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Anupriya Bedi Mar 04 2014

Which are the best shopping places in the world?

Reet Cheema Mar 04 2014
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If you are always on a lookout for something new and different in fashion, we have a list of best markets in the world for you. From New York’s Fifth Avenue to the streets of Bangkok, these destinations will inspire you to jazz up your style and wardrobe.


The home of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Dior, this French capital is one of the best shopping destination around the World. From flashy designer stores to flea markets, Paris is a shopping dreamscape. You can head to the Marais for an eclectic shopping experience or visit the most famous shopping street, Champs Elysées, where vintage stores mingle with designer boutiques. You can also savour your taste for high-end fashion at Galeries Lafayette.

Photo of Louis Vuitton at Champs Elysées (by Sparkx 11)


For some good retail therapy head to Asia's best shopping destination, Bangkok. To shop for Thai capital's signature cheap silk, gems, and tailor-made clothes, head to popular Silom Road and Surawong Road. The city has several chaotic markets specially the 35-acre Chatuchak Market that draws million to Bangkok. Just make sure that whatever you buy is legal to bring home!

Photo of Shopping in Bangkok (by Kevin Poh)


Home to the world's largest mall, Dubai is one of the best shopping destinations around the world. Dubai Mall houses an indoor souk and stores such as the Galeries Lafayette from France and the first Bloomingdale's outside the United States. It also hosts the annual Dubai Shopping Festival in January and February. The city in the dunes serves as an oasis of luxury and world class shopping. It is truly one of the best shopping places in the world.

Photo of Dubai Mall (by Jagermesh)


From trendy Oxford Street to quirky find in Covent Garden, to large shopping centres like Westfield showcasing over 700 brands including Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, All Saints and Ted Baker, London offers a variety of shopping choices to the visitors. You can also head to North London's Camden Market for more unique finds. Book enthusiasts should definitely visit Charing Cross Road.

Photo of Oxford Street, London (by Ysangkok)


Istanbul is a shopper’s paradise and has emerged as a fashionable destination with chic boutiques popping up in trendy shopping districts. Here you can shop for Ottoman antiques and fine carpets to jewellery and belly-dancing costumes. Also, the 4,000-store Grand Bazaar is practically synonymous with shopping in Istanbul and has 58 lanes offering a broad variety of traditional crafts in one place. Also, head here during Istanbul Shopping Festival to feed your shopping appetite to the fullest.

Photo of Grand Bazaar, Istanbul (by espiritu_protector)

New York

From luxe shopping at Fifth Avenue to quirky shopping in Brooklyn, New York offers sheer variety and abundance of styles and shops. You can head to palatial department stores on fifth avenue or pick up unique souvenirs from Brooklyn flea market housing hundreds of vendors of antique furniture, vintage clothing, locally designed art and jewellery. While your visit to this city of dreams, don't forget to visit the classics like Tiffany's, Bergdorf Goodman and FAO Schwarz!

Photo of Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue (by Christopher Peterson)


Singapore is one of the world's prime shopping destination housing mega-malls and beautiful designer boutiques to many busy markets. You can head to Singapore's ultimate shopping spot, Orchard Road to start with. Here you’ll find shops of every type and size with fashion labels ranging from the high-street variety to the high-end. You can head to various other shopping places in Singapore. Also, you can head to the popular shopping event, Great Singapore Sale (GSS), which is held from May to July every year attracting tourists from everywhere to come and shop!

Photo of Paragon Mall on Orchard Road in Singapore (by Calvin Teo)

Los Angeles

Home to three famed and glamorous shopping districts-Rodeo Drive, Robertson Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles is a shoppers paradise. Rodeo Drive exudes the elegance of classic high end fashion and is a popular celebrity shopping stop. Also, the city has numerous shopping malls that cater to everyone's wallet.

Photo of Rodeo Drive in LA (by warriorwoman531)


Tokyo is considered to be one of the best markets in the world where you can shop for practically anything from cutting edge electronics to traditional crafts. You will find numerous shopping districts with their own character and specialities like Shinjuku, Shibuya and more. Do visit Tokyo's premier upmarket shopping district - Ginza featuring high end department stores, boutiques, art galleries and designer brand stores.

Photo of Ginza Shopping district in Tokyo (by Morio)

So, give in to your impulse and let loose the shopaholic in you at any of these best markets in the world. After all, whoever said money doesn't buy happiness didn't know where to shop. You can also check out the list of famous shopping festivals around the world.

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