For those who enjoy coasting from city to city, indulging their passion for fashion, relaxing in luxury accommodation and eating at five-star restaurants, IBTimes UKtakes a look at ten destinations you should be heading to.
Research conducted by the luxury launches site VeryFirstTo.com on behalf of A2B – the pioneer of electric bicycles – reveals that Paris, followed by New York, Milan, London, Barcelona and Rome, are the most fashionable cities in the world.
The annual fashion week held twice a year in Paris attracts fashion leaders and celebrities from all over the world. A stroll down The Avenue des Champs-Elysées leads to the flagship stores of luxury designers Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior as well as chic restaurants and bars. Chic Paris also attracts millions of visitors each year for it's iconic monuments including the Arc de Triomphe - and of course the Eiffel Tower.
Anyone visiting the Big Apple will find themselve's ridding the rollercoaster of style - From the highs of the Empire State building to the hustle and bustle of the best shopping districts in the world, this city's eclectic mix makes it one of the most fashionable cities to visit. Located on 5th Avenue are presitigous boutiques such as Versace, Chanel Dior and mainstream retailers such as Nike Town and Bannana Republic.
A trip to Milan will marinade you in classico style amid some of the best fashion, design and architecture in the world. The headquarters of Italian fashion brands, such as Armani, Valentino, Gucci, Versace and Prada are sprinkled around the city like confetti as are gorgeous high-end boutiques, hand bag shops and perfumery's. Milan's main fashion district, 'quadrilatero della moda' is a maze of some of the most prestigious shopping streets in the world.
The abfab capital of cool is home to some of the most glamorous and funky shopping districts in the world, where royal landmarks and gritty street-art create a mesmirising funky fusion. The worlds most famous department store, Harrods can be found on Brompton Road in the affluent Knightsbridge area, a short ride on an iconic double decker London bus from Camden Market where tomorrow's fashion are conjured up. it might rain a lot but when it comes to fashion London is red hot.
This city of the surreal encompasses everything a true fashionista will love. A stroll down the Las Ramblas will take you through a vibrant promenade filled with the best that Barcelona has to offer from food markets, street performers and architecture to buzzing restaurants and bars. Historic buildings such as the Palace of the Virreina and the famous Liceu Theatre can be found along La Rambla. A stay in The W Hotel will take your trip to the next level as it is famous for it's stylish decor, iconic design and appeal with the young crowd.
Historical and artistic treasures make Rome one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Museums, palaces, fountains and the ruins of the Roman Forum are wonders of the world. For the committed Style lovers Via del Corso is a mile-long street which has a shop-till-you drop range of outlets including high end fashion brands and department stores (Rinascente, COIN).
From run-way fashion to contemporary Japanese street style, a trip to Tokyo will certainly place you at the epicentre of Asian cutting edge fashion. The shops and cafe's dotted around Shibuya and Harajuku are influenced by the colorful street style pioneered by the Harajuku girls. The Ginza district is home to luxury department stores and boutiques such as Dior and Issey Miyake.
The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is a rising fashion hub with more than a hundred fashion designers and is also home to the Amsterdam International Fashion Week. A walk along it's cobbled street's will find you among the flagship Viktor & Rolf store and urban clothing brand G-Star, as well as all the big name brands and indepedent boutiques.
From upscale department stores to vintage boutiques a shopping trip in Berlin is a must. Mitte is a fashion filled district with international brands such as MAC and leading German designers such as Kilian Kerner. A unique blend of cinemas, old theatres, cafe's and a flourishing street food culture set's Berlin apart from the rest.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and perfect beaches make it easy to see why millions visit Sydney each year. The capital down-under is up-and-coming for fashion lovers with its luxury labels, home-grown fashion, buzzing markets and big malls such as The Strand Arcade to bedazzle the most dedicated follower of fashion.
In celebration of the launch of the German made Obree and Orsted, A2B is offering fashion-conscious couples the opportunity to experience the world's 12 most fashionable cities in one trip using the most in-vogue and environmentally friendly transport: the e-bike.