WORLD shopping

Top Choice Books in Paris

Bouquinistes

With some 3km of forest-green boxes lining the Seine – containing over 300,000 secondhand (and often out-of-print) books, rare magazines, postcards and old advertising posters – Paris' bouquinistes (used-book seller…
Top Choice Books in Latin Quarter

Shakespeare & Company

Enchanting nooks and crannies overflow with new and secondhand English-language books. The original shop (12 rue l’Odéon, 6e; closed by the Nazis in 1941) was run by Sylvia Beach and became the meeting point for Hem…
Top Choice Cosmetics in SoHo & Chinatown

Glossier Flagship

Initially an online beauty retailer, Glossier (franco-phonetically pronounced glossy-eh) now beckons fans to its brick-and-mortar flagship, where the queue regularly runs beyond the Lafayette St storefront. Once ins…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Lhasa

Dropenling

This impressive nonprofit enterprise aims to bolster traditional Tibetan handicrafts in the face of rising Chinese and Nepali imports. Products are unique and of high quality, and they are made using traditional tec…
Top Choice Gifts in Santa Maria Novella

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

In business since 1612, this exquisite perfumery-pharmacy began life when Santa Maria Novella's Dominican friars began to concoct cures and sweet-smelling unguents using medicinal herbs cultivated in the monastery g…
Top Choice Market in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Khan Market

Khan Market is Delhi's most-upmarket shopping enclave, the most expensive place to rent a shop in India, and is favoured by the elite and expats. Its boutiques focus on fashion, books and homewares, and it's also a …
Top Choice Clothing in Uptown & Riverbend

Yvonne La Fleur

They don’t make them like this anymore – neither the clothes, millinery, lingerie nor Yvonne herself, a businesswoman who has outfitted generations of local ladies for weddings, debuts and race days. She makes her o…
Top Choice Art in Puerto Vallarta

Galería Colectika

If you only visit one art store in Vallarta, make it this one. The Huichol beadwork pieces here are mostly one of a kind, there are some fine Huichol yarn art pieces, metalwork from Chiapas and ceramics from Oaxaca …
Top Choice Vintage in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Philip Williams Posters

You'll find more than 100,000 posters dating back to 1870 in this cavernous treasure trove, from oversized French advertisements for perfume and cognac to Eastern European film posters and decorative Chinese Nianhua…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Benheart

This flagship store of local superstar Ben, a Florentine-based fashion designer who set up the business with schoolmate Matteo after undergoing a heart transplant, is irresistible. The pair swore that if Ben survive…