shop still you drop at these shopping destinations

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Shopping is undeniably a favourite pastime of many. While the plethora of malls on our Little Red Dot certainly have much to offer, there is no beating the thrill of shopping in a foreign country!

Whether you are the die-hard shopaholic or simply looking to snag some great bargains, here are some of the best shopping cities around the world. And with the help of Booking.com, your accommodation woes at these destinations are easily settled!

1. Bangkok

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For some cheap and good quality apparel for daily wear, Bangkok is the best place to head to. With the abundance of shopping malls and districts such as Platinum Mall, Central World and Chatuchak Weekend Market, it is definitely worthy of its “shopping paradise” title. From apparel and shoes to even homeware and decorative pieces, you can literally get everything you need right here in Bangkok. Conveniently located a mere 2.5 hours flight away from Singapore, it is the perfect destination for a long weekend of shopping!

2. London

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If discounted designer labels sounds too good to be true, then you have yet to go to London! Home to some of the popular labels like Topshop and Zara, London is one of those cities where you can grab both casual and high-end designer wear at inexpensive prices. Head over to some of London’s shopping districts such as Oxford Street or perhaps rummage through the heaps of clothing at any of London’s numerous outlet malls. Either way, you will definitely be getting some of the best bargains on designer wear, right here in London!

3. Milan

Milan Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II authentic soft leather

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Velvety soft and authentic leather makes fashion capital, Milan, the place to go for handbags, shoes and belt. Boasting high-fashion designer names such as Fendi, Versace and Salvatore Ferragamo – Milan is the city to head to for some limited edition handbag pieces and exquisite accessories. Luxury shopping in Milan starts right within Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. With the best of haute couture located within one of the world’s oldest shopping malls, an entire day might not be enough to trawl through all of the stores.

4. Ho Chi Minh City

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Being an enthusiastic sportsman or sportswoman can be an expensive affair –  with the need to purchase sports apparel, equipment and more. However, it need not necessarily be the case once you head over to Ho Chi Minh! This Vietnamese city carries all the factory rejects from notable sporting brands such as Adidas and Under Armour. Whether you are looking for yoga mats, sports bags or even the latest Chelsea team jersey, you might very well find it in Ho Chi Minh. Just be careful to make sure you are purchasing the original items and not the counterfeits!

5. Brussels

Brussels chocolatier Pierre Marcolini

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Churning out some of the world’s best chocolatiers, Brussels is indisputably the city to shop for some fine and exquisite chocolates. Be amazed by the awe-inspiring chocolate concoctions by Pierre Marcolini, or sample some of the finest chocolate pralines by household name, Godiva. Luckily, most of the boutique chocolate stores are located within the vicinity of Brussels’ central square – the Grand Sabion. That just simply means you can easily satisfy that chocolate sweet tooth of yours!

6. Tokyo

Tokyo Akihabara Electric Town cheap gadget shopping

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Neon-lit mammoth departmental stores and crowded market stalls makes Tokyo the hub for quirky and high-end tech gadgets. At Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town, it is home to some of the craziest electronic gadgets you will ever see. From tiny functional cameras to high-definition plasma TVs, you can get some of the best high-tech products in the world here in Tokyo’s Electric Town. The only concern you should probably have is safely shipping your electronic purchases back home!

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