I agree. I use magazines and the internet but before I purchase it I need to go to the store and look at it. Especially when its an expensive purchase and even more so If I am purchasing it from a boutique which doesn't allow refunds.
This forum and going to the store mostly and trying stuff on. I learned that what looks good on someone else (even with your body type) may not look good on me (because of other features like skin color and hair).