I am not a huge shopper, but there are some stores I visit where time seems to escape me. Mostly at Target, but here are three others where I could spend endless hours browsing and looking for just the perfect item.
1 - Barnes & Noble is one of my favorite place to just browse. I can go in there looking for one specific type of book and end up (hours later) in an entirely different section...and still walk out not purchasing a thing. That is one of the things I love about this store. It's fun to look around at the books even if you aren't planning to buy something. I don't know too many other stores where I can browse around for a bit, walk out with no purchases, and not feel bad at all.
2 - Papyrus is a (somewhat) novelty and card shop. I hadn't ever seen it until I moved to the northeast, but it is similar (sort of) to Hallmark. I have always been a big fan of cards so this is the main reason I love this store. The cards are so nice from this store as well...totally top quality!
3 - Michael's is AMAZING! Totally saved the best for last. Michael's is one of my favorite places to visit. I thought there wasn't one in NYC, but then I found one way uptown. So glad I did. I love making small crafty things for gifts or decoration around the apartment so this place is a dream. Of course, my scrapbooking habit serves as my main reason for addiction to this store. That and their $1 shelves that are always stocked full of awesome goodies!!