Most of the time, I prefer to shop on my own. Firstly, I don't want people to wait upon me. I don't want to make them feel like they're my personal maid accompanying me on a personal errand. Secondly, shopping is basically a relationship between me and the items I intend to buy. My friends have nothing to do with my purchases because I am the type who dances to her own tune. It's also rare for me to ask for style advice or get a second opinion on just about anything I buy. I am always clear about what I want. If I meet up with friends, it's purely for social and bonding reasons.