Europe is a great location for shopping. Whether you want to pound the pavements for the very best in bargains and vintage gems, or enjoy a luxurious spree among exclusive designer boutiques and fashion houses, the cities of Europe will impress no matter what you are looking for. From Milan and Paris to London and Barcelona, there are an abundance of fantastic shopping areas that are worthy of multi-day trips in order to be truly explored and appreciated. Save even more money for your shopping budget and rent holiday apartments instead of hotel rooms, which can come at a much cheaper rate and allow you to enjoy the conveniences of a fully equipped home.
Cities like Paris and Milan are absolutely the ultimate destinations for designer loot. These are the places that much of the top designers actually come from and work in, so there are boutiques and high end shops all over and around these places. Take to the city centres of Milan and Paris and browse the major shopping districts there. You will find streets of designer outlets like Dolce & Gabanna, Chanel, Fendi, Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton to name but a few. This is the crème de la crème of designer shopping and is favoured by celebrities the world over.
For those on a budget, fret not because there are a whole load of purse friendly shopping destinations to be found in Europe. London in particular is a wonderful city for bargain shopping. It is full of vintage finds, high street shopping centres and unique shops that have earned its reputation as a top shopping area in the world. But instead of expensive hotel suites, rent holiday apartments in the city so that you put all your money into the all-important shopping days. Outside of London, cities like Manchester and Newcastle are also noted for their bargain shopping so you will go home with a suitcase full of gorgeous swag no matter how low your budget.
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