Top 10 Shopping Avenues

The next time you find yourself in one of these cities with some free time on your hands, consider doing some serious splurging. 

1. Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
The Bahnhofstrasse, Zürich's resplendent, tree-lined exclusive shopping avenue, stretches a mile, and you'll find some of Switzerland's top shopping along its length.

2. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
Rodeo Drive manages to pack in enough audacious glitz to qualify as one of the world's most glamorous and expensive shopping stretches.

3. Laugavegur, Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavík's main shopping street hosts numerous clothing boutiques and an assortment of shops offering accessories, leather goods, cosmetics, books, music, and the finest handmade knitwear and woolen goods.

4. The Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
The Ginza, comprising eight blocks, is Tokyo's most exclusive shopping area. It boasts some of the most expensive real estate on Earth. 

5. Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Large landmark department stores and small high-end designer name boutiques make New York's Fifth Avenue a shopper's paradise. 

6. Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL 
Just a few blocks off Lake Michigan, North Michigan Avenue is home to such shopping greats as Gucci, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Brooks Brothers, and Hermes, just to name a few.

7. Avenue Montaigne, Paris, France
Avenue Montaigne, located in the "golden triangle" between the Champs Elysées and the Seine River, is the fanciest avenue in Paris.

8. Avinguda Diagonal, Barcelona, Spain
World-famous fashion houses, jewelers, and art galleries line the sweeping Avinguda Diagonal. 

9. Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga, & Galleria Vittorio Emanuel, Milan, Italy
Milan is a fashion paradise and center of style, with matching high price tags.

10. Bond Street, London, UK 
You will find designer clothing, perfume, art and antiques, jewelers, and more Royal Warrant holders (suppliers to the royal family) here than anywhere else in London

Source: National Geographic