Is there any difference in meaning and usage between the two expressions below?
- (me) voy de compras.
- (me) voy a hacer compras.
According to https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/ir-de-compras-hacer-la-compra.140571/ , "ir de compras" implies that you're going from shop to shop, looking for what you want. Also, if I understood right, it is usually used for items like clothes/perfumes and not food/cleaning products. Notice that the second expression is "hacer compras", not "hacer la compra", which seemingly implies that you are buying food, cleaning products or other non-durable consumer goods.