Italy: Milan – Fashion District
Milan’s Fashion District (or Qadrilatero Della Moda as it’s known in Italian) is the world’s premier fashion center. New York, Moscow, Paris, London may be trying to catch up – but the cream of the crop is here! The Fashion District is actually a series of narrow streets nearly every window glowing with lights highlighting a pair of thousands dollar designer shoes (in some bizarre way – these dark narrow streets and windows are somewhat reminiscent of the red-light district in Amsterdam). Every major brand name is here, and the street are full with happy shoppers (mostly Chinese and Koreans and until recently Russians) dropping major $$ like it’s hot.