3 Ideas for a Stylish Shopping Vacation

La Shopping VacationPack your finest pair of walking shoes and check your credit limit before hitting these consumer havens. If you've got a therapeutic shopping spree in mind or you’re devoting an entire vacation to some hardcore holiday gift hunting, consider the dazzling destinations below. In order to indulge your most materialistic side, stay within your budget by staying in a vacation rental. Most of all, don't be afraid to venture outside the tourist-filled outlet malls and uncover something special around the next corner...

 

 

 

Boutique Hop in Boston

Forget New York City. Find much cheaper accommodations and an equally enchanting shopping experience in Boston. From Newbury Street’s modish boutiques to Copley Place Mall’s abundant stores to the famed Harvard Book Store, Boston isn’t just history and the Red Sox. While even the most well-dressed people tend to forget Boston's strong historic link to the fashion industry, almost all the world’s shopaholics have caught on to the trends and bargain deals found only here. You may see a great pair of heels walking past you on the street or sitting in a store window; that's the beauty of a Boston shopping vacation. The 0% sales tax for clothing items under $174 doesn’t hurt either. After your first visit to Boston, you’ll quickly recognize the city isn’t just classical and conservative anymore; it’s fashion-forward and contemporary!

Update Your Look with a Los Angeles Shopping Vacation

Chicago Shopping Vacation

Get in vogue before the rest of the planet on an LA shopping vacation. Spot hot high-end fashion trends on Rodeo Drive, find a one-of-a-kind gem on West Hollywood’s Third Street, add a touch of vintage to your wardrobe on Retro Row, strike a pose in the Fashion District, and keep your eyes peeled for big-name spenders. It’s hard not to feel cool here. Los Angeles takes retail therapy to a whole new, professional level. Make sure you’ve got plenty of spending money on hand to purchase a brand-new set of West Coast-inspired clothes by booking a budget-friendly Los Angeles condo rental.

 

 

 

 

Discover Chicago

For shoppers, Chicago means variety. The city is brimming with upscale department stores (think Bloomingdale’s), discount malls, and specialty shops. Magnificent Mile, eight blocks of shop-lined streets, is a must for the trendy tourist, but other lesser known areas like Lincoln Park are sometimes the best treasure troves. Chicago vacation rentals are just as diverse as the city's shops, so book a comfy home away from home as you plan your chic Chicago shopping vacation. 

 

Track down a timeless piece of jewelry that you’ll cherish forever, or a sassy item of clothing that will fade out of style in a few months... just remember, the experience of shopping is often better than making the actual purchase!