Here is a list of the 10 best shopping streets to visit in the world where everyone can speak Prada. One doesn’t necessarily have to buy anything here, but it’s advisable to be armed with credit cards and swipe at will.
FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK
Fifth Avenue remains one of the World’s best shopping streets. It is lined with prestigious shops that are considered amongst the most expensive in the world. To balance the material with the intellectual, you can stop by its world-renowned museums, ponder in the parks, and be inspired by its luxury apartments etc. It is home to iconic department stores, designer boutiques, and spectacular window displays, especially around Christmas.
BOND STREET, LONDON
Built in the 1720’s, this was a place for the upper class residents of Mayfair to socialise. This led to the emergence of prestigious and expensive shops to dot this street. Till date, it has stayed that way. Extending from Picadilly to Oxford Street, this is probably Europe’s busiest boulevard.
Tokyo’s most upmarket shopping street featuring big upscale department stores, luxury retailers, elaborate window displays, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes, The Ginza, has it’s own religion, and could well one day have its own flag, too! Situated in the district centre, the area is worth over 10 million yen, making it one of the most expensive places to visit in Japan.
AVENUE MONTAIGNE, PARIS
Named after Michel De Montaigne, a writer in the French Renaissance, the shop here are a part of elegant buildings meant for those who can splurge on high fashion and jewellery. It is the epicenter of sophistication and style in Paris, it boasts of heritage brands of luxury, such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Chanel, Fendi, Valentino and Ralph Lauren as well as jewellers like Bulgari and hotels like the Plaza Athenee.
Zurich’s main downtown street and one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues is Bahnhofstrasse. An avenue with top fashion designer boutiques and, of course, famous Swiss watch brands, this is one of the most posh addresses in the world. Very pedestrian-friendly, it ends with a world-famous luxury confectionary, the Confiserie Sprungli.
VIA MONTENAPOLEONE, MILAN
The world’s top fashion brands, well known fashion designers, and Italy’s creme de la creme of creative talents can be found here. It is an upscale shopping street in Milan, famous for it’s ready-to-wear fashion and jewellery shops. It is also houses the ateliers of the most exclusive Italian shoemakers.
RODEO DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS
The place where the rich and the famous get their haute couture fashions to show off on the red carpet-Rodeo Drive in L.A is the world’s glitziest and most glamorous shopping area. It was so back in the 1980s, it is very much so even now in 2016. And let no one tell you otherwise.
P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT, AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam, is the place to be — specially for the young and hip. P.C Hooftstraat, Amsterdam’s most famous shopping street, offers the most pleasant shopping experiences in the world. Home to the best luxury brands in the world. A few stores on the street include — Dior, Bulgari, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Prada and more.
Europe’s longest pedestrian street with a variety of shops from budget friendly brands to the word’s most expensive ones, this is one of the urban wonders of the world! Big international brands like Prada, Max Mara, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry are represented at the end of the street. For brands that are more pocket friendly, you will find shops like H&M, Vero Moda and Zara closer to City Hall Square. While shopping here one can spot beautiful sights and attractions of Copenhagen all around.
CALLE SERRANO, MADRID
You are sure to find the perfect souvenir at one of its many boutiques, Calle Serrano that runs through the center of Madrid’s Salamanca district, features urban city chic fashion with a sporty-luxe edge to it.