For some, a vacation isn’t complete until every item on the shopping list has been bought. If you love to shop, it’s important to know the cities that will provide enough shops for you to scour. Globe trotters can easily recite the cities that presented the best shopping playgrounds.
Well, if you aren’t a frequent traveler, and are looking to maximize your vacation by visiting one of the world’s best shopping cities, this post is for you. Shopping cities can be found all over the world. No matter the continent you hope to visit, you can find a city to satisfy your need to shop. In no particular order, here is our list of top shopping cities in the world.
Seoul, South Korea
This country is a top choice for travelers who love to shop. South Korea is known for its cultural heritage and its abundance of shopping options. Seoul, the country’s capital city is a bustling metropolis with a mixture of modern facilities and Buddhist temples. Tourists are known to throng into the capital city of Seoul to shop and enjoy its brimming nightlife. There are even shopping malls open all through the night.
Besides shopping, there are a ton of activities to do in Seoul. You can visit Lotto World which is a Korean version of an in-doors Disney world complete with an amusement park, hotels, restaurants, stores, museum and a host of other attractions for adults and kids. You can take a tour to the National Museum or indulge in Korean cuisine.
This awesome city is a popular tourist destination with lots to offer. There are different ways of getting around London which is great if you intend to hop from shop to shop. The city is filled with historic sites, great architecture and amazing landscapes. With all its pleasures, London is not only attractive to tourists alone but it is a major hub for international business.
You can begin your shopping spree at Dover street market and then hop on over to Oxford street. There are tons of brands to explore but be careful, you may end up raking up a tab you didn’t budget for.
New York City
New York City, the city of shinning lights and fashion statements is next on our list of top shopping cities in the world. Regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world, be prepared to whip out the plastic almost everywhere you go. It’s been said that New York City is the most expensive city in the world and this is a source of concern for tourists who really want to visit.
However, there are tons of ways to see New York City on a budget and one way to do this is by deciding on the mode of transportation that suit your needs. For a bustling city, NYC has different modes of public transportation to help people get to where they need to be. If you are looking to shop as well as visit tourist attractions, you can strike a balance by looking for things you can do for free. You can head on over to the boutiques in Brooklyn or scour the shops on Fifth Avenue for some luxurious shopping.
Paris is a beautiful city synonymous with beauty, love, fashion and the famous Eiffel Tour. Labeled the top tourist destination worldwide, this capital city of France continues to attract millions of tourists annually. The city is also known one of the fashion capitals in the world. Paris plays hosts to Fashion week which takes place during the last few weeks of September. You can time your visit to coincide with fashion week, where tons of designers from all over the world come together to showcase their work to an excited audience.
The city boasts a plethora of vintage stores, department stores and shops that claim “to sell a lifestyle as opposed to just clothing.” You will find more than enough chances to shop, so take your time and be sure to buy the things you can wear.
There is no city quite like the fast growing city of Dubai. This City of Gold boasts of towering skyscrapers, ancient mosques and the most luxurious hotels. There are also tons of attractions and shopping centers to visit in Dubai.
The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world and every shopper’s delight. This massive structure houses over 1,200 stores and provides tons of activities to indulge in. You can also scour the old Souk in the Deira district. Here, you will find merchants selling gold and other precious materials. There is also a section for spice. By strolling through the souk, you have a glimpse of Dubai’s culture and also get to peruse the attractive wares on display.
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