More and more often we hear phrases such as “I was on a shopping weekend in Milan.” Shopping traveling is gaining unprecedented proportions nowadays. However, you don’t need to buy a plane ticket just for shopping – in this article we will give you some of the cities with great sights where you can enjoy an unforgettable tourist experience while also shopping!
For many of those who come to Dubai, shopping is the main attraction. In a country where weather is warm most days of the year, the well-adapted commercial centers as well as the city’s traditional markets are a great place to spend some time and socialize.
If you want to go shopping, you can take a tour of Dubai’s top 5 shopping malls, including the Deira shopping center (one of the city’s oldest and most popular commercial centers), the Dubai Mall (a huge building located on the lower ground floor of the famous Burj Khalifa), and the opulent Great Mall of the Emirates.
Most Hong Kong commercial centers tend to be focused in the areas most frequented by tourists. The most popular of them is probably Stanley, located in the south.
The night market on Temple Street is located just a short distance from the Jade Market. Here you can find everything you can think of – ranging from souvenirs to gadgets, clothes, and many others!
Paris is a shopping paradise for a lot of tourists around the world. Some of the most famous shopping centers are located here, such as the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, located on the elegant Husmann Boulevard on the left bank of the Seine.
The elite fashion houses are centered on the Montaigne Street, where the world’s most famous designers are displayed. For those looking for luxurious shoes, Rue de Grenelle is a must!
The city of Marrakesh specializes in every single unexpected thing. In Medina, for example, take a walk on Rue Zitoun el-Jedid, for African fashion tunics; find traditional baskets decorated with sequins in Rahba Kedima; and try out felt hats in shining colors in Souk Sebbaghine!
For interior decoration, but at rather high prices, take a look at the stylish shops on Rue de la Liberté and Rue Vieux Marrakchis in the New Town and then take a cab to Sidi Ghanem, on the outskirts of the city.
Fifth Avenue in New York, located between streets 50th and 59th, brings together most of the names of the most famous companies, including Saks Fifth Avenue, where you can find everything from Gucci shoes to the wedding dress signed by Vera Wang.
The renowned Bloomingdale’s, a state-of-the-art Art Deco building, sells perfume, cosmetics and corporate clothing, and is located just three streets away, at the crossroads between 3rd Avenue and 59th Street.
The Chatuchak weekend market is one of the world’s largest open-air markets, so large that a train (free of charge) is needed to bring visitors here. About 15,000 shops sell furniture, plants, fashionable clothes, souvenirs, traditional medicine, books, animals, and many more. You’ll also find a wide variety of restaurants and cafes here where you can take a short break.
Bond Street and Regent Street make up the Luxury District, which offers luxurous shopping experiences for those willing to spend large amounts of money. Sloane Street is the place where you’ll find the latest fashion trends. On Oxford Street you’ll find a huge Topshop, along with dozens of other places from where you can shop for luxurious apparel!
For cheap, cute vintage products, check out the huge Camden Market or Brick Lane on Sundays.
The famous Rodeo Drive area of Los Angeles is famous for its luxurious fashion brands. You can also meet many Hollywood celebrities here! On Melrose Street you’ll also find some of the city’s most important shops.
Via del Condotti is the most famous fashion street in Rome. But in the city there are many other shops where you can experience a completely different shopping experience, so stay away from the main streets and get lost within the winding alleys, and you’ll find plenty of shops there!
Along the shopping streets of the city you will find familiar names like Benetton, Diesel, Zara and many others. It’s hard to think of any street in the world more exciting than Passeig de Gràcia where you will find some of the most awesome brands.
In this street you will discover all you want from fashion jewelry to souvenirs, and shops here tend to be more luxurious than others, but most of them still offer affordable prices. You will also find specialty stores selling coffee, cheese, chocolate and biscuits.