Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Top 10 Shopping Destinations Around The World

by Adrianna Noton

With the approach of fall, many people start thinking about traveling. As well, many people like to travel for the great shopping at the destination. Throughout the world, there are many destinations that are home to some of the most spectacular shopping sites. If you are one of those travellers that enjoys the travel shopping experience, below you will find the top 10 shopping destinations around the world:


Dubai: Lavish Dubai in the Middle East is the most luxurious place to shop. Dubai is filled with middle malls such as the Villa Moda, The Mall of the Emirates, and the Egyptian decorated Wafi Shopping Mall. You will find beautiful and unique hand-made arts and crafts such as sheeshas (water pipes) at Al Karama, as well as designer fashions such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Prada, and much more.

New York City: New York is world famous for its fabulous shopping. You will find unique pieces in SoHo and NoLita. There are also such famous stores as Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., Bloomingdales, and more. Canal Street is a great place to find beautiful knock-offs.

Paris: Paris is a shopper's paradise. Check out international labels along Saint-Honor, Rue du Faubourg, and Avenue Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement. You can also browse the Printemps and Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann as well as the bohemian type boutiques in Le Marais.

London: London is filled with fantastic shopping spots. For instance, browse Portobello Market for vintage clothing and antique shopping, Covent Garden's trendy boutiques, Oxford Street's collection of fantastic stores such as Top Shop which sell budget-friendly trendy clothes. Don't forget to stop at the world famous Harrods for one-stop-shopping.

Hong Kong: The city of Hong Kong is famous for its shopping such as its mega malls and designer boutiques. Browse traditional jewellery at the Jade Market in Yau Ma Tai. The streets of Li Yuen East and West are filled with vendors selling a variety of unique items such as silk garments, artwork, and porcelain vases.

Milan: In Milan, the Via Montenapoleone or Via della Spiga offer wonderful boutiques that sell such brands as Prada at greatly discounted prices. There are many street markets that sell beautiful antiques.

Tokyo: Tokyo is at the centre of great retail shopping. Browse street vendors for traditional Japanese items. Look for great items from new designers at flea markets and boutiques.

Salzburg: If you are a shopper that celebrates Christmas, travel to Salzburg for the Christkindelmrkt. You will find the gingerbread hearts, great tasting wine, and other specialties.

Zurich: You will find Europe's biggest Christmas market in Zurich's main railway station. Bahnhofstrasse sparkles with 20,000 lights and 5,000 crystal ornaments.

Los Angeles: In Los Angeles, check out treasures on Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue, outdoor shopping centers and West Coast boutiques.

The beginning of the fall season is a time when people start thinking about the holiday season. This year, consider one of the best shopping hot spots. Have fun and buy yourself a gift as well as find great gifts for your family and friends. - 39969

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1 comment:

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