Fashion week went digital for the Spring 2021 shows in September and October last year, with fans of luxury clothing brands flocking to streaming sites to watch their favourite exhibitions. But in a year of such upheaval, our relationship with shopping changed dramatically. With hope of a more normal life on the horizon, many of us are craving the visceral thrill of shopping again.
Luxury shopping districts in cities such as London, Paris and New York are home to the dazzling catwalk shows that take place in early spring and autumn each year. Beyond these famous fashion capitals, far-flung ports and historic cities are upping the glamour and rivalling the established hubs as some of the best shopping destinations in the world.
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As the birthplace and home of Haute Couture, Paris is an essential stop for every fashion-conscious man or woman. Luxury super brands such as Chanel, Dior and Balenciaga were all founded in the city and maintain their ateliers here.
Paris is widely considered the birthplace of the department store too. Le Bon Marché, founded in 1838, has catered to the chicest residents of the French capital from its store on Rue de Sèvres for nearly two centuries.
For a taste of luxury elsewhere in the city, visit Rue Saint-Honoré or Avenue Montaigne, where you can find a host of high-end brands such as Hermes, Nina Ricci, E. Goyard and Louis Vuitton.
Home to iconic Italian brands such as Prada, Gucci and Versace, Milan is a must-visit destination if you are looking to shop the catwalk. The historic city pulses during the third week of fashion month and is renowned for its opulent and excessive style.
Located between the opera house and the Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the oldest malls in the world and the epicentre of luxury shopping in Milan. Since 1877, it has been dressing well-heeled Italian socialites and aristocracy in the very finest garments and leather goods.
Best known for its watch-making heritage, Geneva has become one of the world’s top destinations for luxury shopping. Whether you are in the market for a classic Patek Philippe timepiece or searching for the perfect après ski look for your next alpine adventure, Geneva’s high-end boutiques have just what you need.
Shop the catwalk collections along the Rue du Rhône, where you will receive first-class service at the flagship stores of brands such as Celine, Fendi and Salvatore Ferragamo. Geneva’s most glamorous shopping street also boasts jewellery and watch brands like Omega, Cartier, Piaget and Mont Blanc.
For a taste of Swiss design, head to the Rue du Mont-Blanc and visit some of Switzerland’s best independent boutiques. The Manor department store offers fashion accessories and jewellery for its discerning clientele, while elsewhere along the street you can shop for Swiss classics like watches and indulgent chocolate.
Escape the chill of Europe in winter and head further afield for some luxury shopping. Located in the eternal heat of the Arabian Desert, Dubai has become an unrivalled destination for world-class service and designer shopping.
Home to monolithic luxury shopping malls, you can stay in air-conditioned comfort as you browse the collections of global fashion houses. Explore the expansive Mall of the Emirates, which hosts independent boutiques and top department stores such as Harvey Nichols.
For an unparalleled luxury experience, head to the Dubai Mall. As one of the world’s largest malls, its elegant design houses high-end stores including Chloé, Bulgari and Christian Louboutin.
For a taste of far-east fashion, fly to Hong Kong. The island territory boasts some of Asia’s best luxury shopping malls such as Harbor City, IFC Mall and Festival Walk.
Outside of the malls, Canton Road boasts an impressive reputation, rivalling Japan’s Ginza and New York’s Fifth Avenue. Here you will find brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton. The Landmark Atrium, located just off Canton Road, houses the only Victoria Beckham standalone store outside of London.
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