Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles, USA
Remember the movie "Pretty Woman" with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere? Rodeo Drive is the place where are the stores in which the main character "transformed" into a real beautiful woman under the watchful eye of Richard Gere. Rodeo Drive - the habitat of the most famous brands.
Shops on Rodeo Drive: Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Domenico Vacca, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Anne Fontaine, Avakian, Bottega Veneta, Bang & Olufsen, Bally, bebe, Bijan,Bulgari, Brioni, Cartier, Chanel, Max Mara, Max Azria, Escada, Michael Kors, Gucci, Guess, Gucci jewelry, Prada, Harry Winston, Gianfranco Ferré, Lacoste, Lana Marks,Chanel fine jewelry, Coach, David Webb, DeBeers, La Perla, Dior Homme, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Etro, Frette, Giorgio Armani, Hermès, Valentino, Herve Leger, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Yves Saint-Laurent, Montblanc, Porsche Design, Ralph Lauren, Stuart Weitzman, Lacoste, Lana Marks, Salvatore Ferragamo, Lacoste, Lana Marks,St. John, Hugo Boss, Tod's, Tom Ford, David Yurman, Van Cleef & Arpels, Turnbull & Asser, Versace, Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Juicy Couture.
Locating: in the area of Beverly Hills.
Getting there: by bus №14/37, stop Pico Wb & Beverwil Ns and then by bus №20, stop Wilshire / Rodeo.
Oxford Street, London, UK
London - a paradise for shopaholics. There are many shops to suit all tastes and budgets. Tourists will be able to do the shopping in the exclusive boutiques of branded clothing or update your wardrobe in a small street shops and various second-hand.
But the cult place for shopping is Oxford Street. At present, it was given the status of the largest shopping avenue in Europe — 2.4 km and 548 outlets.
Shops on Oxford Street: River Island, H&M, BHS, Debenhams, American Apparel, Topshop, Uniqlo, Forever 21, Gap, Intimissimi, New Look, Next, House of Fraser, Niketown, John Lewis, Primark, Pull & Bear, Russell & Bromley, Marks & Spencer, Selfridges, Zara.
Hours: Most shops open at 10 am and run until 22 pm.
Important: if you want to dedicate a whole day for shopping on the street, you need to know where is the toilet. Typically, small shops aren't equipped with toilet, but the big stores provide all the conditions for the best possible shopping of their customers, so usually in their areas are toilets: Topshop, Debenhams.
Locating: it begins in Westminster near Marble Arch (north-east corner of Hyde Park) and leads east towards Holborn.
Getting there: Metro Station Oxford Street.
The Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Locals call Ginza — Japanese showcase. There are shops of famous brands of today on this street.
Shops on the Ginza street: almost all the stores are located in large shopping centers.
Mitsukoshi — shops are open from 10 am till 20 pm. Restaurants usually are opend from 11 am till 23 pm. Twelve-storey center opened in 1930.
Matsuya — eleven-storey shopping mall. Shops are open from 10 am till 20 pm. Restaurant usually are opend from 11 am till 20 pm.
Matsuzakaya — ten-storey shopping mall is open from 10.30 am till 20 pm.
Printemps — ten-storey store is open from 11 am till 20.30 pm ( till19.30 pm on Sundays).
Hankyu — menswear store is open from 10.30 am till 21 pm.
Marronnier Gate — twelve-storey shopping mall open from 11 am till 21 pm.
Getting there: the best way by subway — Ginza station (Hibiya line, Ginza line, Marunouchi line), or Ginza-itchome station (Yurakucho line), or Station Higashi-Ginza station (Hibiya line), or Toei station.
5 Avenue (5th Avenue), New York, USA
5th Avenue — one of the most famous streets in the world. There you can buy anything your heart desires — would money only. From the 34th to the area of 60th street you get a "showcase of the world" — so called shopping area that is located along 5th Avenue.
Shops on 5th Avenue: Chanel, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Armani, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Cartier, BCBG Max Azria, Omega, Emilio Pucci, United Colors of Benetton, Zara, Fendi, Harry Winston, Escada, Diesel, Swarovski, Holliste Lord & Taylor, Barneys, Ermenegildo Zegna, Bergdorf Goodman, Bvlgari, Gap, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nike, Adidas and many others.
Locating: in the center of Manhattan.
Getting there: There are several ways to get to the 5th Avenue. By bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 or M5. They go to the different stops along the Street. Or by subway: line F till Lexington Ave/63rd Street, line E or M till The station Fifth Ave/53rd Street.
Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, France
I couldn't ignore the shopping in Paris. It's very difficult to choose the best shopping streets in the city, which is considered the capital of fashion. But I did it, so offer to go shopping on Boulevard Haussmann.
Boulevard Haussmann — a huge conglomeration of stores that Parisians called a superstore "Grands Magasins". There is a large number of branded stores on the Boulevard, but the highlight of the shopping mall is considered the "Galeries Lafayette". Daily shopping mall are visited by 100 thousand customers.
"Gallery Lafayette" are founded in 1893. It has always been the trendsetter of fashion in Paris. The total area of the store on the Boulevard Haussmann — more than 50 thousand sq.m. It includes the main shopping Lafayette Coupole. It's 9 floors, where are sold trendy women's and children's wear, fragrances, jewelry, leather goods, gifts, and a fashion store for men and ect.
Hours: from Monday till Saturday — from 9.30 am till 20 pm on Thursdays — from 9.30 am till 21pm.
Getting there: subway Havre-Caumartin (lines 3 and 9), Opera (lines 3, 7, 8).