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For globetrotters who travel to shop – there are a few cities that should be in your list of favourites. From dedicated shopping villages, to oversized shopping malls, local flea markets and massive shopping streets; just be sure that you leave room in your suitcases before heading to any of these incredible shopping destinations.
Every shopper’s paradise, there is almost nothing that you cannot find in Dubai. Boasting everything from the world’s largest mall to traditional Arabic souks, this city is bursting with luxury designer brands, Middle Eastern handicrafts, and a few great bargains. Dubai is also famed for its shopping festivals that attract thousands of shoppers around the world – Summer Surprises (June to August) and Dubai Shopping Festival (December to January).
In Rome, home base to luxury fashion houses is where you can discover designer boutiques, expert artisans and more. From Italian leather loafers to trendy gloves and silk ties, pick up some of the city’s specialty from the street of Via del Corso. And, wander around La Sofitta Sotto I Portici vintage market for some antique treasures. But if you’re just in the mood for window shopping, the elegant district of Spanish Steps and Via Condotti is the place to be.
Or have a go at an offbeat shopping experience in Taichung, Taiwan. After dusk, the diverse night markets in the city come alive. Youngsters or the young at heart – hit on the Yizhong Night Market that is filled with the vibrancy of youth. And a visit to the Feng Chia Night Market is a must as it is the epitome of Taiwanese night market, offering not only unique and fairly priced fashion wear, but also snacks to keep you company through your shopping spree.