The world as we know it today relies a lot on retail as the fashion industry is stomping their stylish heels into the ground asserting their power and importance. And people are listening, with America having some of the best shopping in the world! There’s a massive marketplace that they have to cater for and they deliver with malls, centers and streets full of fashion boutiques. Want to know where in the nation is great for indulging in some retail therapy? I bet you do.
Listed in alphabetical order – the top 8 cities for shopping
Boston is an interesting and eclectic city for shopping. A classic destination that is popular for both tourists and locals alike is Newbury Street with the beautiful architecture and high-end boutiques. It has been described as one of the most expensive streets in the world with all of the luxury boutiques taking up residency. If that’s too out of reach, then head to the Garment District. This store offers both new and pre-loved items of clothing. If you prefer more of an enclosed shopping space then look towards The Shops at Prudential Center and CambridgeSide Galleria.
If you interested in shopping in Chicago, then there is only one place that should be on your list and that is the Magnificent Mile. The Mile stretches across 13-blocks of North Michigan Avenue and is obviously one of the best retail destinations in the world. The 13-block distance has over 460 stores for visitors to enjoy, with both high-end designer boutiques and the more affordable department stores. There is also three shopping centers that make up the Mile, so you’re honestly spoilt for choice.
Hawaii isn’t just a holiday haven. It’s a shopping spree waiting to happen too! They have all of the popular department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s, but why go there when you can go to those at home? Instead, visit the Ala Moana Center, which is the largest mall in Hawaii and is located close to Waikiki Beach. The Ala Moana Center boasts about being the largest open-air shopping center in the whole world. So why not browse those designer boutiques, whilst in the fresh air!
Texas has over 54 shopping centers in the state, making it one of the greatest shopping destinations in the United States. Across those centers and on standalone streets, there is a total of 16,000 retail stores. Talk about choice! Houston is also home to one of the largest malls in America, The Galleria which spans a total of 2.4 million square feet!
Los Angeles is one of America’s most stylish cities. Beverly Hills is where it’s at with Rodeo Drive being one of the greatest high-end streets for shopping. It even made the movies, featuring in Pretty Woman and I’m a sure load more. Melrose Avenue is another great street to get your retail fix too. If you’re looking for something a little more laidback, gravitate towards the beach. Third Street Promenade is situated right on the beach in a pedestrian-only outdoor shopping strip.
Minneapolis – St. Paul
Minneapolis is where you will fine The Mall of America, which is the largest in America being 4.87 million-square feet. With over 500 stores in this mall, it is the place to shop if you have money to spend. In the last year alone, The Mall of America had well over 40 million visitors walk through its shops and experience a level of retail unseen anywhere else.
New York City
Need I mention that New York City is one of the four cities that have their own fashion week? Along with London, Milan and Paris, New York is a game changer when it comes to fashion. Not only are the streets filled with lovely designer boutiques, but there are also malls galore. And not to mention cute little stores across the city where you will find some vintage treasures that you will wonder how you went without.
Some might say that San Francisco is similar to New York City but just on the coast of the other side of the country. There are amazing shopping venues throughout the city, with Mission District being a good place to start. It is San Fran through and through, with colors, style and energy in abundance. Union Square is another must-see in San Francisco. It is a 2.6-acre public plaza filled with high-end designer boutiques and department stores.