For the avid shopper, every corner of the planet is a potential favourite playground. Having said that, to correctly pinpoint places around the world where shopping can be more than gratifying requires special study. Our global experts have placed here six of the topmost shopping destinations of the planet before you so that you can splurge to your heart’s content.
Shopping in Dubai, especially in the Dubai Mall, is an experience in itself. Just imagine a shopping plaza with theme parks, skating rinks, waterfalls and aquariums, the largest mall in the world is a miniature trade kingdom.
If you are looking for lifestyles rather than clothes, then Paris is the place for you. Stella McCartney, Yves St Laurent and Merci are household names here. In addition, the Printemps store houses the largest beauty department store in the world.
Home to three of the largest malls in the world, including 1Utama, a 650 shop mega mall, Kuala Lumpur scores highly in the high quality shopping aspect. Massive rooftop gardens and indoor rock climbing facilities make this place an impressive winning shopping combination.
Just take one look at the shopping malls on Orchard road, and you will understand that the city is full of vast temples of consumption of goods. Haji Lane in the Arab quarter Tiong Lee are all famous authentic shopping outlets.
The largest city in Thailand may be famous for many reasons, but shopping, too, occupies a high place on the must do list. Considered a cheap place to shop, the large open-air markets operating on nights. And weekends, sell everything on the planet. The trick is, never accept the face price and bargain as much as you can.
Barcelona offers shopping of all levels and alternatives from the big brands, like Chanel, Cartier Mont Blanc to the the small stores lined up in the Old Town. Antique shops abound in the Roman centre, while El Raval is home to music and used clothes outlets.
So if you are ready for a shopping spree, these places have a lot to offer. These vintage shops from all over, stock clothing and accessories you would want to cling to. After all a pair of faded jeans you purchased from an obscure Bangkok lane, will rekindle better memories than a roadside meal you had.
Author: Jyotsna Ramani
Jyotsna is a passionate globetrotter who loves to explore offbeat locales and inspires others to do the same. Traveling solo, enjoying new adventures, trying local cuisines are all part of her escapades. Follow in her footsteps as she takes on the world – one country at a time.