Revealed: Europe’s Best Destinations for Vintage & Retro Fashion Shopping


CEOWORLD magazine’s favorite European destinations for vintage and retro fashion shopping range from major cities like London, Paris and Rome to rural areas like Provence and Bilbao in Spain.

London was recognized as Europe’s Best Cities for Vintage and Retro Fashion Shopping 2019, according to CEOWORLD magazine, while Madrid and Paris ranked second and third respectively. Paris is the pulse of Europe – commercial, fashionable and forward-looking.

The 2019 ranking places Berlin in fourth place ahead of Amsterdam in fifth place; while Munich placed sixth and Barcelona seventh. Overall, among the top 10 cities for vintage and retro fashion shopping in Europe, the eighth, ninth and tenth positions are occupied by Milan, Copenhagen and Cologne.

The UK was named the best country in Europe for vintage and retro fashion purchases, according to CEOWORLD magazine, while Germany and the Netherlands ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The 2019 ranking places France in 4th position ahead of Switzerland in 5th; while Spain placed 6th and Ireland 7th. Overall, among the top ten countries in Europe for vintage and retro shopping, the 8th, 9th and 10th positions are held by Italy, Portugal and Austria.

Top 20 Best Cities in Europe for Vintage and Retro Fashion Shopping

  1. London, United Kingdom
  2. Madrid, Spain
  3. Paris, France
  4. Berlin, germany
  5. Amsterdam, netherlands
  6. Munich, Germany
  7. Barcelona, ​​Spain
  8. Milan, italy
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. Cologne, Germany
  11. Istanbul, Turkey
  12. Geneva, Switzerland
  13. Rome, Italy
  14. Brussels, Belgium
  15. Hamburg, germany
  16. Vienna, Austria
  17. Bordeaux, france
  18. Manchester, United Kingdom
  19. Naples, Italy
  20. Bilbao, Spain

Top 20 of the best countries in Europe for vintage and retro shopping

  1. UK
  2. Germany
  3. Netherlands
  4. France
  5. Switzerland
  6. Spain
  7. Ireland
  8. Italy
  9. Portugal
  10. Austria
  11. Russia
  12. Greece
  13. Denmark
  14. Sweden
  15. Poland
  16. Belgium
  17. Czech Republic
  18. Croatia
  19. Finland
  20. Hungary

Whether for a city break or for a week, you will find the best shopping destinations in the world in Europe. Paris, London, Berlin, Milan are among the best shopping destinations in the world, their designer boutiques, flea markets, shopping centers and outlets are already waiting for you for pure shopping moments.

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