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Discover these unique shopping destinations in some of the world's most popular cities.

Via Brera, Milan

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Via Brera is where luxury meets artistry. Known as the artistic heart of Milan, the district is home to small shops selling fine watercolor paints and linen canvases, as well as studios where artists’ visions become reality. Among these charming markets are bakeries, cafés, and boutiques featuring top designers such as Marc Jacobs and Gucci. Via Brera is the perfect location to indulge in a trendy aperitivo or put your artistic eye to work at the Pinacoteca di Brera, an exquisite museum known for its collection of masterpieces from Europe and abroad. You will also find an abundance of antique shops and small artisan eateries offering exclusive tea blends and rich chocolates. Via Brera is the perfect location to pamper all of your senses, as you will see, smell, taste, and touch the finest luxuries of Milan.

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Camden Market, London

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Camden Market is a place unique to the city of London. Brimming with life and as vibrant as the multicultural city that it resides within, Camden Market is full of the sights, smells, and sounds of over 1,000 shops, restaurants, market stalls, and friendly shopkeepers. With a rotating schedule of events and exhibitions, there is always something new to see and experience. What you can guarantee with a stop here, however, is a trip into the chaos of a London market, access to handcrafted wares, and a quintessential London adventure.

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Barrio Garcia, Barcelona

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The charming neighbourhood of Barrio Garcia is the Brooklyn of Barcelona. This budding neighbourhood oozing with bohemians and stylish professionals is an untapped area that is sure to make you feel like you’ve just discovered a hidden haven of cool. A place where the lively plazas seem to always be busy no matter the time of day, has some of the highest rent in Barcelona, with reason. Trendy eateries with international dishes on the menu are not scarce. But it is imperative that you drink sangria on a patio and people watch in this energetic community. Make sure you visit in August, when this district has a competition where local businesses decorate their patios with captivating murals and decor. 

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Dary's, Paris

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Of course Paris is famous for it’s fashion, and a big part of that culture is the culture of jewelry and other similar precious works of art. Dary’s jewelry shop specializes in the sale and purchase of precious, luxury, old, vintage and pre-owned jewelry. Jewelry that has important and unique history, designer jewelry, contemporary jewelry and collectable jewelry. Established in 1932, Dary’s has been the favorite jewelry shop of the most notable people, from French and foreign designers to fashionistas and models. If you are ever in need of any kind of jewelry Dary’ won’t disappoint. 

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Brunnenemarkt, Vienna

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Imagine a street market in which you can find exotic spices, locally grown produce, and little treasures from around the globe. In Vienna, you no longer have to daydream about such a luxury: simply take a trip to the Brunnenmarkt and embrace the artistic vibes the area emits. Colorful and eclectic, Brunnenmarkt is the home to over 170 “mini markets” and is surrounded by the trendiest cafes and studios in the city. You will find locals and visitors alike and truly get a sense of Viennese culture through the sights, smells, and tastes of this outdoor emporium.

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