World’s 15 best shopping cities

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Our world is loaded with different kind of travelers as they have different approach to their passion of travelling. Some travelers need a reason to travel whereas some don’t. There can be plenty of reasons that entices a person to travel and what attracts us the most is SHOPPING. Even a vacation sounds incomplete without a day or a half fully devoted to shopping at famous malls and shopping streets of a particular city. One should not miss the opportunity of shopping while travelling and maybe you want to pack an extra suitcase on a vacation to these fifteen cities mentioned as the top shopping cities in the world. Here is the list of the cities starting from number 15.

 

 

15. Singapore, Singapore

 

The city of Singapore has so much to offer to its shoppers from around the world. Singapore is loaded with great shopping streets , malls and many flea markets thus it has something or the other for everyone.  From international brands to unique Singaporean products the city has it all. A shopping spree is incomplete without a visit to the Singapore’s famous Orchard Road as it is a one way boulevard loaded with various shopping malls, stores and restaurants. This street is a huge entertainment center and a shopping paradise of Singapore as it houses nearly 22 malls and 6 huge departmental stores which provide a choice from about 5000 brands worldwide. What else you have to ask for in terms of shopping in Orchard Road!

 

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14. Las Vegas, USA

 

Las Vegas is one of the liveliest city  in the world and it attracts tourists from around globe. The city is known for its casinos, pubs, bars and not only this, Vegas is also counted in the list of the top shopping destinations in the world. The city has an endless list of shopping paradises for its guest. The most famous among them is the Venetian which is known as the shopping galaxy in Vegas as the interior is a complete illusion of an entire Venetian city which is recreated a unique realism which will surely bewitch you with its beauty. The other shopping destinations in Vegas includes Crystals at City Center, The Forum Shops at Caesars, The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and many more. So besides gambling we have given you another reason to visit the sin city of Las Vegas.

 

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13. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Kuala Lumpur is one of the most visited Asian city as it is loaded with great places and things to do. This Malaysian city has gained much reputation because of its vibrant shopping scene and tourism being the one of the biggest industry in Malaysia has led to sprouting of many malls over the years. Even three out of the world’s 10 largest malls are in Kuala Lumpur. The most famous mall of KL,  Utama has more than 650 shops, Asia’s largest indoor rock climbing facility and a massive rooftop garden. Not only malls KL also has huge shopping streets like Bukit Bintang that has emerged as the heaven for all the shopaholics and nightlife lovers.

 

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12. Vienna,  Austria

 

Vienna is known as the city of great architecture, history and monuments but besides that it is also a famous shopping destination. Ranging from luxury boutiques to small independent stores, shopping streets and pedestrian zones this Austrian city aims at fulfilling every fashionistas dream. Some of the famous addresses to spend your money on fashionable items are Graben, Kohlmarkt, Neubaugasse, Mariahilferstraße & Kärnterstraße which are the famous shopping streets of Vienna which will surely satisfy all your wardrobe needs.

 

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11. Madrid, Spain

 

Madrid, the capital city of Spain is undoubtedly the ideal holiday destination for all the tourists around the world. There are plenty of reasons that makes its so popular, including its landmarks, pubs, restaurants and great shopping opportunities. This amazing Spanish city ranks third for best prices on luxury items in the Globe Shopper Index and is also famous for its leather goods. Shopping in Madrid is incomplete with a spree at El Rastro, El Corte Ingles, Salamanca district  and the famous Serrano’s ‘Golden Mile’ of ultra-luxe boutiques. We bet that one day we will be not be enough to shop in Madrid.

 

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10. Melbourne, Australia

 

Melbourne is not the capital of Australia but is surely the country’s Fashion Capital. It has so many shopping streets that has proven to be the shopping hubs and that includes High Street in Armadale for Peruse Australian designer labels, Toorak Road & Chapel Street in South Yarra, and the Bridge Road in Richmond. You can also shop for some amazing vintage wares at Greville Street in Prahran, and the bargain hunters should not forget to try their haggling skills at the Discount Factory Outlet next to Southern Cross Station on Spencer Street.

 

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9. Bangkok, Thailand

 

Shopping and Bangkok goes hand in hand as it is world famous for its huge malls and crowded shopping streets that offer great opportunities to blow away your Bahts in a couple of minutes. The popular Silom Road and Surawong Road are great shopping places for the Thai capital’s signature cheap silk, gems and ready made clothes and don’t forget to haggle for your choices! The Sukhumvit Road is recommended for leather goods and Peninsula Plaza houses upscale shops. Last but not the least,  visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market to buy silk items in a mudmee design which you will find at a very high price in US as compared to Bangkok.

 

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8. Hong Kong, China

 

Whenever we talk about shopping in Hong Kong all that strikes our mind is luxury, convenience and exclusive merchandise. The major percentage of tourists visit the city of Hong Kong for shopping. From flashy huge malls to street markets, Hong Kong is surely the  mecca for shopping. This city is regarded as the best Asian city to shop for luxurious items. The famous shopping paradises in the city are the Times Square mall, Causeway Bay, Mongkok and The Ladies’ Market.

 

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7. Los Angeles, USA

 

Shopping is considered as one of the most loved activities in Los Angeles, whether it’s haggling through vintage stores or window-shopping for extravagant luxury goods. It is always recommended to start your shopping from the famous LA Fashion District in Downtown LA, and after that one can move towards the huge shopping centers including The Grove, Beverly Center, Hollywood & Highland, The Americana at Brand, Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. The shopaholics equipped with bargaining skills should not miss the outlets in Camarillo, the Citadel, Desert Hills and Ontario Mills. You may even bump into and A-list celeb at any of the boutiques locations at Fred Segal, an LA institution.

 

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6. Tokyo, Japan

 

Shopaholics around the world must be well acquainted with the the fact that Tokyo is one of the most renowned shopping cities in the world. It has everything from ranging from cutting edge electronics to colorful animated goods, traditional crafts, trendy fashion and branded goods that too at a very affordable price. The Japan‘s capital city houses around 50 decent shopping neighborhoods that includes Ginza, Shinjuku, Harajuku and many more. Thus,  we can say that Tokyo has everything for everyone.

 

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5. Milan, Italy

 

The list of best shopping cities is incomplete without the mention of Milan. This Italian city is also crowned as the ”Fashion Capital of the World” and it also the gave the world Prada, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and many more high-fashion brands. Shopping in Milan is like a dream come true for every shopaholic. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is of the world’s oldest shopping malls and its glass-roofed arcade is definitely worth a visit in Milan.  The best and the worst thing about this city is that everyone will be dressed better than you, even the children but don’t let this dishearten you, instead go and shop on Via Montenapoleon that offers fashionable Italian goods.

 

 

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4. Paris, France

 

Whenever we talk about couture or a fashion show, Paris is the city we always think of as it is famous as the European shopping paradise. The city is loaded with many fashionable stores in beautiful neighborhoods and you can easily spot more stylish people on Parisian streets rather than any fashion show. The French capital is the home to the famous brands including Dior, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. The famous shopping streets are the Champs Elysees and Boulevard Haussmann which are the most expensive shopping streets in the word and lets not forget the Les Puces flea market that is so huge that you may require a full day to explore it.

 

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3. Dubai, UAE

 

Dubai is famous for its glamour and the world’s largest shopping mall. This city has emerged as the most favorite shopping destinations in the world. The famous Gold and spice souqs are the most visited markets in the world that offers both the things in large amounts at the most affordable rates. You can also find the coveted silky, colorful and 100% pure pashmina shawls at Karama district that too on discounted price which one should not dare to miss in Dubai.

 

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2. London, UK

 

London is the most loved and visited city of UK and we all know the reasons behind it. The city offers a great shopping opportunity to its visitors from around the world. The most famous and luxurious shopping destination is Harrods that will surely catch your eyeballs and will surely provoke you to spend many pounds while shopping. The Greenwich Market will also attract you to shop at its unique boutique shops, well known for its designer makers and small cottage industries.

 

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1. New York, USA

 

The New York city is undoubtedly the number one shopping destination of USA as well as in the whole world. It is the place filled with personal stylists and designer showrooms that offers the amazing experience of vintage shopping, fashion history tours and discounted shopping at mega-department stores. The famous shopping destinations are Times Square, SoHo, Rockfeller Center, Brooklyn Flea and many more. We also suggest you not to miss shopping for designer labels on Fifth Avenue and the famous Chinatown which offers plenty of chances to spend a lot of cash.

 

 

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