Travel: Stylish Shopping Destinations

Summer is over, and it seems like my last vacation was an eternity ago. If you, like me, are itching to get away, here are my Top 3 Stylish Shopping Destinations. Grab a friend, and shop away!

Florence  – The Mall

If you are considering Italy as your destination, you should save at least one full day on your itinerary to visit the shopping paradise that is The Mall Outlets. Located about 20 minutes outside of Florence, and reachable by bus, train, or taxi, this shopping haven is a perfect shopping destination for both ladies and their gentlemen, too.

While at The Mall, ladies’ must-visit stores include Prada, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, and Yves Saint Laurent, These shops tend to have a great selection of womenswear and, if you are lucky, some amazing deals on shoes, bags and ready-to-wear. In the meantime, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Zegna outlets will be sure to keep any man occupied with some amazing deals on suits, shoes, and outerwear. On our last trip, le bf walked away with a gorgeous Burberry suit, while I snagged a drool-worthy Burberry trench, and some Prada goodies too…all majorly discounted!

Las Vegas – Crystals

If Europe is a bit too far for comfort, Vegas shopping is a lot closer, and just as amazing! On our last visit to Sin City, le bf and I fell in love with Crystals at City Center. And though you won’t find deep discounts at retailers nestled inside this luxurious shopping centre, you’ll still manage to have fun…even if you’re just window shopping. With such high-end shops as Lanvin, Tom Ford, La Perla, Cartier, Hermes, Paul Smith, Miu Miu, Prada, Mikimoto, Fendi, and so many more, I think I probably drooled the entire time we were there.

Le bf tried on a Tom Ford jacket (which I really didn’t want him to take off – it looked amazing), while I was hypnotized by the largest selection of Yves Saint Laurent Arty oval rings I’ve ever seen. We took some photos by the fake Trevi fountain and Boca della Verita at Fendi, and grabbed some food at Mastro’s Ocean Club. And by the end of our time at Crystals…I didn’t want to leave…EVER.

New York – Woodbury Common

Another place I never want to leave is New York’s Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Having visited this awesome outdoor mall several times, I always manage to find something amazing to bring home, and so does le bf! When we get to Woodbury, our usual strategy is to split up and visit as many of our top picks as possible, before having to head back to Manhattan. My must-visit stores always include Saks Off 5 th, Barneys New York, Prada, and Balenciaga, while le bf always makes sure to hit up Under Armour, Calvin Klein and G-Star.

After a long day of shopping, it’s good to know that New York City is just an hour away.

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