Thursday, September 19, 2013

Where In the World to Shop

Shopping in the open air is one reason Madrid is in the top 10.
CNN's Violet Kim has just reported on the World's 10 Best Shopping Cities and we are proud to say that we have done some good shopping in at least 3 of them: New York, Barcelona & Paris. I just got a phone call from a friend to say that she has over half of the list under her belt along with a matching credit card bill. Hard to get it all paid to zero after checking out the shopping sites in Dubai where they boast the world's largest mall. Or stop in at one of Vienna's luxury locations where they were voted overall best value. Tip: Shop Austria early because the doors close way before sun down. If you are feeling really brave you could go haggle with the leather shopkeepers in Buenos Aires. The famed Printemps in Paris has the world's largest beauty department and Collette has designer goods at discounted prices. Wherever you are in the world, one of these shopping destinations cannot be far off. Check out the entire article here. #shopsmart

Department stores reign supreme in Tokyo. You can get groceries, luxury clothes and lunch all one shopping mecca.