Kempinski Blog Article
We know that you can't physically buy happiness, but sometimes, a little retail therapy can go a long way to cheering yourself up! In fact, certain cities feel as though they were designed to solely to indulge our shopping habits.
From high street to designer, with a good dose of independent shops thrown in for good measure, here, we have taken a look at five of our favourite shopping destinations around the world. Anticipating that you will shop until you drop? Don't forget to book yourself in for some rest and recuperation at a Kempinski hotel!
New York City
Where else to begin a shopping adventure than the Big Apple? From Bloomingdale’s and Barneys to the perfectly curated MoMA Design Store, there is plenty to inspire you visually in the concrete jungle of New York City. Along with the big Manhattan stores, head downtown for a more unique, chic retail vibe.
There are few cities in the world where you can shop in such magnificence. The sun-soaked city of Dubai is famous for its breath-taking city scape - and you will find some of the largest shopping malls in the world as part of that. Head to the Mall of the Emirates or the Dubai Mall for big brands, and don't forget to explore the more authentic souks for handmade trinkets.
It should not come as any surprise that this incredibly chic Italian city is a must-visit for anyone keen to invest in some iconic Italian style. Milan is, for many, considered the fashion capital of the world; be sure to head to Gallerie Vittorio Emanuele II to experience one of the oldest shopping centres in the world and see the Prada flagship store.
The home of Harrods, Selfridges and the iconic Oxford Street, London is seen as a vibrant place to satisfy those shopping urges. Head to Oxford Street to experience a range of flagship stores from all kinds of big name brands, or head to Knightsbridge to find Harrods and a whole host of smaller designer stores.
Fashion and style is arguably more important to Los Angeles than it is to any other city in America. Californian style is in high demand in the state's largest city, and you will find hundreds of stores that are ready to help you get the look. Head downtown to find the vast shopping district, and don't be afraid to venture down the lesser trodden paths - you never know what kind of eclectic shops you will find in some of LA's neighbourhoods.