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View Poll Results: Best Shopping Citites(clothes)
London 11 26.19%
Amerstandam 1 2.38%
Paris 9 21.43%
Berlin 1 2.38%
Dubai 2 4.76%
Seoule 0 0%
Tokyo 3 7.14%
Melbourne 0 0%
Sydney 1 2.38%
Istanbul 0 0%
Mexico City 0 0%
Los Angeles 1 2.38%
Chicago 1 2.38%
Miami 0 0%
New York City 12 28.57%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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How did you interpret that from my post?
The subject of the post is upscale fashion, but you did not provide any more context when you were talking about shopping malls. One could interpret that as talking about the subject of the post, but I gotcha now
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I'm merely stating that I hate shopping malls, upscale or not, and any city that focuses on them will not get my vote (I presume that Dubai's upscale fashion stores are entirely located within malls). London has some of the world's most upmarket shopping, little of which is contained within malls.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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Too many of you are hung up on your experiences with the suburbs. Look at Harrod's in London, or the opulent mall in Dubai to see what shopping malls can be.
I find there are varying levels of shopping malls. For example, near me in Chicago there is a "mall" which has Williams Sonoma, Gucci, Coach, Diesel, Michael Korrs, etc. So it's not terrible and not like there's Abercrombie & Fitch. That's one mall I can stomach, but most malls at least in the US, are the type you'd like to have your time back with if you ever went to one.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I'm merely stating that I hate shopping malls, upscale or not, and any city that focuses on them will not get my vote (I presume that Dubai's upscale fashion stores are entirely located within malls). London has some of the world's most upmarket shopping, little of which is contained within malls.
I agree with you, although there are a few malls I can stomach because...not sure why. I guess it's the people. They aren't full of annoying teenagers and full of stores that make you want to kill yourself like Abercrombie & Fitch or Express.

In any case, Istanbul is like that too. They have been adding a number of malls, but the number of stores far outweigh that and it will be a very, very long time before it does. I was actually shocked at the number of clothing stores there in certain areas. It's actually kind of ridiculous.

Istiklal Cadessi in Beyoglu



This is from a part of town that's not exactly on most tourists' radars when it comes to shopping (a few miles from Aya Sofya, Blue Mosque, etc)...Unfortunately I was there when they were doing road construction, otherwise it would have looked way better



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Old 01-06-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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London is easily tops when it comes to upmarket shopping. They do really less on malls as someone else has said, but for what it's worth those malls that they do have are great ...

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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Where is Amerstandam?
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I agree with you, although there are a few malls I can stomach because...not sure why. I guess it's the people. They aren't full of annoying teenagers and full of stores that make you want to kill yourself like Abercrombie & Fitch or Express.

In any case, Istanbul is like that too. They have been adding a number of malls, but the number of stores far outweigh that and it will be a very, very long time before it does. I was actually shocked at the number of clothing stores there in certain areas. It's actually kind of ridiculous.

Istiklal Cadessi in Beyoglu



This is from a part of town that's not exactly on most tourists' radars when it comes to shopping (a few miles from Aya Sofya, Blue Mosque, etc)...Unfortunately I was there when they were doing road construction, otherwise it would have looked way better


I've seen images of the mall in Istanbul, one of the world's largest, and that typifies my hatred of such places really. When I do get the chance to visit Istanbul, I'll make sure to avoid it like the plague.

İstiklal Avenue looks really great - the type of shopping environment I prefer.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I've seen images of the mall in Istanbul, one of the world's largest, and that typifies my hatred of such places really. When I do get the chance to visit Istanbul, I'll make sure to avoid it like the plague.

İstiklal Avenue looks really great - the type of shopping environment I prefer.
While Istanbul is building malls, the number of actual street shopping VASTLY outweighs the number of shops in malls. As I showed above in the pictures, which is not Istiklal, there's a lot of that in certain areas. I saw more clothing stores there than in the major parts of New York City on the street, and it wasn't even "on the radar."

Istiklal is pretty great, but a lot of the stores there are in many other places, but the street, just like everywhere else in the area and many others has a great vibe. Just beware it can get pretty crowded

http://anartistabroad.files.wordpres...0/100_1343.jpg
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:22 AM
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Location: Malaysia & Singapore
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Where are Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok? These 3 are Asia's shopping capitals, attracting millions of people annually who go there just to shop!
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Where are Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok? These 3 are Asia's shopping capitals, attracting millions of people annually who go there just to shop!
agreed. just shows the western bias here. Shopping malls in the big Asian cities are very interesting. Much more lively than the generic malls that are basically all the same across the US.
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