So the neighborhood shops just aren’t given you that chic look you desire. Perhaps the time has come to charter yourself a vacation to a hot shopping city. In these places you can find antiques, designer clothes and high tech electronics. If it’s sold, chances are it will be found there. Of course part of the allure is seeing just how swanky everyone looks too. A pair of Ralph Lauren heels is one thing, but brilliant people watching as well – that’s priceless.
New York, New York, United States
Seen by many as the top destination for shopping in the world New York, New York barely needs an introduction. Fifth avenue, Soho, to the trendy shops of the west village it’s here and can sooth any shopping junkies needs. Every designer who is anyone has shops in NYC, and if its electronics you want don’t fret they are there to be found too. Want to get your shop on in the US? Certain European travellers may require a visum usa-ESTA. Find out what you need before you reach for your credit card!
Paris, Ille-De-France, France
The fashion capital of the world and the centre of Haute Couture culture Paris is a shopper’s dream and a credit card’s nightmare. Avenue Montaigne and Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore cater to this high end fashion shopping. On a lower key the countless flea markets in the city can uncover some real gems to be purchased. Looking through them is essential to sample a bit of the real shopping personality of Paris and a great way to find books, antiques, and crafts.
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
The fashion capital of Italy, which places just behind Paris, is world class shopping destination. The Italians have always known how to parade mind boggling, ostentatious marvel and otherworldly glamour. That holds true in Milan’s flag ship design houses such as Armani, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.
Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto, Japan
With such a litany of choice of where to shop in Tokyo it can be confusing for even the most qualified credit card connoisseur. A few suggestions include Ginza for upscale department stores and boutiques, Omotesando and Aoyama for high-end fashion, Akihabara for electronics and Harajuku and Shibuya for urban/trendy clothing, and Kanda for bookstores.
London, England, United Kingdom
Anything is available in London. One of the world’s most dynamic shopping cities has goods that will titillate all fancies. Main stream and big name vendors dot up Oxford and Regent Streets. Luxury items can be found in Knightsbridge. While shoppers on the hunt for an alternative shopping experience head North to Camden Market for clothes, crafts, cheap eats, and jewelry.
All of these cities have a definite buzz that will send you running to the cash registers. Half the fun will be coming up with your purchase ideas by looking at what everyone else has. Fashion emanates from each of these locales as much commerce.