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Old 04-08-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Champs Elysées is the first which come to my mind.
Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele is not an avenue, it's somewhat like a public shopping mall, but at the level of the street. Indeed, it's a very impressive place.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Accra, Ghana

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Old 04-08-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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bennett precinct, stoke-on-trent, uk.
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I liked Oxford street. Especially the John Lewis.


I have not travelled extensively.
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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Champs Elysées is the first which come to my mind.
Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele is not an avenue, it's somewhat like a public shopping mall, but at the level of the street. Indeed, it's a very impressive place.
Champs elysees seems to get variable opinions. Though it's well regarded internationally, I've come across many locals who say it is overrated and dislike it.
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:29 PM
 
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I liked Oxford street. Especially the John Lewis.


I have not travelled extensively.
Don't the locals consider Regent Street to be the grander and more impressive street in London, or am I missing something here?
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: NYC
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What would you choose as your favorite, based upon:

1. Architecture, cleanliness and beauty/grandness.
2. Selection, density and convenience of retail.
3. Ambience, liveliness and other intangibles.
Passeig de Gracia (Barcelona) - the most beautiful shopping street in the world.
Omotesando (Tokyo)
Ginza Street (Tokyo)
Regent Street (London)
North Mich Ave (Chicago)
Via Condotti (Rome)
Fifth Ave (between Rockefeller Center and Central Park)
Champs Élysées (for the aesthetics and ambiance though shopping is crap)
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:06 PM
 
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Champs Élysées (for the aesthetics and ambiance though shopping is crap)
I would say the opposite. It's dirty, loud and ugly but it's good for shopping.. if you got lot of money.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Not a fan of the whole high culture look-at-my-shoes-named-after-a-random-French-or-Italian-word/surname thing, so I elect La Merced, Mexico City:

It is actually many 'avenues'.


http://images.everytrail.com/pics/fu...rced-_Jess.JPG
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:40 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I would say the opposite. It's dirty, loud and ugly but it's good for shopping.. if you got lot of money.
Champs Élysées is ugly? I beg to differ. You probably say that because you live in Paris and are sick and tired of all the tourists.

As for shopping, I didn't notice any nice shops there (and I distinctly remember my gf making a comment that she was disappointed by the quality of shopping there)... but maybe we missed them. Will defer to you on that one.
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