Who doesn’t like shopping? Whether you are a teen, an adult or an aged person, shopping is for all. It can be books, movies, dresses, shoes, bags, accessories, electronics, cars, gadgets etc. that people run after. You cannot go to any place for shopping if you want quality products; the place has to be a high end shopping city for this purpose. In this article, I am going to tell you about world’s top 3 cities best for shopping that offer you best available products and items. It is really difficult to rank all those cities as the competition is tough between them. I have chosen three cities from three different continents; from Europe, America and Asia.
Though there are a lot of shopping hubs in Asia and Europe, but I wanted to give you one city from each continent. Do not forget that in their respective continents, these cities are the best shopping centers. Europe has great shopping spots like Milan, Paris, Munich, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin and Copenhagen; America has Buenos Aires and Los Angeles; and Asia has Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Let us look at detailed description of the chosen top three shopping cities.
London is the top option for a shopoholic. This city hosts more than half of whole world’s top retailers; why go anywhere else (or even consider going elsewhere)? As I said, London has the highest percentage of top retailers worldwide which is 59.26%.
If your interests revolve around sports and technology, there are many places in London for you. “Decathlon” is an international store and offers equipment for almost 60 sports. In addition to buying items, one can also get their sports equipments repaired. “Run and Become” is a specialized footwear store with trained staff that tries its best to offer the best fitting shoe to customer (after taking complete history of past injuries etc). For Football, Cricket and Tennis, go to United Sports. As far as technology products are concerned, you can go to Bose-Samsung. For high end tech shopping, there is world’s biggest Apple store in London.
For shoes, “Kurt Geiger” must be your first choice as it offers own as well as world famous brands. “Lollipop” won’t only give you best brands, but also a very posh environment. “The Old Curiosity Shop” is the oldest shop in town and these days it hosts shoes for sale. Other noteworthy shoe stores include Georgina Goodman, Sniff, Church’s Shoes, John Lobb and Black Truffle.
London has uncountable high streets. Shops located at the high streets offer best stuff, and best stuff demands bucks. Go to “Topshop” for high end and designer wear. “Topman” is yet another such place. Best picks are Gap, Banana Republic, H&M and Primark.
Regarding home ware and furniture, London has to be your first choice. “Twentytwentyone” is home to elegant furniture, but you will need to shed many monetary pounds. “Aria” offers uniquely designed furniture, so does “SCP”. For home accessories and nice furniture, some of the best names in London include Labour&Wait, Mint, Paul Smith, Heal’s, The Cloth Shop, James Worrall Antiques and Treacle.
For vintage clothes, go to Beyond Retro, Palette London, Marcos and Trump, Annie’s, Vintage Hart, Old Hat Vintage and Rellik. Top fashion boutiques are KJ’s Laundry, Start, Browns Boutique, Hub, Labour of Love and Diverse. For jewelry and Accessories, London offers you countless options. Best accessories can be found at EC One, Kirt Holmes, Jigsaw Accessories, Pickett and Tatty Devine. Last of all, I will talk about departmental stores located in the greatest shopping hub; London. Selfridges, John Lewis, Dover Street market, Fortnum and Mason and Liberty are few of the many options.
My second favorite city for shopping is none other than New York. This city is dreamland for many people; whether it is about job, living, visit or shopping. Whether you want men’s wear or feminine dresses, furniture or home accessories, shoes and bags or perfumes and sunglasses, jewelry or cosmetics; you can fine everything in this city.
For best sports footwear, tracksuits and accessories; go to “Adidas Original Store”. Your second choice can be “Puma store”, too. For high end tech shopping, there is “Apple Store SoHo” which is indeed one of the most stunning buildings. If you are not Apple-ish, then “Sony Style” is your destination. “Barneys New York” is perfect for posh designer wears as well as casual wear. “Bergdorf Goodman” is bound to attract every single woman due to the beautiful and huge collection of shoes and bags. For branded nice lingerie, one can visit “Bloomingdale’s”. Children will love going to “FAO Schwarz” as the place is filled with toys, stuffed toys and candies.
“Macy’s” hosts world top brands like Donna, Ralph and Calvin. “Tiffany & Co.” hosts best available personal accessories.
Dubai is my 3rd favorite city in the world for awesome shopping experience. The city is famous for its skyscrapers, hotels, beautiful architecture, job opportunities and shopping malls.
“Deira City Center” is one of the biggest stores in Dubai, and perhaps the most famous too. This is one of the City Center Store chains by Majid Al Futtaim. It has a free car parking for 6000 vehicles. The mall hosts 300 shops. You can find almost every kind of item that you want including furniture and antiques, books and gifts, entertainment items and children products, ladies and men’s wear, sports and electronics, fragrances and other accessories as well as big departmental stores. It has hotel as well as cinemas.
“BurJuman Center” is yet another big shopping hub. It hosts 190 international stores as well as cafes and restaurants. “Mercato Mall” is a uniquely designed shopping mall and is named after Italian for Market. If quality is what matters most to you, then this has to be your destination in Dubai. You can find a complete range of home accessories and furniture here.
“Wafi Mall” has over 200 stores, restaurants, 60 international brand retail outlets, family entertainment center and two floors of covered parking. “Al Ghurair City” hosts 250 stores, 350 apartments and an 8-screen cinema. “Lamcy Plaza” not only has 150 retail outlets, but also hosts a cinema and a hypermarket.
I hope that this article proved helpful for you in your search for a city most suitable for shopping.