< Back What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going? Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit? What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at? Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found? What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city? What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going? In the Charlotte metropolitan area, there is an abundance of shopping opportunities such as pharmacies supermarkets, department stores, and outdoor and indoor shopping centers (malls). With that said, anything you could possibly want or need is readily available at your fingertips. However, we do recommend that you bring enough prescription medication (if needed) in case of an emergency until you can have a new prescription provided to you by a local doctor. ↑ Top Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit? You will not have any problems finding clothes to fit. Most clothing stores carry a wide assortment of sizes. There are also many specialty shops for taller and larger people. To get a list of these stores, check the local phone book or the Internet. If a garment needs to be fitted, many of the local dry cleaners can provide tailoring services . Also, most suit shops provide fitting services as well. ↑ Top What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at? There are many grocery stores to choose from. There are small family owned markets, smaller specialty markets and large grocery chains such as Safeway. Depending on your personal preferences you should be able to find all of your favorite foods in the local area. ↑ Top Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found? Household items can be found at most malls and in specific department stores. Large chain stores such as Walmart, Target and Kmart also sell household items. For furniture needs, there are specific stores that specialize in different types from regions around the world. Department stores Such as Macy's or JC Penney's carry furniture as well, but with a more limited selection. ↑ Top What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city? Price is the number one factor when shopping. It will be different from store to store. Otherwise, the only other factors are special needs and location. Keep in mind, some stores will not deliver items to you if you live too far from the store's location. ↑ Top IMPORTANT NOTE: Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.