The 6 Best Shopping Districts in the USA - Did Your City Make the Cut?
(Bauer Griffin) Sofia Vergara shops at Scoop in SoHo in New York City
Love the shopping in your city? Love shopping when you travel? You might be interested to know what the travel experts at Hotels.com call the top six shopping districts in the United States. Did your city make the cut?
First up: New York City, which Hotels.com calls "one of the top fashion capitals in the world." Hey, no argument there. It's the headquarters of the biggest fashion week in the United States and, according to the Global Language Monitor's Top 50 Fashion Capitals, New York comes in second, only after London.
What other cities in the United States have great shopping? Here's the rundown:
Beverly Hills, California - Especially Rodeo Drive, where Julia Roberts' character was famously barred from shopping in Pretty Woman.
Chicago, IL - Specifically, the Magnificent Mile—and, if you've been there, you'll know it definitely deserves its 'magnificent' moniker. The retail stretch features some of the top luxury stores in the world include an assortment of top department and specialty stores.
Boston, MA - All along Newbury Street—which, if you haven't already been there, please go immediately! This character stretch of shopping heaven features both small locally-owned specialty fashion and accessories stores as well as bigger chain properties situated in really special buildings. We're obsessed with the Jack Wills store there!
San Francisco, CA - Especially around Union Square, where you can hit up Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Macys, and tons of other luxury retailers—like Hermes, Marc Jacobs, Tiffany & Co., and more!—all within walking distance.
Austin, TX - Around SoCo and the 2nd Street District—where you'll find up-and-coming designer shops, vintage boutiques, and cool street vendors.