One of the things that really interests me is travel and shopping is one of my main priorities when I visit a new country. I did my cliche student travel trip around Europe trip earlier this year and I have to say London was my favourite shopping destination.
I would love to start a website or directory for all the best shopping places including markets, hidden boutiques etc. around the world because I know that living in Melbourne I have found so many random places that I have only from being a local. It would be great to know where these random boutiques, markets, fantastic sales are going on around the world.
I would have to say that Portbello Road on a Friday and Saturday is amazing in London. There is vintage bags and other designer goods, to amazing unique handmade pieces and accessories. This street goes on for ages and you really need a whole day to have a proper look. When I was there I also got some Pout cosmetics which were selling for about $5 for an eyeshadow and lipglosses. The ambiance is also great and you can get some really nice food to keep you going!
Camden Market: This was also very very cool-mostly handmade pieces especially jewellry. I got this ring from a stall that had lots of brooches and rings with random objects cast in clear resin! I get so many complements from this ring! A salesperson even randomly grabbed my arm in curiosity!
Zara and H&M are also absolutely fantastic. They are so reasonably priced and the quality is great! They also update their stock regulary so you can go in there every couple of weeks and find something new. Although H&M becomes very common-3 of the pieces I bought overseas I have seen people wearing the exact same thing in Australia even in the color!
I am going back hopefully in January next year so hopefully I will find some more hidden shopping treasure! If you have any ideas of where I should visit please please tell me!!!!