Paris has been an elegant shopping destination for more than 200 years. Some of this fabulous past can be seen in the city's hidden passages and galleries, old-fashioned arcades that captivate with fascinating architectural features.
Spend many happy hours browsing the eclectic mix of stores in the Arbat. The area bills itself as Moscow's premier shopping district and it encompasses one of the capital’s most famous tourist destinations, Arbat Street.
Paris ticks the tourist boxes for iconic attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées, but some of its loveliest sights are off the beaten track. Take for example the Canal Saint-Martin, a 19th-century waterway with shaded paths, metal bridges and locks. This is a gorgeous part of the city, where you can walk, jog or cycle along the canal's banks.
Symbol of elegance and imperial chic, the city of Vienna lives up to the legacy of its grand past, remaining one of the key tourist destinations of the Old World. Millions of visitors flock to the city each year to appreciate the beauty of the Austrian capital and many good things associated with it.
Nice city center boasts enough shopping opportunities to keep you busy for days. The heart of this retail haven is the Avenue Jean Médecin, considered the Oxford Street of Nice and the streets leading off it.
Copenhagen is known as a city of great shopping opportunities, and probably the best place to go for vintage shopping is Bredgade. This is one of the city's most prominent streets and it sits in a very fancy part of town.
America's major seaside destination on the Atlantic coast, Miami is an iconic place. Despite enormous popularity with tourists and abundance of leisure and entertainment facilities, the city was declared "America's Cleanest" by Forbes in 2008. Home to the country's second largest Spanish-speaking population of Cuban-Americans, Miami is also often jokingly referred to as the "Capital of Latin America".
Among the beautiful old streets of Brussels with their historic buildings is an explosion of creativity. You will see it in the designer boutiques and on the dining tables of gourmet restaurants. Take a walk in the Belgian capital to have the best shopping experience.
Turn back the clock about 2,000 years and Campo Marzio was just outside ancient Rome, a neutral ground where ambassadors were received. Today, it is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city, home to a clutch of ancient monuments and some fantastic shopping.
The capital of New South Wales, Sydney is by far the most iconic urban destination in Australia. Apart from being one of the country's largest cities, it is a major cultural and architectural landmark, renowned for its sail-like Opera House overlooking Sydney harbour, which in turn is arched by another notable piece of architecture - the Harbour Bridge.