This Is the Best City for Luxury Shopping, According to New Data

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Lartisien, a company known for creating tailor-made travel experiences, has released its extensively researched list of the 10 best cities worldwide for luxury shopping, and the outcome is certainly unexpected. Forget Paris or Milan! Tokyo is now the new king of luxury shopping and this is everything you need to know before you head there for some expensive retail therapy.

A Luxurious Shopping Spree

Intriguingly, Tokyo’s ascendancy is attributed to its vibrant fashion scene, fueled by the eclectic street styles and the glamor of Rakuten Fashion Week. Lartisien’s comprehensive analysis revealed that Tokyo boasts an impressive 217 designer stores, with Armani taking center stage as the most dominant presence.

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Ginza, translated to silver mint in Japanese, is the epicenter of Tokyo’s luxury shopping experience. Here, high-end designer boutiques grace the streets, including the unmissable seven-floor Louis Vuitton and the upscale shopping haven, Ginza Six.

Hong Kong Emerges as Second on the List

Securing the second spot on the list is Hong Kong, flaunting 211 designer stores. Lartisien notes the city’s diverse shopping landscape, featuring iconic destinations like the Landmark and Elements malls, along with numerous flagship stores.

While Tokyo may outshine in sheer numbers, Hong Kong takes pride in hosting the highest concentration of individuals with extremely high net worth globally, ensuring a thriving market for those seeking the pinnacle of designer wear.

Further Down the Shopping List

The capital city of South Korea, Seoul, is the third one. It is an island of trendsetters, where shopping scenes with fashion on the edge captivate and make it a paradise for trendsetters.

Fourth place goes to Paris, the eternal fashion capital, which calls fashion lovers to iconic streets like the Champs Elysees. The fifth position is occupied by New York City, a global fashion capital with its Fifth Avenue and SoHo luxury shopping experience.