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The 5 Best Places to Shop in Tokyo

By Yukie Wakasugi

Tokyo might be renowned for being one of the best shopping destinations on the planet, the problem is, do you know where to start? From cutting edge stores selling products you didn’t even know were missing from your life until you laid eyes upon them to markets where you can find traditional kimono, the issue isn’t if the product exists, it’s where exactly to find it. With this in mind, our Tokyo local Yukie has rounded up 5 of the best places to shop to give you a head start! Whether you want to browse the luxury stores in Ginza or grab some souvenirs, Yukie’s guide to Tokyo shopping has got you covered so you can get shop like a local!

 

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5 Best Off the Beaten Path Shops in Amsterdam

By Huanhuan Guo


“Let’s do what we love and do a lot of it.” I couldn’t agree more with Marc Jacobs on that. There is nothing wrong with treating yourself to some quality shopping time, and what brings out even more joy is a successful shopping mission for your loved ones in which you found exactly what you wanted. But where to start? Shopping is time-consuming when you only have limited time to explore a new city, especially if you want to ‘shop like locals’. Here are the 5 teeny-tiny shops full of character which could offer a little bit of everything for you to explore and appreciate.

 

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The Best Christmas Shopping in London, Paris and Barcelona Recommended by Locals

By Edited by Kathryn Foley
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An Alternative Guide to Black Friday Shopping

By Edited by Kathryn Foley

If you’ve found yourself thinking that you’ve had quite enough of all this Black Friday madness, check out our alternative guide to Black Friday shopping. Just around the corner from some of the biggest stores (not-so-coincidentally where you’ll also find the longest queues and the highest density of overly-enthusiastic shoppers) are independent boutiques just waiting to be discovered. Places where you’ll find an altogether more soothing shopping experience, where nothing will be snatched out of your hands and any form of pushing or shoving is strictly prohibited. So these are our tips for shopping on Black Friday at shops recommended by locals, so you can escape the hoards of Black Friday shoppers and discover some independent, local boutiques!

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London's Top 5 Markets

By Céline Lai
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