The Fashionista’s Guide to Shopping in Europe

by Charlotte Smith

When it comes to Western Europe, there are some truly amazing sites. You need to head to the fashion capital to soak up the atmosphere. Europe has more stylists and fashion houses than anywhere else in the world. What could be better than checkout out Paris and Milan? Europe is the ultimate destination for many. But, where to go? There is so much to do and see that you may feel that you cannot see it all. But, if you are planning on traveling around Europe, there are some hot spots that you simply cannot miss when shopping in Europe.


Housetrip have said that Paris is the most visited place in the whole of Europe. Little wonder too. The entire city is alive with romanticism and beauty. The buildings are nothing short of grand and are beautiful to look at. The cafes and bars are divine. And, let’s face it; you are going to get a good glass of wine or champagne while you are there. Head to Champs Elysées for big name and luxury brands. It’s arguably the most famous shopping street in the world. So, if you want to seek out big names and take in the beauty of Paris, this is the place to be.


When you think of Milan, you automatically think of haute couture and shopping. It’s one of the world’s most prominent fashion capitals. With an alumni like Prada, Armani, and Versace, little wonder fashionistas fall over themselves to head to Milan. You need some serious cash while you’re there. But, the cute Italian city is the perfect place to hit the shops and enjoy good food.


London is also something of a powerhouse when it comes to fashion. The great thing about London is that it is packed with a wealth of different designers. From the quirky designs of Vivienne Westwood to the quintessentially British style of Burberry, you are sure to find something that you love. Head to Oxford Street to soak up the charm of London and hit all of the right shops. High-end brands can be found on Bond Street while Carnaby Street is the district for vintage fashion. There is no end to what you can discover in London.


Rome is the home of amazing couture. While it comes at a price, you need to head to this fabulous city. If you want to see a gorgeous city in full swing, Rome is the place to be. Head to the Spanish Steps to see the flagship Versace store. You can check out Louboutins and Dior while you are here too. While Milan reigns supreme for Italian fashion, Rome is a quiet contender. The city is alive with luxury brand stores, in a stunning historical setting.


Monaco is the playground of the rich and famous. So, if you want to drink champagne and go yachting around the coast, this is the place to do it. When it comes to Monaco, it has its own luxury shopping district. The Monte-Carlo is the place to be. With independent and luxury boutiques along the strip, you can hit the beach after hitting the shops.

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