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Top Ten Fashionable Countries

Shopping for designer goods is no longer limited to New York, London, Paris and Milan, quite the opposite in fact. People all over the globe want to get their hands on designer items which is why this Top Ten might surprise you slightly. As part of its recent Global Designer Brand Survey, The Nielsen Company asked 25,000 consumers in 48 countries if they bought designer brands when they shop. The term 'designer' was not explained nor specified and no price point was mentioned. Make a note of these new shopping districts on your fashion map as designer boutiques are sure to be popping up there soon!

  1. Greece
  2. Hong Kong
  3. India
  4. Hungary
  5. United Arab Emirates
  6. To see the rest of the list

  7. Poland>
  8. South Africa
  9. Philippines
  10. Netherlands
  11. Ireland

Grecian style is often referenced on the catwalk, so perhaps Greece being head of the list is not a great surprise. In Athens, shops near Kolonaki Square house both international and Greek designers. Hong Kong is quickly becoming a fashion hotspot as design houses such as Coach plan major flagship stores there. The same applies to India where just last week it was announced Stella McCartney plans to open six new stores over the next two years.

Hungary might not be so interested in high fashion but labels such as Diesel and Calvin Klein are big news there with giant sized malls appearing in Budapest. With Abu Dhabi currently being touted as the richest city in the world, the United Emirates are no stranger to luxury. There are also rumours of the first overseas Bloomingdales appearing in Dubai soon.
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mcjoseph mcjoseph 5 years
i think asia is the best when it comes to fassion especially the philippines...,.
marianaski marianaski 8 years
Well It sounds bias, but Philippines is the "Milan of Asia". :D
OliveBlack OliveBlack 9 years
Hmm, I wouldn't say Greek women are necessarily the most fashionable, but they are incredibly conscious of always being groomed and wearing the latest trend and/or designer name. It's not generally about personal style though, in the way that British fashion for example is. I'm Greek and my style has definitely changed since I moved to the UK 5.5 years ago- from being more trendy, with heels and lipstick at all times, to scruffier and more focused on an outfit being "me" rather than the height of fashion. But yay, it's always nice to be no. 1 at something!
Lala77 Lala77 9 years
Wow the #1 is a huge surprise to me at least :D
sittingonawall sittingonawall 9 years
South Africa seriously? I lived in Botswana(which is right above South Africa) for 6 years and was in South Africa soooo often and I did not see it as fashionable at all.
munka munka 9 years
i would have guessed UAE would be higher! Poland doesn't surprise me too much -- when I was there last year the women were all immaculately turned out and had a great sense of style.
shini shini 9 years
These countries sell designer brands cheaper than in London,Paris,Milan...etc! thats why :P
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