Daydreaming about the 5 best shopping cities in the world? We certainly are, and, we are ok with letting our minds drift away to one of our favorite fantasies–drumroll please–winning the lotto and going on an extravagant shopping spree to the fanciest destinations in the world.
Not where you thought our fantasy would take us eh ladies?
Yep, believe it or not, fantasizing about shopping with an unlimited budget is at the top of our dream-scenario-list. But, shopping among the most amazing spots in the world? Well, that is guilty indulgence we can certainly give more time to. That, and looking at castles to purchase as a summer home.
Admittedly, we aren’t the only ones who have had this day-dream scenario in heavy rotation. Our shopping BFF’s at Wethrift did a deep dive into the best shopping cities in the world.
The took into consideration the number of designer stores, the number of flea markets, antique shops and many other qualifiers, then they came up with a scoring system of 1-100.
They searched harder than we do at the clearance rack at Macy’s for the best of the best. Then they put together a list of the top five best shopping cities in the world. Go on… feel free to shop ’til you drop.
5 Best Shopping Cities in the World
1. Madrid, Spain
The top three shopping cities in the world are all located in Europe, with Madrid, Spain clinching the top spot with a total score of 76.5 overall.
You may want to make it a point to shop in Barcelona at this point. It’s a beautiful and bustling city with a lot to see and do. One of its most convenient aspects is that you can use lockers Sants to secure your luggage and recent purchases as you explore. Your valuables will be ready and waiting for you once it’s time to depart.
2. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic is the second city in Europe and is second (75.1) on the list of best cities to shop around the world. We like Prague because it boasted a low average price to take public transportation while also having an impressive number of designer stores (287).
3. London, England
Fun fact about London; while it is number three (74.2) on the list of best shopping cities in the world, the data revealed that it is the best city in the world for thrifting. This could be because of the 74 thrift shops in the heart of the city and a further 75 flea markets around the English capital.
4. Tokyo, Japan
Outside of Europe, the world’s best shopping destination is Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo treats its shoppers to more designer stores than anywhere else in the world, with 441, to be exact. On top of that, Tokyo is also home to the most antique shops, with 45 located in the Japanese capital.
5. Singapore, Singapore
Singapore is ranked the fifth-best shopping destination in the world, with a total score of 65.8. Surprisingly, Singapore sees more annual rainfall than any other shopping destination in the world, with over ’93-inches of rain falling over the city and its 132 shopping centers each year. Good thing the majority of the shopping centers are covered!
Need new inspiration for your day? You’ll be surprised by these 5 best shopping cities in the world —they’re not where you’d think.