With summer finally making an appearance and the glorious weather making us long for beaches, barbecues and annual leave, it is the ideal time to make the most of some retail therapy, and book yourself a glamourous city break to splash the cash on new summer essentials. Tourist hotspots such as London, Milan, Rome and Paris are popular for a reason, and boast the best in shopping experiences the world can offer. From upmarket fashion designers, to quaint boutiques in hidden little side-streets, nothing beats the thrill of ensnaring the perfect gift, an essential steal, or a well-deserved treat, so make the most of each city and stay in one of our luxurious apartments for a magnificent shopping experience, staying at an exclusive and private apartment with all the luxury and modern amenities you could need.
When you think of a shopping city break, you invariably think of the shopping capitals of the world, and so My Private Villas have created a list of sublime properties in some of our favorite shopping destinations, so that you can make the most of retail therapy with a luxurious shopping experience and relax those weary feet in style, after pounding the pavements for the latest fashion must-haves.
With many properties offering deluxe extras and sumptuous surroundings, guests can shop ‘til they drop and then return to phenomenal properties designed to invigorate and revive the weary shopper, with luxurious furnishings, space and privacy.
Being the heart of our country and having many diverse areas for shopping, it would be impossible to exclude London as a major player in the shopping stakes. From Oxford Circus to Camden market, there is a store to suit each taste, and a broad range of high-end retailers and luxury designers, as well as high street heroes and antique shops. Distinguished shoppers can relax in style and take the stress out of spending by staying in one of our exclusive and private apartments: The Grosvenor Penthouse Suite which is a five bedroom penthouse suite situated near Hyde Park, close to Mayfair, and a short walk to Selfridges on Oxford Street, or Harrods in Knightsbridge. Featuring a private butler, air conditioning, complimentary spa treatments and champagne on arrival, guests can feel like royalty whilst spending time with loved ones and relaxing from the stresses of locating the perfect gift.
Milan is a veritable treasure trove for shoppers in the heart of this Italian city, and has many designer boutiques in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, as well as hidden gems such as Navigli Canal antiques fair. For discerning shoppers seeking a truly luxurious space, My Private Villas has Apartment One Eight Milano available to rent for guests to make the most of this glorious city. Located just 100 meters from the shopping quarter, it’s a great base camp for those wishing to pay a visit to the infamous shopping capital of Milan. This stunning three-bedroom apartment offers guests an incredible opportunity to stay in a central location, with luxurious amenities such as a spa with a sauna and steam room, a Jacuzzi for six guests, and a wine cellar, for the ultimate in relaxation, as well as al fresco dining.
A visit to the eternal city of Rome is a must for any shopper, and one will never be disappointed by the sheer volume and choice of designers in the shopping area along Via Condotti, famous for flagship stores such as Prada, Armani and Gucci, or popular antique shopping along picturesque Via Giulia. Whatever you’re in the market for, from Haute Couture to one of a kind flea markets, Rome has everything. To have the most luxurious stay in this beautiful City, then look no further than the deluxe Roman Penthouse Suite. Located in Via Veneto, just 1 km from the Trevi fountain and 1.1km from Via Condotti, guests can stay in the heart of the city center in this stunning three bedroom penthouse, and make the most of the central location, as well as using exclusive facilities. Boasting sweeping panoramas and magnificent views, this penthouse has been designed by Milanese architects, and boasts incredible detail and elegance. It also features large terraces, a private Jacuzzi pool, and gym equipment for those wishing to maintain a healthy lifestyle, along with many complimentary features, such as a welcome gift, butler service and complimentary airport transfer.
A list of shopping destinations wouldn’t be complete without Paris, being recognized as one of the fashion capitals of the world and having a glamour and charm that is world renown. From high end, luxury designers, to quaint little boutiques, Paris has it all. A quick walk along the Champs-Elysees can offer everything for the discerning shopper, and with a Parisian charm and flair for the extraordinary, this beautiful Avenue has something for everyone. After visiting retailers such as Cartier and Louis Vuitton, guests can put their feet up and relax at the Apartment 16th Arrondissement, enjoying the beautiful mix of classic and contemporary. This five-bedroom apartment is located between Place Victor Hugo and the Trocadero, making it one of the most exclusive locations in Paris and offers all modern features, and state of the art technology. With plush sofas and soft furnishings, enticing guests to relax and unwind, as well as a dining room perfect for hosting lavish dinner parties, and a separate TV area for movie nights.