1. Marrakesh, Morocco

What: Exotic Marrakesh is a shopper’s paradise with its colourful and lively souks (markets) sited off main square Jemaa El Fna. Expect to see a dazzling array of lanterns, slippers, ceramics and jewellery, as well as the ubiquitous spice peaks, which make for fabulous photo opportunities. Haggling is part of the fun of souk shopping, so always offer at least half the asking price.
Get more info: visitmorocco.com

World's best shopping destinations - New York

2. New York city, USA

What: From vintage havens to designer showrooms, New York City is a magnet for shopaholics for good reason. Make a beeline for iconic department stores, such as trendy Barneys, Bloomingdale’s with its famous brown bags, and nine-floored Macy’s. If you love vintage clothes and record shops, visit the East Village and Brooklyn.
Get more info:  nycgo.com

World's best shopping destinations - Istanbul

3. Istanbul, Turkey

What: Istanbul is home to the legendary Grand Bazaar, an enormous labyrinth of 61 covered streets encompassing 4,400 shops, which first opened its doors to traders in 1461. Shoppers can find everything from jewellery and carpets to leather and antiques.  
Get more info: gototurkey.co.uk


World's best shopping destinations - Lisbon


4. Lisbon, Portugal

What: Discover vintage shops and bohemian boutiques in Barrio Alto. For gorgeous hand-stitched leather gloves, visit tiny Luvaria Ulisses in the Chiado Quarter. Flea market Feira de Ladra, open from Monday to Saturday, is also worth a look. 
Get more info: visitlisboa.com

World's best shopping destinations - Milan

5. Milan, Italy

What: For big name fashion boutiques, head to Milan. Streets around Montenapoleone are lined with the likes of Armani, Prada and Versace. For factory seconds and warehouse returns, visit the outlets around Vittorio Emanuele II.
Get more info: italiantouristboard.co.uk

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Words: Janine Kelso