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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.

Food and pretty clothes, what else do you need?

No mat­ter what your style is, you're bound to find some­thing up your al­ley.

We prom­ise you won't re­gret mak­ing a stop, mate.

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