Between must see – must do attractions, few travelers resist the lure of shops, bazaars, and markets. Most shoppers have their favorite shopping venues…outlet malls, trendy boutiques, markets and bazaars. As a former flight attendant, addicted leisure traveler and avid shopper, I spend hours bargaining, bartering, buying, and bantering with sellers at an outdoor markets throughout the world. Here are some of my favorite tips and tactics to make travel shopping productive and fun. Research…"Travel Shopping Savvy"
Calvin Klein is yet another fashion talent native to state of New York. Born in November of 1942 in the Bronx, Calvin Klein began his foray into the fashion industry with his training at the New York Institute of Technology. After completing his schooling at the Technology Institute, Calvin Klein worked for a time as an assistant to Dan Millstein before branching out on his own to become an independent designer. It was during this…"Calvin Klein: A Fashion Talent Native to New York"
Fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger was born on March 24 of 1951 in the small town of Elmira New York. Hilfiger’s label is most well known for its blue, white and red rectangular shaped logo and his jeans have crowned him as the king of “urban” fashion. Tommy Hilfiger states that his main interest in designing clothing is making clothes for the every man and woman and the patriotic colored logo symbolizes classic American style with…"Tommy Hilfiger: Fashion King Of Urban Flair"
It’s that time of year once again. The family is in a frenzy, the malls have become a crowded mess, and the pressure is on to find the perfect gifts, decorations, and deals. That’s right. The holiday season is here, and to make it all slightly less stressful, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland is here to the rescue. Open year round, Bronner’s can make holiday gift giving easy, help locate hard to find or personalized gifts, or…"Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland and Gifts in Frankenmuth"
Michaels Michaels is the retailer for arts and crafts. They have many branches in southern california. They have wonderful promotions for the coming holidays. They used to sell all types of holiday crafts, christmas gifts, arts, painting supplies and decorative arts. In Anaheim, the michaels was located infront of Beuna Park mall, beside Kohls, circuit city and office depot. They will be open on extended hours in holidays and weekends from 8 – 9pm. Michaels…"Shopping for Christmas/Holiday Gifts in Anaheim"
Nashville may be known for it’s country music but the shops rival those of Rodeo Drive. Especially at Christmas time when the shops fill their shelves with their own brand of country Christmas goodies. Opry Mills is Tennessee’s premier shopping destination. It is a bargain shopper’s paradise with more than 200 manufacturer outlets, off-price retailers and unique specialty stores.With more than 1.2 million square feet of shopping space you could easily spend an entire day…"Christmas Shopping in Nashville"
A great place to shop for those holiday gifts, and spend the day, is Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah. Gardner Village is located in the Salt Lake City valley, and is easily accessible from I-15. Gardner Village is actually a collection of interesting shops, a really nice day spa, and a tasty restaurant housed in an old flourmill. It is set up like an old-fashioned village, with nice walkways, picket fences and pots brimming…"A Gardner Village of Christmas Gifts"
Pike Place Market 1531 Western Avenue Seattle, WA, 98101 I can’t think of anywhere more fun to Christmas shop in Seattle than Pike’s Place Market, right off the waterfront in the heart of downtown. People might just think of Pike’s Place as a tourist pit stop, but the truth is that local Seattle residents flock there year round. And around the holidays, they are down there more than ever to take in the crisp winter…"Christmas Shopping at Pike Place Market in Seattle"
The Wallingford Center Building located at the corner of 45th and Wallingford Avenue Wallingford District, across from QFC Seattle, WA, 98103 The Wallingford Center is a good place to do it all: you can buy something for your grandma, your parents, your niece, and your boss one of the many shops. It’s smaller than the mall, and the stores are definitely more unique – but it’ll save you driving time, and there’s plenty of parking.…"Seattle’s Wallingford Center for Christmas Shopping"
University Village in the U-District 2673 NE University Village M Seattle, WA 206.523.0622 Seattle’s U-District is a pretty varied neighborhood. The gorgeous UW campus sits in the middle: to the west, is the Ave, an eclectic street full of small shops and countless restaurants that sell great food for a fraction for what it’s worth (catering to the poor students.) But to the east of UW is U-Village, a fashionable and upscale outdoor shopping center…"Christmas Shopping at the U-Village"