The Globe Shopper Index

33 European and 25 Asia Pacific cities ranked in the quest to be the world’s best shopping destination.

Asia Pacific cities

  • City best ranked in:

  • Shops
  • Affordability
  • Convenience
  • Hotels & transport
  • Culture & climate
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Asia Pacific cities

European cities
Map: 25 Globe Shopper Asia Pacific cities

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The number and variety of shops and brands to be found at any destination are essential criteria for the serious shopper.

Culture sub-indicators Top ranked city Score
Malls & boutiques
Number of shops and number of major malls within a 20-km radius of the city centre.
Sydney 81.2
International brands
Number and variety of leading local and international brands.
Hong Kong 100.0
Seasonal sales
Duration of sales seasons (in weeks per year).
Hong Kong 100.0
Genuine (as opposed to counterfeit) goods
Qualitative assessment of the amount of counterfeit goods in department stores, shops and markets.
Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo 91.7

cultureExplorer

The Explorer shopper-types enjoy discovery, be it of the modern or historic kind. They are seeking to bring home with them a sense of the city and the culture they have visited.

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