ULTIMATE LUXURY SHOPPING DESTINATIONS
INDULGE YOUR RETAIL SENSES AND VISIT THESE HIGH-END LOCATIONS
Air Charter Service (ACS) shared the scoop on some of their top picks for the ultimate shopping spree abroad. From London to Tokyo, there’s bound to be something for everyone in their hot list. If you’ve got the cash you could wrap the whole trip up in 50 hours of travel time by using ACS’s private jet hire. Alternatively, for the average Joe, it might be better to break the whole trip up into mini breaks and plot out which part of the world to visit to get that much needed shopping fix.
First things first, we start off the list right here in central London where Liberty, one of the most well-known department stores, on our very own shores, gets a vote for its showcasing and sales of designer apparel. From Manolo Blahnik to Valentino, Liberty has always had an exclusive feel to it. If you want to go full throttle and rack up some real bills, additional stops in London town should include Selfridges, Harrods, and Fenwick on Bond Street. This should sufficiently satiate any additional retail cravings that you might have after your first stop at Liberty.
Once you’ve taken the streets of London by storm, you should be ready to jet off to Paris’s Le Bourget Airport (which is possible from London City Airport) to start the next leg of your journey. Touch down at Le Bourget Airport and there will be a car, ready and waiting to dazzle you with some of the spoils unique to the city of love. For some rare and exquisite jewellery, the Jaublet Paris store is a must-see. Their range of precious stones, from black diamonds to pink sapphires, will leave you feeling positively impressed. To entice your senses further the parfumerie, Jovoy Paris, was a recommendation for the sampling of the most delicate Parisian fragrances.
Fuel up with a pain au chocolate on the go, as this should provide you with the sustenance required to embrace high fashion at its best, at Azzedine Alaïa. Catch a glimpse and potentially purchase some of their couture designs revered by A-list celebs, models and VIPs around the world. Jewellery, fashion and perfume are three of Paris’ main delights. You might be a bit tired at this point due to the day’s events, but the next recommended flight is a long haul one (12-17hrs) as you’re whisked away from Le Bourget to the JetQuay CIP Terminal at Singapore’s Changi Airport (6672 miles away).
A favourite amidst the world’s shopping destinations, Singapore showcases some of the world’s plush and unique brands. You’ll find the jewellery here, especially, to be modern works of art that you may never have seen before. Dine in style at Restaurant Andre, number five on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and make lunch an experience for your taste buds with their Taiwanese-French inspired fusion cuisine. Then, for all the tech geeks, Tokyo and Hong Kong are the next recommended spots. These cities make for the perfect playing field to see the latest tech and electronic gadgets. But don’t get too caught up in the magic, as the Big Apple is next up on the hot list.
New York will be a non-negotiable stop on your trip, if you truly call yourself a fashion snob. From Tokyo it could take an estimated 11-17 hours via private jet before you grace the streets of the Big Apple with your presence. Providing big city life at its best, NYC gives a whole new meaning to street fashion. Prepare to be submerged in all things designer, and make the necessary menswear stops at Bleecker St, Crosby Street and Mercer Street . If you’re curious and would like a peek at the traditionally famous department stores in the Big Apple, Saks on 5th Avenue is a gem as well.
Before you head back home, be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with some of the best ice-cream in North America at the Gelateria in Eataly; this should get you all set for the nine-hour trip back home to The Big Smoke. We’ve planted a few seeds to encourage more international shopping trips but, for more information on all things travel, be sure to check out the Air Charter Service blog for travel tips and inspiring adventures that will stimulate your travel senses.