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Top 10 Shopping Destinations In the World

Shopping is an excellent way of exploring a place. It's not
just about buying stuff, but it's also about getting to know a new culture,
people and their way of life. Although you may find something worth buying anywhere
in the world, there are certain destinations that are renowned for their best
shopping experiences. So, don't shy away from discovering the top shopping hotspots
while you are travelling in one of these destinations.


Hong Kong


Hong
Kong, the scintillating city of China, is easily the hot favourite with
shopaholics. Everything from local products, electronic devices to high-end
designer labels is available in Hong Kong. The top places to shop in Hong Kong
are Causeway Bay, Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Landmark, Times Square, and Harbour
City. Also, don't forget to indulge in some street shopping at Ladies' Market in Tung Choi Street, Stanley Market, Jardine's Crescent
and Li Yuen Street East and West.


Dubai


Dubai
is a place where you can shop till you drop. Yes, it has so much to lay your
eyes on – from top international brands to traditional middle-eastern stuff,
such as carpets, perfume, gold, spices, myrrh and frankincense. The best places
to shop in Dubai are definitely its glitzy malls – Mall of the Emirates, The
Dubai Mall and Mercato Shopping Mall. However, if you want to extract the real
essence of the city, you should wander through its soulful souks, which sell
more than just products. Besides, Dubai Shopping Festival is an experience that
you should not miss.


Singapore


Singapore is awe-inspiring when it comes to shopping. Don't
be surprised if you are bewitched by the various options available here for all
kinds of budgets. Yes, there are elite designer boutiques, quirky street-side
flea markets, and mammoth malls to keep your purse strings loose. The best
places to shop in Singapore are Orchard Road, Robinsons and TANGS, the Shoppes at Marina Bay
Sands, VivoCity and Sentosa HarbourFront.


Milan


Milan is a
must-visit destination for those who appreciate the true-blue Italian fashion. It's
a place to get garbed with what's ‘in vogue' globally. So, discover the
trendiest designer stores, high-end boutiques and outlets in Milan. The best
places to shop in Milan are Quadrilatero d'Oro, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the
Brera district, and the city centre.



London



London is definitely
beyond a great holiday destination. It's a place where you wouldn't mind
splurging, for it has oodles of shopping areas to woo a shopaholic. From
designer boutiques and luxury brands to some bizarre stuff, there's a lot to
fill your bag with. So, head to the best shopping places in London – Harrods,
Mayfair, Westfield, Oxford Street, King's Road, Carnaby Street, Regent Street
and Jermyn Street and Covent Garden.



Paris



There's nothing quite like shopping in the city of love – Paris. You can pick up your favourite stuff from a
great blend of markets, big stores, and stylish boutiques. French shopping
often comprises sophisticated stuff like dainty parasols, porcelain cats, haute couture hats and fragranced candles. The top
shopping places in Paris are Le Marais, Louvre & Les Halles, St-Germain des Près and Canal St-Martin
& the 10th arrondissement.



New York


New
York is definitely a huge arena of shopping. It has got all that it takes to
lure a shopaholic – hipster flea markets, world-renowned department stores, and
elegant boutiques. So, what are you looking for – top-notch designer gear,
handmade cufflinks or some exclusive chocolates? The top places to shop in New
York are Century 21, Macy's, 5th Avenue, Brooklyn Flea Market, Bedford Avenue, Chelsea
Market and SoHo.


Melbourne



Melbourne has
tons of bait for shopaholics. It has got plenty of trendy designer boutiques
and stunning shopping malls featuring all the top fashion brands. Besides,
Melbourne has loads of stuff for your kitchen as well – artisanal bread, delicatessens,
butchers, fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh seafood, poultry, and wine. The top
places to shop in Melbourne are CBD, Bourke
Street Mall, the Block Arcade, Queen Victoria Village, Melbourne Central, the Strand,
Target Centre, and the Queen Victoria Markets.



Bari



Bari, the
capital of Puglia (Southern Italy), is a centre of fashion. It's a lovely city
with a gorgeous harbour and historic charms. But, its pulsating shopping scene
is something to reckon with. The streets in Bari that you must walk for
shopping are Via Putignani, Via Dante and Via Sparano, while the best shops to
check out are Mimma Ninni, Cecilia De Fano, and Boutique Luciana Bari.



Delhi


Last
but not the least, Delhi, the capital of India, is a great shopping city. From
top clothing brands to cheap street-side accessories, to traditional Indian stuff,
Delhi has it all. The top places to shop in Delhi are Khan Market, Connaught
Place, South Ex, Chandini Chowk, Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar.

Editor: Renuka Singh