I'm not sure about you but this time of year just always seems so busy. Rushing from A to B, holding down a day job whilst by night you dine out, frequent beer gardens and constantly have to rush between social functions because everyone seems to wait until the sun is shining to do anything! Even though this may sound like a dream to many, it's also rather tiring. Perhaps it’s making you crave a little getaway? Somewhere where you can pamper yourself and maybe indulge in a little retail therapy? If that sounds perfect, why not consider snapping up one of the great late deals out there and head to one of Europe's most fashion focused cities? That's right; I didn’t think I’d need to ask you twice!
If I were to mention fashion and not mention Paris in the next breath, I am sure that fashion legends of yesteryear would roll over in their graves. There are loads of great last minute deals to Paris available so, before you know it you could be hitting the city’s high end boutiques before rewarding yourself with a glass or two of wine in a charming street side cafe. It's impossible not to fall in love with Paris... especially when it's potentially the fashion capital of the world.
Think big sunglasses, impossibly impeccably dressed locals and the chance to visit one of Italy’s most vibrant cities. Home to the likes of Gucci, Prada, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Armani, you’ll be hard pressed to find a city that is more focused around fashion, or more glamourous for that matter. Plus, when you have well and truly exhausted yourselves pounding the pavements of this Italian city, you can feast upon all of the carbohydrates that Italians do so well, safe in the knowledge that you earnt it.
Visiting your dream shopping destination doesn't necessarily require jetting off to some far flung destination. After all, the money that you can save on flights by staying at home and by snapping up great late deals at hotels right in the centre of London only means you have more money to spend in the boutiques of Bond Street, the high street stores on infamous Oxford Street or in the independent shops of Shoreditch and Angel. Perfect. Plus, don’t forget the wonders that await you at both of the Westfield shopping centres. Well worth a visit!