International shopping has now become affordable with these cities rolling out the red carpet for tourists. Here’s a look at the best 12 cities that make shopping into a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This city remains the king of all shopping cities. The Dubai Shopping Festival brings in crowds in the millions. Ridiculous discounts upto 70% and sometimes even more can be found on the best products. There’s also live entertainment, grand opening and closing ceremonies and raffle draws that keep the people coming for more. Dubai really knows how to dish out royal treatment to its shoppers Oh and Dubai is a tax-free city.
Close on the heels of Dubai is Singapore. This island/country/city has become one of the best places to shop in the world with the Great Singapore Sale. Just like the Dubai Shopping Festival, the Great Singapore Sale involves the whole city. There are widespread discounts, and offers, and the whole atmosphere is simply great. Tourists can also get a GST return on their shopping worth over $100. Shoppers can avail this all year round.
For hardcore shoppers who don’t mind spending, New York is home to some of the biggest and most luxurious fashion brands in the world. Saks Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz, Tiffany’s, and Bergdorf Goodman are some of the classic places to shop. For cheap and bargain shopping New York also has huge malls and local markets.
The Japanese know how to make things extreme, and they have done exactly that with shopping. At the Shinjuku area, you can find department stores, skyscrapers, shopping malls, megastores, and electronic stores that will blow your mind. See it to believe it.
South Koreans are obsessed with shopping. Proof of that is the Korea Grand Sale. It is quite similar to the Dubai Shopping Festival and Great Singapore Sale. Crazy discounts, amazing offers and happy shoppers, this is what you can expect here. The Koreans are also planning another international festival called the Korea Sale FESTA. There are also many smaller sales as well ongoing throughout the year.
Surprised? Not many people know that the Russian capital is a shopper’s paradise. From classical Russian clothes to the best designs by high-end brands, you can find it all in Moscow. All the rich and famous people of Russia shop exclusively in Moscow. And since not many people know about the city, the crowds are pretty less.
Hong Kong is probably the biggest port for international trade. Therefore, it is no surprise that you can get anything and everything at a cheap price. From knock offs to high-end original goods, you can get it all at Hong Kong at reasonable prices. Hong Kong also has its own shopping festival that is internationally popular.
This is where India comes to shop. It is a city of contrasts. On one side you’ll find shopping malls and stores of international standards, on the other side you’ll find small dingy stores, selling good for a steal. So, if you want experience all facets of shopping, come to Mumbai, the land of dreams.
In a list of famed shopping cities, how can Paris be left out. Probably the best city for shopping, Paris is where you will find even the average citizen dressed like they are walking the ramp. Such is the fame of this city. Bring your best credit cards to Paris, as you will find the most stylish clothes in the world. You will leave with a lot of shopping bags.
Possibly one of the greatest cities in the world, London is also the fashion capital of the United Kingdom. Many fashion brands were born in this great city, and have become famous the world over. Trendy clothes, fashionable accessories, high-end electronics, diamond & gold jewellery, and more, London has it all.
Exclusive and expensive, this is how you can define shopping in Milan. All the biggest brands in the world have flagship stores in the city. You can buy clothes that will never be found anywhere else. You also must visit the the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, it is the most extravagant mall you’ll ever see.
This city in Texas is known to support independent stores. And fashion here can be amazing to downright insane. But one this is for sure, it is one of the best and most cheapest cities to shop thanks to many vintage, thrift and bargain stores.
If you’ve done shopping in Dubai during DSF, you will also love the cities mentioned in the list. These international destinations will surely satisfy your shopping cravings.