InOnIt Guides: The Fashion Destinations of the World
Shopping is enough reason for us fashion fanatics to pack our bags and head for a vacation that is centered around some serious retail therapy. We list out the fashion destinations of the world where you can head to splurge your savings and update yourself on the latest trends.
Singapore City, Singapore
The city is the perfect destination that offers universal fashion. You can shop for luxury brands from Ion at Orchard Road and Parco at Millenia Walk or tour around Haji Lane, Sungei Road Thieves Market and Little India for last minute, budget friendly purchases. The best time to vacation in Singapore is between May and June during the Great Singapore Sale. Chances are you will get that beloved Gucci dress at a discounted rate of up to 80 percent.
Hong Kong, China
An amalgamation of tradition and modernity, Hong Kong has everything to offer for a shop-till-you-drop experience. It leaves you spellbound not just by the variety but also by the availability of everything essential. From the glittering skylines of Admiralty, Soho and Central to the Causeway Bay to the bazaars of Kowloon, Hong Kong is forever bustling with an array of materialistic pleasures to choose from. While you are spoilt for choices here, be sure to keep a strict eye on your wallet, as this expensive city can exhaust your budget faster than you can imagine.
New Delhi, India
Saddi Dilli is fast catching up on the global fashion tracker. Like Hong Kong, New Delhi too is a fusion of ethnic and western fashion. The label enthusiasts would head to the DLF Emporio in Vasant Kunj which is India’s first truly zoned, luxury mall. Comprising of names that one would encounter upon only in magazines, the DLF Emporio consists of 170 brands inclusive of 75 international names. The street markets in New Delhi hold their own charm. Khan Market, Palika Bazaar, Chandni Chowk, Lajpat Nagar and Karol Bagh offer ethnic fashion with a western twist.
In Dubai, all that glitters is gold. Boasting of the largest shopping mall on the planet, The Dubai Mall is a world in itself. Housing up to 1200 stores, name it and you will find it all under one roof. It also comprises of the world’s largest ice-skating rink and aquarium. The Emirates Mall, Burjuman and Diera City Centre also attract hordes of visitors every day. The best time to visit Dubai is during the month-long Dubai Shopping Festival which falls between January and February. It draws over 3 million visitors every year from across the globe making Dubai a carnival that one cannot afford to miss.
A walk down the streets of Paris and you will figure why it is hailed as the fashion capital of the world besides being the city of romance. The Parisians are impeccably dressed which reflects the rich influence of the city over their lifestyle. You can venture out to Avenue des Champs Elysées that blends chic and street-smart fashion together or to Boulevard Haussmann which houses the classic fashion labels. Keeping some foot care in hand, a walk around the shopping areas in Paris is wholly rewarding. Why not buy the best names of fashion from a place where they originate from.
The second largest city in Italy, Milan is a name to reckon with when it comes to the evolution of fashion. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a glass-roofed arcade near the Duomo is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world that can be dated back to the late 19th century. You can also come across Prada’s first flagship store in this shopping galleria. The Milanese are highly updated in their fashion aesthetics such that an ongoing trend would seem dated in less than a month. Each of Milan’s spacious boutiques fit in a quadrilateral space. The best time to head to Milan is during the sale season in January and July. Even then the prices would seem sky-high.
London’s Harrods is an indication of how the English abide by the fashion rules. Huge departmental stores, theme-based boutiques, and bargain fashion defines London’s exquisite taste. Oxford Street, Mayfair, Savile Row and Notting Hill are some of the notable streets that one must frequent during their stay in the British capital. If chic and urban is your idea of fashion, London is the place to get all the right things from.
New York City, USA
New York City is a melting pot of culture and fashion. Glamour runs in the veins of an NYC resident. Even a random window shopping experience is a delight. The Times Square, Fifth Avenue, Soho and the Green Flea Market are some of the areas that a shopaholic must visit. You can also head to the Woodbury Commons for premium brands at awesome discounts. Your New York purchases will exude a unique style statement, be it a pair of stilettos or a hair clip. The all year-round variety and availability ensures that you don’t have to worry about when and where to shop at if you are in NYC.
Did we leave you confused about planning your next vacation? Don’t worry, we are in the same boat. No matter which of these destinations you head to, make sure to save up, so you can shop till your heart’s content. Till then, let’s get back to daydreaming. Adios.
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