To pinpoint which cities around the world deliver the most gratifying, enjoyable shopping experiences, such as relaxation, leisure, discovery, adventure, self-improvement, self-expression and ultimately reward, here are a few of the best cities to go on your shopping spree.
From New York's Fifth Avenue to the world's largest mall in Dubai, these are the best places to shop till you drop around the world:
Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
You haven’t experienced a fantastic shopping experience until you have found the latest couture and newest trends on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Fashionistas from all over the world love this shopping destination and it is definitely one for high-style fashion lovers. Down Rodeo Drive you will come across, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Prada, Cartier and Dior. In the heart of Beverly Hills, tucked away in quaint cobblestone walkways you will discover crown jewels, such as Versace , Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany. With loads of open-air cafés, and luxury restaurants, you will have no excuse to carry on shopping ‘til your heart’s content.
Little girls have all grown up and heard of Fifth Avenue in New York. After all, it’s where Barbie does all her shopping. But on a serious note, Fifth Avenue is an unrivalled shopping street with just about every prestigious store located on this world renowned avenue. Whether you are looking for jewellers such as Tiffany & Co. or designers such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and many more, you will find exactly what you were looking for on Fifth Avenue.
Bond Street, London. Synonymous, with its name, you will quickly realise that Bond Street, oozes society’s wealthiest, stylish, and most influential people in the world. Set in the heart of Mayfair, in London’s popular West End and surrounded by many of the world’s most outstanding hotels and restaurants, Bond Street is a landmark for all things sophisticated.
For anyone who has yet to go to Moscow, it might come as a surprise that the capital of Russia is a fashion mecca with high-end boutiques. Shoppers will love browsing Moscow with its haute couture to Soviet vintage clothing.
Anyone who gets a kick out of shopping will know that Tokyo is one of the most renowned shopping cities in the world. This coupled with the fact that Japanese people love style and fashion and naturally the world’s best designers from around the globe, makes shopping in Tokyo awesome. While shopping in Ginza, you will be able to take a break from your day of shopping in the Armani restaurant which attracts those visitors looking for a gourmet break. For shoppers looking for a hot spot for pop culture and the latest cutting edge styles look no further than Harajuku and Omotesando. With skyscrapers, literally thousands of department stores, shopping malls and electronic megastores, Tokyo is the best.
The first thing we think about upon hearing the name Milan, is undoubtedly, fashion. All the world famous Italian designers, such as Armani, Missoni and Versace have their flagship stores in the fashion capital of the world, Milan. One luxurious area in Milan that any visitor should not miss out on, has got to be along four adjoining street north of Duomo, which are known collectively as the Quadrilatero d'Oro that is lined with Milan's most expensive high-fashion emporia.
The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall. The Mall has over 1,200 retail outlets, 160 food and beverage outlets, and even an indoor ski resort! You might however, need to stop off at the world’s biggest candy store, Candylicious, to refuel your body with a mega sugar rush to get through the entire mall.
When it comes to variety – Spain’s shopping scene wins hands down. With something for everyone, like giant department stores, emerging designer stores to weekly flea markets. Bear in mind though, that from about 2 to 5pm the smaller stores will be closed for the Spanish siesta.
The concept of ‘retail therapy’, where people, especially women shop to relieve the stress of daily living or relax is definitely part of the modern lifestyle, and although we all can’t afford to go on a mega shopping spree, we could take a chance by playing our lucky lottery numbers, in the hope of winning the jackpot and experiencing a major shopping spree.
Go on, live a little and take that chance!
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