When you decide you want to enjoy a week or two of sheer retail therapy, where do you go? There are loads of wonderful cities worldwide that offer designer boutique stores, beautiful lanes and streets jammed with exciting stores and markets and at affordable prices. Read on for some suggestions for the fashionista’s perfect getaway.
Of course Champs-Elysees in Paris is considered number one for anyone who loves shopping. The beautiful tree lined street packed with designer boutique stores, coffee shops and known brand stores is an exciting place for any keen shopper.
Spend a day or two shopping before heading off to see the sights and attractions that the City of Lights has to offer before heading home with all your merchandise. Bear in mind that shopping in Paris is not affordable. The Champs-Elysees is an expensive street but you will return home with some of the finest items of fashion in the world.
Melbourne is alive with boutique stores and chain stores that will have you shopping for days. There are three major shopping streets in Melbourne, Chapel Street, Albert Park and Bridge Road; these should not be left off your list if you’re looking for the perfect fashion holiday.
Singapore is another firm favourite with shoppers from all over the world as you are welcomed by boutique stores, bustling colourful markets and luxury shops. If you are shopping in Singapore, start in Orchard Street where you will find shops selling everything from fashion and cosmetics to electronics.
Shopping in New York is a must for any shopaholic. This city is filled with boutique shops, chain stores, speciality shops and bargain stores. You can find anything when you shop in New York from designer labels to superior home furnishings.
Heading into the centre of London will have you amazed at what you can find. Oxford Street is a shopping oasis with loads of shops, boutique stores and electronic stores for you to choose from. Take a couple of days in London to visit as many stores as possible before heading home.
If you’re after some bargain shopping then Thailand’s capital, Bangkok is the place to go. It’s considered one of the best shopping cities in Asia and rightly so, this area is filled with shops, chains and markets offering all types of goods for you to take advantage of. Get your bartering hat on, because many of the stores will barter for price, so you may even get the prices knocked down.
If you’re heading to Latin America be sure to head downtown in Buenos Aires which is filled with boutique stores and chain stores. The most popular streets for some well-deserved retail therapy are Calle Florida and Calle Lavalle.
The Danish capital is alive with boutique stores from local designers. You can get everything here from fashion accessories to fantastic home decorations. Spending a couple of days in Copenhagen will enable you to shop until you drop.
St Barths offers Caribbean shopping that has a duty free policy and over two hundred boutique stores. Walk along the beautiful streets, visit the stores and come home with plenty of bargains, this is the perfect blend of great shopping and incredible scenery.
So there you have it, a short rundown of some of the best shopping destinations in the world. Is there anything we’ve missed?
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