Best Shopping Destinations Around The World
Designer goods. One-of-a-kind items. Great bargains. Street vendors. Whatever you’re looking for on a shopping vacation, you can find it somewhere, and to help you, here is our list of some of the best shopping destinations that the world has to offer.
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates is #1 in our books. The Mall of the Emirates is where you’ll find big-name designer shops – Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Givenchy, Chanel, as well as the world’s first indoor ski resort. The Dubai Mall is the largest in the world, featuring a theme park and an Olympic-sized skating rink, and great shopping besides. Go to the Gold Souk if jewelry is your passion; the covered market has acres of glittering gold pieces.
Seoul – South Korea
Seoul, South Korea, is one of the most popular shopping cities in the world, and with good reason. Here you can find luxury department stores, cheap and chic boutiques, and street vendors selling trendy fashion items. The Seoul Folk Flea Market is a fascinating place to visit if you’re hunting for a bargain.
Paris – France
No list of great shopping destinations would be complete without including Paris, France. It is the home city of some of the world’s finest designers – Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Givenchy – just to name a few. Shop for art in Montmartre near the Sacre Coeur Basilica, or check out the boutiques along the cobblestone streets of St-Germain-des-Pres.
New York – USA
New York City is a shopping destination for all budgets. Whether you want to pick up trendy clothes at H&M, visit FAO Schwartz – the world’s biggest toy store, check out the designer stores on Fifth Avenue, or spend time in some of its major department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, or Macy’s, you could shop for a week and only scratch the surface of the city’s offerings.
Florence – Italy
Florence is famous for its leather goods. If you want custom-made designer shoes or purses, here’s the city for you. The Santa Marta Novella perfumery gives you the opportunity to blend your own signature scent. Florence is also known for its beautiful stationery and hand-made leather gloves.