NEW YORK CITY
Brooklyn Add the awesome Co. to your NYC Superhero Supply is a place hit list, because this rule and where comic heroes party poopers drool. Brooklyn’s so-hip-it-hurts shopping gem. Park Slope itself is a neighbourhood, so you’ll want to hit 5th and 7th Avenues specifically. Start on 5th Avenue at Flatbush Avenue and work your way down to 15th Street, then back up 7th Avenue in the other direction. Expect boutiques a-go-go, and be sure to dish out the dollars at designer-heavy Bird and jewel den Urban Alchemist. Then there’s the cool Life Boutique Thrift — great for digging up vintage finds.
Located in east London’s cool-as Shoreditch, keep your eyes peeled for Aida, with its in-shop vintage beauty salon nestled behind the streetwear, as well as Sick, a thrift store specialising in ’90s vintage. Make time for shop-slash-cafe Maison Trois Garcons. And check out Boxpark: The world’s first pop-up mall, which isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
A shopping mecca just a few blocks from Eiffel Tower. Check out stylin’ spots like Réciproque, Paris’s largest designer consignment shop. Then, head to Princesse Tam Tam Lingerie, Comptoir Des Cotonniers, and don’t miss O’CD for a fun vinyl selection. Plus, if you go on a Sunday or Wednesday between 7am and 3pm, you can see the Marché Grenelle — a market that pops up right between Rue du Lourmel and Rue du Commerce, a total Parisian dream.
There’s so much happening there, we suggest you explore the road, stopping at Five Ways for lunch after you’re done dropping coin. Hit up Aussie faves Ellery, Josh Goot and Bassike at The Intersection — and One Point Seven Four for sunnies, on the way — then go to fancy-pants Parlour X and Land’s End.
Skip the malls on Orchard Road and go to the tiny, but mighty indie Haji Lane in the Arab Quarter. Once you’ve found it, stop by The Blog Shop for unique pieces and Pluck for super cute accessories. But wherever you let your wallet walk, do it between May and July, during the annual Great Singapore Sale.
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