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Top 5 Fashionable Destinations
If you’re a fashionista or just love a bit of shopping on holiday then read on to find out the best places to shop till you drop.
Of course NYC is top of the list when it comes to fashion. With so many shops in the city it can be a little overwhelming and it really does depend on what you’re looking for to where you go. Whatever your style checking out Barneys, Bloomingdales (Upper East Side Manhattan) and Macy’s is a must do, even if you don’t buy anything the stores are incredible! As New York is split into different districts you’ll find the shopping reflects this. Brooklyn is where you go for unique and vintage, head to the West Village for independent shops and Madison Avenue if you want to spend your cash quickly. For designer bargains, head to Century 21 and Nordstorm Rack. If it’s unique vintage you’re after then head to 10ft. Single by Stella Dallas in the West Village or Beacon’s Closet in Brooklyn. With so much choice you could very easily spend your entire trip shopping, if that’s what your heart desires.
If you’re looking for an upmarket shopping experience you’ve come to the right place. Designers such as Dior, Givency, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent all have flagship stores here, even if you’re just window shopping it’s worth taking a look. The Galeries Lafayette, located on the 9th arrondissement has to be one of the most famous department stores, where you’ll find an array of upmarket shops, you could spend hours here. Vintage lovers, make sure you visit the Les Puces de Saint-Ouen (Les Puces for short), which is a flea market where you can expect to find over 3,000 traders offering a range of products including vintage clothes. Of course there is so much more that Paris shopping can give you, but you’ll just have to visit to find out.
Of course if you’re looking for something a little closer to home then London has plenty on offer. Naturally Oxford Street would be the first point of call where you’ll find all the major high street shops. If you want upmarket you can head to Harrods and Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, and of course not forgetting Bond Street for all the designer shops. If you fancy a superstore them you can head to one of the Westfield shopping centres in either Shepard’s Bush or Stratford, where everything is conveniently under one roof. If you want something a little different then you’ll find plenty of vintage shops down Brick Lane and in trendy Shoreditch or for an alternative shop try Camden Market.
If you like shopping malls, welcome to LA! You are spoilt for choice when it comes to multiplex shopping as LA has a huge range of shopping malls. Naming just a few are Beverly Center Shopping Mall, Century City Shopping Center and Westside Pavilion. For designer shopping (or just celeb spotting), head to the famous Rodeo Drive where the rich and famous spend their pocket money in shops such as Burberry, Chanel and Cartier. Melrose Avenue has something a little more hip with a range of shops from boutique to affordable vintage fashion. If you want to live the life of the rich and famous, LA is for you.
Like the sound of shopping in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Spain? There are many, many shopping districts in Barcelona, the most famous of which are: Passeig de Gracia, Las Ramblas, Portal de l’Angel and La Maquinista. Passeig de Gracia is where you’ll want to head for the big labels such as Chanel, Luis Vuitton and Diesel, which are accompanied by the stunning architecture of Gaudi. For more affordbale high street shopping go to Portal de l’Angel where you can snap up steals in Zara, H&M and Bershka. La Maquinista is Catalonia’s biggest shopping mall and boasts of over 225 shops, perfect for when the weather isn’t so great. What makes shopping in Barcelona so great is not only the choice but the fact that it’s surrounded by beautiful architecture and picturesque squares.
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