We travel for a lot of reasons but mainly to seek adventure and have new experiences. Be it souvenirs for our folks back home or collecting the authentic pieces of jewellery or clothing of the place, shopping at the destinations is always on top of the checklist. How about some destinations that can make shopping a whole new experience?
New York City, New York
New York City undoubtedly tops the list when it comes to shopping experience. The city has a lot to offer and you can see various designer labels and independent boutique houses around. It is particularly known for its world class window displays. In NYC, you can find the outfits from every fashion era ever mentioned in the history of fashion in the last century. It is known for its vintage and retro fashion and is perfect for going on a vintage shopping spree. Any time is the best time to visit NYC for shopping.
Tokyo is best known for its departmental store but you can have diverse shopping experiences in this city. It offers street shopping as well as high-end designer labels. It is also known for shopping for electronics and it is surprisingly a cheaper destination to shop.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
What better feeling to shop like an Arab. Dubai hosts an annual Dubai shopping festival from January to March every year where you can buy clothing, electronics and other popular items heavily discounted up to 70%. The Dubai Mall, right next to the Bur Khalifa makes your shopping experience even more magical as it features an Olympic-sized ice rink, an aquarium and waterfall that goes upto 2-3 stories, indoor souq and malls inside the mall all under one roof. After getting tired from all the shopping, you can relax outside and enjoy the beautiful view of the Bur Khalifa and the dancing fountain.
Milan is the home to renowned fashion homes such as Versace, Dolce and Gabbana and Prada. Quadrilatero della Moda or Quadrilatero d’Oro (‘rectangle of gold’) is considered as the world’s most important fashion district. While it is known for its high end shopping experience, you can find numerous outlet stores that sell the outdated products at heavy discounts. Since Milan is months ahead in terms of fashion from the rest of the world, these products will still be pretty much trending everywhere else. Salvagente (“the lifesaver”) is Milan‘s most famous and oldest established outlet. It has three floors of products organized by size and color.and discounted upto 60%.
London is the top European shopping city and one of the world’s top shopping destination. Bond Street in London is one of the most expensive street and has consistently been the go-to fashion street since the 18th century.It is known for its art and antique pieces and has the world’s best antique stores, art stores, fashion boutiques and upmarket jewellery stores. Also, don’t forget to find the Lawrence Holofcener’s bronze statue of Churchill and Roosevelt conversing on a park bench.
Retail therapy is undoubtedly the best therapy.