(noun) a strong desire to travel.
Have you ever had this crazy desire to know totally new and different places and cultures? Or maybe, visit one of the capitals of fashion all over the world – like Milan, Paris, New York, London, Berlin or São Paulo. If you ever take on the impulse and go, don’t forget to visit the places we’ll list below; specially if you love fashion.
Piazza del Duomo, in Milan
Literally in the middle of the city, Piazza del Duomo is the center of everything in Milan. It includes very important buildings, along with many commercial places and it’s also the biggest tourist attraction in Milan.
There, you’ll find Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – one of the world’s oldest shoppings. Some people call it “Milan’s drawing room” because the Galleria is the place where people meet to shop and dine. Besides the beautiful European architecture, there are many luxury retail stores that sell clothes, jewelry, books and even paintings.
Avenue de Champs-Elysées, in Paris
It’s not for nothing that the Champs-Elysées is called the most beautiful avenue in the world: the street includes a huge number of monuments, which includes the Arc de Triomphe, as well as different elite institutions, like the Presidential Elysée Palace.
One of the most famous streets in the world and also one of the main tourist points in Paris, the Avenue is a combination of greenery, beautiful and important buildings and a series of cinemas, cafés, restaurants and shops. Looking at it, you can also understand why Paris is called the city of lights.
Times Square, in New York
Times Square is the place where Broadway meets the Seventh Avenue – literally. It’s known for its huge billboards, thousands of people walking on everyday and its entertainment industry. The name is a tribute to The New York Times, which has its headquarters right in the middle of it.
The number one visited place in the world, Times Square is also one of the centers of the world according to some. Besides the huge advertisements on it, there are many different buildings, hotels and even companies. It’s probably the second place you’ll want to go in New York – since the first would definitely be the 5th Avenue.
Covent Garden, in London
What began with a fruit and vegetables market became a huge shopping and tourist site along the years. Now, the area surrounding Covent Garden is considered one of the most complete sites in the city; with both entertainment and shopping being a focus on the area.
At Covent Garden, you’ll find the Royal Opera House, home of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. The square, the market, the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, Saint Paul’s Church and innumerous pubs and bars. It’s also very common to see street performances happening on different places of the square.
Potsdamer Platz, in Berlin
The square is one of the most important public squares and traffic intersections of Berlin, and has been through a lot of renovations during the years. It’s also considered one of the biggest building sites of Europe; and many have praised its architecture.
Besides the incredible corporate buildings, Germany has plans to turn Potsdamer Platz into one of Europe’s biggest centers of commerce.
Oscar Freire, in São Paulo
Rua Oscar Freire is one of the main shopping spots of the city. The stores located on this tree-lined street go from international brands to huge Brazilian designers. The street has such an impact in fashion that it has its own Fashion Show every year.
It’s also on Rua Oscar Freire that you can find Galeria Melissa São Paulo, the first of our Galerias over the world. We’re sure you’ll be able to recognize if you’re ever around – we’re the colorful, full of design ones.