From New York’s Fifth Avenue to the world’s largest mall in Dubai, here at StudentUniverse we have put together some of the top places to shop till you drop around the world.
New York, United States
For the ultimate shopping trip, make sure you visit New York! Probably one the of the world’s top shopping hot spots, New York offers a great range of places to fit any style. To kick start your trip you should visit Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, Soho and Times Square to see whether or not you can grab yourself a bargain. With a variety of boutiques including famous names like Chanel and Louis Vuitton your shopping trip will be almost endless, so pack light and stock up on everything from electronics to vintage clothing while you’re there.
If you’re looking for nothing but Haute Couture which actually translates to ‘creamy relaxed clothing’ then make sure you visit Paris. A shopper’s heaven, Paris offers a perfect blend of high fashion and vintage clothing that won’t break the bank. Paris is the shopping mecca of the world where you can find chic designer boutiques such as Yves Saint Laurent and Hermes however if you are looking for something more affordable then make sure you check out the Colette which offers men’s and women’s clothing and accessories under one store.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
If you hate walking from one street to the next you’ll be happy to know that the Dubai Mall is not only the world’s biggest shopping center but also has everything under one roof. With over 1200 retail outlets, 160 food and drink store, an indoor ski resort and the world’s largest candy store, you might want to take a week long break for this shopping trip. The best part of all is Dubai is a TAX free country which means you don’t have to worry about stretching out your cash as most stores citywide also slash their prices during the month-long annual Dubai Shopping Festival in January. So why not get your friends together and make this one shopping trip to remember.
If you’re looking for more than just clothing on your shopping trip then you must visit Delhi. Here you can find essential oils, copper, herbs, brass and embroidery made with gold and silver thread at the Kinari Bazaar. You can create and buy perfumes, oils, soap and incense also at the amazing Main Bazaar in Paharganj or even some sweet tea in the Khari Baoili. So if you’re looking for raw materials and fabrics then India is the place for you.
If you’re looking for unique finds and cheap clothing then you must visit the Djeema el Fna in Morroco. With a range of vendors selling everything from crafts to rugs to clothing to spices, you’re sure to find your perfect buy. With other souks specializing on jewellery and leather goods you’ll be sure to grab a bargain in Marrakech alongside taking in the beautiful weather.
Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is all about luxury, technology and food. The city has seen an explosion in tourism, with around 42 million visitors a year making it not only a shopping trip destination but also one for your bucket list. As Hong Kong has lower import duties, you’re shopping trip wont burst your bank balance which is great for anyone looking for cheap designer accessories or electronics. Make sure you visit the Tsim Sha Tsui for offers on shoes, watches, luggage, clothes and traditional Chinese attire.
No list of the best cities for shopping would ever be complete without Milan. Birthplace of Prada and Dolce & Gabbana, Milan is the high fashion capital of Italy. With most fashion houses have a location in Milan making it a definite contender in the top shop to you drop destinations.
There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.
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