The World’s Best Shopping Destinations

Shop like Carrie Bradshaw in these luxury department stores and mega malls, these retails hot spots will allow you to solve your gift-giving conundrums in one spree. Although you may have to take a trip to reach these fabulous plazas!

Galeries Lafayette, Paris: This grandiose department store features a monumental stained glass dome and a terrace overlooking Paris, in addition to sensational shops after shops after shops.

Harrods, London: Nothing is too much trouble for the staff at this shopper’s delight. Stay at the nearby Beaufort House – Knightsbridge, situated a mere 325 feet away and offering luxury serviced apartments in the heart of the exclusive Knightsbridge shopping area.

The Address, Dubai Mall Hotel, Dubai: A unique shopping experience for the whole family awaits at the stunning Dubai Mall. Offering a diverse range of shopping and dining, Dubai Mall also features an aquarium and underwater zoo, a 22-screen cinema, an ice rink and an indoor theme park.

Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele, Milan: The imposing shopping mall of Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele is not only a very important historic monument that became popular due to its size, but it’s also home to prestigious brand shops that will tug at your heart — and your wallet.

 GUM, Moscow: Facing Moscow’s Red Square, the department store GUM has stunning architecture and a long history. When taking a brief break from your retail frenzy, stop to admire its beautiful hallways and the impressive glass roof.

Isetan, Tokyo: Considered to be one of the most popular in Tokyo, this fashion center is a shopping paradise, particularly during sales periods.

The Landmark (‘Central’), Hong Kong: Featuring exclusive shops, Michelin-starred restaurants and trendy cafes, this department store is the perfect place to splash some cash – either on yourself or all those friends and family whose holiday gifts you still need to get.

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