Being a shopaholic is not easy. When you want to travel, you need to do proper research on the best shopping destinations worldwide, so you don’t end up being unable to buy anything.
For those who don’t love shopping as much, this doesn’t sound like a big problem. But if you really love shopping, traveling to one of the best shopping destinations is just the thing for you.
The good thing about traveling to these places is that there is a lot more to see than just big shopping malls and sale signs. So whoever is going with you won’t be bored if shopping is not what they came for.
1. New York City, USA
The first and biggest shopping destination is, of course, New York City. Everybody knows that New York is made for spending money in big shopping malls and luxury stores. It a big city with many tourists and everyone’s needs must be satisfied. That is exactly the reason why there are so many shops. Walking around New York and shopping is a very unique experience and it will help you stay in shape because New York is so big. No matter where you came from, this will feel like an American dream. And it is. New York is an amazing city with plenty of things to see.
New York’s Fifth Avenue is the city’s most famous shopping street and probably the most famous shopping street in the world. You can find many designer stores here with exclusive items. Walking along Fifth Avenue means that there is a chance that you might just bump into someone famous who also decided to go shopping that same day.
Besides Fifth Avenue, there are plenty of malls in New York too. Westfield World Trade Center is the most popular one. With hundreds of stores, Westfield is a place where you will find something for everyone. The Shops At Columbus Circle is a shopping center with many designer brands. Queens Place Mall is the place to go if you want to visit all the huge stores all at once. Target, Best Buy, and Ulta are just some of many big stores that you will be able to find in this mall. All of this will make you want to move to Manhattan so you can experience it every day. And you can do that and even make your move to Manhattan simple.
2. Paris, France
France is known as one of the most fashionable places in the world. And Paris, as the capital of France, is known as one of the best places to spend money on shopping. Why? Well, because it is very easy to spend big amounts of money in Paris. Paris is a very expensive city. Coffee is overpriced and so are pancakes and croissants. You can only imagine how expensive shopping is in Paris. But those who love to shop won’t see this as a problem as Paris is the city where you can find the best pieces of clothing, shoes, and accessories. It is also a very romantic city so if you need a Valentine’s Day getaway, Paris is the place to go.
3. London, United Kingdom
If you want to be surrounded by stylish people all the time, London is the place for you. Walking around London will turn anyone into a shopaholic. You will be mesmerized by how the shops and the malls look and how people are dressed. Everyone has their own unique style and they know how to express their sense of fashion very well. And how could they not? Walking around a city like London can truly inspire you. The architecture and the rich history of London sure help when you need some inspiration.
Westfield Stratford is the biggest shopping mall in London. Here you can find hundreds of shops including designer brands. This center is also Europe’s biggest shopping center. So those who like to shop will find this place heavenly. London is also considered to be one of the best European cities for solo travelers.
4. Bangkok, Thailand
We can’t talk about the best shopping destinations worldwide without mentioning Bangkok. The New York of Asia as they like to call it. Bangkok is one of the biggest shopping destinations in Asia.
Chatuchak Weekend Market is the biggest market in Bangkok with around 8000 stores. This is a very large number of shops and we haven’t told you the best part about it. It’s very affordable. Shopping in Bangkok is made for those who love shopping but don’t like spending large amounts of money. But there are malls with designer brands where you can spend a few thousand dollars with just one purchase.
The best part about going to Bangkok is that you can easily travel to 10 must-visit places in Thailand such as Phuket and Koh Phangan.
5. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
If you simply can’t get enough of amazing architecture and history, Amsterdam just might fulfill your needs. Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Besides being able to enjoy the beauty of Amsterdam, you will be able to do a lot of shopping there.
Magna Plaza and De Bijenkorf are the two most popular places for shopping in Amsterdam. There is also a very long street full of shops where you can buy anything. From souvenirs and food to clothing and shoes. There is also a separate street for designer brands where all the shops look very expensive, and they are. Amsterdam is not one of the more affordable cities in Europe but it doesn’t matter. You can also visit one of many coffeeshops in Amsterdam where you can try edibles of all kinds.
6. Barcelona, Spain
It’s one of those must visit cities for a number of reasons, the shopping being one of them. The warren like streets of Eixample are packed full of incredible boutique stores, and the main street, Las Ramblas, is also full of tempting places to grab some tourist treats.
And when it comes to getting some refreshments, there are few cities in the world that can beat Barcelona. The local Catalan cuisine is impeccable, and you can also enjoy other Spanish treats like tapas and pintxos too.
Barcelona is also a beautiful city, with some incredible architecture and a fine beach right in the heart of downtown. Oh and did we mention the party? Whether you’re just in town for a city break, or you’re on a stag or hen do, Barcelona is an incredible place – so go enjoy!
7. Hong Kong, SAR China
Although the shopping is amazing in most cities in China, Hong Kong is definitely a world class shopping destination. As it has long been China’s gateway to the world, you’ve always been able to find a bargain here. From cut price electronics to cutting edge fashion, Hong Kong is a shoppers dream.
The city is also a thrilling place to spend a few days, with Nathan Road and Tsim Tsa Xui probably the main place to grab a bargain. Head out from the city and explore the small harbour town of Stanley and the local Stanley Market, which is another great place to find a bargain.
If you need to refresh the senses, go on a wander to the Big Buddha on Lantau island, or take the train to the top of the Peak to enjoy those stunning views of the city. And then enjoy the stunning view with a walk along the walkwaay of the stars.
Wherever you decide to go shopping, enjoy your trip!