Are you a shopaholic? Pick up your wallet and a huge empty bag, as we take you to the holy lands where devotees of ever fickle Fashion throng by the millions. Pay homage to the designer gods, and pick up a bargain or two along the way.
New York, New York
A Mecca for incurable shopaholics, New York offers the buyer an amazing variety in brand, design and choice. Whether you shop only at the most exclusive boutiques, or you are a consummate bargain hunter, New York is THE place for you. Check out Fifth Avenue, Soho, Times Square, Madison Avenue for your choice in clothing and accessories. New York is also home to the world famous departmental stores, Macy’s, Saks, Bloomingdales, leaving you lost in wonder and seriously in debt!
The quintessence of sophistication, the city has nurtured legends like Coco Chanel, YSL, Dior. To be Parisian chic is to exude an effortless, elegant style and shopping in Paris is haute, haute haute! Splurge on luxury at Avenue Montaigne and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore. To pick up kitsch treasures visit the flea markets at the fringes of the city, which depict an easy contemporary style amidst the Parisian center.
High fashion at Milan is freedom of expression and play of riotous colours. The fashion capital of Italy, thousands of fashionistas crowd Milan each year to pay their respects to stalwarts like Armani, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. Visit the fashion quad formed by Via Montenapoleone, Via Sant’Andrea, Via Monzani and Via della Spiga and shop with the big boys of fashion like Gucci and Prada. One visit to Milan will leave you spent, and loving it!
From high street chains to exclusif boutiques, London beckons. Shop in style at the New Bond Street, and you may even bump into the celebrities that frequent the area. If fierce, trendy fashion is more your style, pick up items from Carnaby street. Visit Knightsbridge and Brompton Road and take your pick of the departmental stores that dot the area. The city offers a cure for every shopaholic… 300 markets to choose and pick treasures from… Whew!
Of all the skills a shopaholic masters, bargaining remains one of the most important and Bangkok offers such an amazing opportunity to practice your haggling. A shopping experience in Bangkok, is like an adventure, the fashion whimsical, bohemian and free. Travel down the streets of Bangkok for amazing finds, and visit the more modern malls that have sprung up, like the Emporium on Sukhumvit road amongst others.