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World’s 12 best shopping cities

From a shopper’s perspective, frequent traveling can be crippling. It can get worse in the holiday season where Christmas dominates many people’s calendars. Why buy something in one city when a trip to a better shopping city is coming up?

To pinpoint which cities around the world deliver the most gratifying, enjoyable shopping experiences, we consulted global experts, such as fashion merchandising firm Donegar Creative Services and Marie Bergfelt, senior spokesperson for Global Blue, which publishes the Globe Shopper City Index.

Then we judged cities in four areas, using a one-to-10 scoring scale for each category:

1. Getting around: Quality of public transportation, affordability and availability of cabs, transport time

2. Value: Bargain opportunities, such as sale seasons and average prices.

3. Variety: Number of available brands, range of shopping categories, quantity of upscale shops, department stores, boutique and vintage retailers and market stalls.

4. Experience: City beauty, quality of window displays and shop décor, friendliness and competence of clerks and service staff, dining and accommodation options.

Then we charged into the breach.

READ MORE: World’s 12 best shopping cities

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TRAVEL: Milan, Italy

Travel Tidbits – 36 Hours in San Francisco and other destinations

36 Hours in San Francisco
San Francisco typically wows visitors with its heights or its sights… New York Times

 

 

 

36 Hours in Milan
With new museums and restaurants, and an ambitious center-city development nearing completion, the future is already on display in Milan… New York Times

 

 

 

Jeppe Wikstrom Johner

Jeppe Wikstrom Johner

36 Hours in Stockholm
During the long days of summer, Stockholm moves outdoors, an easy feat since water and parkland make up nearly two-thirds of the city… New York Times

 

 

 

36 Hours in Bologna
Vibrant, independent and home to one of Europe’s oldest universities, Bologna is a dynamic counterpoint to more popular, touristy cities like Rome and Florence… New York Times

 

 
36 Hours in Cape May, N.J.
At the southernmost tip of New Jersey, where the Garden State Parkway’s exit numbers wind down to zero, Cape May, one of the oldest seaside resorts in the nation, has welcomed vacationers for more than 200 years… New York Times

 

 

36 Hours in Honolulu
The city brims with summer’s delights: overflowing farmers’ markets and lei stands, and Hawaiian music spilling onto beaches from oceanfront lounges… New York Times

 

 

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