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Old October 27th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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Your cities/countries most expensive shopping street

What is the most expensive shopping street in your city? Or in your country?

Here in the Netherlands we have the P.C. Hooftstreet in Amsterdam. It has many expensive and popular shops, and other shops like Versáce are waiting to open a store here. If you walk here you can see all kinds of exotic cars and famous and well known people (mostly of the Netherlands). Here are some shots to show you what I'm talking about!

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Show your cities or countries most expensive shopping street!
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Old October 27th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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In Hamburg it's Neuer Wall, Jungfernstieg, Hoher Bleichen and ABC Strasse.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 07:37 PM   #3
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I would say its New York's 5th Avenue and a close second with Beverly Hill's Rodeo Drive. Others I should mention are Michigan Avenue in Chicago and Worth Street in West Palm Beach.

So 5th Avenue.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #4
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Most expensive in m² or in with the most luxurious shops ?
Champs Elysees is the most expensive shopping street in Europe (in m² price).
It is not really a luxury place but rather crowded shopping avenue.
Of course it has some upscale shopping shop like Vuitton, Cartier... but there is also Virgin Megastor, Zara, Gap, McDonald's, Starbucks Coffee, Nike... and other global chain.


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Old October 27th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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The Big Smoke: The Mink Mile on Bloor Street. It starts where that modern angular addition on the right is. Fortune Magazine recently ranked it as the 7th most expensive shopping street in the world. This Toronto street is part of a high end district called Yorkville. Yorkville is rapidly expanding. There will be no fewer than 11 new towers here within the next 3 years.

Courtesy of draconian at urbantoronto.

There is an extensive and costly sidewalk improvement project underway. The sidewalks are being appreciably widened and a lot of trees and other plants will be later installed. An irrigation system was built with large beds so that the roots of the trees have space to grow. Street furniture and other amenities are on the way, while the sidewalk itself will be ripped up and replaced with a quality stone.

Courtesy of Taller, Better.

The William Ashley china store is known for having some of the best marketing on The Mink Mile. This Lamborghini rests on a cup of their china; one cup under each tire.
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This is the most famous luxury store in Canada. Holt Renfrew is one of the many holdings of Toronto's wealthy Weston family. There are 8 other Holt Renfrew stores in Canada. They also operate outlets in Ireland and the UK, but under the Brown Thomas and Selfridges banner, respectively.
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One of their fabulous Holiday window 'displays'. Only the downtown Hudson's Bay Company displays rival Holt's.
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I would say its New York's 5th Avenue and a close second with Beverly Hill's Rodeo Drive. Others I should mention are Michigan Avenue in Chicago and Worth Street in West Palm Beach.

So 5th Avenue.
Just To Post how upscale NYC is. With 16 upscale shopping districts(more than any other city), the third most expensive residential street in the world (5th Ave) and the most expensive upscale shopping street The world's most expensive streets - Fifth Avenue, New York (1) - FORTUNE the most expensive zipcode which is the tribeca zipcode http://www.forbes.com/2008/07/29/ove...hisSpeed=20000 thousands of luxury condos and award winning ones too. And we have SoHo (shopping capital of the world)



List of upscale shopping districts
Fifth Avenue, Seventh Avenue, Madison Avenue, 57th Street, SoHo, Meatpacking District, Bleecker Street, Times Square, Greenwich Village, Wall Street, South Street Seaport, Upper East Side, 34th Street, Rockefeller Center, Columbus Circle, Union Square



Fifth Avenue


















































Look at Nintendo World(the only nintendo store in the world)





Here is a list of more if i missed any if i have some already list dont mind it.

Tiffany & Co., Cartier SA, Lord & Taylor, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Brooks Brothers, Prada, Hermès, Salvatore Ferragamo, BVLGARI, Emilio Pucci, Armani Exchange, Coach Inc., Escada, Christian Dior, Juicy Couture, Lacoste, Fendi, Sephora, Versace, Kenneth Cole, Sak's Fifth Avenue, H. Stern, Takashimaya, Harry Winston, Henri Bendel, Emanuel Ungaro, Peter Fox, Hugo Boss and Bergdorf Goodman.
Famous former Fifth Avenue retailers were B. Altman and Company, Mexx, Best & Co., Bond Clothing Stores, Bonwit Teller, De Pinna, and Peck & Peck.


other things on Fifth Avenue
Museums
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of the City of New York
The Jewish Museum
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Neue Galerie New York
Goethe-Institut New York/German Cultural Center
The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Sights








Parks

Central Park


Washington Square Park


Marcus Garvey Memorial Park
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Old October 28th, 2008, 06:59 AM   #7
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A|X, GAP and A&F are upscale shopping? Since when?

A case could be made for A|X, but even then..
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HK doesn't have a specific upscale shopping street but here are some

The Central District has some streets with upscale boutiques, etc. These are Chater Road, Pedder Street, Ice House St., Des Voeux Road Central and Queen's Road Central.







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Causeway Bay includes Hysan Ave., Yun Ping Road and Russell St.



Tsim Sha Tsui has Canton Road



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Hong Kong's got the best Louis Vuitton store in the world. That one in central Hong Kong looks dynamite. The Chanel store looks good as well. I like the connection they've made with their packaging.

Apple's store in New York is the other stand out. Very cool design.
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A|X, GAP and A&F are upscale shopping? Since when?

A case could be made for A|X, but even then..
That's what I was thinking. He's got H&M in there as well. I appreciate most of the photos, but why is he also clogging it up with pictures of non-shopping related things? This is about high end shopping streets. He took up 90% of the entire page! Good grief.

I suppose we won't need any more New York pics in this thread. He's hammered it to death in one swoop. He seems intent in turning this into a pissing contest just like all his other recent posts.

I believe Tokyo spends more on luxury goods than any city, but it's more interesting to see how all of these districts are evolving around the world. It's nice to see that some variations exist and that we're not going to end up with cookie cutter areas that look the same from one city to the next.

All the cities seem to have the big names, but then there's the smaller domestic luxury brands that make each district unique and interesting. Differing architecture only adds to the variation. Good to see.
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Hong Kong's got the best Louis Vuitton store in the world. That one in central Hong Kong looks dynamite. The Chanel store looks good as well. I like the connection they've made with their packaging.
The new LV store on Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui is bigger still, and arguably better.

Tokyo's Ginza district also has some stunning designs for upscale brands.
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When you say better, do you mean inside? I'm referring to the facade, but they're both great. Torontonians are familiar with Hong Kong due to the large Hong Kong population and many images we receive from there. Tokyo is a bit more of a mystery. Those that know about Tokyo have done their own digging.

Do you have any photos of these districts in Tokyo? It's such a vast city, I don't really know where to start. Are there any major domestic brands that we don't get here in America? The only Asian fashion brands people in Toronto, Mexico City, Sao Paolo, etc. seem to know are Shiseido, Anna Sui, and Issey Miyake. What about Hong Kong/China and other brands from that region?
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Hong Kong's got the best Louis Vuitton store in the world. That one in central Hong Kong looks dynamite. The Chanel store looks good as well. I like the connection they've made with their packaging.
I prefre the CWB one over Central.

Anyway, here's the one in TST

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This is the one I love. Very opulent.

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There is several upscale streets in Paris so I don't know wich one is the most expensive.
The closest of the Champs Elysees is the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honere and Rue Saint Honere. (it is the same street but the name change according the arrondissement).

Rue du Faubourg Saint Honere.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 12:41 PM   #15
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In terms of rent per m², the most expensive shopping street in Germany is in Munich, the Kaufingerstraße, ranking at 9th place worldwide (according to thisarticle)

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When you say better, do you mean inside? I'm referring to the facade, but they're both great. Torontonians are familiar with Hong Kong due to the large Hong Kong population and many images we receive from there. Tokyo is a bit more of a mystery. Those that know about Tokyo have done their own digging.

Do you have any photos of these districts in Tokyo? It's such a vast city, I don't really know where to start. Are there any major domestic brands that we don't get here in America? The only Asian fashion brands people in Toronto, Mexico City, Sao Paolo, etc. seem to know are Shiseido, Anna Sui, and Issey Miyake. What about Hong Kong/China and other brands from that region?
Wanch, that is the LV on Canton Road pre-renovation.

Here it is today...

LV on Canton Road:


*Oops, sorry for the large picture*

I did say arguably, some may prefer this design. I think it looks stunning at night too, and it's a toss up between which is better.

Can't find a night-picture, here is a render:



Do a Google search for "Ginza +[insert luxury brand]", e.g., Ginza Armani, Ginza Chanel, and you'll see what I mean - they literally have 'towers' of luxury shopping boutiques.

Ginza Bulgari:



There was another one, but I forgot which brand it was a sort of web-like structure.

Isaidso, regarding your second question, get back to you after dinner.
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Peachtree Street in Buckhead is the most upscale shopping district in Atlanta. Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza are not ordinary "malls" and are located across Peachtree from one another. There are two subway stations that serve this area, and both utilize parking decks rather than massive lots. Anchor stores include Macy's, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Lenox has an adjacent J.W. Marriott and Phipps has a Ritz-Carlton.

Lenox and Phipps feature almost any luxury retailer one could desire...Louis Vitton, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Michael Korrs, Nicole Miller, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Versace, Valentino, Armani, and a long list of others.

Several flagship stores are located at Lenox and Phipps...Pottery Barn (largest in the chain), Abercrombie, Niketown, Crate and Barrel, Urban Outfitters, Victoria's Secret, Apple, Coach, etc.



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Lenox Square opened in 1959, Phipps in 1968
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In Casablanca:
Ain Harrouda Street (Cartier, Chopard, Chaumet, Kalista, Morgan, Women's Secret...)
Anfa Avenue (Louis Vuitton, Dior, MontBlanc, Lancel...)
La Marche Verte Avenue (Roberto Cavalli, Gérald Darel, Stefanel, Rive Bleue, Lacoste, Longchamps, Guess, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Energie, Tous, United Colors of Benetton, Morgan, Springfield, Benson Shoes, Timberland, Diesel, Caroll...)
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Shanghai Tang is one luxury brand from Hong Kong. Vivienne Tam is a Canton-born, Hong Kong-bred, New York-based designer, so suppose that doesn't count.

Can't think of any others off the top of my mind.

Despite being a shopping mecca, especially for luxury goods, Hong Kong doesn't hold the same name in 'runway' fashion as NYC, Milan, Paris, London etc., and hence not many luxury labels originate from here.

Here's Louis Vuitton in Causeway Bay.



The newly revonated Gucci in Central is also stunning, exterior in particular.



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And just by Gucci-Central is a four floor Harvey Nichols, complete with a bar and restaurant.



Prada Central - somewhat understated.



Hermes Central.

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I personally think Central has the best looking boutiques in Hong Kong (well, being the flagship stores, they would).

Here's Dior and Fendi in Central, contained inside the Landmark just as Harvey Nichols.

http://bp2.blogger.com/_0wjTdgJD8ec/...i_1024x768.jpg

All in all, I would say Hong Kong has three major luxury shopping streets:

Harbour City/Ocean Terminal, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,

Prince's Building, Landmark, Chater House, Alexandra House, and other connecting buildings, which includes the flagship stores of almost all luxury brands in Hong Kong,

and the area surrounding Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay.

Obviously on top of this, there are several malls, including the four major ones:
Times Square, Causeway Bay
Pacific Place, Admiralty
IFC-Mall, Central
Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong

On top of this, hotels are also famous for their in-house shopping, e.g., the Peninsula.

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