It's the start of sales in France! If finding the best product at the best price is already an activity in itself, it is also interesting to mix shopping and tourism! Some cities offer very attractive bargain prices and you will find unique items there that will take effect on your return. If Milan or New York are great classics, the unexpected Vienna and Buenos Aires are not outdone. Petit Futé then offers you its world tour of the most trendy destinations to fully enjoy these few weeks of madness. Prepare the credit cards!

N °10 - Vienna, the unexpected


Vienna is rarely associated with shopping ... wrongly! Here the stores really lower their prices (up to -70%) and there are a good number of good quality products. One of the other advantages is of course the setting ... In January, Vienna is covered with its winter coat and the snow gives it a certain charm. On Mariahilfer Straße you can find most of the big shops and enjoy the typical Viennese cafes that inhabit it. Kärntner Straße, Graben and Kohlmark are a little more chic. Sales start at the beginning of January for one month.

N ° 9 - Amsterdam, the bohemian


For original and trendy shopping, Amsterdam is the place to go! Along the canals you will find many small shops and very original concept stores. The district of the nine streets, "9 straatjes", is the heart of this atmosphere ... But Amsterdam also shelters luxury boutiques like on the PC Hoofstraat, if you really want to! Sales start in early January. Take advantage of Thursday evening to do your shopping, it's night shopping day. On Saturday, on the other hand, the shops close a little earlier (around 5 p.m. ...). Beware of unpleasant surprises!

N ° 8 - Buenos Aires, the Latin


If you are looking for an exotic destination that still allows you to get good deals during the sales, Buenos Aires is ideal! It brings together the best stores and shopping centers in South America, Abasto in particular. Right in the city center, this shopping center is a mine of good deals. In Palermo Hollywood and Palermo Soho, you will also find young designers who offer trendy and very original clothing. Please note, the sales dates are of course different: in August these are the winter sales and in March those in the summer.

N ° 7 - Brussels, the intimist


In a smaller dimension than its Parisian counterpart, Brussels has nothing to envy! Here, you will find shops of all kinds: international chains, brand boutiques or even a temple of vintage, the Belgian capital is happy for everyone! Avenue Louise and Boulevard de Waterloo are unmissable. But to hunt for much more original pieces, take a trip to Dansaert ... You will find real treasures there, we promise! The sales start on January 3 in Brussels.

N ° 6 - Berlin, free sales


Since 2005, Germany has decided to no longer impose sales periods. Traders are therefore free to choose their dates. While some start at the end of November, most prefer to lower their prices at the end of January. The main advantage of these random dates is the much less crowded crowd! In Berlin you will do good business without suffocating! Don't miss the 207 district, not far from Friedrichtrasse, with its extravagant style, it is the best place for shopping.

 N ° 5 - Barcelona, ​​the creative


Like Gaudi, Barcelona is a creative and original city where, for a few years, the new Spanish wave has redesigned the classics and introduced original and innovative pieces. There are also many interesting chains (let's not forget that Zara and Mango are Spanish!) And at unbeatable prices. At the end of your shopping day, you can also enjoy the Spanish movida. Day and night, the Catalan capital is incredibly lively! Sales kick off in Barcelona: January 8.

N ° 4 - Paris, the inevitable


Always ahead of its time, Paris is a must in terms of fashion. Throughout the year, people flock to it for shopping, but it is in January that you will get the best deals. During the sales, certain districts are taken by storm: this is the case of Châtelet or the Grands Boulevards. Do not miss either the department stores which during this period offer quality pieces for a lower price. As in most French cities, the sales start on January 11 in the capital ... Get ready!

N ° 3 - London, a classic


London is certainly one of the best shopping destinations in the world. You will find quality articles with prices reduced up to 80%! Here, each district will offer you a particular style: fashionistas will flock to Oxford Street while the most bohemian will prefer Camden Town. In London, sales start on December 26, it's boxing day. If you want to take advantage of the best promotions, get ready to line up outside the shops and fight to get in!

N ° 2 - Milan, the most hyped


Milan is undoubtedly the fashion capital (with Paris, okay!). Here, all the great designers meet and you will find the best of Italian design. Sales start just before Epiphany, January 5, for two months! You can then find often luxurious pieces at reduced prices. The Lombard capital also has very interesting international and Italian chain stores. Milan will impress you with its effervescence and dynamism which allow it to often grant itself the title of cultural capital of Italy.

N ° 1 - New York, the fashionista


Shopping in New York is a dream for many people. Big Apple offers a lot of possibilities during the sales: from the most original sneakers to jeans not found in Europe through chic and trendy pieces, you will not know where to turn! All you have to do is choose: Union Square? The 5th Avenue? The very chic Soho? New York never sleeps, so you can find great deals there until very late, don't worry! Sales start on December 26.