Europe is known around the world for its high fashion and exclusive brands. Splurge on an extravagant shopping tour of the hottest cities for fashion. Take a tour of some of the best cities for fashion and luxury, and make some extravagant stops along the way.

Day 1-4
Distance: 325km / 200mi

Milan to Montecarlo

  • See Milan’s old fashion boutique stores at the Art Nouveau gallery. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is the oldest shopping mall in the world.

  • Milan’s Quadrilatero d’Oro means “Golden Rectangle,” and it’s the best place to find all of this year’s top fashions. Even if you don’t buy anything you’ll be ahead of all of your friends in fashion sense.

  • Check out the area around the Duomo in Milan. You’ll see the best fashion, beauty, technology and food the area has to offer.

  • Spend a night in one of the villages around the beautiful Lake Como.

  • On your way to Monaco, stop in Genoa and visit the exquisite Royal Palace Museum.

Day 5-8
Distance: 685km / 425mi

Montecarlo to Barcelona

  • Visit Casino Square in Montecarlo, where some of the richest people in the world arrive in incredible cars.

  • Take a break from high fashion with Monaco’s old town, where the shopkeepers display their traditional souvenirs.

  • Charter a ship and sail along the French Riviera’s Cote d’Azur.

  • Walk around Nice’s old town, both a beautiful place to visit and a great place to shop.

  • Make port in the Iles de Lerins of Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat, the beautifully scenic islands just off the coast of Cannes.

  • Stop in Barcelona for Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, which is filled with designer boutiques but also plenty of entertaining street performers.

  • Take in a concert at Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona’s premiere music hall built in 1905.

Day 9-14
Distance: 1560km / 970mi

Barcelona to Lisbon

  • Explore the morning street markets in Valencia for the best food and local artisan goods.

  • Visit the Alhambra in Granada, a massive palace and fortress where the moorish sultans from the 14th century lived.

  • Soak up some flamenco music and learn the dance in Granada’s Sacromonte district.

  • Stop in Seville to see the Alcázar, an exquisite royal palace built for the Moorish kings, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Hit the beach in The Algarve, Portugal’s scenic southwestern coastline near Faro.

  • See the masterpieces at Museu da Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, which is filled with art from classical antiquity.

  • Browse the local embroideries, wines and coffees in Lisbon’s Rua Augusta shopping district.

Before you go

  1. Some exclusive stores require appointments in advance, make sure to research the place you absolutely want to visit.

  2. Be aware of the exchange rate to the Euro to keep track of how much money you’re spending.

  3. Make sure your credit card companies know you’re going to Europe so they don’t put a hold on your cards.

  4. Some small shops and boutiques in Spain may close for a few hours in the afternoon for siesta. Plan accordingly.

  5. Learn some basic phrases in the languages of each country you’ll be visiting.

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