Top shopping cities in the world
People travel around the world for different reasons. Some for views, some for food, some for adventure and some others for shopping. Which are the best shopping cities in the world? Let us see some of the favourites shopping sites of travellers around the world. Some destinations are of course expensive, others offer better deal if we know where to look.
New York, USA
New York, one of the largest and most attractive city in the world is one of the world’s great shopping destinations. World-renowned department stores, boutique shops, high-fashion and outlet centres make this city shopping lovers’ favourite destination. It is home to many world-renounced department stores like Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, and Barney’s. Airport shopping is a specialty of the city, with JFK airport offering great section of stores and products. Dining and shopping go hand-in-hand here as many stores include fine restaurants.
Paris is the other name for fashion. The Triangle d’Or (Golden Triangle) is the centre of high-fashion shopping. Many shops in Paris offer tax-free shopping if more than 175 euros is spend on the same day. Sale season takes place twice a year in Paris (in January and June). It lasts up to six weeks with discounts up to 70 percent off retail prices.
Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is the global city in China. Harbour City, IFC Mall, Elements in Kowloon and many more shopping centres in the city offer fantastic global experience. Hongkong is famous for busy street markets as well. Visit Temple Market, Ladies Market, Seafood Street Market and Stanley Market for exciting cultural and shopping experience. These street markets will test bargaining skills.
Dubai, the business centre of the Middle East is a world class shopping centres. Some of the largest shopping centres include The Dubai Mall, Lamcy Plaza, and the Mall of the Emirates. From fashion to tech gadgets and games, anything and everything is available at these centres. Annual Shopping festival, DSF is the best shopping experience the city offering to the world.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur offers huge shopping centres where you can buy the latest fashion items or tech items or even foods. One may go to the streets and pick up a bargain at markets. Visit shopping centres like Bukit Bintang and KLCC Low Yat Plaza and Berjaya Times Square. Some of the best street markets include, Petaling Street and Central Market. Around July and August country holds the Mega Sale Carnival that boasts 70 percent off discounts.