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Top January Sales Destinations

  • Once the turkey has been eaten, the seasonal movies watched and the last of the wrapping paper disposed of, people gear up for one of the shopping world’s busiest periods. January or winter sales take place in numerous cities across the globe, including some of the world’s best shopping destinations. Here we’ve put together a list of some of the top destinations to find great bargains after Christmas...

  • London, England

    Home to some of the most well-attended January sales in the world, London’s post Christmas shopping extravaganza starts right after the big day on Boxing Day, December 26th. Famous department stores like Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and John Lewis all slash the prices on a great variety of products during the sales. Whether you’re looking for designer gear or the best High Street fashions, you’ll find a huge selection of reductions in stores across the city. And once you’ve found the perfectly priced outfit, you’ll have plenty of places to show it off. From the theatre-laden West End to the numerous clubs, pubs and quality eateries, London is a city of unlimited possibilities.

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  • New York City, USA

    Not only is New York home to Macy’s, the world’s largest store, it boasts more shops than you could ever hope to visit, and many of these host after Christmas or winter sales. New York is an incredibly popular shopping destination. Along with huge department stores like perennial favourite Bloomingdales, you can wander along glamorous 5th Avenue or if you’re up for heading a little further afield to get your bargains, why not make the one-hour bus trip to Woodbury Common. This shopping village is filled with around 220 different outlet stores. Once you’ve procured that last pair of shoes, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do in this bustling metropolis. From iconic sights like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty to diverse neighbourhoods like Brooklyn and Greenwich Village, you’ll never be bored in this town.

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  • Paris, France

    The 2011 ‘Soldes d’hiver’ or winter sales are due to begin in Paris on January 12th and run until February 15th. A shopaholic's dream, Paris boasts some of the best shopping on the planet and during the winter sales, great value reductions draw a multitude of shoppers from near and far. This incredibly fashionable city is the place to go for top designer gear. Stroll along Avenue Montaigne and you’ll find boutiques showcasing the creations of high fashion giants like Christian Dior and Yves Saint-Laurent. Numerous other top designers have stores throughout the city, and Paris is also home to many department stores and shopping centres. The French capital is known for more than just the quality of its shopping. Situated on the River Seine, Paris is full of famous landmarks, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre.

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  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    One of the world’s premiere shopping destinations, Dubai is especially good value for dedicated shoppers in the period after Christmas when the annual Dubai Shopping Festival takes place. In 2011, this hugely popular event will begin on January 20th and last for an entire month. During the festival, the city’s major shopping centres offer discounted prices on a huge range of goods. Post-Christmas bargains can also be found at the ‘souks’, Dubai’s well-loved bazaars. Dubai is located on the Arabian Peninsula so if you need a break from the shops, you’ll find beautiful beaches awaiting you, plus lots more.

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  • Milan, Italy

    World-renowned as the fashion capital of Italy, Milan is a haven for shoppers, especially around the first weekend of January when the annual sales tend to begin. During these sales, great deductions are offered on a huge selection of merchandise throughout the city. One of the city’s most popular shopping areas is the ‘Quadrilatero d’Oro’ or Golden Quarter. Here you’ll find designer stores belonging to a host of famous brands including Armani. Milan, a city located in Northern Italy, is not only renowned for its fashion culture. It also offers a plethora of enjoyable attractions. These range from the stunning Il Duomo, one of Italy’s most impressive cathedrals, to the interesting Civic Gallery of Modern Art.

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  • Tokyo, Japan

    Whether you’re looking for electronics, trendy clothes or haute couture, Tokyo has it all. The city has a huge selection of department stores, many of which hold top-notch sales in both December and January. At this time of year, you’ll find plenty of bargains on all the latest fashions and more. For electronics, Akihabara is the place to go. Gadgets galore grace the shelves of the stores in this area. Those looking to stock their wardrobe with the best designer gear should check out Ginza, which is home to big name brands including Gucci and Dior. This Japanese city is one of the world’s most diverse destinations, as it’s comprised of numerous neighbourhoods, each with their own unique atmosphere. From bustling Shibuya to nightlife-rich Roppongi, Tokyo is filled with interesting areas to visit.

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  • Sydney, Australia

    Shoppers in Sydney flock to some of the city’s major shops on Boxing Day for the annual sales. David Jones and Myer, two of the city’s top department stores offer discounts on clothes, cosmetics and lots more. Other shops around the city also offer really great value sales, with some carrying on well into January. Home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and many other major attractions, this Australian city attracts huge numbers of visitors from all over the world.

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  • Munich, Germany

    Munich’s winter sales or ‘Winterschlussverkauf’ begin shortly after Christmas and are a favourite with bargain hunters. Neuhauserstrasse and Kaufingerstrasse are the city’s main shopping streets and are filled with clothes shops, music shops, department stores and more. For something a bit more alternative, check out Schwabing District. This area is home to funky boutiques, cool second-hand stores and quirky jewellery shops. Munich, the birthplace of the beerhall, also boasts bars aplenty, along with a great selection of restaurants. In terms of attractions, there's the Deutsches Museum which is one of the world’s largest science and technology museums.

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  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s popular January sales last until February, with plenty of bargains available across the city. Hong Kong is home to a staggering array of stores and malls. For example, there’s Harbour City, which is one of Hong Kong’s largest shopping centres and is home to over 700 stores. The Landmark, another Hong Kong shopping institution, is filled with chic boutiques and designer stores including Gucci, Dior and more. Hong Kong, a bustling city with a population of approximately 7 million people, has plenty of other attractions to recommend it to visitors. These include museums, parks, the nightly laser light show and more.

    Book hostels in Hong Kong | Hong Kong free pocket guide

  • Vancouver, Canada

    Many Vancouver stores begin their January sales on December 26th, with lots of these sales continuing on throughout January. There are plenty of shopping areas to delight aspiring fashionistas in this Canadian city. Designer stores and cool boutiques can be found in South Granville, and for funky, more alternative stores, check out Commercial Drive. Robson Street is Vancouver’s main shopping street, and is filled with clothing stores, book shops and more. While you visit Vancouver, make sure to check out the city’s other attractions including Grouse Mountain, which is a popular spot for skiing, and Stanley Park, which is home to the Vancouver Aquarium.

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  • Once the turkey has been eaten, the seasonal movies watched and the last of the wrapping paper disposed of, people gear up for one of the shopping world’s busiest periods. January or winter sales take place in numerous cities across the globe, including some of the world’s best shopping destinations. Here we’ve put together a list of some of the top destinations to find great bargains after Christmas...

  • London, England

    Home to some of the most well-attended January sales in the world, London’s post Christmas shopping extravaganza starts right after the big day on Boxing Day, December 26th. Famous department stores like Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and John Lewis all slash the prices on a great variety of products during the sales. Whether you’re looking for designer gear or the best High Street fashions, you’ll find a huge selection of reductions in stores across the city. And once you’ve found the perfectly priced outfit, you’ll have plenty of places to show it off. From the theatre-laden West End to the numerous clubs, pubs and quality eateries, London is a city of unlimited possibilities.

    Book hostels in London | London free pocket guide

  • New York City, USA

    Not only is New York home to Macy’s, the world’s largest store, it boasts more shops than you could ever hope to visit, and many of these host after Christmas or winter sales. New York is an incredibly popular shopping destination. Along with huge department stores like perennial favourite Bloomingdales, you can wander along glamorous 5th Avenue or if you’re up for heading a little further afield to get your bargains, why not make the one-hour bus trip to Woodbury Common. This shopping village is filled with around 220 different outlet stores. Once you’ve procured that last pair of shoes, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do in this bustling metropolis. From iconic sights like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty to diverse neighbourhoods like Brooklyn and Greenwich Village, you’ll never be bored in this town.

    Book hostels in New York | New York videos, podcasts and free pocket guide

  • Paris, France

    The 2011 ‘Soldes d’hiver’ or winter sales are due to begin in Paris on January 12th and run until February 15th. A shopaholic's dream, Paris boasts some of the best shopping on the planet and during the winter sales, great value reductions draw a multitude of shoppers from near and far. This incredibly fashionable city is the place to go for top designer gear. Stroll along Avenue Montaigne and you’ll find boutiques showcasing the creations of high fashion giants like Christian Dior and Yves Saint-Laurent. Numerous other top designers have stores throughout the city, and Paris is also home to many department stores and shopping centres. The French capital is known for more than just the quality of its shopping. Situated on the River Seine, Paris is full of famous landmarks, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre.

    Book hostels in Paris | Paris videos, podcast and free pocket guide

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    One of the world’s premiere shopping destinations, Dubai is especially good value for dedicated shoppers in the period after Christmas when the annual Dubai Shopping Festival takes place. In 2011, this hugely popular event will begin on January 20th and last for an entire month. During the festival, the city’s major shopping centres offer discounted prices on a huge range of goods. Post-Christmas bargains can also be found at the ‘souks’, Dubai’s well-loved bazaars. Dubai is located on the Arabian Peninsula so if you need a break from the shops, you’ll find beautiful beaches awaiting you, plus lots more.

    Book hostels in Dubai

  • Milan, Italy

    World-renowned as the fashion capital of Italy, Milan is a haven for shoppers, especially around the first weekend of January when the annual sales tend to begin. During these sales, great deductions are offered on a huge selection of merchandise throughout the city. One of the city’s most popular shopping areas is the ‘Quadrilatero d’Oro’ or Golden Quarter. Here you’ll find designer stores belonging to a host of famous brands including Armani. Milan, a city located in Northern Italy, is not only renowned for its fashion culture. It also offers a plethora of enjoyable attractions. These range from the stunning Il Duomo, one of Italy’s most impressive cathedrals, to the interesting Civic Gallery of Modern Art.

    Book hostels in Milan | Milan free pocket guide and photos

  • Tokyo, Japan

    Whether you’re looking for electronics, trendy clothes or haute couture, Tokyo has it all. The city has a huge selection of department stores, many of which hold top-notch sales in both December and January. At this time of year, you’ll find plenty of bargains on all the latest fashions and more. For electronics, Akihabara is the place to go. Gadgets galore grace the shelves of the stores in this area. Those looking to stock their wardrobe with the best designer gear should check out Ginza, which is home to big name brands including Gucci and Dior. This Japanese city is one of the world’s most diverse destinations, as it’s comprised of numerous neighbourhoods, each with their own unique atmosphere. From bustling Shibuya to nightlife-rich Roppongi, Tokyo is filled with interesting areas to visit.

    Book hostels in Tokyo | Tokyo free pocket guide, video and podcast

  • Sydney, Australia

    Shoppers in Sydney flock to some of the city’s major shops on Boxing Day for the annual sales. David Jones and Myer, two of the city’s top department stores offer discounts on clothes, cosmetics and lots more. Other shops around the city also offer really great value sales, with some carrying on well into January. Home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and many other major attractions, this Australian city attracts huge numbers of visitors from all over the world.

    Book hostels in Sydney | Sydney video, podcast and free pocket guide

  • Munich, Germany

    Munich’s winter sales or ‘Winterschlussverkauf’ begin shortly after Christmas and are a favourite with bargain hunters. Neuhauserstrasse and Kaufingerstrasse are the city’s main shopping streets and are filled with clothes shops, music shops, department stores and more. For something a bit more alternative, check out Schwabing District. This area is home to funky boutiques, cool second-hand stores and quirky jewellery shops. Munich, the birthplace of the beerhall, also boasts bars aplenty, along with a great selection of restaurants. In terms of attractions, there's the Deutsches Museum which is one of the world’s largest science and technology museums.

    Book hostels in Munich | Munich podcast and free pocket guide

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s popular January sales last until February, with plenty of bargains available across the city. Hong Kong is home to a staggering array of stores and malls. For example, there’s Harbour City, which is one of Hong Kong’s largest shopping centres and is home to over 700 stores. The Landmark, another Hong Kong shopping institution, is filled with chic boutiques and designer stores including Gucci, Dior and more. Hong Kong, a bustling city with a population of approximately 7 million people, has plenty of other attractions to recommend it to visitors. These include museums, parks, the nightly laser light show and more.

    Book hostels in Hong Kong | Hong Kong free pocket guide

  • Vancouver, Canada

    Many Vancouver stores begin their January sales on December 26th, with lots of these sales continuing on throughout January. There are plenty of shopping areas to delight aspiring fashionistas in this Canadian city. Designer stores and cool boutiques can be found in South Granville, and for funky, more alternative stores, check out Commercial Drive. Robson Street is Vancouver’s main shopping street, and is filled with clothing stores, book shops and more. While you visit Vancouver, make sure to check out the city’s other attractions including Grouse Mountain, which is a popular spot for skiing, and Stanley Park, which is home to the Vancouver Aquarium.

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