7 best cities for shopping
In the spring, not only nature is updated, but also man. I want something fresh and light after warm winter outfits. The sales season has already ended, but right now there are new collections of clothes, accessories, jewelry – why is there no reason to replenish the wardrobe?
Get ready for the trip, we have selected for you the Top 7 cities where you can combine a pleasant stay with excellent shopping and return some of the money spent through Tax Free Shopping.
Great Britain, London
Foggy Albion is a traditional city for shopping for clothes, woolen scarves, umbrellas. Oxford Street, Bond Street, Piccadilly Street and Regent Street have premium boutiques and large shopping centers with well-known and affordable brands. Popular shopping centers are Selfridges, Westfield, Harrods, Liberty, Topshop.
In local shops and clothing markets you can find exclusive things inexpensively. Outfits left unsold in brand boutiques are brought into the TK Maxx network. Camden Lock is recognized as an alternative fashion hub in London.
In the Emirates, tourists buy clothes, fur and jewelry, fabrics, carpets, perfumes, oriental sweets. There is no duty on import of foreign goods, therefore, prices for European goods are up to 40% lower than in other cities of the world. In addition, the UAE decided to bargain.
Shopping areas – Bani Yas Square, Al Fahidi, Al Karama, Al Rigga, Al Diyafah Street. Most visited shopping centers: Dubai Mall, Al Bustan Center, Mall of the Emirates, Al Ghurair Center. For gold and gems, head to Gold & Diamond Park and the Dubai Gold Souk. Karama Market sells fakes for branded items. 20 km from the city there is the Dubai Outlet Mall, where on Mondays there are sales with an additional 50 percent discount.
Design collections by Fendi, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Hugo Boss and other expensive brands appear in Milan’s boutiques earlier than in the rest of the world. In Milan you should buy furs, leather goods, wedding and evening dresses.
In the Quadrilatero Della Moda area there are showrooms of the most famous fashion houses. Via Torino and Corso Buenos Aires can be purchased with more affordable brands, and art and antiques can be found on Via Brera or Via Madonnina.
The most visited places for shopping are the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, The Rinascente, 10 Corso Como, Upim shopping centers. DMagazine Outlets are located in Milan, while the Serravalle Designer Outlet is 100 km from the city.
Spain is the birthplace of inexpensive brands of clothing, shoes and accessories LOEWE, Armand Basi, Pull and Bear, Bershka, etc. Travelers also bring jewelry from Carrera y Carrera, UNOde50 from their holidays in Madrid.
Premium malls and boutique shops are centered on Gran Via main street and in the Salamanca area. For purchases at more affordable prices, you should look into the neighborhoods of Fuencarral-El Pardo, Arguelles, Sol.
The most visited malls in Madrid are El Corte Inglés, Jardin de Serrano, Palacio de Hielo. You can buy new items at minimal cost in single-brand outlets or at sales outside the city: Las Rozas Village, Factory San Sebastian de los Reyes, Factory Getafe.
In the capital of romance, a good selection of luxury perfumes, clothes of popular brands, handbags and gloves. Prestigious stores with a first-class assortment are concentrated on Champs-Elysees, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, Prospect Mt. Paris More wallet-friendly items are sold at Le Marais and at Rue de Rivoli. In pharmacies on the outskirts of the city, it is advantageous to buy makeup cosmetics.
While shopping in Paris, visit the Galleries Lafayette, Quarte Saisons, Bon Marché, Tati department stores. Popular outlets outside the city are La Vallee Village, Quai des marques Franconville, Marques Avenue: L’Ile Saint-Denis.
Shopping tours to the Thai capital are interesting for buyers of electronics and mobile gadgets, silk and crocodile or python leather goods. In April, Thai New Year discounts are available at stores. Price tags for goods are set taking into account the possibility of bargaining.
The main shopping areas of Bangkok are Siam, Pratunam, Sukhumvit. A wide range of equipment is presented at MBK and Pantip Plaza. Silk clothes should be taken in factories. The Jewelry Trade Center and Chinatown stores have a good selection of Thai sapphire and pearl jewelry. In the markets of Patpong, Pratunam, Chatuchak cheap things and jewelry are sold.
Shopping centers visited – Siam Paragon, Emporium, Amarin Plaza, Central World Plaza. Regular discount outlets – Jim Thompson Factory Outlet, Bangkok Fashion Outlet.