Great shopping vacation destinations

This is a guide to great vacation shopping destinations. Included are places that you can frequent worldwide and information about shopping in the various places.

Is shopping your therapeutic relief to everyday stress? Maybe planning a shopping vacation would be a great way to relax and forget about everything that troubles you. There are many great shopping vacation destinations located throughout the world.

Do you want to shop and unwind without leaving the United States? New York City is one of the world's premier shopping destinations. There's something for everyone in the Big Apple. If there's no limit on the amount you can spend, there is a great assortment of stores located on Fifth Avenue to suit you, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Gucci, Prada, and Fendi. Fine jewelry stores along the avenue include, Harry Winston, Cartier, and Tiffany & Co. There are also a lot of different specialty stores and boutiques located throughout New York. If you're looking for a bargain, there are also many discount stores located here, including Bolton's, S&W, and Fine & Klein. Loehman's is the perfect place to find designer clothing at great prices.

Perhaps one of the most popular places in the world to shop and unwind is Paris, France. There are many terrific designer boutiques to browse through if you're looking for couture. Great Designer shops include Christian Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche. There is also a great shopping center with 200 stores called Les Halles, which houses everything anyone could want, including, bookstores, clothing shops, and restaurants. There are many great bargains to be found in Les Halles. For bargain shoppers, the Paris Flea Market is a great place for that rare find at great, reasonable prices.

London, England is another great place to go for rare finds. While London shopping can be expensive, many great bargains can be found here. Carnaby Street has quickly become a favorite spot for many trendsetters. Popular, upscale, department stores located in London are Harrods and Harvey Nichols. There are also many great designer shops available throughout London. The most famous "shopping" street in London is Oxford Street, which is home to many retailers and it is also a great place to buy souvenirs.

Milan, Italy is known as the fashion capital of the world and has contributed some of the greatest designers to the fashion industry. Milan is also a great place to spend a vacation and your money as you browse through the wonderful shops that the beautiful city has to offer. One of the most popular streets that shoppers frequent in Milan is Montenapoleone. This street contains the boutiques of major fashion designers, including Versace, Prada, and Ferragamo. While shopping in Milan can be quite expensive, bargain shoppers can find big discounts if they shop between certain times of the year. There is also an outlet mall, McArthur Glen Serravalle, which offers designer clothing and jewelry at big discounts.

When planning for a shopping vacation, you might want to cut back on lodging and airfare to save money. Shop online and look around for the best rates. When you arrive at the shopping vacation destination you choose, be prepared to relax, enjoy yourself, and indulge in some exciting retail therapy.

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