Curiosity killed the cat.
However, for a while, I was a suspect.
Just explore and look around. You'll discover all kinds of things and earn some gold just
by lurking while you do.
You can put a decent wardrobe together with little money by going to all the stores
and looking through all the "starter" items, as they are named.
Then, when you get some more gold, you have a fair base to start from.