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Top shopping destinations around the world for 2023

Nomo Bank

6 Dec 2022

Nothing is better than travelling somewhere and discovering the character of the place by shopping your way through it. Shopping is the best way to see a new city because it lets you take in the local styles, trends and culture while getting yourself some stylish souvenirs of your vacation.

Here are 5 of the top shopping destinations to add to your bucket list:


Let's be honest, as one of the most vibrant cities in the world, London naturally offers excellent shopping opportunities. London is a shopper's dream, with everything from high-end boutiques in Mayfair and Bond Street to affordable options in Carnaby Street and Camden Town, and everything in between, including vintage and antique stores in Notting Hill. Whatever your vibe when you’re hitting the high street, London caters for it!


There is a reason why Paris is known as the fashion centre of the world. The city is known for its high-end brands, and designers like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent call it home. The best of Parisian shopping can be found within the Golden Triangle, which includes the Champs-Elysees in the 8th Arrondissement. It’s also where the city's famous and picturesque Christmas Market can be found from November to January. If you're trying to save some money on a trip to Paris, the best time to go is either in January or August, when the city's major sales events are being held, and you can find yourself some incredible bargains!

New York

When it comes to shopping, New York City is unrivalled. In addition to the thousands of boutique, vintage, and luxury brands that can only be found in New York, the city is home to every major fashion and retail outlet in the world. You’ll discover malls like Time Warner Centre, SoHo's boutiques, Fifth Avenue's high-end brands, Bryant Park and Union Square's pop-up shops, and Brooklyn's flea markets – all places that anyone looking for some retail therapy will be happy to get lost in. There is just one thing left to do: head there and start shopping!


Fashion is taken very seriously in Italy, and Milan, the country's premier shopping destination, is consistently ranked among the world's classiest destinations. The Fashion Quadrangle is the primary retail district, and it is home to high-end designers like Prada, Valentino, Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and many more. Nonetheless, Milan is known for more than just its high-end fashion. The months of December, January and February are particularly good for shopping in the city, thanks to the fantastic Christmas markets!


Simply put, Dubai is a futuristic megacity. In addition to being home to the world's tallest skyscraper - the Burj Khalifa - Dubai also features the largest mall in the world, the Dubai Mall. It's packed with luxury fashion and lifestyle brands, but it has so much more to offer than just clothing shops and boutiques. You can go scuba diving with sharks at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, which is located in the Dubai Mall, along with a skating rink, waterfalls, restaurants and cafes. You should also make sure you visit the souks in Dubai – check out Souk Madinat Jumeirah, or Bur Dubai Souk Market for a more vintage shopping experience.

What connects all of these destinations?

With Nomo, you can shop with no card fees with Apple Pay or your Nomo debit card!

Multi-currency launching soon

When our new multi-currency accounts launching soon, you can enjoy a seamless shopping experience by spending stress-free in the local currency, with no currency exchange at the checkout.

  • Exchange money to the currency account you need and spend fee-free in the local currency
  • Competitive fees for exchanging currencies in the app
  • Zero charges to receive funds in any currency

Watch out for Nomo's multi-currency accounts!