Top shopping destinations in the world

Written by Amal Asebriy

Whether your taste is for luxury boutiques or flea markets, the online travel guide Cityoki has done a survey of the 10 greatest shopping destinations in the world which should please shopaholics as much as bargain hunters.

#1. Dubai

The Dubai Mall is one of the largest shopping centres on the planet. with theme parks, a waterfall, “dancing” fountains, Olympic-sized ice rink, aquarium, indoor souk and malls within the mall, such as the Galeries Lafayette from France.

#2. Madrid

Madrid is one of those cities that satisfies both fashionistas and bargain hunters. The districts of Puerta del Sol and Grand Via are reserved for top brand clothing. And For bargains you should try a stroll around the Rastro market: you’ll find all sorts of things there from leather hand bags to clothes and household goods.

#3. Tokyo

According to the article Tokyo’s modernist lifestyle  is the ideal place to buy unconventional fashion items. From vintage to traditional and avant-garde fashion, visitors are sure to find something they like either in the smart Ginza quarter for fashion addicts, or in the Akihabara neighbourhood where you’ll find fans of all types of electric gadget!

#4. Milan

Home to many of fashion’s biggest names such as Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace, it’s little wonder this beautiful city is full of glamorous locals and shops that cater to them.

#5. Paris

The upmarket shops are around Saint-Germain-des-Pres and the Luxembourg neighbourhood, whilst the more easily affordable stores are on the Boulevard Haussmann, including the famous Galeries Lafayette and the Printemps, and don’t forget Bon Marche on the left bank.

#6. Rome

Rome is where you’ll find the most beautiful designer stores like Armani and Gucci. For more affordable purchases visit the Via Cola di Rienzo.

#7. Buenos Aires

In Buenos Aires, stroll around the Palermo district where you’ll find many brand stores for both men and women. If you feel like returning home with a few antiques then San Telmo is for you!

#8. London

Despite the high prices that destroy your will to live. The Globe Shopper City Index notes that London outstrips all the other European cities in both the quantity of shops and availability of international and local brands.  Regent Street and Oxford Street are the main places to go shopping.

#9. New York

The Big Apple is of course a great place to make your shopping dreams come true: shopping centres, flea markets, luxury stores – the possibilities are infinite! If fashion is what you’re after, then a walk down 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue will make your day. For furniture, antiques and works of art you should try Chelsea Market.