From famous Fifth Avenue in New York, to the worlds largest mall in Dubai, these are the places to shop til you drop!
Tokyo’s Shinjuku neighbourhood is one of the cities most famous shopping districts. Skyscrapers, department stores, shopping malls and electronic megastores – this is high-energy shopping at it’s best. Don’t forget to stop by the Harajuku district for more kooky, youth based fashions
New York City
As Queen B always said, it’s all about the 3 B’s – Barney’s Bergdorf’s and Bendel’s! Fifth Avenue is synonymous with the luxe life, but New York has other shopping districts in Greenwich Village, Brooklyn and the Upper West Side.
For those who haven’t been to Moscow, it might be surprising to learn that the capital of Russia is a fashion mecca with exclusive boutiques from the gaudy to the glamorous. You can find everything in Moscow from haute couture to Soviet vintage clothing.
Versace, Armani and Missoni – all Italian fashion powerhouses, all will flagship stores in Milan. One of the oldest shopping malls in the world, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II opened in 1877 in Milan and houses Prada, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. This is not a city for those on a budget.
Oxford Street is London’s definitive shopping strip, with kilometres of well-known brands like Selfridges and Topshop. Don’t forget to head to Harrods for your all in one British shopping experience as well. For more unique finds, head to Camden Market, where you’ll find everything from emerging designers to vintage fashion and antique furnishings.
The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping centre in the world. With over 1,200 retail outlets, 160 food and beverage outlets, and even an aquarium. It’s hard to know where to even begin here.
Rodeo Dive is probably the most expensive 3 blocks of shopping in the world. This glamorous stretch is where the stars shop, with shops like Chanel, Cartier and Yves Saint Laurent. If you don’t have a budget, you can always window shop and pretend you’re Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.
From haute couture to flea markets, Paris is full of numerous shopping opportunities. The most famous shopping street is the Champs-Elysees, which holds the high end fashion houses. However, exploring a little further afield will provide you with unique shopping experiences.
Window shopping is a popular pastime in Rome, as many of it’s high end stores aren’t budget friendly. Most of the luxury fashion houses – Gucci, Fendi, Prada & Valentino – can be found near the Spanish Steps.
Variety is the name of the game in this Spanish city. Giant department stores mix with designer boutiques and weekly flea markets. Don’t forget about the Spanish siesta, which keeps smaller stores closed in the afternoons.
As Hong Kong developed as a hub of international trade, its no surprise you can buy virtually anything you could possibly ever dream of. Hong Kong is best known for it’s great deals on street labels (it’s a knockoff heaven) and cutting-edge electronics.
The city slogan is “Keep Austin Weird” and this extends to it’s shopping. The Texas capital prides itself on supporting independent stores and is home to numerous thrift & vintage shops. Don’t forget to pick up a pair of authentic cow boy boots while you’re there.