Shopping in the Winter Sun
Is your Instagram feed full of exotic faraway landscapes and cocktails on the beach? Snap! The dull greyness of January calls for a much needed Christmas detox and hit of Vitamin D, so it’s no wonder millions of Brits jet off for winter sun every year. Deciding where to up-sticks to needs careful planning and research as you don’t want to land in a tropical paradise over monsoon season. If like us, shopping is a key factor in deciding where to jet off to then you’ll be pleased to know we’ve handpicked our top 3 winter destinations with plentiful designer purchases on the cards, as well as impeccable service and luxury comfort with a heavy dose of culture, cocktails and sandy toes for good measure.
The east promises hot climates, luxury hotels and shopping for the pickiest of consumers. Forbes Travel Journalist Jordan Bishop says “There may be no nation in the world that treats shopping the way the UAE does. Malls serve every purpose from a meeting point between friends or colleagues to a refuge from the hot desert sun, and when you see the insides of these shopping complexes, you’ll know why locals and visitors alike keep coming back”. Top rated shopping mall The Galleria boasts designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen as well as luxury spa treatments and fine dining to suit all tastes. To satisfy your culture fix, head to the new Louvre which opened last month. The £1 billion art museum in the desert is a spectacle of world cultural history, set to draw in tourists and art history seekers from around the globe.
Year round sun, carnival culture and some of the biggest shopping malls in Latin America, we’re packing our bags right now! Lauren Cocking from TheCultureTrip.com says “In Mexico’s capital, swanky shopping malls abound. If shopping is your cardio, fill your vacation with trips to such places as the upmarket Polanco district, home to the Mexican equivalent of New York’s Fifth Avenue” It’s taken many years for Mexico to catch up with its designer loving sister over in the USA with Houston, Texas a particular shopping hot spot for high net worth Mexicans.
Now you can enjoy the stunning beaches, colourful city life and cuisine of Mexico City with Prada, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton all within walking distance. Venture further afield to Mexico’s pacific coast to enjoy humpback whale spotting and extreme water sports.
Relax and people-watch on Bondi Beach, soak up the ambience at Sydney Opera House and enjoy some of the freshest seafood the world has to offer. Sydney not only offers R&R for travellers in need of an escape from the rat race, Experienceoz.com describes “Shopping in Sydney provides a mecca for lovers of all things fashion, food and everything in between. A hot spot for the latest trends in both male and female markets, Sydney is paving the way for aspiring fashionistas and fashion enthusiasts”. If Saint Laurent, Tom Ford and Balenciaga are on your shopping list then head to Harrolds luxury department store found in Westfields on Pitt Street, Sydney. The shopping conglomerate is highly regarded by male luxury seekers, enjoying the concierge made-to-measure service with plenty to choose from for the sartorial man.
If we’ve given you itchy feet and are panic-booking a winter escape right now, remember to be back on time for our next sale on February 1st and 2nd, at 35 Baker Street London. If you’re looking for the perfect addition for our transitional wardrobe and want to shop an hour before the general public, we have a limited amount of VIP exclusive access tickets available to purchase here: