Saint-Hubertus Royal Gallery – A Grand Shopping Arcade

SAINT-HUBERTUS GALLERY IN BRUSSELS WAS THE FIRST SHOPPING ARCADE IN EUROPE: Sitting high up, in the same class of grand arcades as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and The Passage in St. Petersburg, is the Saint-Hubertus Royal Gallery (Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen in Dutch).  … [Read more...]

Shopping in York

York Shops, Shopping Centres and Designer Outlets: There's so much to see and do in York that finding time to shop can be a challenge. However, if you're determined to take your credit card for a spin, there are plenty of luxury shops, shopping centres and York outlets you can spend your money … [Read more...]

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – Milan’s Living Room

Il Salotto di Milano is Milan's most Luxurious Shopping Arcade: Milan's most luxurious shopping arcade is often referred to as "Il Salotto di Milano" or Milan's Living Room ... and wouldn't we all love to live here. Designed by Giuseppe Mengoni in 1861 and completed in 1877, Galleria … [Read more...]

Vienna Shops That Were Good Enough For Emperors

“k.u.k Hoflieferant” - A Hallmark of Quality: When shopping in Vienna, there's nothing that confirms the hallmark of quality more than the honorary title of “k.u.k Hoflieferant”. Back in the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, companies were handpicked by the royal court for the quality of … [Read more...]

La Reggia Designer Outlet – Naples

Naples has its own designer outlet: La Reggia Designer Outlet, the fifth of McArthurGlen's Italian designer discount outlet malls opened in February 2010. This is Phase I, with Phase II to follow. The new Naples designer outlet is close to historic city of Caserta and the Amalfi Coast and is … [Read more...]

Belts and Buckles – London Shopping

At Elliot Rhodes, Belts are a key to dressing with style and individuality: If belts and buckles are your fetish, then one store you'd want to visit on your London holidays is Elliot Rhodes. We happen upon Elliot Rhodes during our exploration of the streets of Covent Garden. Today's walk around … [Read more...]

Salzburg Designer Outlet

With the Salzburg Designer Outlet, Mozart's city is now on the Fashion Map: Salzburg has made it to the McArthurGlen's European Designer Outlet fashion map.  Salzburg Designer Outlet is McArthurGlen's second Designer Discount Outlet mall in Austria, the other being Parndorf. The Salzburg … [Read more...]

Amsterdam, a Diamond City

In Amsterdam, Diamonds can be a Girl's Best Friend: If Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, then we should really get to know a little more about our best friend's qualities - the 4C's.  What's our best friend's colour, is our best friend cut like a princess, oval or pear-shape, and how heavy is … [Read more...]

Shopping on your Amsterdam Vacation

Your Amsterdam Shop - What to Buy: Shoppers for gifts and souvenirs in Amsterdam will be happy to know that there hundreds of tourist shops where you can buy anything from chocolates to tulip bulbs or Delft porcelain.  However, don't be in a hurry to buy as the tourist shop may not be the best … [Read more...]

London Shopping – London's Department Stores

You can Shop till you Drop at London's Department Stores London's department stores are household names in the U.K. as well as being famous the world over. Each of the large London shops has its particular branding and appeal and regular shoppers know to make a bee-line to certain stores for … [Read more...]