Paris is a European shopping mecca for cutting edge designers as well as classics such as Chanel and Dior. Must-see streets are the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Boulevard Saint-Germain, the Opera area and Les Marais district. Head to Montmartre’s Artist’s Square for original artwork and jewellery, sold direct from the artists.
Not just for electronic gadgets, honeymoon shoppers in Hong Kong can browse street markets, designer boutiques, and huge shopping centres selling everything from jade to silk. The streets of Li Yuen East and West, and the lanes of Stanley Market are also full of market stalls. The Jade Market in Yau Ma Tai sells green gems symbolising long life and good health. The Hong Kong WinterFest is an annual duty-free shopping event just before Christmas.
St Barths, Caribbean
St. Barths (or St. Barts) is the capital of the Caribbean shopping scene, with a duty-free status in all of its shops. The capital, Gustavia, has shops such as Dior, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Hermes selling items which may not be available in the States.
New York really does have it all, from designer fashions to market chic and electronics to antiques. Find exclusive boutiques on Madison Avenue, market stalls along Canal Street, and mega-stores such as Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s in Manhattan. Also visit Chinatown, Elizabeth Street, Orchard Street, Brooklyn and Chelsea.
Strøget is believed to be the world’s longest pedestrian street with international giants such as Prada, Chanel and Louis Vuitton alongside the more affordable high street chains. Other places to visit include the Grønnegade area, mega department stores Det Ny Illum and Magasin du Nord, Østergade and Amagertorv.
Practise your bargaining skills shopping in the Souk, negotiating on the price of anything from silk to spices, jewellery to carpets. Walk away with a one of a kind item to remind you of the exotic excitement of your honeymoon!
From designer chic to British quirk, London is a mecca for all kinds of shops. Visit the high end shops at Oxford Street, Knightsbridge and Savile Row, or browse the markets at Camden, Portobello and Covent Garden. Visit the world famous Fortnum and Mason, and Harrods – if only to window shop!
Most of the top fashion houses have a location in Milan, with guided tours for visitors. Discover luxury brand shops in secret alleyways selling everything designer – you will take home a one of a kind designer item, the envy of your friends!
Much of the shopping is to be found in Microcentro along the streets of Calle Florida and Calle Lavalle, both of which house chain stores and boutique shops. The more upmarket area of Recoleta is home to Armani, Cartier, and other famous designers. The city is known for its abundance of high-quality leather goods that cost much less than in the States.
Los Angeles has shopping centres right alongside its famous beaches – Santa Monica Place being a prime example. Robertson Boulevard is a popular shopping district, while Venice Beach offers a quirkier shopping experience. Alternatively, the gigantic Rose Bowl flea market is held on the second Sunday of every month