Shopping Destinations that are Worth Your Money

Shopping Destinations that are Worth Your Money

Spending your hard earned money can be a great deal of fun. And doing that in an exotic destination can make the activity even more pleasurable. Many-a-travellers traverse through the globe to make the most of bounties that far off lands have to offer. Plan your resources well before flying into the horizons of a land abundant with boutiques and malls. We have compiled a list of the foremost shopping destinations in the world that will loosen the purse strings of even the most austere. So pack light and splurge on everything from branded goods to interesting curios.

 

Paris

Paris is possibly the most preeminent of all the fashion capitals in the world. Some of the biggest names in the industry are headquartered in Paris: Chanel, Christian Dior, Rochas, Louis Vuitton, Céline, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Chloé, Lanvin, Kenzo and Hermès.

Paris is possibly the most preeminent of all the fashion capitals in the world. Some of the biggest names in the industry are headquartered in Paris: Chanel, Christian Dior, Rochas, Louis Vuitton, Céline, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Chloé, Lanvin, Kenzo and Hermès. Providing amazing shopping experiences in the form of the tree-lined Champs-Elysées, the world-famous Avenue Montaigne, the glitzy Rue de la Paix and the chic rue Saint Honoré. Some of the best shopping streets in the world are located in Paris making shopping a pleasant experience even for the most discerning. Not only are the stores stocked with the best spoils but the streets of Paris are a runway on their own right with locals parading in their good taste in fashion. Truly a land of haute couture! Book your Euros at the best rates to quest the shopaholic nature in you.

 

Seoul

South Korea recorded more credit card transactions per person than any other country in 2011 making shopping at official addiction.

Most people would not associate shopping with Seoul but the city has some of the most unique treasures on offer. South Korea recorded more credit card transactions per person than any other country in 2011 making shopping an official addiction. The city is literally bursting with shopping opportunities.   Visit the Seoul Folk Flea Market, Namdaemun Market and Gyeongdong Market for more traditional and indigenous items. Whereas the late-night shopping mall—Doota and the neighbourhood of Gangnam vend international and Korean brands. And while going there, don’t forget to full your pockets with ample Korean won or universally applicable US Dollars.

Dubai

 The malls of Dubai are no ordinary structures hosting rows of shops. They are architecturally beautiful structures replete with theme parks, a waterfall, “dancing” fountains, Olympic-sized ice rink, aquarium, indoor souk and malls within the mall, such as the Galeries Lafayette from France and the first Bloomingdale’s outside the United States.

Ostentation, splendour and near otherworldly glamour—this list would be incomplete without the mention of Dubai. The city’s prominence (in terms of tourism) literally rose on the back of tourism. It is therefore no surprise that world’s largest shopping mall—the Dubai Mall is to be found here. The malls of Dubai are no ordinary structures hosting rows of shops. They are architecturally beautiful structures replete with theme parks, a waterfall, “dancing” fountains, Olympic-sized ice rink, aquarium, indoor souk and malls within the mall, such as the Galeries Lafayette from France and the first Bloomingdale’s outside the United States. Heading towards the shopping city and not having proper finance can ruin your trip. Keep ample amounts of UAE Dirhams ready before leaving for Dubai tour.

 

New York

No other city has been glamorised or celebrated as New York on celluloid. The city holds an allure for both visitors and locals alike.

The glitzy- gauzy windows of the Big Apple’s illustrious streets such as—Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, Soho and Times Square are familiar to even those who have never visited the city. No other city has been glamorised or celebrated as New York on celluloid. The city holds an allure for both visitors and locals alike. So grab breakfast at Tiffany’s and spend the rest of the day at leisure in the markets and streets of the Five Boroughs. You will have to arrange US Dollars at the best rates while going for your trip to New York.

Milan

Home some of fashion’s biggest names such as Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace—Milan is the place to experience Italian moda.

We saved the best for last. Home to some of fashion’s biggest names such as Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace — Milan is the place to experience Italian moda. There is something for everybody in Milan from billionaires seeking exclusivity to students on the lookout for bargains. The Quadrilatero della Moda or Quadrilatero d’Oro (‘rectangle of gold’) is considered to be the world’s most important fashion district. There is where you get the best of the best. Il Salvagente (“the lifesaver”) on the other hand is Milan’s best known and longest established outlet, has three floors of goods discounted up to 60 percent, all organised by size and colour. Get the best forex rates for buying sufficient amounts of Euros along with various exclusive forex deals.

Whenever planning any abroad trip, the very first thing in everyone’s to-do-list is arranging the relevant foreign currency. Get the currency you need—Euros, Dollars, Dirhams or South Korean Won – exchanged in proper denominations and forms, beforehand at home to avail of best deals.

 

Hot tips for planning a shopping excursion in far off lands:

  • Be sure to carry enough funds with you for such excursions as they can be heavy on the wallet.
  • Diversify funds as much as possible to minimise the adverse effects of loss and theft.
  • Try to visit these destinations during the time of sales for best offers.
  • Get the currency you need—Euros, Dollars, Dirhams or South Korean Won exchanged beforehand at home to avail of best deals.
  • Carry currency in the forms of cash, traveller’s cheques and forex cards.

 

External Links:

Best of Paris shopping: http://travel.cnn.com/paris-shopping-guide-061506/

10 reasons to shop in Dubai: http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/10-reasons-to-shop-dubai-_b_3113119

Shopping guide for Seoul: https://www.tripadvisor.in/Guide-g294197-k238-Seoul.html

Top 25 New York Shopping Destinations: http://nymag.com/visitorsguide/shopping/destinations.htm

The best shops in Milan: an insiders’ guide: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/travel/17006/the-best-shops-in-milan-an-insiders-guide.html

15 Oct, 2015
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