If you have a round the world ticket and like to indulge in a spot of shopping on your travels, the following may just grab your attention!
Lisa Cline Men is the kind of place that is specifically designed for men. The shop is the lovechild of a bar and a Nintendo games room. There are no snooty sales assistants and the vibe is one of a youth club for men.
The products available in this cool shop include the entire top of the range fashion gear that any man could want. If you include Los Angeles in your itinery, this is a must-visit place for any man who loves fashion.
Cad and the Dandy is a new breed of bespoke shop that has established itself on London’s Saville Row. Forget stuffy, formal and, frankly, intimidating atmospheres that make buying a bespoke suit a horrific experience. This place oozes cool and challenges the perception that a Saville Row suit will cost you a small fortune. This is another place to put on your travelling/shopping world tour!
Criminal Records in Atlanta is a great shop that sells the most up to date vinyl that a boy jut has to have. It is a classic record shop, specialising in cool beats. It’s also a great place to pick up a collectable – they have a fantastic range of comics.
Scratch Addiction is rated as the number one tattoo shop in Japan. Tokyo has a really popular tattoo scene and this is THE place to indulge in a tattoo whilst travelling. The fashion at the moment is for anything from images of Geisha, Pokémon characters and Kimono prints. This is one shopping trip you will literally never forget.
Strand Hatters in Sydney, Australia promises to be a great shopping trip. They produce any kind of hat that you desire – Panamas, Fez or even a Western hat is not beyond their skills. Buy a decent hat for a stylish trip and you will feel naked without it!
Ashanti in Lazio, Rome is in a really photogenic street, awash with very suave shops. This jewellery shop has something special about it; the jewellery is exquisite and can be worn by men or women. The gold and silver designs have a strong, modern aesthetic and really stand out from the crowd. This is a shopping experience to excite even the most reluctant male shopper.
Muebles RAM is a fascinating shop in the heart of Barcelona. It is crammed full of vintage furniture and knick knacks. It is the perfect place to find something for your home that is quirky and certainly individual. It is a treasure trove that will grab any shopper’s imagination.
Written by Elizabeth James who writes for www.cadandthedandy.co.uk