I took the bus to the mall. I got there a little early and walked around the shops a bit before I went inside to the two stores I picked out: Torrid and Aerie. I thought I was playing it smart by arriving so early and getting there before any other customers, but that was not so. Both stores had customers while I was shopping, which made me a little nervous as I looked around at the items. I was greeted at both stores by the employees. For both conversations, I basically said I was new in town and just kind of exploring. I also asked about sizing at both stores.
Aerie had panties all throughout the store, but none were in my size so I didn't stay long - just a few moments to casually look around.
I settled on two styles, a black thong with very little lace trim because it sounded fun and daring, and a more basic style black panty with a lot more lace trim. However they didn't have my size for the thongs, so I ended up picking out the more basic style. If they'd had the thong, I might have bought both. The bracelets caught my eye as well, so I threw them in with my purchases.
Oh, I kind of like the idea of you carrying the bag out for everyone to see as you journeyed home. ;-)