Top Ten Deluxe Global Fashion Meccas
Traveling this holiday season? Whether it's a New Year's jaunt to Sydney or a post-holiday weekend escape to Los Angeles, this year, make your travels all the merrier by visiting some of the biggest and best fashion meccas around the world.
Here are 10 luxury department stores that should definitely adorn your holiday travel itinerary:
No trip to London is complete without a tour of the iconic department store Harrods, which sells designer looks to the British gliteratti.
Holt Renfrow is Canada's premier department store. Some call this luxury store the Saks of the North, thanks to its combination of luxury brands, runway styles, and decadent gifts.
Brown Thomas is the luxury department store of choice for fashionistas in Dublin. The store features brands like Celine, Prada, and Stella McCartney.
Printemps, French for spring, is appropriately named. This luxe Parisian department store is always bringing haute new styles to life.
The Italian department store La Rinascente, set in the historical center of Rome and renovated in 2005, is a can't-miss if you're traveling in Europe's boot.
The unofficial flagship department store of New York, Barneys, and its smaller Co-Op stores, are a go-to for well-dressed city slickers.
Down under, David Jones is the department store of choice for high-end brand names, a killer food hall, and generally awesome style.
Takashimaya was once a cherished Fifth Avenue staple, but alas, the chic Japanese department store shuttered its New York outpost, to many customers' dismay. So if the holidays have you touching down in Japan, the original Takashimaya is a must-visit.
Visitors to Guadalajara make it a point to stop at El Palacio de Hierro; the sleek department store is a must for upscale looks.
Is there anything more L.A. than sunsets, smog, and laid-back style? Fred Segal, of course. Since 1960, the department store has been an icon of Los Angeles-branded cool.