First of all, the technique of Apple. The difference in price for the IPhone, iPad, MacBook and others in comparison with Russian stores can be from 20 to 50% depending on the model. However, keep in mind that this price is due to the fact that often a contract with one of the local telecom operators is voluntarily-compulsory for such an IPhone. Thus, you subscribe to the fact that within the stipulated time (as a rule, it is two years), you undertake not to change the operator. When buying, be sure to check whether the gadget is “locked”. This can be done by inserting into it any other SIM card.
Clothes and shoes
Almost all well-known American brands are represented in Russia, but the choice is much smaller, and prices are higher. So, being in the USA, pay attention to Levi’s jeans, Wrangler and Lee, as well as the affordable brands Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Classic yellow Timberland shoes will cost about 90-130 USD, classic UGG – an average of 150 USD, and, of course, the legendary Converse sneakers – from 40 USD per pair (all prices are excluding taxes and discounts). Ladies will certainly appreciate Victoria’s Secret and Tiffany lingerie boutique.
Cosmetics in the States are sold in pharmacies and drugstores. Do not be confused by the word drug – this is the name for a symbiosis of a cosmetics store and a pharmacy. Worth buying organic cosmetics Burt’s Bees and Avalon Organics, as well as decorative. American women of fashion adore Butter London nail polish, decorative cosmetics from Maybelline New York and Revlon, as well as the absolute “must-have” – Naked Palette or Book of Shadows Vol. III NYC from Urban Decay. EOS lip balms have proven their worth.
The white-toothed smile is an American business card, whitening strips are very popular here. In particular, Crest 3D White Whitestripes, but quite a lot of manufacturers. The effect is almost instantaneous and stunning, but it will not hurt to consult a dentist before use – such a strong tool will not work for owners of sensitive teeth.
Food and Drink
Pancakes with maple syrup are sung even in The Simpsons, and this is really very tasty. Maple syrup is sold at any grocery store, and peanut butter, Hershey’s chocolates, and marshmallow marshmallows are also there.
From strong alcohol is to bring bourbon (for example, Jim Beam), which is considered the national drink in the United States. American beer is very much to the fan, it is light, but almost tasteless. But California wines, by contrast, are worth attention. In Russia there are almost none, but they are considered among the best in the world.
Types of stores in the US
All points of sales in the States are divided into several main types:
Shop – a small or highly specialized shop;
Store – a large store or convenience store;
The Neighborhood Markets – a small local “neighbor” store – as a rule, it is at the same time a grocery, a pharmacy, a household chemical goods store and the so-called “general merchandise” – various useful trifles;
Department store is a large store with a wide variety of departments;
Mall is a huge shopping center, on the territory of which a lot of big and small shops, cafes, cinemas, entertainment centers, etc are assembled;
Supercenter – an analogy with Russian large supermarkets, where a large area (up to 20 thousand square meters. M) concentrated a wide variety of stores. Difference from malls – specialization in sales, not entertainment for the whole family, including shopping;
Closeout Store – stores of sales, discounted goods, so-called. discounters;
Outlet mall – a large store of discounted goods that are not sold “in season” – high-quality, but slightly stale on the shelves of other stores;
Discount Department Store literally translates as a universal store of cheap goods, however, unlike discounters, they have a fundamental policy of low prices, not discounts, promoted by the slogan: “Save money. Live better ”-“ Save money. Live better ”;
Cash & Carry – stores where goods are purchased in bulk for cash at a fairly low price.
In addition, stores with the coupon concept — coupons printed in newspapers at a discount on certain products — are distributed in certain regions of the United States.