We’ve selected some of the longest and most expensive shopping streets around the world (think supersize budgets and supersize distances), so attention all shopaholics this is the perfect post for you!
Glasgow: The Style Mile
Glasgow has conveniently located all of its best shops in walking distance from each other. The Style Mile is considered to be the UK’s best shopping destination outside of London’s West End. There are over 200 shops to look around, including department stores, shopping centers, high street brand stores as well as high-end designer labels; the Style Mile has it all! Lots of the stores are located in some of Glasgow’s most historic buildings, so whilst you’re shopping you can soak in some of Glasgow’s incredible history and architecture.
Ok so this is not exactly a street, it’s an entire district of shopping heaven. It is known for its large department stores, luxury retailers, fantastic window displays, and you can expect to find fashion icons like Chanel, Dior, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, as well as tech giant like Apple and Sony residing here. Each Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 5pm the main street through Ginza is pedestrianized, it’s called ‘Hokōsha Tengoku’ or ‘Hokoten’ for short, which literally means pedestrian heaven.
Strøget in Copenhagen is one of Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping streets at 1.1km. Located in the old city of Copenhagen it has become one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. There’s something for everyone as shoppers, tourists and residents can find a mix of luxury and high street stores, and there are plenty of café’s to stop and have a quick time out from all that shopping you’ll be doing.
Los Angeles: Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive is an infamous shopping area located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, starting on Wilshire Boulevard and finishing at Santa Monica Boulevard. It is two miles of chic stores, boutiques and luxury shops, and considered to be one of the best places in the world for luxury shopping. Whilst indulging in a spot of retail therapy you could even bump into some of the world’s most famous celebrities such as Britney Spears, Leonardo DiCaprio and Rod Stewart, as they have all been spotted enjoying a bit of Rodeo Drive retail therapy at one point.
Bahnhofstrasse is one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping streets. You can expect to find some big fashion icons like Prada, Tiffany and Co., Giorgio Armani, Cartier and Burberry housed on this avenue. Bahnhofstrasse was also named as the most expensive street for a retail property in Europe and the third most expensive in the world in 2011, so it’s not only supersized with retailer names but property prices too!
Milan: Via Montenapoleone
This street is located in one of the fashion capitals of the world Milan, and is the heart of the Milan Fashion District known as the Quadrilatero della moda. There is a huge selection of top Italian and non-Italian designers, as well as ready-to-wear fashion brands and lots of jewelry shops too. What’s cool about Via Montenapoleone is that many of the huge fashion brands also have their headquarters and offices on this street.