Travel in Style – How to Find Unique Clothes around the World
Just because you’re heading overseas does not mean you need to give up on your trademark style. Here is a short guide to make you travel in style at any location, whether you are overseas or in your country. Follow these tips to finding funky fashion around the world.
Hit the Markets
While you might not even dream of buying clothes at your local home market – when you’re overseas they are the best place to find quirky, unique clothing – particularly if you’re on a shoestring budget.
Not only will you find a huge range of clothing, but it’s unlikely you’ll find it anywhere else in the world. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a market which is popular with local designers as they often sell off their samples and one-off designs for a fraction of the cost of something in-store.
Check out Online Forums
Before you head overseas make sure you use the internet as your most useful research tool. Online forums are a great place to find out about the best shopping spots in your chosen destination. If you can’t find a forum specifically about your requirements then start one! It won’t take long before you get replies from fellow fashionistas – both locals and previous visitors to the city – that will give you a good head start on your quest for unique clothing.
Depending on where you’re travelling to, you may also find websites that are specifically dedicated to giving people advice on shopping spots. Spend an hour or so Google-searching and you’re sure to come up with something – just remember to write it all down before you leave.
Speak to the Locals
No one knows where to find the best clothes stores than the locals themselves. While in many places you may be restricted by the language barrier, you can usually find someone who can help you.
Ask at your hotel or backpackers for advice on where the shopping hotspots are or even strike up a fashion friendship over a drink at the local bar – whatever it takes!
Buy Foreign Fashion Magazines
Fashion magazines are always helpful for keeping you on trend when you’re at home – so don’t neglect them when you’re overseas. You may not be able to read the articles if they’re in a foreign language, but you can still look at the clothing photos and get a general gist of where to find them.
While the clothing in fashion magazines may not be unique in the place you are visiting – they certainly will be when you get back home – which is what matters!
Discover the Backstreets
You’re not going to find unique, affordable clothing on the main shopping strips of any city – that would be way too easy. You need to be a little adventurous and step off of the main track to find the ultimate in unique fashion.
Every city has its backstreets where you’ll find quirky local designers as well as secondhand and vintage stores. The best way to find them is to simply put on your best shopping shoes and start walking.
About the Author
Born in the UK, Jenny Kellett has spent all of her life travelling the world. Her passion for all things travel began when she spent much of her younger life living between Texas, UAE and London. Working her way around the world, Jenny ended up living in Australia – first Perth and now Melbourne. She loves travelling to places that are off of the beaten track and dreams of visiting the world’s highest, coldest, warmest and most remote places!
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