Ask five people "What is the top fashion city in Europe?" and you are likely to get five different answers. Why? The answer has just as much to do with personal opinion and individual sense of style as it does with the current state of the fashion industry. So how do you decide?
If one judges solely by Fashion Week - a twice-yearly industry extravaganza of the latest trends, colours, and styles - there are as many fashionable cities as there are monograms on a set of Louis Vuitton luggage. Other factors come into play here: street fashion, shopping range, and a distinctive style personality. Also of course the people on the street, it is after all the style on the street which didctates the fashion on the runway.
Our Five Contenders for the Best Fashion City in Europe
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So, rather than present you with one definitive guide to a single fashion city - , we've come up with five. Why five? Because each has a personality and a shopping scene all its own, with a selection of unique local designers, international labels, and haute couture. These cities also have stylish restaurants and hotels - all the better to get an idea of what other trendsetters are wearing this season. So, for fashionistas of all types, may we recommend:
Paris, France - if not the birthplace of fashion, at least its louis vuitton key case.
London, England - where a tailored tradition is getting a cool new look, rich with vibes from this multicultural city
Copenhagen, Denmark - Danish design's minimalist ethic meets a trendy, bold, and young movement
Milan, Italy - the heart of many well-known high-fashion brands is found in this city, particularly in the Quadrilatera di Moda area around Via Montenapoleone
Barcelona, Spain - presents the world with an approach to style as individual and colourful as the city itself
The best way to pick your own fashion city? Tour as many as possible, of course! Get on those shoes, pack that designer suitcase and book that flight ! Forget the economic situation , its fashion after all ! If you need a few pointers, we've assembled some destination information at euroshopnet.eu. Bon Voyage!