10 Best Shopping Scenes in Movies

By | November 27, 2020

10 Best Shopping Scenes in Movies

ComingSoon.net has determined some of the best shopping scenes in cinematic history. Check out our picks below!

Millions of shoppers storm stores on Black Friday and warm up their trigger fingers for Cyber Monday. However, some of us will be staying home and pinching pennies—we’ve seen enough elaborate shopping montages—which we’ve tried to reenact in real life—to know that sometimes money is best left unspent. Conversely, some have cleared their schedules to go on said shopping sprees and might need mood-setting scenes filled with card swipes, dressing rooms, makeovers, and shopping bags. In honor of these two days of retail madness, we’ve rounded up the best shopping scenes in movies.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

One of the most iconic opening shopping scenes of all-time sees Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) window-shopping in front of Tiffany’s on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Home Alone (1990)

Who can forget 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) experience being home alone? As the man of the house, Kevin took it upon himself to go grocery shopping (and using coupons), rising suspicion from the checkout clerk. Unfortunately, also experienced the downside of choosing plastic over paper. 

Check-Out Woman:

Are you here all by yourself?


Ma’am, I’m 8 years old. You think I would be here ALONE? I don’t think so.

Superbad (2007)

When two inseparable best friends go shopping for jeans, Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera), it’s the latter’s responsibility to tell the former that those jeans are “way too tight…” Male camel-toe aside.

Crazy, Stupid Love (2011)

Hot off of a divorce and new to the singles club, Cal (Steve Carell) enlists the help of ladies man Jacob (Ryan Gosling) to get back in the game (or rather Jacob insists). Jacob takes Cal shopping for a new wardrobe, telling him to “be better than the GAP!”

Pretty Woman (1990)

Wealthy businessman Edward (Richard Gere) hires a hooker, Vivian (Julia Roberts) to spend the weekend with him. In one of the all-time great changing room montages, Vivian hits Rodeo Drive where shopping assistants judge her before she undergoes an epic fashion transformation set to that titular song.

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

Confessions of a Shopaholic sees Isla Fisher’s Rebecca Bloomwood shop a bunch throughout its run time. That said, many scenes could make this list. The most memorable involves a sample sale during which Rebecca sets her eyes on a pair of Gucci boots, wrestling them away from another shopper.

Big (1988)

While messing around at a toy store, Tom Hanks’ Josh Baskin (12-year-old in a 30-year-old body) meets Mr. MacMillan (Robert Loggia), the owner of a toy company. The two end up playing Chopsticks on a giant electronic keyboard in one of the most memorable scenes in movie history (and Josh ends up scoring a job as a toy tester).

Elf (2003)

After just traveling from the North Pole to New York City, Will Ferrell’s Buddy visits the mall for the first time. Needless to say, escalators are a mystery to him and Gimbles toy store is the most exciting thing ever.

Commando (1985)

Determined to thwart the villains and rescue his daughter (Alyssa Milano), retired Special Forces soldier John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) makes a pit stop (using a bulldozer) at a local department store. He grabs the necessities—some clothes, a knife, guns, and a rocket launcher.

Wonder Woman (2017)

After American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) tells Diana (Gal Gadot) about WWI and takes her to England, the princess of the Amazons tries on 226 outfits before finding the right one to replace her Amazonian gear (sword and shield non withstanding).