Some call shopping a passion for mental illness, and even invented its own term – shopogolizm. Others believe that there is no better way to relieve stress than to go to ten different stores and make a few purchases. The pleasure is even more complete if the process manages to get some shopping, even if sometimes mythical, and a discount on goods bought. But there are several cities in the world, where the atmosphere is such that to restrain from visits to retail outlets, is simply impossible.
The greatest opportunities for shopping in all of Southeast Asia provides the Thai capital. You can buy everything from high-quality silk and jewelry to traditional gifts, or custom, sewed especially for you, suits and shirts. In fact, the whole town is one big shopping center, but the most popular among tourists is located on the vast territory of Chatuchak. You will be able to buy anything here.
Tiny street shops, boutiques in Hong Kong offer everything, that you can only wish. Along with the latest technological innovations here, you can buy products made of precious stones and glass, clothing and much more. Situated on the central streets , the institutions of local designers, such as Vivienne Tam, William Tang and Walter Ma, are no less popular with tourists than being immediately and world-famous East and West and Stanley Market. At the local market you can find Chinese products: handicrafts, silk carpets, pearls and traditional vases and statuettes. And, of course, it makes sense if only to visit the Nefrit market in Yau Ma Tai.
London, United Kingdom
One of the worship capitals of the world for shopaholics has become a little more accessible because of the lower exchange rate of the pound against the dollar and euro. And here you can buy a lot. For elegant clothes you should go to the Sloane Street, to order costumes – for Saville, and shirts – at Jermyn. Kezhual and extravagant things are easier to find in Camden or Portobello Market, as well as on Oxford Street. The best English tea, and biscuits, cheese and many other products are sold in the store Fortnum and Mason.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The most beautiful city in Latin America is a part-time and a great place for shopping. The Argentine capital is proud in its high-quality goods, especially leather products: bags, shoes, jackets and lots of other pieces of skin of different animals. Most popular stores are located in the central region Microcentro, along the streets of Calle Florida and Calle Lavalle.
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, attracts primarily those who are concerned about the design of their own homes. In Copenhagen, there is everything from huge wardrobe and small items of decor. In the shopping center Gronnegade you can buy goods of local designers, such as Munthe and Simonsen. Porcelain, glass and interior of Georg Jensen is more convenient to buy in Holmegaard. In the search for Prada, Chanel and Louis Vuitton it is better to go to Stroget and Kobmagergade.