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Shopping Get-Aways for Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day (Sunday 15 March) upon us, we’ve been on the look-out for the ideal breaks to take with mother dearest. Resist the flowers and chocolates cliché and give her something to look forward to this Mother’s Day, a fast-paced city shopping adventure.

If shopping with your mum has become one of your favourite pass-times over the years, you’ll both enjoy a shopping break somewhere new. Take in the sights, sounds and shopping of a new city and make the most of your time together. There’s nothing better than exploring department stores and boutiques in a place exotic to you, especially because you can take back your covetable wares and ensure no one will have the same items as you.

Shopping New York

Where to Shop


New York makes for a classic shopping get-away because of the variety that is on offer here. Not only can you shop Prada and Chanel, you’re also treated to J. Crew, GAP, American Apparel and Urban Outfitters offering discounted rates to their UK counterparts. Bloomingdale’s is where to head to for the American brands that can’t be found at home, shop luxury at Barneys and shop in Soho’s pretty cobbled streets for a more European, outdoor approach to bargain hunting. On that note, don’t miss Brooklyn Flea Market for unique, one-off pieces that will have your friends hankering after a trip to NYC themselves.

soho street

Where to Stay

sixty soho hotel

To be walking distance from the shops, stay in the heart of Manhattan’s Soho at the 4* Sixty Soho. Mum will love beautiful roof-top terrace views across this vibrant spot in New York City.

Shopping Barcelona

barcelona

Where to Shop

Not only is there sun, sea, sand and tapas, Barcelona is also a hot European shopping destination. Shop high street and high end with your mum and if she’s a foodie, a must-visit is the huge La Boqueria market (freshen up between trying stuff on with a rejuvenating watermelon juice from one of the many fresh fruit stands.)  Passeig de Gràcia in the city’s centre is the spot to find your Valentinos, Pradas and Louis Vuittons while taking in eye-boggling Gaudi architecture. Hit up Barrio El Born for a more insouciant shopping experience.

Where to Stay

Melia

Treat your mum to 5* luxury and stay at one of Barcelona’s very best hotels, the Melia Barcelona Sky. This contemporary sky scraper designed by renowned architect Dominique Perrault is centrally located near Las Ramblas, allowing for easy-access to the main shopping sections in town. Enjoy a cocktail at The Place Cocktail Bar post-splurge.

Shopping Hong Kong

hong kong

Where to Shop

Give mum a flavour of the east with a shopping break in Hong Kong. Touted as Asia’s ‘world city’, Hong Kong has become an international centre for trade. Boasting a bustling vibe and vibrant cultural scene, Hong Kong offers variety in abundance when it comes to swiping that plastic. Look to Hong Kong for well crafted, tailored pieces that are made to measure. If it’s boutique and designer fashion that has your mum reaching for her purse, head to Landmark in Central, Pacific Place in Admiralty and Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong. Bargain hunters will love the markets at Temple St in Yau Ma Tei and Tung Choi St.

hong kong

Where to Stay

Indulge your mum and book in at the Langham Place Hotel in Hong Kong. Capturing the buzz of the city but retaining a British charm, the Langham provides a superior 5* service that will ensure you’re revitalised after a long day hitting the city’s shopping streets. Pamper her and treat her to a relaxing spa treatment at the Langham’s exclusive Chuan Spa. We suggest the Chuan Ritual combination of  three spa treatments.

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