One of the best parts about traveling is the chance to explore exciting new shopping options. On top of the variety of unfamiliar retailers and designers at your fingertips, there is a whole gamut of exotic trends to try when traveling to places with varying cultures, climates, and traditions.
In looking to summer travel plans, we picked our top cities to shop right now. Though it was no easy task to narrow it down to five, these cities topped our list because they aren't your everyday New York or Los Angeles picks. (Both cities are still worth checking out though—see our favorites places to shop and see in the Big Apple and City of Angels.) Instead, these travel destinations are sometimes overlooked—but shouldn't be—and we're here to tell you why. Keep scrolling for a look at our top five shopping cities—in no particular order—below. Plus, visit our friends at Travel + Leisure to see which cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports, and more were named the World's Best.