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Believe it or not, shopping and relaxation can go hand in hand. If you find the stampede of sale seekers in London a rather daunting exercise, then why not travel abroad to some of the more bargain friendly destinations where you can enjoy a good break as well as acquiring a new wardrobe? With their handy shopping guide and comprehensive flight listings, Cheapflights.co.uk, the UK’s leading flight comparison website, can help you do both.

Destination Big Apple

New York is quite possibly the bargain shopper’s paradise. With the pound so strong, your shopping bills can be slashed by as much as a half, so what better time to fly to the Big Apple and pick up a few bargains. For those with a bit more cash put aside, you might want to gear your shopping expedition around department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney’s, and Bergdorf Goodman. If you’re shopping for the kids, why not entertain them by paying a visit to FAO Schwartz, New York’s equivalent of London’s Hamley’s Toy Store, but possibly even bigger. And for those with a slightly humbler budget, Bloomingdales, Soho, and Greenwich Village are a fabulous way to spend the day enjoying not only the shopping, but also great atmosphere, sumptuous restaurants, and fun bars – all at amazing prices. Search for flights to New York starting from just £222 return.

Solo Italiano

Thoughts of Italy are normally linked with delicious food, brilliant architecture, lively people, great wine, and some of history’s greatest artists and intellects. But Italy has more to offer than pizza, pasta, and museums. Milan in particular, is one of the style capitals of this world, highlighted by its famed Fashion Week where many an esteemed designer dreams to be invited. So why not take a trip to this pasta loving city and stroll down streets like Montenapoleone, della Spiga, Sant’Andrea and Manzoni – the home of designer shopping. Or, if unique is your preference, up and coming designers can be found on Corso di Porta Ticinese, whereas shoppers on a budget should visit via Montenapoleone 26 and via Fratelli Bronzetti 16. The best thing about shopping in Milan is the fact that designer brands are affordable and lesser known labels are not only high in quality but just as stylish as any designer label. Search for flights to Milan starting from just £89.

The City of Lights

Croissant, hot chocolate served in a bowl, romance, and the flashing lights of the Eiffel Tower are all synonymous with thoughts of Paris. Most visitors seek it out more as a tourism destination than anything else, but why not experience the city like a true Parisian – in style, fashionable style that is, the kind that involves shopping while taking in the splendour that is Paris. French couture is as legendary as steak tartar, but the fact that Parisian shopping can be relatively inexpensive yet high in quality remains a secret to most. The usual suspects for shoppers include the Champs Elysee, avenue George V, rue de Rivoli, Place Vendôme, avenue Montaigne, and Boulevard St. Germain. But Paris caters to all kinds of tastes, so if you prefer a quirkier look or you’re on a budget – look no further. Hidden locations such as rue des Francs-Bourgeois, rue Vieille-du-Temple, rue de Rennes, Bon Marche, and rue Oberkampf offer a combination of Japanese designers – among others – and quality bargain shopping. Search for flights to Paris starting from just £97 return.

The Vegas of the Middle East

“It’s like Vegas without the casinos” – so they say, but whatever you want to call it, Dubai has become a top travel destination. Erected upon the sands of the UAE desert, this rapidly growing, dynamic city has much to offer. Life in Dubai revolves around the very same activities of any Western city with the added bonus of being surrounded by a coastline of luxury beach resorts. It is a dream life of the jet-set variety at a very affordable price. And although style is not necessarily associated with the Middle East, believe it or not, this city within a desert contains some of the best shopping this world has to offer. The most popular shopping locations include Mall of the Emirates, Villa Moda, Mercato, Jumeirah Centre, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Outlet Mall, Burj Dubai Downtown, and Wafi Shopping Mall. For gold and jewellery, visit The Gold and Diamond Park. And for a more ethnic shopping experience, visit souks such as Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Food Souk, and Textiles Souk. Search for flights to Dubai starting from just £255 return.

For more flight deals and additional shopping Tips, visit www.cheapflights.co.uk and click on ‘Shopping Abroad’ within our Travel Guide section.

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Notes to Editors:

Cheapflights Ltd. Cheapflights pioneered flight price search and comparison in 1996 and has been profitable since launch. The Cheapflights flight comparison model publishes over a million fares daily from hundreds of sources. This empowers price sensitive customers to get an overview of flight prices, find the best deals and the companies that offer them. Once a deal is found, the Cheapflights user can click through to a price provider’s site or in many cases to the provider’s call-centre.

In 2003, Cheapflights launched its successful US site www.cheapflights.com. It is estimated that last year circa US$1.8 Billion sales were achieved by our advertisers through deals published on our UK and US sites. Also in 2007 Cheapflights invested in HOWZAT media LLP, an investment fund for early stage and start-up dotcoms www.howzatmedia.com.

With nearly 6.0 million unique users globally a month, Cheapflights is a leader in flights deals information and continues to develop its unique and highly successful product.

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