The best shopping holidays around the globe
Shopping holidays, especially during the Christmas holidays, are becoming hugely popular, from global fashion centres to duty free technological hotbeds. The huge allure of special shopping break sleekly combined with a cultural city break is just too much to resist for most keen shoppers, whether they are looking for duty free bargains, a wonderful Christmas shopping experience or a week sampling the newest fashions and the finest of chic café culture.
Top Five Shopping HolidaysSerious shoppers and budding fashionistas will already know which shopping city breaks will interest them; whether it is shopping in London, Milan or Paris, the world's fashion capitals, Christmas shopping in New York, antique shopping in Prague, duty free bargain hunting in Dubai or looking for the perfect diamond in Amsterdam. The fascinating traditional souks of Marrakech also offer a wonderful shopping holiday, perfect for your Christmas shopping, and one of the most exciting places to take a shopping trip anywhere in the world.
Holidays Shopping in London
Whether it is high-street shopping, world renowned fashion boutiques or the atmospheric markets of London's famous streets you are after, a London shopping holiday is always a success, and perfect for Christmas shopping trips.
New York Shopping Holidays
New York shopping breaks are the most popular anywhere in the world, with internationally famous shopping streets including Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Christmas Shopping in New York makes a particularly special shopping trip too.
Dubai Shopping Holidays
Luxury holidays shopping in Dubai are becoming increasingly popular, especially as the Dubai Shopping Festival (held in February) continues to expand, attracting shoppers from all corners to enjoy the excellent duty free shopping.
Holidays Shopping in Paris
Anyone looking for a shopping holiday for fashion must go shopping in Paris, the impossibly chic home of fashion. The Champs-Elysees is no longer the centre of shopping in Paris, but top designers' shops still fill the side streets.
Christmas Shopping Holidays
Christmas shopping trips and Christmas shopping city breaks are always a hugely popular way to complete your Christmas shopping and explore a new city. Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin and Prague offer some of the very best.
Combine a city break with a shopping holiday…
The great advantage of taking a shopping holiday or shopping city break is that the whole family can come too, and although shopping may well be nowhere near the top of the priority list for some members of the family, there will never be any shortage of activities, sites and attractions to keep them busy as you throw yourself wholeheartedly into your shopping break. With so many top European cities so close to home, from Rome to Edinburgh, Nice to Barcelona, it seems hard to resist the appeal of a European city shopping break, especially if you are looking for some real luxury.
Christmas shopping holidays are wonderfully enjoyable, allowing you to get all your Christmas shopping done in one go, far from the bustling streets of home, and allowing you to return with some real treasures. Christmas shopping in New York is especially memorable, as the whole city revels in the season's festivities. Closer to home, Christmas shopping breaks are particularly special as the famous European Christmas markets get into full swing. So, with so many city centre apartments available, there has never been a better time to take a shopping holiday in a private holiday home, providing enough space for all your purchases, as well as a little extra money so you can really splash out!
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