Few things in life set the mood righter than walking down the avenue in any of the following top 10 luxury shopping destinations. Most of these locations also provide a safe and exciting window into what the so-called normal life is set to be over the coming months.
With restrictions to travelling still very much enforced worldwide, the ability to charter a private jet and fly over to indulge in some well-deserved luxury shopping spree may seem utopia – until now.
As it seems, we can think of at least 10 amazing locations where you can find yourself shopping for the latest tendencies and most impressive looks in a matter of hours.
Just Like Julia, at Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California (USA)
Are you picturing Julia Roberts all dressed up and carrying a dozen shopping bags in Pretty Woman? You might as well. Expect a much friendlier experience, though, as the iconic shopping area of Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles is famous not only for hosting some of fashion’s greatest names but also legendary-level customer service.
Where, you find the utmost treatment and the latest suggestions, but above all, settle for nothing less than being treated like the special client you are.
Over these three blocks, names such as Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Gucci, and many more are always excited to welcome you. It may also be a great chance to rub shoulders with some of the greatest stars in the world, and who knows, perhaps Julia herself…
A Walk in Fashion at Champs Elysees, Paris (France)
Nothing like the City of Light to make you shine in great style. Whatever preconceptions you may have regarding Paris, it is still undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and inspiring cities in the whole world.
As you may know all too well already, it is also widely known as the capital of fashion. We’ll leave that claim for you to decide, as we bring Milan into this shortlist in a matter of lines. The Elysian Fields (Champs Elysees) are one of Paris’s most renowned and gorgeous avenues and as a result, most of the big names of luxury shopping are present.
Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Fendi, Tiffany & Coo, Givenchy, Boutique Rolex or Hublot are only a few examples of the temptations at your disposal.
Expect legendary store service, or even consider a concierge to look after your shopping experience for the day.
The Unique Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan (Italy)
Milan is ranked as #1 when it comes to luxury shopping destinations. It’s true that doesn’t even put a chip on Paris as the world’s fashion capital, it may leave you undecided. Our suggestion? Time allowing, visit both. The legendary Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is not only a sight for sore eyes. It is most importantly, a perfect playground for a day out shopping.
Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton seem to belong here more than in any other place in the world. Indeed, the whole gallery hosts an impressive array of masterfully crafted shop windows, fantastic floor mosaics, and complemented by the structure that hasn’t aged a day since the building began in 1865.
Don’t forget to spin the bull on the mosaics for good luck, so says tradition. If you’re fond of the idea of relaxing right at the heart of this incredible location, you can find two fantastic hotels at your disposal on the gallery itself. We’d say Galleria Vik Milano and Park Hyatt Milan.
Several stores will cater to your desire. Expect jewellery stores, wine bars, rare books, antiques and art, shoes and your choice of local and international cuisine.
Also, it’s only a few steps away from the Piazza del Duomo. It’s a majestic neighbour, this most reputable and beautiful Cathedral.
The Glorious Manhattan, New York (USA)
Claiming the #3 position on the world ranking of the best cities for luxury shopping, here is one of our private jet customers must-visit destination. We won’t even notice the amount of luggage on your return flight. We understand that the city that never sleeps can provide enough temptation. Ask anyone, even those that think long and hard about their decisions.
Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, Soho. These three names can offer more than enough excitement for a lifetime of shopping and luxury experiences, unlike many few in the world.
Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Bergdorf Goodman, Chanel, Cartier and yes, you can even have Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Blue Box Cafe on 5th Avenue.
To relax after a long day finding the finest items for your collection, why not enjoy a VIP experience on Broadway? This will set the rhythm before heading back home and surprise your loved ones with some of the latest and nicest items brought from America.
Luxury Shopping in London (UK)
We have a soft spot for this capital. Especially when it comes to making a private jet charter available for our customers to indulge in a short-notice shopping adventure. It’s an ideal stop, given the accessibility of airfields in London, aided by the articulation of chauffeur services to get you around the city.
Without surprise, these reasons alone help make it one of our customer’s lifelong favourites. Regardless of being only #5 in the world’s top luxury shopping destinations, London has plenty of surprises to go around. Most would argue that Bond Street is the place to go. We believe this is where you’ll find the latest and most exciting designers at work. The sheer variety of art, jewellery, clothing and exclusive brands is always tempting and ever-evolving.
London always sustains a majestic aura to it, we can’t get away from the temptation of dropping by at Harrods. From shop window magic to the most delicious red velvet cake we’ve tried. This is still one of the synonyms for Christmas magic, shopping adventures and where luxury items never cease to impress.
A Modern Adventure in Dubai (UAE)
Dubai is set to change the pace of the world at any given opportunity. As a result, expect to be able to embark on an exciting luxury shopping adventure over the ultra-modern city. As international interest grew over the past few years, don’t expect to find anything other than the very best brands and designers.
Bvlgari, Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Versace, Saint Laurent are present. Many others ensure that you don’t run out of options and styles. Unlike other cities in Europe or America, the inviting atmosphere of the Dubai Mall brings the shopping centre experience all the way up to a whole new measure.
As a result, your visit can be even more fun than anticipated. Here, you’ll find the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Dino, the Opera and even the chance to visit the top of the Burj Khalifa.
If you’re still on time, Dubai Expo 2020 is set to take place in October 2021. Expect an event unlike any other. Hopping on a private jet flight, find luxury shopping adventures and enjoy one of the most incredible cities on Earth may be just what’s been missing.
The Asian Lights of Hong Kong (China)
Hong Kong still tops the ranks of luxury shopping destinations worldwide. Mostly, due to its incredible pace as one of Asia’s largest commercial hubs.
Queen’s Road, Stanley street and a dozen others make for the central alternatives. All of this surrounded by tall skyscrapers, the iconic lights of Hong Kong and a handful of experiences to remember. Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Cartier, Burberry can all be found at walking distance from each other.
Try not to miss the opportunity to watch the city shine from Victoria Harbor. It’s still the traditional place to indulge in a fantastic meal with a view, topped with local and exotic products.
Each of these glorious locations shares a very particular pace. Therefore, all are worthy contenders on the top of anyone’s list for luxury shopping destinations. To complement the adventure, you’ll find much more than the world’s most refined shopping experiences. Fun experiences, art, entertainment and cultural events should keep you busy for days.
It’s our mission to ensure your visit is as smooth and exciting as each of these locations promise. Contact us today for your free private jet charter quote, and embark on the shopping adventure you’ve been postponing.