Is the shopaholic inside you ready to spread your wings? If you’re after some global inspiration for your next shopping trip, look no further! Here you’ll find our top 7 ultimate shopping destinations around the globe.
Did someone say outlet? The sheer amount of choice in this sunny city makes the struggle real. Take a spin down world-famous Rodeo Drive Pretty Woman style to get your fancy on, before bagging a brand-name bargain at outlets like Citadel or Camarillo.
One small island, a whole lot of shopping opportunities! A visitor’s first stop should be Orchard Road for a healthy mix of bargain-filled market stalls and high-end designer boutiques. For a true bargain, head straight to Bugis Street Market and the Mustafa Centre. The intoxicating mix of sights, sounds and smells will have you never wanting to leave this shopping capital.
A city synonymous with haute couture, this truly is the capital of the fashion world. You’ll be in good company among the likes of Prada, Versace and Armani in Milan’s Quadrilatero d’Oro (or The Golden Rectangle). Splurge on the brands, or get swept up in the extravagant window displays, either way it’s a fabulous day out.
The best part? Fellow shoppers are dressed like a cover shoot of Italian Vogue. Seriously.
London is famous for many things, not least of which the stunning department stores where you can lose yourself wandering the famous displays at Selfridges, Harrods and Liberty. Take a stroll down Oxford Street, Europe’s busies shopping street, and find anything your heart could desire; from Primark and Topshop to Marks & Spencer, it’s truly a shopaholic’s heaven.
Wander down the exclusive Sloane Street for high-end designer delights, or talk a walk through punk history on Carnaby Street. For vintage finds, head to Portobello Road or Camden markets – there truly is something for everyone!
Tokyo is the place you can get anything you want, and anything you hadn’t even heard of yet. This vibrant city is a sensory overload and serious global trend-setter – seriously if it’s in style, chances are it started in Tokyo. Think Ginza for luxurious department stores and designer boutiques, or the Kagurazaka district for items a little more unique and handcrafted.
The city never sleeps, and neither do the shops. It’s physically impossible to fit in everything on offer in buzzing New York City, so try and stick to the must-sees. There’s the department store trinity: Macy’s, Bergdorf Goodman’s and Barney’s – not to mention the myriad of high end boutiques dotted along the infamous Fifth Avenue.
If you’re looking for a bargain, you can’t go past Century 21 near the World Trader Center site – but be warned this can get very busy and overwhelming, so be ready to rummage! The East Village offers something a little different and alternative, or head to Chinatown for the novelty (and the deliciousness!).
Ooh la la! If Milan is the fashion capital of the world, then Paris truly is the heart and soul. With major historical department stores (grand magasins) like Le Bon Marche, Printemps and Galaries Lafayette, you’ll be just as impressed with the architecture as the merchandise. Stroll down the Champs Elysee for a true Parisian experience – croissant in hand of course – and to drool over the designer store fronts.