If culinary is a word related to cooking or food, like a 'culinary experience', what would be a similar word for shopping?

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    Mercantile or acquisitory raise their hands first, but perhaps the collective can do better if you provide a little more context for how the word might be used, and what you've already ruled out.
    – Rob_Ster
    Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 17:11
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    Shopping experience is what I'd use...what's wrong with it?
    – BiscuitBoy
    Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 17:19
  • You mean as in retail therapy?
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 17:44
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    @BiscuitBoy points out that attributive nouns work often just as well as adjectives. Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 20:35
  • Rob I meant like the city provides an experience which is culinary, (related to shopping).... Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 17:20

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Just to get the ball rolling...

The common phrase for describing it seems to be "shopping experience".

Here's an Ngram plot for "shopping experince" used in Books from 1960 to 2000.

To re-iterate @Edwin Ashworth, attributive nouns work just fine as adjectives. It's better for you to use "shopping experience" for your context.

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