Fifth Avenue, New York City, US
The world’s most expensive shopping street for the 8th consecutive year (annual rent per square meter exceeds €13,000) also boasts the greatest concentration of famous brands such as Tiffany’s, Louis Vuitton, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Abercrombie & Fitch, and the Apple underground store.
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The second most expensive shopping street (annual rent is almost €9,700 per square meter) may not be as glamorous, but it nevertheless promises an unforgettable spending experience.
Champs Elysées, Paris, France
Perhaps the most beautiful street (annual rent per square meter is €7,364) hosts the world’s largest Louis Vuitton store, Europe’s largest Gap store, as well as many other popular brands such as Cartier, Benetton, Adidas, Nike, and Zara.
Via Montenapoleone, Milan, Italy
The most prominent street of Milan’s famous Fashion Quadrilatero is a meeting point for Italy’s top renowned fashionistas. Its luxury boutiques, such as Gucci, Versace, Prada, Valentino and Salvatore Ferragamo, are just one reason why.
Tverskaya Street, Moscow, Russia
Dotted with truly sophisticated boutiques, such as Escada, D&G, Vicini, Gucci and Prada, this legendary street, starting from the Kremlin, also hosts trendy cafes, fine restaurants and expensive hotels, including the Ritz Carlton.
Oxford Street, London, UK
This is by far Europe’s busiest shopping street, famous for department stores like Selfridges and an array of others lining up from Marble Arch to Oxford Circus. You can also find Marks & Spencer’s largest store and the main stores of many international chains (Zara, Gap, Nike, Disney Store etc).
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, US
This is where “Pretty Woman” Julia Roberts indulged in a shopping spree. Located in the heart of the so-called Golden Triangle with luxurious boutiques by famous haute-couture designers (Channel, Dior, Armani, Mont Blanc, Jimmy Choo, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany’s etc), this street continues to attract California’s nouveau riche and Hollywood stars.
Chuo Dori, Tokyo, Japan
Also known as Japan’s Fifth Avenue, Chuo Dori, located in the heart of Ginza, is without a doubt Tokyo’s most popular shopping street. As an estimated 40% of luxury sales worldwide are conducted here, it’s no wonder why this spot attracts all the big brands, such as Louis Vuitton, with three stores here, and the Bulgari tower, its largest store.
New Bond Street, London, UK
A favorite of rich Londoners and the Royal family since the 18th century, this street defines high class. The Chanel and D&G boutiques sit front and center, surrounded by luxury designer stores (Versace, Miu Miu, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren etc), as well as shops boasting top perfumes, artworks, and antiques.
Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland
According to Colliers International, Grafton Street ranks sixth among the world’s most expensive shopping streets. The high rents have excluded local businesses in favor of international brands such as Brown Thomas, Marks & Spencer, Laura Ashley, HMV etc. It is also known for James Joyce’s favorite haunt, the Bar Deli.