a highly obnoxious, forced anglicization of the word "shops." this alteration of the aforementioned, socially acceptable word ("shops") is prevalent in tourist traps and other kitschy locations (i.e. pennsylvania). intended to sound homey and old fashioned, this vernacular does not mesh well with the 21st century. note: this verbiage seems to be a favorite of the QVC crowd.
"Let's go to Lancaster County, PA, and visit the Shoppes. Perhaps we can find some *priceless* antiques or some new Anne Geddes photo albums!"