The 10 Best Shopping Destinations In The World
We all like to indulge in a little retail therapy every once in a while, and when we part with our hard-earned cash, it helps to have access to a good shopping centre. However, in some cases, you can actually limit your spending and get more for your money if you are willing to hop on a plane and do your shopping in another part of the world.
To help you do this, The Travel Lane has shortlisted ten shopping destinations that are world-renowned for their shopping districts.
London's unique amalgamation of cultures and creeds has only improved its reputation as a landmark shopping destination. Ideal for both the thrifty and the indulgent, London's retail amenities range from famed shopping centres like Harrods and Selfridges to chic clothing stores on Carnaby Street and the Notting Hill area.
There's also a long line of traditional tailors located on the incredibly affluent Saville Row which is only round the corner from Oxford Street, while the famed Portobello and Camden markets offer a great selection of vintage and handmade items. For bargain-hunting lovers, a number of well-established thrift stores and second-hand shops also operate in the hipster utopia of Brick Lane.
2. Hong Kong
Hong Kong Mall is a go-to shopping destination when you're in Hong Kong. You can also find some cool, little-known brands there, as well as the more international prestigious shops and designers.
However, if you want to get away from the tourist crowd, venture further out to the stylish Fang Hong outlet where locals shop.
3. New York
New York is a shopping mecca, and even if you've never been, you are probably more than aware of the staggering amount of stores that line the pavements. The Manhattan strip is where you'll find the snazzy, designer brands that wealthy bankers and celebrities call home, while on the other side of the river in Brooklyn, you'll experience a younger, more urban type of shopper, with clothing stores from all over the world located there.
Of course, it being Brooklyn, you won't be short on vintage and thrift stores either.
A melting pot brimming with cultures from around the world, Tokyo's mega-metropolis sees French bakeries placed next to Italian fashion amidst the mythical glow emanating from the trademark neon-lights outside. Go inside one of the numerous malls and you can find just about anything. The drugstores and pharmacies are supposed to be some of the best in the world and are well worth a visit.