Great Shopping Around the World

     The following is a an annotated list of some of the world’s best shopping venues, especially for all those women out there who can’t get enough.
 
      United States
         
          1. New York City – Fifth Avenue – for upscale shopping in a delightful Christmas environment. Check out some of the elaborate store holiday displays.
 
          2. Boston – Faneuil Hall – for specialty stores; Quincy Market – for food items
 
          3. Philadelphia – Reading Terminal Market – for crafts, specialty items and food items
 
          4. Washington D.C. – Eastern Market – combination flea market and farmer’s market
 
          5. Chicago – Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) – for upscale shopping
 
          6. Los Angeles – Farmer’s Market – for specialty and craft items; Rodeo Drive (Hollywood) – for upscale shopping
 
          7. Honolulu – Aloha (Stadium) Flea Market (Wed & Weekends only) – for typical flea market items
 
          8. Bloomington, Minnesota – Mall of America – typical mall offerings on a grand scale
 
          9. St Thomas, US Virgin Islands – Charlotte Amalie Streets – Probably the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean
 
      Great Britain
 
          1. London – Harrod’s Department Store – for absolutely everything
 
          2. Edinburgh – Royal Mile – for specialty items and souvenirs; Prince Street – for upscale shopping
 
      France
 
          Paris – Champs Elysses – for upscale shopping and a delightful walk
 
      Italy
 
          1. Rome – Via Candotti – for upscale shopping; Campo de Fiori for food and flowers
 
          2. Venice – Streets around Piazza San Marco – upscale boutiques, giftware, masks
 
      Austria
 
           Vienna – Kartnerstrasse for all types of goods
 
      Netherlands
 
           Delft – Main Square – for a variety of goods, especially Delftware
 
      Spain
 
           Madrid – El Rastro (Sundays) – gigantic flea market
 
      Turkey
 
           1. Istanbul – Grand Bazaar for all types of goods; Spice Bazaar – for food and spices; Istiklal Caddesi – for a variety of goods in the Beyoglu section of the city
 
      Thailand
 
           1. Bangkok – Chatuthat Market (Weekends only) – for specialty items, souvenirs, etc
 
           2. Damnoen Saduak – Floating Market – for a unique experience, shopping by boat
 
      Egypt
 
           1. Cairo – Khalili Bazaar – for all types of goods
 
      Morocco
 
           1. Marrakesh – Souqs – for various specialty items, such as leather, carpets, etc
 
           2. Fez – Souqs – for various specialty items, such as leather, carpets, etc.
 
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About gmazeman

Retired Science Teacher Currently Athletic Director at Johnston High School Travel is my passion!
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