I prefer to shop by myself. Mainly because I don't really like to take forever to shop. I usually know exactly what I want and am able to get it pretty quickly, even when I have to try stuff on. Actually, when I was still in school I went to about 10 different stores in the mall and tried on dresses at a couple. I was still done shopping in an hour and a half and found the perfect dress! I'm just not much for meandering in a store.