If you're holidaying abroad this winter, South Tyneside has everything you need for those searching for the sun.
It would be optimistic to suggest South Shields will be as scorching as the Costa del Sol this winter, however look no further than high street giants Superdrug and Boots for your sun lotion and after sun, not to mention a variety of travel sized holiday essentials such as shampoo, shower gel and toothpaste.
Meanwhile, nothing screams a sunny holiday as much as a brand new beach towel and Debenhams is a great hunting grounds for brightly coloured towels, large enough to bag a lounger by the pool and soft enough to stay snuggly wash after wash.
Of course you could also take a tip from the jet set and co-ordinate your towels with your swimwear. From the hugely fashionable cut-out one pieces to ever popular bikinis, the choice is enormous and Next can always be relied upon to provide great style and quality for all ages.
Finally, fashion. The high street is a sheer joy at the moment as there is something for all ages and sizes. Whether you want to channel boho-chic with floating skirts and flip flops or plan to show off your tan in a short skirted body-con number, you'll find plenty to fit the bill.
New Look is always good for high fashion items and this season is no exception.
What greater excuse do you need, to shop 'til you drop?