Best shopping streets from around the world

Archive for May, 2011

Al Barsha, Dubai – Mall of the Emirates

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Mall of Emirates has attracted practically every household brand name you can think of. Some well-known designers include: H&M, Guess, Zara, Pepe Jeans, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few. There´s a cool little area called Rodeo Drive, where a few of the more exclusive brands are hiding such as DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Dolce and Gabbana. It features 476 air-condition stores, more then we can list here. Its biggest claim to fame is the Middle East’s first indoor ski slope.


São Paulo, Brazil – Rua Oscar Freire

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According to Excellence Mystery Shopping International the Rua Oscar Freire is the 8th most luxurious street in the world and second in the Americasbehind 5th Avenuein New York. Shops located on Rua Oscar Freire and surrounding streets include Louis Vuitton, Armani, Dior, Montblanc, Cartier, MaxMara, Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace, Diesel, Cavalli, Bulgari, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Gant, Lacoste, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Adidas, and Benneton. Top-notch Brazilian fashion is present with the likes of Alexandre Herchcovitch, Cris Barros, Reinaldo Lourenço, Glória Coelho, Animale, Forum, Ellus, NK Store, Sergio K, Havaianas, Carlos Miele, Cavalera, Le Lis Blanc, Canal, Triton, Iódice and Osklen. National high end jewelry stores include Vivara and H Stern.

Burlington Arcade – London

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The Burlington Arcade is a covered shopping arcade in London that runs behind Bond Street from Piccadilly through to Burlington Gardens. It is one of the precursors of the mid-19th century European shopping gallery and the modern shopping center. The pedestrian arcade, with smart uniform shop fronts under a glazed roof, has always been an upmarket retail location. It is patrolled by Burlington Arcade Beadles in traditional uniforms including top hats and frockcoats. The sedate atmosphere of the Burlington Arcade was interrupted in 1964 when a Jaguar Mark X  charged down the arcade, scattering pedestrians, and six masked men leapt out, smashed the windows of the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Association shop and stole jewellery valued at £35,000. They were never caught.


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Birger Jarsgatan which lies in the Östermalm area of Stockholm can be compared to London’s Chelsea or Knightsbridge or New York’s Upper East Side. This is where you find all the expensive and exclusive brands. A good place to start is in Birger Jarlsgatan, where Gucci, Mulberry and French Zadig & Voltaire reside.