Travelling is always a true pleasure; doing it during the Christmas period not only allows us to learn more about the culture and traditions of the country we visit, but also it helps us to find the most original presents for our loved ones.
If you want to make the most of your holidays – and get away from typical souvenirs which you can find anywhere – you have to visit these streets, which are considered the best in the world for Christmas shopping.
Fifth Avenue in New York
New York is the city that never sleeps, and even more so at Christmas time. On the famous Fifth Avenue, you can find some of the best shops in the country, such as Apple and the Fao Schwarz toy shop. Going shopping on this street – after a great breakfast with diamonds in Tiffany’s, of course – is spectacular at this time of year thanks to the huge Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center.
The Quadrilatero d’Oro in Milan
As its name indicates, the Quadrilatero d’Oro in Milan is home to the best Italian fashion and design brands, such as Moschino, Gucci, Versace and Dolce & Gabanna. Giving someone a gift from any of these shops is like giving them pure gold. Don’t forget to line your wallet for this big surprise!
Serrano and Ortega Y Gasset Streets in Madrid
Right in the centre of the city’s Salamanca neighbourhood, this is the most exclusive shopping area in all of Spain. If you want to surprise your family with Spanish brands like Adolfo Domínguez or Loewe, this is the street to visit. And don’t forget about the best international companies you can only find here.
Avenue Montaigne in Paris
In close proximity to the Champs Elysees and the Grand Palais, brands like Dior and Chanel are the highlights of this elegant Parisian street. Shopping in them is an experience right out of a movie. What could be better than spending time in the most luxurious haute couture shops and seeing the Eiffel Tower decorated for Christmas in the distance?
Via Condotti in Rome
Rome, the Italian capital, is also an essential stop when it comes to shopping. In Via Condotti you can find none other than the Bulgari workshop, the most famous Italian jewellery brand and one of the most coveted. But don’t worry, if jewellery isn’t your thing, you’ll also find shoe shops, fashion and accessory shops and the odd café to relax in!
Bond Street in London
The French company Dior and the Italian brand Prada, along with lots of internationally recognised shops, make a special appearance on Bond Street in London, a favourite place for British celebrities to shop without losing their characteristic style.
Paritzska in Prague
We all know Prague as a city which is full of history and culture, but we can’t forget its fashionable side. On Paritzska street, one of the most famous streets in all of Europe, you can find the Mont Blanc, Hermés, Ferragamo and Hugo Boss shops. Do you still think a pen as a souvenir gift from your holiday is nothing special?
By El Señor de las Gafas Amarillas