Lapping up the beaming rays as you pound the pavements and stack your arms with shopping bags- sounds perfect, right? Well Mediterranean Cruises are your ticket to all of this and more. But where are the best spots to satisfy your inner shopaholic on a tour of the southern European coast? Well here are a few…
Being a Northern girl at heart (transplanted from America), I am constantly drawn to the different cities around Northern England. Although there’s plenty to love about London, there’s so much more to see, eat and buy outside the Big Smoke. Manchester is one of my favourites for shopping, with Liverpool followed closely behind, but I wanted to explore another capitol of the North, I wanted to find another city to love and devote my pounds to. That city is Leeds.
Copenhagen is one of the most visited cities in Scandinavia, and for good reason. It’s full of Michelin star restaurants, stunning architecture, and, you guessed it, top class shopping. There are so many different neighbourhoods that are easily accessible from the city centre, all with something different to offer the discerning shopper.
The historic cobbled streets of Edinburgh are a heaven for book lovers. The literary city is not only home to famous authors and a fantastic book festival but beautiful books shops too. From a design-driven contemporary store to cluttered caves of second-hand tomes – these are our favourite bookshops in Edinburgh.
From the shopping, to sightseeing and seriously good tapas, it’s easy to enjoy a stylish city break in Madrid.
Everybody knows the shopping in Paris is fantastique but for us Londoners there is no need to travel so far. Just 1 hour and 20 minutes from London on the Eurostar are the cities of Lille and Roubaix, where grand buildings hide book markets and young fashion designers are being fostered by pop up markets. Lille is also home to an annual second-hand shopping event, the Braderie, Europe’s largest and most famous flea market. Read on to discover more of Lille and Roubaix’s shopping secrets
We couldn’t run a site for Travelling Shopaholics for long without mentioning Milan. Milan is the shopaholics mecca; a place to pay pilgrimage to Prada. We took 3 days to explore the shopping opportunities in Milan from luxury department stores to designer outlets and here is the run down of our favourite picks.
I knew a bit about Swedish design (assuming Ikea counts!) but not much about Swedish fashion (assuming Abba’s stage outfits do NOT count!) Whilst discovering the charms of the Skane region of Sweden I was introduced to the personable, eco-friendly and trendy boutiques of Malmö by a local fashionista. Here are some of my faves: