The World’s Best Shopping Destinations

Shopping is probably one of the most popular past times for women. We all love to shop, why not go on a shopping destined holiday? The following article lists some of the world’s best destinations to go shopping. From women’s tops to designer one offs, they have everything to offer. Your problem will be to choose one.

Dubai

Dubai is all about glamour in the excess. Dubai has the world’s largest mall in area, no wonder it’s one of the best shopping destinations. It has theme parks, a waterfall, fountains, ice skating rink, indoor marketplace and malls inside malls. It has the first Bloomingdales outside of America.

Hong Kong

The service in Hong Kong is raved about; you will never have trouble finding assistance. They are almost most obsessive in wanting to help you. You’ll find value for money in Hong Kong, this is the reason it is rated one of the best places to shop in the world.

Paris

Paris sells lifestyles, not clothes. You’ll find the best quality in Paris. So many designers goods in one place, a fashionistas dream come true. Boutiques are the way to go for a unique experience, a high class experience.

London

The prices can be high but they are worth it. There is the availability of local and international brands in one place, that’s why London has received a place on the list. London shopping at its best is bold, eclectic and international.

Tokyo

There really should be no surprises here. Once you walk into a department store you will treated like a celebrity or even royalty. Tokyo’s shopping is also surprisingly affordable. You get high quality service at a bargain price.

New York

New York, New York, it’s a hell of a town. Be Blair Waldorf for a day, a dream come true. New York is about diversity, you are sure to fall in love with something or everything. Simple walk around and make beautiful discoveries, this is a great way to have an adventure. If you have the stamina to get up at ungodly hours for the city’s sample sale stampedes.

Shopping is a great way to spend your holiday but don’t forget to check out some tourist destinations. You’ll regret it if you don’t make the time to experience the sights. You’ll also want to give your wallet a few rest days, don’t go too crazy. Set a budget a stick to it. It’s all about being realistic about what you can afford. Get the most out your holiday. Shop till you drop and then shop some more!

Amy loves nothing more than shopping and travelling and decided to combine her love of the two in this blog post.

Style Icon of the Month-Sarah Owen

Like any fashion obsessive, I have found myself fascinated by the Lily Allen documentary ‘From Riches to Rags’ that concluded this week. This detailed the journey of Lily Allen pop star to Lily Allen vintage boutique entrepreneur as she set up her vintage fashion emporium ‘Lucy In Disguise’.

I’ve always admired Lily’s eclectic style, from her prom dresses and trainers stage right through to her Chanel Obsession, but this series proved that Lily is not the only fashionista in the Allen/Owen household. Step forward Sarah Owen. Sarah is Lily’s older half-sister, a former party girl who previously had a fractured relationship with Lily. She has glossy dark hair, cheekbones to die for and amazing personal style. Sarah is my new fashion crush, and in tribute I have named her my inaugural style icon of the month.

At the Lucy in Disguise Launch

Describing Sarah’s personal style is quite tricky. She is a lover of vintage, but does not stick to any one era or look. There are Mad Men style early 1960s fitted dresses with spiky stiletto heels, cute 1960s lace crochet style dresses with smoky Sophia Loren eyes,1970s Halston effect jumpsuits with flared legs and draping necklines. There are even nods to the 1980s with jackets that sport acres of sequins in multi coloured stripes and patterns. Sarah is able to rock each look perfectly, always looking groomed and elegant.

 

Sarah is the sort of girl who would wear heels, whatever the occasion, and whilst you can imagine Lily setting up a home in a rural location, you could never imagine the ultra glamorous Sarah doing that.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching From Lily Allen – From Riches to Rags, , but now it is finished I am wondering how I will manage without my Tuesday night Sarah style fix?