburgh it’s the Stirling Mills complex. Bonus: you can enjoy these as day trips, sampling local food and walking the pleasant, spacious courtyards.
3. Retain your receipts, and once you get back to your hotel, take stock of your day’s shopping. If something doesn’t fit or feel as appealing, most shops abroad will readily exchange or return them, provided you get the receipt along.