We all love admiring the creations of the best designers in the world, and want to see what’s out there that can shape or influence our personal style. Next time you are planning your holiday, why not combine a great shopping trip with sightseeing? There are some must-see cities you have to check out below that will offer a shopping experience like no other. From huge designer outlets to department stores and shiny shop windows, free samples - the world is waiting for you.
If you want the best and the latest, you definitely need to visit Paris. One of the fashion capitals of Europe, you will find the best labels in the main shopping malls, and get some great deals, inspiration, even if you have a limited budget. You can sign up for a fashion tour in Paris, or simply discover what the city of light has to offer apart from the stunning bridges and the Eiffel Tower.
In case you are already familiar with the work of Venetian designers, you must see in person what they have to offer in the next season. From Arnoldo & Battois to Monical Daniele, there are some great designer shops offering the best quality items for tourists. You can book a boutique hotel in Venice, such as the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa and make the most out of your stay. Combine shopping, sightseeing, and relaxation with sampling some of the best Venetian dishes the city has to offer.
Several fashion designers call Milan their home. If you visit the great city, you must check out the 10 Corso Como offering great clothing items, designer furniture, and home accessories. Originally founded by the former Vogue Magazine editor, Carla Sozzani, 10 Corso Como is more than a shop. It has a stylish cafe, a hotel, and host regular exhibitions. If you are in the mood for something more traditional, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, a 19th century shopping arcade, and check out the Gucci Cafe or the unique Prada store.
If you love fashion shows, New York is the place to be. Book a hotel near SoHo, or head towards Central Park to discover great stores, such as Versace, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel. Pay a visit to the modern Saks Fifth Avenue opened in 1924, and shop till you drop.
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Many people love going to Barcelona to see the monuments and check out the architecture. However, it is also a great place to find some fantastic unique items from local Catalan fashion designers. Home to Etro, Marc Jacobs, and Lanvin, the city will impress you in many ways. Walking down the main shopping streets will make you realize how much fashion sense exists in Barcelona, and how daring locals are when it comes to outfits.
Seeing some of the most famous designers’ creations first hand is a great experience. If you are craving a unique fashion experience, head to one of these great cities and enjoy what you see, feel, and touch.