Best Destinations For
In January 2020
Travel Bucket List to check off
For a stylish start to the New Year
With the end of year celebrations fast approaching, this is the most ideal time for you to start thinking of those travel destinations in your bucket list to strike off. Afterall, New Year, New beginnings! Here are some travel destinations especially curated for the stylish travellers specifically for January 2020.
Go for a shopping spree in Europe’s fashion capitals
January is often touted as Europe’s best sale month. With all the major festive celebrations ended and transition to Spring still a long way away, this is the perfect time to visit Europe for a shopping frenzy! Consider a European shopping odyssey through the tried-and-tested locations of London, Paris and Milan.
Considered one of the greatest fashion capital of the world, London is definitely your first stopover with Winter sales beginning on Boxing Day straight after Christmas with major brands and designer creations running fantastic deals.
London Winter Sale: 26th December – Mid January
Paris Winter Sale: Start of January – Mid February
Milan Winter Sale: From 7 January (for 30 days)
Photo: European Best Destinations
Send your heart pounding at famed pedestrianised Carnaby Street and Covent Garden, not forgetting West End’s Regent Street, Oxford Street, Knightsbridge and King’s Road for a wide variety of stores eager to please you with their huge winter deals and prices slashed up to 75%.
Catch the Eurostar high-speed rail and crossover the English Channel to the French capital, Paris, and continue your shopping spree at the Galeries Lafayette, and enter the largest department store in the world at Boulevard Hussmann. Be sure to visit Rue de Passy and Rue De Rennes for clothes, shoes and accessories. You will be spoiled with choices with the sheer number of city-wide sales.
For the ultimate fashionable travellers with a penchant for all things luxury, Milan winter Le Saldi season is a must-visit as the home to many top notch brands from Armani, Versace to Roberto Cavalli and many more. Drop by fashion streets of Via Montenapoleon, Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni. Milan is the place to be for an incredible shopping experience for all.
Style Tips: The perfect neutral colour palette as you made your whirlwind trip from London down to Milan. Keep the fatigue at bay and relieve your sore feet from long hours of walking with a comfy pair of Fringe Lace-Up Leather Loafers in camel tone and a matching brown coat. Complete your look with a Structured Croc-Effect Leather Box Bag that instantly elevate your edit.
Bonus Travel Tips: Remember to claim your Value Added Tax (VAT) for Non-European travellers! If you are looking for a more budget friendly shopping experience, other shopping hubs such as Lisbon, Portugal and discover Outlets shopping with Winter Sale starting from 7 Jan to 28 Feb or Istanbul, Turkey with sale from December to January.
Celebrate the Vietnamese “Tết” New Year
While the party seems to have come to an end in the West, it’s just beginning in the East! Join in the fun for Lunar New Year celebrations with the Vietnamese Tết. Look forward to 25 January with extravagant displays such as dragon processions, music performances and fireworks on the eve of Tết across major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh or Hue.
If you are in Hanoi, be sure to check out the fireworks show near to Hoan Kiem Lake as it lits up Hanoi's skyline. Catch a glance of the high-altitude fireworks at Ngoc Khanh Lake, Hoang Cau Lake, Thong Nhat Park, Lac Quan Flower Garden, Van Quan Lake, Thanh Tich Park, Son Tay Ancient Citadel and Harmony Lake.
Featured style: 3605-30 Metallic Leather Pointy Heel
Style Tips: Grace the heritage-rich Vietnamese cities in a pair of comfortable Light Gold Metallic Leather Pointy Heel as you explore the intricacies of everyday Vietnam and indulge in Tết like a true local. Match your footwear with a flowy skirt and sunnies to take the summery heat off.
Style Tips: Go for a sophisticated look, charm your way in a lovely blush pink pleated skirt and white top. Pair it with a brown coat especially in Hanoi where the temperature is expected to hover around 20°C and put on sunhats while you stroll in with these lovely cities and appreciate the beautiful blend of modern and historic architectures.
Add a partisan touch with lovely floral scarf tied around the sleeves of the brown coat and finish up with a classy Beige Structured Croc Effect Leather Top-Handle Box Bag. Slip into comfy Black Bow Detailed Round Toe Leather Loafers with dainty studs and ribbons that will serve you well for your urban city edits.
Bonus Travel Tips: Make your travel bookings and arrangements now as travelling prior to Tet can get expensive with greater domestic demand during the leadup. Major tourist sites are closed prior one to two days before and three days after Tết.
Explore underrated Zanzibar, Tanzania
Make your way to underrated destinations like the Zanzibar archipelago off the coast of Tanzania for the sun-loving travellers rated by Lonely Planet for its ‘magical sunsets’.
Zanzibar is probably one size fits all for those looking for a city-beach experience. Be dazzled by its tropical charm and stupendously exotic beach. Plus, its super budget-friendly. January is the best recommended month to visit. Explore the world heritage site of Stone Town in the City’s Old Quarter in style through the many alleyways and indulge in good and affordable food at the night market or cafes.
Consider slipping into these minimalistic beauties and team it up with flowy dresses for a feminine appeal as you pose for your various OOTDs as you take in the breath-taking views.
Featured Style: 3792-1 Metallic Ribbon Ballerina Leather Flats
Style Tips: Flats are undoubtedly the best companion to scenic places where you can go for long walks while you immerse yourself in the everyday Viet cities. With soft padded footbeds, you can be assured that each step you take is of utmost comfort while staying fashionably on-trend in a Silver Metallic Ribbon Ballerina Leather Flats that glistens beautifully under the Zanzibar sun.
Bonus Travel Tips: Get your accommodation especially on the beach-side in the west and north coasts of the island which is incredibly cheap.
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