If you didn’t shop while on vacation, did you even enjoy your holiday? Besides, what’s a good vacation without some retail therapy? Shopping in different countries and cities gives you a chance to pick some great items from various options you will not find back home. An essential element of shopping is making use of good deals. But, that’s not all shopping is about, it is much more than buying clothes on sale. It’s a form of art. It’s an expression of your attention to detail, your scrutiny for uniqueness, and your eye on the latest trends.
Shopping on vacations can also leave a remarkable memory of your travels. For instance, the clothes you bought from abroad can be a great reminder of your time there. Plus, if you are tired of owning the same items as everyone else, shopping from abroad can be your rescue.
Below, we have mentioned some of the best shopping destinations worldwide. So, if you are a serious shopper looking for some quirky and eccentric items to purchase, this list is for you.
1. Tennessee, USA
Tennessee, as the number one shopping destination, might leave some people stunned. Still, you will be surprised to know about the wide range of shops and malls available for window and luxury shoppers. The Stores in Sevierville TN, have the best variety of wearables, décor, and so much more. The little river gem mine is a fascinating spot, especially if you are a gem collector. The apple barn cider house is a perfect family and friends’ getaway. Opry Mills and the mall in Nashville, Hamilton palace in Chattanooga, and West town in Knoxville remain the good old favorites for everyday and occasional shoppers in Tennessee.
2. New York, New York
New York, also known as ‘The City’ but for a reason. Not only is it a hotspot for tourists but also a central hub for all fashion brands. You will find every fashion retail, from high-end to low-end, in New York City. It is also a popular spot for several vintage boutiques and pop-up stores. Shops in Bryant park, union square, the time warner center mall and flea markets in Brooklyn are perhaps the most popular shopper attractions. Outlets in SoHo, fifth avenue, and times square, on the other hand, are famous for high-end, luxury shopping. There is no doubt that New York city is inarguably one of the world’s best shopping destinations.
3. Hong Kong, China
Suppose you are looking for cheaper but good-quality alternatives to the expensive items on your Wishlist. In that case, Hong Kong should be the top destination on your list. Ladies market, temple market, and Jade market are quite popular among thrifty and frugal shoppers. Times square and Kowloon’s Nathan Road consist of excellent retail outlets ranging from household product shops to massive department stores. A plus point about shopping in Hong Kong is easy bargaining. If you are a bargain hunter, you will surely love the markets in Hong Kong.
4. Copenhagen, Denmark
Again, an unusual but surprisingly good destination for shoppers. Downtown Copenhagen can give you one of the best shopping experiences of your life. With shops ranging from local department stores to high-end boutiques, it has something for everyone. Stroget and Kabmagergade are the main shopping streets for luxury buyers. They are home to some of the most extravagant international luxury chains like Prada, Gucci, Channel, and Louis Vuitton. You can also find some alluring Scandinavian home décor outlets, vintage stores, and hard-to-find shops anywhere else, in the narrow and adjoining alleyways of Copenhagen.
5. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is like another version of New York City. It is maybe more crowded at times. The noisy, flashy, and busy Shibuya district in Tokyo is a must-see for tourists. You can find anything from various Japanese fashion brands, huge vintage stores, designer boutiques to a wide variety of restaurants and cafes here. The unnecessarily big digital advertisements are hard to miss, just like Japanese street trends and radiant and vibrant youth. Tokyo is home to some of the busiest (yet overloaded array of diverse shops) districts globally. It has a lot to offer for both a serious and a casual shopper.
6. London, UK
If there is one city that you can not leave out, it is London. After all, London is one place which has more to offer than any other. London is like a paradise for shoppers from Carnaby street’s local stores to oxford street’s departmental outlets. You can easily access low to mid-range products at regent street and shop from high-end stores like Burberry and Tiffany & Co. at Bond street. All within the proximity of a single city. If you are into vintage and antique buying, Notting Hill’s is your go-to place! A central plus point of shopping in London is the convenience. No matter which part of the city you are residing in, you can easily find brands within your range nearby.
It might not sound like it, but shopping can get extremely stressful, especially if you are a serious shopper looking for some exquisite products. However, planning ahead of your travels can help you a lot. A well-thought-out trip can save you the time and stress of looking for the best places to shop. The above list will hopefully help you in picking up the correct destination for your shopping plans. After all, nothing is more satisfying than rewarding yourself or others with some retail therapy.