Wednesday, April 03, 2013
I had some spare time recently and decided I wanted to check out some local stores. The first place I looked was a shoe store. This store specializes in exotic types shoes, in other words stripper shoes. The store was small and dingy looking, like it could use a good cleaning. There was an older gentleman sitting in a chair when I walked in. He looked kind of surprised to see me and I just said hello to him. He seemed slightly unfriendly, but who knows, he left me alone to browse the shoes.
The selection of shoes wasn't massive by any means. If I had to guess, I'd say there were less than fifty different shoes on display. Most were of the clear sole variety and very high heeled. There was a sticker on all the shoes that said they were only available from sizes 5 through 12. The prices were a little high for my tastes, so I refrained from any purchases even though there were maybe three shoes that really caught my eye.
The next store I hit was an exotic dancer clothing store. They had a pretty good selection of outfits and costumes. Many of the pieces seemed slightly cheap in construction although I can't be completely sure. They had pretty much any fantasy costume you could imagine. Lots of naughty school girl skirts and tops and micro skirts. I was very tempted to buy a skirt or top, but again refrained due to the highish prices. The clerk in this store was a woman who was very friendly, saying hello when I entered and not looking surprised or shocked in any way, which put me more at ease. I may go back someday and buy something just because I know places like these won't be able to stay around unless people go down there and support them. If they fold then we'll be reliant on the internet for all our naughty shoes and clothes. We won't be able to try things on before we buy or have any interaction with the sales people.
The third place I checked out was a sex shop. There was a friendly guy in his 20's at the counter. I looked around a bit from the center of the small room. One side had some gay accessories, one area had female toys, then there was some fetish items like handcuffs and such. Toward the back of the store there was a DVD/Blu Ray area that had racks of porno movies that were separated into categories. The prices were OK on the movies.
On the back wall of the video area there was a doorway that had a sign stating that the preview area had a ten dollar entrance fee. A patron could go back there and "sample" the movies. I could hear the moans of pleasure coming from beyond the doorway, the soundtrack of a porn movie someone was enjoying back there.
So at the end of my trip I walked away with no purchased items, but a much better idea of what was out there and where I might go or not go when and if I might get the urge to purchase something.