Where People Shopped In 2009

by Jaclyn Abergas | January 19th, 2010 | Fashion, Travel Shopping

We started with New York, Paris and London. Here are three more shopping destinations for you!

Milan, Italy

Milan is the place to go to for high-end shopping, especially for furniture, fashion and design. The best place to visit for some high-end fashion shopping is Il Quadrilatero della Moda (square of fashion), composed of Via della Spiga, Via Montenapoleone, Via Sant’ Andrea and Via Manzoni. You’ll be able to find Italian names like Fendi, Valentino and Sergio Rossi. Other high-end fashion names that can be found in this square include Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.

If you can’t afford high-end shopping, you don’t have to worry. There are flea markets and street markets open on certain days in Milan. Via Papiniano hosts the largest street market open on Tuesdays and Saturdays, where stalls sell second-hand designer wares and brand new staples more cheaply than department stores. And if you like great food, the largest food market in Milan can be found at Piazza Wagner, which is open every day.

Dubai, UAE

If your main purpose for going to Dubai is shopping, then the perfect time to go will be anytime between mid-January and mid-February of every year. What’s happening then? Why, it’s Dubai Shopping Festival! Enjoy big discounts and daily raffles plus tax free shopping for a whole month! The Dubai Shopping Festival attracts as many as 3 million people from all over the world.

Hong Kong

Although Hong Kong has its own shopping festivals in February and August every year, Hong Kong is actually a shopping destination all year round. Go to Causeway Bay for never-ending shops. From clothing stores to watch shops to shoe stores to crazy Japanese inventions, you will never run out of shops to browse. You eventually will wave a white flag of surrender when you encounter one shop after another. Go to Wan Chai for the best deals in computers and computer accessories. Don’t forget to go to Hong Kong’s numerous street markets for shopping. Be sure to visit the Temple Street Night Market, which runs from 4pm to midnight. You’ll find dozens of stalls selling jewelry, bags, luggages and electronic gadgets, as well as street food items. Fortune tellers and Chinese opera performers also participate at the Temple Street Night Market.

Remember, though, when shopping at Hong Kong, always check the item carefully and haggle. But before you do that, be sure to shop around for better deals.

Next on the list: Bangkok and Buenos Aires.

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