If there’s one thing in life that we all need, it’s money. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that whether you’re a designer label fan girl or you just like to bargain hunt in the local thrift stores, if you want those clothes, you’ll need some cash. But wouldn’t it be great if just for one day, or one entire weekend of shopping, there were no limits on your spending and you could experience the ultimate shopping trip?
Look, unless you’ve got an amazing business idea or a work ethic that would put an ant to shame, it’s unlikely that you’ll join the ranks of the 609 billionaires currently living in the US. But we can all dream, right? So, if money were no object, where would you go and what would you buy?
Here are some amazing ideas to fantasize about:
This Italian city has simply got to be top of the list! It’s the fashion capital of the world (or so the locals would have you believe). It’s a fashion mecca for the high-end loving side of your fashionista self. Prada, LV, Chanel — the list goes on and on and on. Of course, you can find many of these stores elsewhere in the world, but we’re talking dream shopping trips here, and Milan is at the top of the charts.
Now while it might not be right up there with many people’s idea of a heavenly shopping trip, London is definitely worth consideration. Not only would you get to spend some time at Harrods having afternoon tea in their Georgian Restaurant, but you’d also find an incredible range of stores on the incredibly historic Oxford Street. But the great thing about shopping in London is the diversity. You can have high-end luxury brands in Harrods, then hop on the tube and find yourself wandering the stalls at Camden Market. Shopping trips don’t get much better than this.
If you’re not up for the lively shopping experiences that both Milan and London have to offer, then it’s off to Cannes in France. Forget the film festival; this place is great for shopping. It’s seriously laid back but still has a reputation for the finest haute couture in Europe. Shopping one day and beach the next? Yes, please.
But we’re talking about limitless spending, right? So perhaps you can take a quick trip to Switzerland for an ostentatious watch to impress the neighbors when you get home. You’ll have the added bonus of being able to tuck into all that delicious chocolate that the Swiss are famous for.
Yet there’s something that all of these locations are missing—a touch of the exotic; and for that, head to Morocco. Marrakech Bazaar is supposedly an unforgettable experience with everything you could ever want. It sounds like a thrift store lover’s kind of place. Everything there is cheap, too, if you know how to haggle, but then again, money is no object on this trip.
There are plenty of other cities where you can enjoy some serious shopping, but why go to the same kind of place that you’re used to in the States when you can go to Dubai?
Now, you’re probably thinking that the sweltering heat of the midday sun is no place to take yourself shopping, but the malls and shopping centers in Dubai are air-conditioned havens. Locals are obsessed with shopping, so you’ll find that all the major brands are there, along with some interesting local ones. The most famous mall, Dubai Mall is also right next door to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. So, you can also take an elevator to the skies in the midst of your shopping trip.
Like I said earlier, it’s not very likely that we could afford to go on all these shopping trips. But if you could choose one, which would it be? Would it be the high-end lifestyle in Milan or the bazaar life in Morocco?