Girls love to pamper themselves with new things. Many people spend unthinkable amounts to look stylish and effective. However, there are places in Europe where shopping can be practically safe for your wallet.
Save money - go to Prague
The analytical company Cushman & Wakefield conducted a study, which identified the most expensive and cheapest places in the world, suitable for successful shopping. It turned out that in Europe, shopping is most profitable in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. In the historic center of the city, on Prikop Street, you will find shops of many famous brands.
The secret of cheap shopping in Prague lies in the low rental cost of the premises. Unlike Milan, Paris and other European cities, renting a retail space in Prague is not so expensive: only about 2,000 euros / year.
Prague deserves special attention during the sales period. At this happy time for shopaholics, the prices of goods are reduced several times, thanks to which you can overhaul your wardrobe. Feel free to look into the stores of popular brands: C&A, MEXX, Mango, UC of Benetton, ZARA, etc. Sales in Prague are held during the "classic" time: in January and July. Recently, trade centers that are widespread in the world began to be erected in Prague. In them, under one roof, shops of famous brands beloved by many fashionistas are collected. Please note: shopping will be even more profitable if you do not forget to order TAX FREE. On it, you can return part of the money spent on departure.
Unique European phenomenon - Outlets
If you are not interested in common brands, you want originality, expensive classics and big names, you should pay attention to outlets. These trading villages gather under their roofs a variety of shops offering items from past collections at significant price reductions. Outlets always offer phenomenal discounts of up to 70%.
Outlets are in the form of shopping centers or "villages". Permanent discount stores are mainly located outside European cities. You will have to take a taxi or a bus to get to cheap shopping.
The cheapest outlets are in Italy. In them you can find a lot of quality products from Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Armani, MaxMara, Balenciada, etc. At the same time, the prices for things will be several times lower than in a regular store. The only caveat: the products in the outlets refer to past seasons. Therefore, the best purchase will be classic models of clothing, accessories, bags, shoes that will never go out of fashion. The most popular Italian outlets are located in the suburbs of Florence, Milan, Rimini, Rome, etc. An outlet in Sicily has also recently opened. Shopping in this region can be the most profitable because not every tourist decides to get there. Therefore, things are presented there in a wider assortment and size range. Keep in mind: Outlet shopping is even cheaper in the midst of sales. From the already existing low price, the owners discount another 30 to 70%. So, if you have a desire to purchase chic Italian boots or a dress from a famous couturier, visit the outlets in Italy.