From Bargains to Boutiques: European Shopping Hubs

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	Fünf Höfe in Munich.

Fünf Höfe in Munich.

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Oct 15, 2012 —  Europe’s historic marketplaces go back hundreds of years, and after centuries of practice, Europeans have developed some of the best shopping areas in the world. From cobblestone streets with family-owned bookstores to the latest fashions fresh off the runways of Paris, Europe has a place for the diehard shopper in everyone.

Ancient outdoor bazaars offer the chance to shop for handmade crafts and local specialties while taking in stunning views of historic architecture. Famous covered marketplaces display authentic foods with sights, smells, and flavors you won’t find anywhere else. And old plazas feature flagship stores from popular European labels like Gucci and Prada.

Whether you’re looking to find a treasured antique that once belonged to some forgotten royal, or want to acquire a rare first edition Proust, Europe’s shopping centers are sure to have it all. So check out some of our favorite places to shop in Europe and discover loads of great deals and exclusive gems for yourself.

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    Albert Cuyp Markt

    Market / Nightlife Area / Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area

    Albert Cuyp Markt - Market | Nightlife Area | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam

    Albert Cuypstraat
    Amsterdam

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    Plaça d'Espanya

    Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area / Square

    Plaça d'Espanya - Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area | Square in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Plaça d'Espanya, 1
    08015 Barcelona

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    Kurfürstendamm Strasse

    Mall / Shopping Area

    Kurfürstendamm Strasse - Mall | Shopping Area in Berlin.
    Berlin

    Kurfürstendamm Strasse
    10623 Berlin

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    Ponte Vecchio

    Landmark / Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area

    View of the Ponte Vecchio and Arno River in Florence, Italy.
    Florence

    Ponte Vecchio
    50123 Florence

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    Portobello Road Market

    Market / Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area

    Portobello Road Market - Market | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in London.
    London

    Portobello Road at Westbourne Grove
    London W10 5TD

    General Inquiries: 020 7361 3000
    Antiques: 020 7229 8354

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    El Rastro

    Flea Market / Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area

    El Rastro - Flea Market | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Madrid.
    Madrid

    Plaza de Cascorro and Ribera de Curtidores
    28005 Madrid

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    Fünf Höfe

    Shopping Area

    Fünf Höfe - Shopping Area in Munich.
    Munich

    Theatinerstrasse 15
    80333 Munich

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    Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

    Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area

    Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré - Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Paris.
    Paris

    Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
    75008 Paris

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    Piazza di Spagna

    Landmark / Shopping Area / Square

    Piazza di Spagna - Landmark | Shopping Area | Square in Rome.
    Rome

    Piazza di Spagna
    00187 Rome

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    Piazza San Marco

    Landmark / Shopping Area / Square

    Piazza San Marco - Landmark | Shopping Area | Square in Venice.
    Venice

    Piazza San Marco
    30124 Venice

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Where's your favorite place to shop in Europe?

Lauren A. Oct 16, 2012
colette - Rue Saint Honoré. An absolute must.
Sam A. Oct 16, 2012
It's hard to top the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.
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