Of course I don’t know all the shops and brands, so I wander into shops. The quickest way for me to figure out if I’m likely to find anything in the store is:
Listen to the music – if it’s thumping loud – the shop is unlikely to be for me.
Scan the clothes – if I can see easily lots of strapless or spagehetti straps, or a pair of denim hot pants, I know it’s definitely not for me!
How do you work out where to shop when you’re in unfamiliar territory?