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Top 9 Shopping In USA

1. New York City
New York City
Just like France has Paris and England has London, the United States has New York City. The Big Apple is the shopping mecca of the States. Filled with fashion designers trying to make it (the Fashion Institute of Technology is here), couture on Fifth Avenue, boutiques lining the streets of SoHo, Nolita and the East Village, among many other neighborhoods -- not to mention the vendors on Canal Street -- NYC is filled with a spectrum of stores for a range of shoppers. 

2. Los Angeles
Travel writers say Angelenos make a day of it and combine shopping with a trip to the spa and a gourmet lunch at a chic restaurant. Shopaholics -- more like spend-aholics -- will find paradise in LA's shopping scene. Malls abound, as do chi-chi shopping streets like Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard. A cache of eclectic shops can be found along Abbot Kinney Boulevard, near Venice Beach. And LA has awesome vintage, too, but you won't be scoring $3 shirts here -- LA has vintage couture … Chanel, and etc.

3. Miami
Miamians third favorite thing to do -- after the beach and partying -- is shopping. Downtown Miami abounds with discount shopping, from luggage to leather, while Coral Gables fills with designer goods. Coconut Grove is known for their mix of boho shops and chain stores, while Calle Ocho in Little Havana is the best place to find cigars and baked goods. And enormous mega-malls sprawl in the city's outer-regions.

4. Chicago
A mile-long stretch on Michigan Avenue, known as The Magnificent Mile, lined with stores galore that range from Salvatore Ferragamo to the Gap. There are a couple of malls, which back the Mag Mile, too. But there's also The Loop's State Street (mostly chains), the River North's grouping of galleries, Wicker Park's boutiques and antique shops, and the suburb's sprawling malls.

5. Atlanta
The shoppers' destination of the South, Atlanta is filled with malls like Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square, open-air shopping developments like Atlantic Station, shopping corridors like Bennett Street and even a warehouse design center called Miami Circle. Oh, and they have antiques, art galleries and kitschy arts-and-crafts stores, too. Check out Donna Van Gogh's Artist Market for unique souvenirs.

6. San Francisco
San Francisco
This is flashy LA's funky cousin. Although San Francisco does have the usual chains and high-end shops in Union Square, it also has bountiful indie boutiques and second-hand shops on streets like Chestnut, Union, Fillmore. But the best thing about San Fran shopping is that it's not sequestered in stuffy malls; it's outdoors in all of that glorious California sunshine.

7. Dallas - Fort Worth
Shopping is a dress-up affair in Dallas, Tex. -- the state in which department store, Neiman Marcus, was founded. Residents take their shopping very seriously here, and they accomplish it in sprawling malls (dozens of them), such as Highland Park Village for designer-wear and The Galleria for its gorgeous ambience and cosmopolitan shops.

8. Minneapolis - St. Paul
Mall of America. Enough said. No, but really, this mall is so big that it has two locations each of stores like Bath & Body Works, Foot Locker and Dairy Queen, among others. For serious shoppers, the Mall of America should be a pilgrimage.

9. Las Vegas
Because Vegas visitors need something to do during the day (when they get bored of the pool) -- there's shopping. From the resort & casino's sleek storefronts to the nearby Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, Las Vegas offers its visitors a spectrum of shopping opportunities.
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