Apart from the amalgamation of culture, traditions, food, people and dialect. What is the other most amazing part of travelling? Well, it most certainly is shopping. Every place is known for embracing different styles that frequently feature on your Instagram page. But, while travelling wouldn’t you want to be part of it? Certain popular cities of the world are acknowledged for being the best destinations to travel to and shopping your heart out. Souvenir or gifts for your family back home, every new place exposes you to a world of options.
The Madison Avenue, Lexington Avenue, or the Herald Square, New York’s every street caters to one and all. It is one of the greatest shopping destinations. One will find big famous brands like Armani, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana at Fifth avenue, or strolling around the exquisite boutiques of Williamsburg, New York is a true shoppers paradise. The city is known for hosting an infinite number of brands and clothing pieces. that aren’t nearly possible to find in any other part of the world. New York is a popular testing hub for many brands.
Customer reactions related to a new brand or piece launches help them assess their successes and failures. The best part about some of the brand stores of New York is that they are open 24 hours a day. Hence, you don’t have to worry about missing shopping at any of your stores. The most famous street in New York is Fifth Avenue. It consists of famous luxury brands like Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Armani, Fendi Valentino, and many more. The streets of New York have also been famously featured in many iconic Hollywood movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The French Connection, Sex, and the city, Devil wears Prada, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Taxi Driver, etc.
Paris is popularly known as the fashion capital of the world. One of the best shopping destinations indeed. The lanes of Paris take you through the magnificent high-end luxury brand stores. For instance like Versace, Hermes, Saint Laurent, etc. at the Faubourg Saint-Honoré district. But, Paris isn’t just all about the luxurious brands. To truly enjoy the essence of Paris is to visit the chic boutiques found on the sidelines of Paris. The stunning creations of designers like Jean-Paul or brands like Chanel and Dior, present an exquisite gamut of antiques, cosmetics, jewelry, fragrances, and clothes. But, Paris isn’t only for people with a big bank balance. The fashion capital is also the largest and oldest shopping flea market called the Saint-Ouen flea market.
The flea market is the perfect hub to find stunning stuff. Such are furniture pieces for your house, the most dainty dress, and the most appetizing food. The rustic book shops, classic instagramable cafes, and gift shops surrounding the markets make up for the perfect shopping destination. Whether on a solo trip or with your best buddy, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Rue Saint-Honoré and the Boulevard Haussmann are some of the well-known shopping spots. That should be a must-visit destination while strolling around Paris. The streets of Paris have seen the most memorable movie scenes of Bollywood and Hollywood. From Kangana Ranaut enjoying her honeymoon alone in the movie queen or Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen shopping in one of the most loved American TV series of all time, the Gossip Girl.
Apart from being known for its iconic landmarks like Big Ben, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge, London is also popular as one of the most famous shopping destinations in the world. Oxford Street is one of the busiest streets of London that features more than three hundred outlets and landmark stores. They offer luxurious and exquisite designer apparel. You’ll be able to spot other famous brands like John Lewis, Top Shop, House of Fraser, River Island, and Marks & Spencer. The Primark flagship store here is a popular shopping center for college-goers that are on the lookout for cheap, affordable yet stylish outfits.
Other popular streets include Bond Street, Regent Street, Jermyn Street, Knightsbridge, and Notting Hill. To top your holiday experience, visit Covent Garden Market. The Convent Garden is a famous fruit and vegetable market in London. It offers a wide variant of handicrafts that one should surely buy for their loved ones. The market displays dainty accessories, oil paintings, and antique pieces that should surely find a place inside your home.
London has been a favorite spot for tonnes of eternally great movies. Whether it was Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor dancing to the foot-tapping song ‘Deewana hai Dekho’ at the stunning British Museum or the opening of DDLJ that captures Late Amrish Puri at the Trafalgar Square.
The shopping capital of Italy, Milan features on top of every shopaholic’s bucket list. It hosts a lineage of malls, stores, and flea markets that cater to every budget possible. If visiting Milan, then you will surely be able to shop for your dream outfit. You will see in the lanes of Milan as many of the small stores that sell stunning dresses just off the runway. Outlets like Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Prada are just some of the many big luxurious brands. They appeared proudly on the famous streets of the fashion capital from where you can easily shop the most elegant pieces.
If you are willing to casually stroll around Milan and admire its beauty and shopping culture, then Via Della Spiga is the apt street for you. A day where you are surrounded by high-end boutiques that feature exquisite pieces topped with the sheer eloquence of the tall Neoclassicist buildings. Sitting in one of the coziest cafes and sipping on the infamous Italian coffee will do the trick. The Via Monte Napoleone, Corso Buenos Aires, Via Torino, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Via Dante, and Via Brera are just some of the celebrated spots of Milan that you should surely visit while in Milan.
The hustling and bustling lit-up streets of Tokyo are famous for offering the widest range of cheap electronics. The popular streets Shibuya in Tokyo is one of the largest shopping and entertainment destinations. Home to many flagship stores, it is known as one of Japan’s largest electronic hubs. Apart from this, the lanes offer an array of high and low-end brands through its small shops and boutiques.
Another must-visit streets of Tokyo are Kuramae. The perfect spot for artists, the street was earlier a warehouse district. Dyed clothes, hand-painted notebooks, and leather goods are just some of the popular buys. Another big electronic hub of Japan is Akihabara. Electronic products like laptops, cameras, and audio can be shopped from famous shops present here at cheaper rates. The street has a prominent geek culture that is evidently displayed through the gaming, manga, and anime products sold here. If you are on the lookout for refurbished Apple products like iPhone, iPad or Mac can be bought at low prices at Janpara in Akihabara. Don’t forget to take a break from the shopping spree to gorge on the delicious bento boxes, French pastries, and macaroons.
Dubai being tax-free makes it an infamous spot for both locals and foreign travelers. The apt destination to dip yourself in the arms of luxurious brands, Dubai offers the most magnanimous experiences in the world. The Dubai Mall stretches up to twelve hundred shops. Also, hundreds and twenty cafes, and twenty-two cinemas, make it the largest mall in the world. Shop here for the most stunning jewelry, clothing, accessories, and much more at Fashion Avenue. The mall isn’t just a famous shopping spot. The mall is also a great visit because of the impeccable Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. The tunnel takes you through a closer and intimate experience with marine animals. It marks another famous Dubai shopping outlet is the Wafi Mall.
The mall is one of the most stunning creations that feature stunning glass ceilings and sculptures that will surely leave you awestruck. The mall has over a hundred and fifty shops that sell beautiful handicrafts and home décor items. Lastly, if you want to shop the most high-quality fabrics in Dubai then definitely drop by the Bur Dubai Souk. You will find fabrics like velvet, satin, wool, cashmere, and silk. Shopkeepers can also be seen selling sarees, pashmina shawls, and Persian carpets. The lanes of Dubai have seen one of the most iconic girl gangs Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte of one of the most quintessential American TV series, Sex and the City 2.
One of the most popular cities of the United States of America, Los Angeles offers the most trending stuff to shop. It is also one of the best destinations for, especially shopping. The most picturesque locations in the city like Beverly Hills and San Fernando feature the top-class VIP brands where if lucky you might even spot your favorite Hollywood celebrities. The most notable shopping spot of Los Angeles is the Rodeo Drive that has been featured in many acclaimed Hollywood movies. Stop at Bulgari, Cartier, Prada, Chanel, Valentino, or Dior for a grand and deluxe experience.
If not looking for such a shopping experience and are on a budget, take a drive to Venice’s Abbot Kinney. It has a little Venice Vibe spreading in its air. It is one of the most loved spots as the place hosts budding and new boutiques almost every week or month. Apart from the endless range of items to shop for, you will also love it for the delicious food. They are offered on the street and restaurants of Venice’s Abbot Kinney. Los Angeles has also been truly credited for giving young girls the most relatable and memorable chick flicks. For instance like Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde and one of the most loved romantic comedies that introduced the world to two houses of talents Julia Roberts and Richard Gere through the movie Pretty Woman in 1990.
The charming streets of Vienna are lit up with the most elegant buildings. Sophisticated boutiques, art, and lively shopping hubs that sadly don’t feature on most shopping destinations itinerary. Most shops present here are known to be several eras old that are still valuable and fully functioning. Vienna has a plethora of places to go shopping. The Kohlmarkt is one such street that is a true jewelry hoarders paradise. The Golden U of Vienna market present here is the oldest street market that has one of the finest and rare Viennese jewelry boutiques.
Luxury jewelry brands such as Tiffany, Cartier, and Chopard are also present in this market. If you are looking for some trendy and chic clothing items to shop then you should definitely stop by the Ringstrasse Galerien that is an impeccable hub for people visiting Vienna. Top stores like Prada, Rolex, John Paul Gaultier, and Hugo Boss are just some of the high-end stores of Ringstrassen Galarien. It is also one of the amazing places to eat sushi.
The fluorescent neon lights that cover the never-ending streets of Hong Kong, cover the top international brands of the world. Streets like Granville Road and Cheung Sha Wan Road are the best destinations for shopping for cheap and good quality clothes. You gonna find other fancy accessories and cool gadgets too.
The Chinese antique shops of Hong Kong sell great affordable items like retro posters, handicrafts, sculptures, garments, and much more. Sadly these lanes are tough for bargainers. So, you should definitely check a few shops before buying anything. But if you are buying more than one item then you might land a good bargain offer.
Hong Kong also features many top global designer brands stores such as IFC, Times Square, Pacific Place, and Harbour City.
Hong Kong malls also have many not-so-expensive local retail outlets selling the most exquisite designer pieces. Other great places that you should definitely drop by while loitering around the city include Causeway Bay, Sheung Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, and Mong Kok.