Shop till you Drop at these World's Best Shopping Cities

While it is true that now you get almost everything everywhere in the global market, but in a few cities, shopping is not only about the merchandise but also the ambiance.

After considering a few important factors like the ease of getting around, value, variety, and experience, we have come up with the perfect list of the best shopping cities. Soon they will be your favorite too.

12. Seoul


South Korea’s flair for shopping is world famous. Korean products are already making waves and setting trends at a global level. The country has recorded the most number of credit transactions in the world in 2011, so yes it is pretty much like an addiction there.

The capital Seoul is buzzing with shopping centers selling fashion and  K-beauty products. There are shopping malls that are open 24 x 7 and department stores which come lively only at night. You will get things for all budget, varying from cheap and chic.

The city doesn’t just stop with fashion shopping. The flea markets of Seoul alone would make you want to book cheap flights to Seoul. We recommend the Gyeongdong Market, Seoul Folk Flea Market, and Namdaemun Market.

Where to Shop:

Doota, 18-12 Euljiro 6-ga, Jung-gu,
Lotte Department Store flagship,1 Sogong-dong, Jung-gu,
10 Corso Como, B1F Trinity Building, 79 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu,
Garosugil, Gangnam-Gu, Sinsa-Dong

11. Milan


Milan Italy is an obvious choice for shopping as it is also monikered as the fashion capital of the world. The galleries are architecturally striking, and shopping makes you feel like a cultural experience here. Home to many iconic brands like Versace and Prada, Milan is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in fashion in the world.

Visiting the Quadrilatero d'Oro is one of the must things to do in Milan if you have got cheap tickets to Milan and even if you are not up to luxurious shopping. The Galleria is beautiful flooded with natural light and interlinked pedestrian paths lined with the boutiques of famous brands.

If you are looking for a more affordable spot, then Salvagente literally translates to the lifesaver. It is an outlet mall but what’s inside wouldn't look like you bought it off from the discounted section.

Where to Shop:

Quadrilatero d'Oro, 20121 Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Il Salvagente, Via Fratelli Bronzetti 16, 20129 Milan

10. Madrid


Madrid surprisingly stands at the third position for luxury items available at best rates in the Globe Shopper Index. If you are looking to be a fashionista in Spain, finding cheap flights to Madrid is where you should start.

Capas Seseña here is a unique establishment that sells traditional capes made in cotton, wool, and velvet. So now you see, you can go all out in this city with your creativity and sense of style/.

Our other favorite among one of a kind items is the Casa de Diego, that sells mantillas, fans, ornamental combs and such. It's a work of art and unique in their design.

Where to Shop:
Capas Seseña, Calle de la Cruz, 23, 28012 Madrid, Community of Madrid
Casa de Diego, Puerta del Sol, 12. 28013 Madrid

9. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai has reimagined luxury in every single way. With the world’s largest malls, luxury outlets and many other iconic sights, the main entertainment here is shopping itself. If you want to attend the world-famous Dubai Shopping Festival book your cheap flights to Dubai well before January. There are malls within malls like the first Bloomingdale outset outside the US and the Galeries Lafayette from Paris.

Where to Shop:

Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha 3, Dubai
Dubai Mall, Doha Street, Dubai

8. Vienna


Vienna is a relatively cheaper destination for everything including food, and accommodation. That is reflected in the shopping department too.

Focus on local treats here rather than international brands. The ancient Naschmarkt is lined with food stalls that stretches over 1.5 kilometers.

The country becomes a delight, especially during Christmas. The Christmas markets in Vienna are a treat to the eyes with the illuminations and fairytale ambiance. Book your cheap flights to Vienna during Christmas to enjoy the best of local shopping here.

Where to Shop:

Naschmarkt, 1060 Vienna;
The Viennese Christmas Market by City Hall runs from November 17 to December 24. Rathausplatz, 1010 Vienna

7. Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires has much more than a few Latin moves and food. The leather shops here are of world-class, and if you need a tailor-made leather product, you can book cheap flights to Buenos Aires already.

Now, if you think why not go to Italy for that; the high-quality leather here is much more affordable. Mocasines Guido is an established outlet here with shops in three locations, and then there is the Calle Murillo, an entire street dedicated to leather shops.

Where to Shop:

Mocasines Guido, Rodríguez Peña 1290, Buenos Aires;
Murillo 666, Murilla 66, Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province

6. Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Most of the biggest names in fashion have catered their taste exclusive for the Chinese market. And we are not talking about cheap Chinese replicas, but that is also an experience you shouldn't miss here.

Many fashion brands have gone on cheap flights to Hong Kong to set up their shops here. The result is a shopping world that has an Asian touch and bespoke shopping experiences. There is no surprise that the fashion outlets here are frequented by celebrities such as the KniQ and Fong Fong projects.

Where to Shop:

KniQ, Shop 4B, Vienna Mansion, 55 Paterson St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong;
Fang Fong Projects, 67A Peel St., Central, Hong Kong;
WDSG, Kapok, Club Monaco Men's Store, Monocle in Star Street Precinct in Wanchai (Star Street, Moon Street, Sun Street) and St. Francis Yard.

5. Paris


If you didn't have enough reasons already to find cheap flights to Paris, then add shopping to the list. Shopping in Paris is all about class, trend and the obvious Je nais se quoi. It is something you need to experience by yourself.

The Parisian has always had a special taste when it comes to clothing. They can pull of the cheap ones and make it look like a 1000 dollars. Here shopping is not about owning big brands but about finding your unique style.

Merci and Colette have established stores that decide the trends. Even if you just step into a C&A or H&M, the Parisian fashion sense is kind of obvious. Almost every street here would have a cute little shop with clothes and accessories that would make you stop along the way. And then, of course, the exclusive outlet of luxury brands would have their own Parisian specialties not available elsewhere in the world.

Where to Shop:

Le Bon Marché, 24, rue de Sèvres, Seventh Arrondissement, Paris
Printemps, 64, boulevard Haussmann, Ninth Arrondissement, Paris
Galeries Lafayette, 40, boulevard Haussmann, Ninth Arrondissement, Paris
Merci, 111, boulevard Beaumarchais, Third Arrondissement, Paris
Colette, 213, rue St.-Honoré, First Arrondissement, Paris

4. Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

You will notice that half the time you are in Kuala Lumpur, you would be spending it at the malls. That is because the 10 largest malls in the World are here. So the shops range from anywhere between 300 to 1000, indoor game areas, indoor rainforests and many such things that make shopping feel like you are in a paradise.

The shopping malls always sell high-quality stuff, but there are streets where you can find cheap rip-offs of the same.

Where to Shop:

1 Utama, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, Bandar Utama
Peter Hoe Beyond, 145 Jaan Tun HS Lee, Kuala Lumpur, Quirky Brown Cow, Lot 23-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Bangsar

3. London

Even if you find cheap flights to London, shopping there is not going to be cheap at all. So you might as well save a bit on flights. Even the cab fare might make you lose the will of even getting out of your hotel.

But none of this can stop you from gazing at the shop windows right.

So the first tip about London shopping? Don't judge the collections by how the storefront looks. The department store Liberty has a Tudor exterior, but the collections inside are very contemporary.

Where to Shop:

Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, London,
Dover Street Market, 17-17 Dover St., London

2. Tokyo


Japan has its own manual when it comes to shopping. You need a special eye to find those extravagant items here. When you book cheap flights to Tokyo, remember that here it is not just about brands. `The department stores and local markets are what defines the shopping experience here.

The Ameya Yokocho market is a favorite among both locals and tourists. The flagship store of Global chain Isetan is in Tokyo at Shinjuku. It sprawls over in 8 different buildings and a basement dedicated to Japanese bento boxes.

Where to Shop:

Comme des Garçons, 5-2-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
M's: Pop Life Sex Department Store, 1-15-13 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Isetan Shinjuku flagship, 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

1. New York

New York

New York is the ultimate shopping destination in the world. This is where the fashion royals live and have set up their camp. Even babies are dressed in luxury brands, and they can surely outdress you on any occasion.

So in such a city, it is not a challenging task to find brand outlets. Get cheap flights to New York and take a walk along the fifth avenue and you will find yourself stopping at almost shopping windows.

Where to Shop:

Rare Vintage, 24 West 57th St., New York
Brooklyn Flea (Fort Greene Flea), 176 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn
Bergdorf Goodman,754 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019


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