Shopping tourism – Popular Destinations
Twice a year, there is much anticipated meeting with discounts for fashion lovers and bargain.
What is shopping tourism?
Twice a year, there is much anticipated meeting with discounts for fashion lovers and bargain. Big discounts and special offers are everywhere. Reductions are primarily in clothing, shoes, accessories as well as in household products. In general, these reductions are made to sell remaining from last season’s collection. Discount period can not last more than 6 weeks. In Paris, reductions usually lasts one month and take place in winter and summer. During reductions, shops are open on Sundays sometimes.
Shopping tourism has become a popular practice for many of us, and destinations chosen by those who are interested of shopping have diversified in recent years with increasing revenues and product quality claims. Travel periods vary depending on location and choice cuts, but they are contained, in principle, between October and March of the next year.
In the European cities there are two cheaper seasons – the first during mid-January to mid February and the second from mid July to mid August. Madrid is known as a shopping destination for cheap and quality shoes, men’s fashion capital Milan, and Amsterdam is preferred especially for boots. In terms of electronics, Germany and Dubai are already some traditional destinations, while Istanbul is ideal for those who want to buy various leather products. Brazil is known for very low prices on gems and Malaysia for electronics and clothing prices, 40-50% lower than in Europe. An interesting destination, is New York.
As there is not a woman who does not love the shopping and the word “Sale”, the travel agencies began to organize shopping trips. Whether you are looking for high-fashion, you want to get your hands on a final coat Zara collection or want to go home with something exotic, here are some destinations perfect for you:
Paris (the city of love) is a city full of life, so it is impossible not to fall in love for him. Views of the Eiffel Tower or Sacré Coeur reveal hundreds of attractions for visitors instantly, but the best way to see this city is to put the map back in your pocket and to wander on the streets and avenues, discovering the city just for you. If you go to “treasure hunt”, here you find everything you dreamed of boutiques with designer clothes, vintage clothes exposed to the markets to look bohemian. One of the best shopping districts of Paris is Marais, where the maze of cobblestone streets walks among the shops of designers, shops and galleries well hidden until the Place des Vosges.
Vienna is a metropolis full of unique charm and is ideal for all types of vacations: ideal for couples seeking a romantic getaway and relaxing fun for youngsters, with all shops, shopping, sightseeing and bustling nightlife, full of things interesting for enthusiasts of culture, because it is filled to the brim with monuments and museums, is a mandatory stop for lovers of classical music and Mozart fans.
Madrid has become one of the most popular places for shopping in Europe, thanks streets packed with designer shops, which are combined with many traditional markets and boutiques. The city is known as a shopping destination for cheap and quality shoes. Salamanca is one of the most beautiful places in town, certainly, you will clear the card, while Chueca is full of fashionable shops of the company. El Corte Ingles in Sol is by far the most convenient place for shopping addicts, considering that sell all kinds of goods, from fashion to high-class regional dishes such as chorizo (spicy sausage) and Turron (a kind of nougat).
London has a fantastic clothes shops with famous companies that look at every corner. Famous in this respect, Oxford and Regent streets, where you can find companies such as Gap, Zara, Topshop, H & M and United Colours of Benetton. For music lovers are Virgin or HMV stores, where you can see even one famous musician, because these stores are often held concerts for advertising.
Is famous Grand Bazaar with its 4,000 stores, but in fact the whole area around is to purchase over a number of buildings. 4,000 stores are a small part of a bigger picture. For example, Nuruosmaniye Caddesi, east bazaar, is surrounded by jewelry stores and refined art hidden in the sides of small streets. There are also Egyptian Spice store, boutiques and shops of Beyoglu, Nisantasi modern shops and numerous modern shopping complexes here and there around the town.