Seminyak is Bali's answer to Beverly Hills, as the guide books promise, except there are fewer boutiques selling designer labels, more authenticity, some very cool merchandise, much lower prices, and friendlier sales people.
Bargaining can be daunting for the uninitiated. The rule of thumb is to ask the price, offer half what you have been told, and bargain upwards and downwards to a price halfway in the middle. A Raider fans tries his luck ...
Asiatique The Riverfront opened on 27 April 2012, replacing the popular Suan Lum Night Bazaar, which closed down in late 2010. Overlooking Bangkok's legendary Chao Phraya River, a.k.a. the River of Kings, Asiatique is a collection of renovated factories and warehouses that have been given a new lease on life.
Osaka is famous for shopping, and several shopping arcades crisscross the city. One of the most popular is Shinsaibashi, which is where the locals head to see and be seen - and do some serious retail therapy.
A shop and school in Kyoto sells a wide selection of sake and sake accessories. It also serves sake and other beverages as well as light snacks, meals, and sweets. Seminars in sake culture are also offered.
Fads come an go but some things endure, and Hello Kitty is one of Japan's most enduring Pop icons. The Japanese Tea House Hello Saryo in Kyoto has a café and a gift shop.
Alaska Airlines extends its popular "Oregon Wines Fly for Free" promotion, which allows Mileage Plan members to check a case of Oregon wine without charge from 5 airports in the Pacific Northwest.
Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle comprises about 30 square blocks of red brick buildings from the Victorian era, housing numerous restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, clothing boutiques, and junk stores.
Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, has more than 200 independent business selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to fish, books, and clothes.
Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and shoppers in one of Hong Kong's toniest shopping precincts on Sunday as angry locals took to the streets to protest the growing influx of mainland Chinese tourists.