Slideshow will continue in seconds. Click to skip
Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
Gwen Stefani's "Love.Angel.Music.Baby" album popularized Harajuku for the pop music kids of the West, and while Harajuku may still be one of Tokyo's most fashionable neighborhoods, it has nothing on Aoyama. The region saw a boom in designer retail over the past few years and boasts some of the world's most innovative retail experiences. If you go, do not miss the Prada store.
Soho, New York City, USA
Manhattan has more than its fair share of shopping destinations, but SoHo reigns supreme.   If you hit it at the right time (read: a weekday) you'll enjoy an easygoing crowd and can jump from Opening Ceremony if you're feeling Rodarte-ish to Saint Laurent if you're feeling rocker-ish to Stella McCartney if you're feeling vegan. Plus, we've mapped out the best bathrooms.
The Venetian, Las Vegas, USA
This isn't exactly a neighborhood, but it's too noteworthy not to mention. Like many places in Vegas, the mall at The Venetian is a complete and total illusion—a mirage, if you will. The painted sky ceiling makes you feel like you're outdoors, and the canals make it seem as though you're strolling through Venice. Inside you'll find designers of all kinds—and if you stay long enough you will forget who you are, what you do and how much money you've spent. Sounds like a good plan to me.
Abbot Kinney, Los Angeles, USA

For the longest time, L.A. was all about The Grove, Century City or Rodeo Drive. And while I respect, admire and appreciate all those places, Abbot Kinney offers something a little extra. It's the closest thing to a walking neighborhood I've experienced in the City of Angels, and the store associates there are so absurdly friendly. Definitely hit the Le Labo store and stuff your face at Gjelina. A lot.

Shoreditch, London, England
Look, I really like a luxury retail environment like a department store, but sometimes you just want something a little different. So when you're in London and have visited Harrods and Harvey Nichols, avoid the pandemonium of Oxford Circus and head to Shoreditch. There you'll find hybrid cafe shops, an A.P.C. (a medal of honor for any shopping 'hood) and plenty of trinkets to pick up. The only downside is you won't find a Ladurée there. Deal with it.
The Corso, Rome, Italy
The most famous shopping district in Rome is made up Via Condotti, Via Borgonona and Via Frattina. These three streets eventually meet Via del Corso and are home to the most luxurious shops in the city including Fendi, Gucci, Hermes, Cartier and more favorites of the one percent. If you're in Rome, take a stroll around here and then hit up the Spanish Steps to get the Facebook photo of your dreams.
Le Marais, Paris, France
Paris is home to the most luxurious designers in the world, haute couture, and the croissant (yes, the cronut's predecessor). For those seeking a more eclectic experience, head to Le Marais. Once a swamp, then the home of the aristocracy, then something else, and probably another thing, it's now a melting pot of gay bars, vintage stores and designer boutiques like Isabel Marant and A.P.C.
Palm Springs, California, USA
Souvenirs don't have to come in the form of clothing. In fact, some of the most memorable ones are pieces of art or furniture. Palm Springs, getaway of the mid-century-modern-obsessed, has tons of merchandise just waiting to be picked up. If you're cool you can stay at the Parker Meridien. If you want to seem a little cooler, go for The Ace Hotel.