For globetrotting fashionistas, fashion and travel are the perfect partners. Aside from Paris and Milan, there are many vibrant cities with splendid fashion districts including the booming Berlin, hip Amsterdam, and exciting Barcelona. If you’re already starting to plan your next destination, why not choose somewhere with awesome shopping and nightlife? Whether you enjoy browsing quirky boutiques, high-street staples, or designer brands, you’re bound to find these fashion cities a treat, so you can set off on your voyage in style.
The fashion capital of the world is still number one on the list. A dream destination for shopaholics and those that thrive in the nightlife. New York is the birthplace of our favorite fashion figures and firms like Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. After soaking up the sights in Time Square, head over to the famous 5th Avenue to find designer names like Bloomingdales and Saks for department store shopping. Independent boutiques and vintage shops can be found in the West village.
Aside from being eternally involved in the fashion world, the city itself is full of stylistic magnificence including the Art Hotel and the modern marina. The colorful art and grand architecture is a fine example of how this amazing city expresses itself. It’s easy to see how its designers create their unique style. Head over to the gothic corner for independent labels, the marina shopping mall for some high street finds and the markets by the beach for souvenirs.
As one of the most influential cities in the world, the Romans expertly use their skills in the fashion world as well. You’ll find that Roman holidays are jam-packed with captivating culture, art, and history making it a splendid place for the fashion industry to thrive. Visit the concept store Mikki Way for independent style and fashion and Via del Boschetto. For bargain hunters, Rome’s markets are waiting.
Shanghai is arguably the most fashionable city in Asia based on rankings. It also ranks as the tenth most fashionable city in the world. Visit Nanjing Road (including East Nanjing Road and West Nanjing Road), which enjoys the reputation of number one commercial street in china. Nanjing Road has bunches of a wide variety of shops from those that are centuries old, to unique ones and modern malls.
Melbourne is shaping up as a fashion hub in the pacific. It may still be in Sydney’s shadows, plenty of vintage shops and markets of Brunswick Street and Chapel Street are awesome places to pick up a one-of-a-kind bargain. The lively bars in St. Kilda are the perfect venue to showcase your new garb.
Ask anyone who has already been in Amsterdam and they’ll tell you that it’s full of culture, art, and quirky clothes shop that makes a perfect weekend getaway. While enjoying the city, don’t forget to browse one of its many boutiques or potter around the pop-up stalls and get yourself a bespoke item. The Nine Streets are in between Leidsegracht and Raadhuisstrat still has vintage stores, but is increasingly becoming home to designer stores.
Planning to shop? Of course, you are. You don’t want to be commuting around carrying numerous shopping bags when you start your fashion buying spree. You can book stress-free car hire from companies like DriveNow in most cities in this list, so ensure that you book in advance to reserve your ride when you arrive at the airport.