The best global shopping destinations, according to people who travel the most
Find out from the Etihad Airways crew
By Divya Gursahani October 26, 2018
Sneha Kunder, 27, Cabin Senior with Etihad Airways
Milan: Etihad Airways travels to most of the fashion capitals all over the world. But if I had to pick my favourite, it would be Milan. It is one of those places where glamour is in the air as the city is filled with fashion and haute couture. From Prada and Valentino to Louis Vuitton, Milan has it all.
My favourite buy from Milan: The Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag
New York: 5th Avenue never fails to surprise me and I fell in love with it when I first visited the city. While Milan has a lot of luxury brands, New York offers a lot of street fashion, and that’s what I love most about it.
My favourite buy from New York: I have shopped extensively in this city. At the top of my head, a Kate Spade bag and Ted Baker shoes are my personal favourites.
Siddharth Somal, 32, Cabin Crew with Etihad Airways
New York: The city hosts some of the most premium brands, from Armani and Prada, to Tiffany and Gucci. I enjoy shopping in the city and my favourite spots are Queens’s Place mall and Manhattan Place mall. New York City also has an amazing night life with clubs like Marquee and Cielo.
My favourite buy from New York: Jeans from Diesel, Armani and Tommy Hilfiger. Being a fitness enthusiast, I also buy most of my workout apparel from here.
Bangkok: It is a shopping haven and one of the most pulsating cities I have visited. From local stores to premium brands, Bangkok offers a plethora of options.
My favourite buy from Bangkok: Since I visit frequently, choosing just one buy wouldn’t be fair. But whenever I travel there, I make it a point to visit their night markets, along with two of my favourite malls – Platinum mall and MBK Centre.
Nidhi Malhotra, 29, Cabin Crew with Etihad Airways
Nidhi Malhotra, Cabin Crew with Etihad Airways at Lakme Fashion Week AW '18
Mumbai: It is one of the 10 gateway cities that Etihad Airways flies to in India, and I would always choose it as my absolute favourite. The city is known to have the best local markets in the world, which have a distinctive identity and vibe. What attracts me the most is that Mumbai’s style spectrum has a sense of individuality.
My favourite buy from Mumbai: I always make it a point to buy Indian traditional wear from this city.
London: London street style is already world famous, but it is something that I can never get tired of. Nothing is better than the joy of a good fashion find, and luckily, London has an abundance of vintage fairs, flea markets, new designer showcases and more. The shopping in London is exceptional because you manage to find clothes you can’t find anywhere else.
My favourite buy from London: London is extremely special and close to my heart as my white wedding gown is from there.