They say the person who said that ‘money cannot buy happiness’ never went shopping; and if you are anything like I am, you know that is true! Shopping can be a therapeutic process and can reveal a lot about your personality. When you seek instant gratification or look for instant satisfaction, seek validation, or just need to feel good about yourself, the go-to solution is shopping! Be it designer clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, or any other guilty pleasure that can bring you to smile from within, it is always worth splurging on!
And like Carrie Bradshaw rightfully says, ‘I like my money right where I can see it; hanging in my closet,’ I prefer splurging my money on the timeless elite fashion – something that defines me, and commands attention and respect. We, shopaholics, know that shopping is an art not everyone understands. Are you too are a fashion connoisseur, whose idea of a perfect vacation is visiting different countries to stock up your closet with shopping bags from the finest brands across the globe? Look no further, The Luxury Collection has catalogued some premium locations to find the most elite of brands!
Rodeo Drive (Beverly Hills, California)
Before 90210 was a TV show, it was simply known as the swankiest zip code in California. Home to the uber-rich collections, Rodeo Drive is the most exclusive location in Beverly Hills. The 3-block-wide location has more than 100 boutiques and upmarket hotels. Hermes, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Etro and Max Mara, are just some of the stores you will spot on Rodeo Drive. You’ll also find Ferragamo, David Yurman, Michael Kors, Miu Miu among others.
Orchard Road (Singapore)
One of the busiest tourist attractions of Singapore, Orchard Road is always flowing with tourists, hip teens, and shopaholics. Here you will find every luxury brand you have been looking for, including Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Miu Miu. Outside the mall, another must-see shop on Orchard is the high-end Indian emporium Mumbai Se, selling some of the finest luxuries India has to offer. If you are lucky, you might even spot a few celebrities out for piking from their favourite brands.
Tretyakov Drive (Moscow)
Unfamiliar tourists may be amazed at the rich shopping culture of Tretyakov Drive, but enthusiastic buyers know where to find their select of exclusive labels. Tretyakov Drive hosts automobile showrooms including Bentley and Ferrari. The Swiss watch company Chopard, Bulgari, and couture visionaries like Roberto Cavalli, Brioni, and Gucci, all find their loyalists flying here for their latest collections.
Central (Hong Kong)
The heart of the Business District Hong Kong, Central, acclimates you to some of the select high-end designer boutiques and stores. These elite stores are located in a series of buildings including Alexandra House, Chater House, Prince’s Building, and The Landmark. Well-renowned names like Prada, Paule Ka, Ascot Chang, and Baccarat are commonplace at Central.
Bloor Street (Toronto)
When in Toronto, you cannot miss shopping at Bloor Street – West from Yonge Street to Avenue Road. The volume of cosmopolitan stores at Bloor Street has earned itself the sobriquet “Mink Mile.” A paradise for every shopping enthusiast, Bloor Street includes international labels beginning from Hermes, Prada, and Gucci. Furthermore, it also houses some of the well-known upscale names including department store Holt Renfrew, menswear shop Harry Rosen, and William Ashley for the finest china, crystal, and silver.
Tempted to get on a shopping spree? Have you decided where your next shopping vacation is going to be? Share with TLC, in the comments below where you would be willing to go next!