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Shopping

Because so much in the U.S. is mass-produced, there is a large quantity of goods available at relatively low prices for everyone. You will find a tremendous range in cost, variation based on quality, style, areas of the country, and other factors. Comparative price shopping is a good idea before one starts to buy any major items.

The Campus Bookstore

The Chipola Bookstore is located on campus to provide your required books and supplies. Hours of operation are posted on the front of the store. Your textbooks can be purchased there (new and sometimes second hand), and your used textbooks may, of course, be sold there. The Bookstore also sells stationery and art supplies, candy, some clothing such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, and miscellaneous items.

Shopping Centers

The shopping centers in Marianna offer a variety of shops, restaurants, movie theaters, and services such as medical, real estate, and travel offices, with ample parking space available and easily accessible from several entrances. Generally, stores in these centers may include a supermarket, a drugstore, a department store, and other specialty shops.

Drugstores (Pharmacies)

Drugstores will fill your doctor's prescriptions and you can purchase over-the-counter remedies. You can also find a variety of other items such as magazines, candy, toiletries and cosmetics, newspapers, film, etc. Many drugstores are open Sundays, as well as weekdays.

To help international students who are not familiar with U.S. sizes in their shopping for clothing and shoes, the following comparison with European sizes are given:

WOMEN:

Dresses and Coats – Misses

U.S.A.
British
Continental

8
-
-

10
10
38

12
12
40

14
14
42

16
16
44

18
18
46

20
20
48

Dresses and Coats - Women's

U.S.A.
British
Continental

34
34
42

36
36
44

38
38
46

40
40
48

42
42
50

44
44
52

 

Dresses and Coats - Junior's

U.S.A.
British
Continental

7
7
34

9
9
35

11
11
38

13
13
40

15
15
42

17
17
44

 

Stockings

U.S.A.
British
Continental
(But many European countries use the same as the U.S.A.)

8
8
0

8
8
1

9
9
2

10
10
4

10
10
5

11
11
6

 

Blouses, Sweaters, Slips

U.S.A.
British
Continental

30
30
38

32
32
40

34
34
42

36
36
44

38
38
46

40
40
48

 

Shoes

U.S.A.
British
Continental

5
3
35

5
4
35

6
4
36

7
5
37

8
6
38

8
7
39

9
7
40

For Women

Small
Medium
Large
 

Sizes under 12
Sizes 14-16 and sometimes also 12
Sizes 18 and up; sometimes also 16
In skirts, dresses, coats, half sizes are usually intended for the short-waisted, stocky figure.

MEN:

Coats and Suits

U.S.A.
European

36
46

38
48

40
50

42
54

44
56

46
59

 

Shirts

U.S.A.
European

14
37

15
38

15
39

16
40

16
41

 

 

Shoes and Slippers

U.S.A.
European
Americans often use the sizes small, medium, large or extra large.

8
41

8
42

9
43

10
44

10
45

 

 

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