If you consider yourself a self-confessed fashionista, and can’t keep yourself away from scouring the net for the latest runway trends, or dream about shopping only at designer stores, you need to pay a visit to these cities that are touted as the fashion capitals of the world. If window shopping and retail therapy makes you more happy than sightseeing, these places are perfect for you.
The British capital is home to some exquisite designer boutiques and if you love fashion, you can go crazy shopping or admiring the work of British designers like Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Stella McCartney and several others. From Harrods to shops at Bond Street and Oxford Street, you will be spoilt for choice.
New York City
One of the top fashion capitals of the world, NYC is always buzzing with the latest trends and is home to several fashion brand outlets. The good thing is, you are likely to get a good discount on US brands here especially during sale period. Head to the iconic Macy’s in Manhattan or Barneys New York for a dose of luxury fashion.
If you love haute couture garments and like owning clothes right off the runway, Milan is the city to be in. Not only will you see people donning these outfits, even the wacky ones, you will find them available in designer stores much earlier than in any other city. Head to Quadrilatero d'Oro for boutique stores and Gallerie Vittorio Emmanuele II, one of the oldest shopping malls in the world.
The French capital is not just home to the Eiffel Tower, but also to quaint stores where you can shop for both vintage as well as the latest in fashion. Faubourg Saint-Honoré district is where you will find flagship stores of designers like YSL, Hermes, Versace and more, while Palais Royal is lined with vintage and luxury stores.
We cannot end the article without a mention of any Indian city, after all, it is a booming fashion market and Delhi comes close in giving these international cities a competition. This is simply because of the availability of all kinds of shopping experiences in one city. From international brands to boutiques of Indian designers – both established and upcoming, to street fashion and malls, you will find it all in Delhi.