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World's 12 best cities for shopping

December 19, 2013 20:20 IST

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Seoul

Country: South Korea

Rank: 12

Getting around: 4

Value: 7

Variety: 4

Experience: 6

Total: 21

Seoul, has many shopping area and markets throughout the city, such as the fashionable of Myeong-dong, the luxury of Cheongdam-dong, the vintage of Hongdae area, or the whole-sale of Dongdaemun and Namdaemun markets. Take your pick.

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Milan

Country: Italy

Rank: 11

Getting around: 5

Value: 5

Variety: 4

Experience: 8

Total: 22

The capital city is one of the world's most important fashion capitals along with Paris, New York and London. The city has one of the oldest shopping malls in the world - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. You can also choose your destination from various famous shopping streets including Via Manzoni or the high-end ones such as Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga, Corso Venezia.

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Madrid

Country: Spain

Rank: 10

Getting around: 6

Value: 6

Variety: 4

Experience: 7

Total: 23

First, you can go to Madrid Xanadu to experience shopping in n of Europe’s largest shopping mall and entertainment centre. It has with over 222 shops, eateries, and a 15-screen Cinesa Movie Theatre.

If still longing for more, you can check out shopping streets such as Gran Vía, Calle Fuencarral, or Calle del Carmen.

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Dubai

Country: United Arab Emirates

Rank: 9

Getting around: 6

Value: 6

Variety: 8

Experience: 4

Total: 24

Dubai is one city that celebrates shopping. It’s Dubai Shopping Festival. During Dubai Shopping Festival, shops offer discounts on their merchandise, daily car raffles are drawn, and there is a fireworks display.

The country also has over 70 shopping malls.

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Vienna

Country: Austria

Rank: 8

Getting around: 6

Value: 8

Variety: 3

Experience: 8

Total: 25

The 7th-largest city by in the European Union, It has whole host of option for shopping starting with The Graben - one of the most famous streets in Vienna.

You can also check out Carinthian Street, most famous shopping street in central Vienna, Kohlmarkt and explore Neubaugasse area.

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Buenos Aires

Country: Argentina

Rank: 7

Getting around: 6

Value: 8

Variety: 6

Experience: 7

Total: 27

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Hong Kong

Rank: 6

Getting around: 10

Value: 5

Variety: 6

Experience: 7

Total: 28

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Paris

Country: France

Rank: 5

Getting around: 6

Value: 6

Variety: 8

Experience: 9

Total: 29

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Tags: France , Paris

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Kuala Lumpur

Country: Malaysia

Rank: 4

Getting around: 6

Value: 10

Variety: 8

Experience: 6

Total: 30

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London

Country: UK

Rank: 3

Getting around: 6

Value: 6

Variety: 10

Experience: 9

Total: 31

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Tags: UK , London

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Tokyo

Country: Japan

Rank: 2

Getting around: 8

Value: 8

Variety: 9

Experience: 9

Total: 34

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New York

Country: US

Rank: 1

Getting around: 8

Value: 7

Variety: 10

Experience: 10

Total: 35


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