South Korea might always be overshadowed culturally to its bigger brothers in China and Japan, but that hasn't let the South Korean capital keep itself from growing a thriving fashion scene. Seoul today, is producing some of the best world class fashion exports that include likes of - JUUN.J, D.GNAK by KANG.D, LIFUL and WOOYOUNGMI, to name a few - who turn and twist the blueprints of Western fashion into something unique of their own. The city's vibrant street style is meanwhile beginning to rival Pitti Uomo's in sheer spectacle. Never seen before outrageous outfits are now donned by the very flamboyant Koreans. A lot of them have even propelled into glittering TV and movie careers on the back of their street style stardom.
Seoul's fashion week might only be 12 years old, but if recent years are to be taken into account, then the city is a must watch for sure.
10 Corso Como Seoul - It offers a unique blend art, music, design, cuisine and culture from around the world and a slow and savoring shopping experience. Address - 79 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Kasina - It is the largest streetwear concept shop in Korea. It imports, distributes, and sells number of brands. Address - 647, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Beaker - It aims to blend contemporary fashion and lifestyle while remaining firmly rooted in eco-friendly designed ethos.
Some of the other major stores include Boon the Shop, Rare Market and MANHATTANS.
Outside the walls of the fashion capitals' hysterical trends and affluent luxuries, Scandinavia's designers very quietly produce collections after collections of highly appealing menswear that does justice to the heritage of the country in a very subtle and elegant design. Nowhere it can be more true than in Copenhagen, whose homegrown talent include the likes of Norse Projects, Wood Wood, Han Kjobenhavn and Soulland, while the industry trade show CIFF makes sure that the Danish capital is fit enough to do business as well.
While Copenhagen may not have the same star status as the other cities like Paris, London or New York, there are slim chances that your wardrobe contains a few pieces designs from the Danish capital.
Norse Store - Located in the heart of Copenhagen, it offers and elite range of premium, casual and sportswear. Address - Pilestræde 41, 1112 København K.
Storm - A huge range of clothing as well as beauty products, music, magazines and books can be found here. Address - Store Regnegade 1, 1110 København
Naked - An exclusive shoe store for girls. It also has other accessories as well. Address - Pilestræde 46, 1112 København K
Some of the other major stores include Streetmachine, Wood Wood and Le Fix.
Fashion has been steadily making its way over to the West Coast over the past few years and Los Angeles, the sprawling city in the state of California which was earlier regarded as a land of distressed denim, graphic tees and flipflops, is now started to catch the attention of designers from all over the world. Although there is still a long way to go before it joins the ranks of the top - notch cities like New York and Paris in terms of high fashion prestige, the City of Angels has almost become a hub for some of the new and growing brands like Rodarte, BUSCEMI and Joyrich - all of whom attract inspiration from the city's non-conformist and laid back attitude, while the creative director of Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane is also ased there.
However, LA's streetwear pedigree is indisputable; everybody from the classic brands like The Hundreds and the Undefeated right through to the contemporary trailblazers Fear of God and Odd Future are all now based in the city.
Union - A stylish and trendy boutique highlighting exclusively imported streetwear, outerwear & footwear for men, majorly from Japan. Address - 110 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Supreme - An ideal destination for urban apparel & accessories. Address - 439 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Maxfield - Exclusive collections of high-end apparel, fragrances, accessories & more. Address - 8825 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Some of the other prominent stores include 424 On Fairfax, Flight Club, Wild Style, H. Lorenzo, Garbstore Case Study and Jason Markk.
Milan is known as the fashion capital in the world and is synonymous with the inheritance of its luxury houses - like Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Moschino, Versace, Missoni and the likes which are all legends when it comes to fashion and still inspire number of designers and brands to present day. The icons of the city keep Milan at the forefront of the fashion stage, and hip-hop's love of Italian affluence - particularly for brands like Gucci and Versace - meaning the city still holds influence on the streetwear world, albeit subtly.
Antonioli - The store in Milan features clothes and accessories selected for both his and her who choose to lead the way and living their lives free from all the conformities. Address - Via Pasquale Paoli, 1, 20143 Milano
10 Corso Como - A famous shopping and dining complex, it combines outlets that showcase and sell the works of art, fashion, music, design, cuisine and culture. Address - Corso Como, 10, 20124 Milano
Excelsior Milano - Owned by the Coin Group, Italy's largest clothing retailer, it provides a huge range of trendy and fashionable clothing everybody. Address - Galleria del Corso, 4, 20122 Milano
Some of the other top stores include Antonia, Stone Island, Slam Jam and One Block Down.
For a nation as minor and ordinary as Belgium, the country punches quiet well above its capacity when it comes to fashion heritage, thanks in no part to Antwerp and the legendary Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The world renowned institution gave birth to the careers many famous and successful designers which include the likes of Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester and Kriss Van Assche, whereas Dior director and the fearlessly challenging designer Raf Simons are still drawing inspiration from Antwerp today.
For a city with such affluent history, Antwerp is continuing to make its mark on the world thanks to the hard work and the efforts of its truly legendary avant-garde designers. It hardly comes as a surprise that the city's retail stock includes virtually every prominent fashion label under the sun.
Ann Demeulemeester - The minimalistic-white two-story boutique is home to Ann Demeulemeester's complete collections for the men and the women. Address: Leopold de Waelplaats, 2000 Antwerpen
Dries Van Noted - One of the most successful designer from Belgium, Dries Van Noten's huge centrally-located flagship store consists of both his and her lines. Address: Nationalestraat 16, 2000 Antwerpen
Walter - With its classy interiors and luscious art installations, going to Walter is like visiting a museum. The massive space carries designs from Walter Van Beirendonck's and other internationally renowned designers. Address: Sint-Antoniusstraat 12, 2000 Antwerpen
Some of the other prominent stores include Stephan Schneider, Ra, Sien, Rosier 41 And Labels Inc.
Fashion is one of the biggest trademarks of the capital city of Sweden's pedigree of illustrious design. People's favorites Acne Studios and Our Legacy serve as the flag bearers for the Nordic wave, a new movement that has mastered minimalism and the almost eternal high-low trend, while the many boutiques and the flagships stores in the city have ensured that the Swedes stay at the top of the game when it comes to the stylish Europeans. Stockholm is counted as an incubator for the Swedish designers to innovate, and it hasn't taken very long for the city to establish itself as one of the most prolific fashion locations in Europe.
Sneakersnstuff - Started in 1999, it is the premium outlet in the city for sneakers featuring some of the best brands in the world that include the likes of Adidas, Converse, New Balance, Puma, Asics, Reebok and more recently Vans. Address: Åsögatan 124, 116 24 Stockholm
Nathalie Schuterman - It is home to number of designer brands like Lanvin, Celine, Balenciaga and Alexander Wang. Address: Birger Jarlsgatan 5, 111 45 Stockholm
Day Birger ET Mikkelesen - Offering an enticing combination of enticing Scandinavian simplicity, it is popular for its modern and elegant designs. Address: Mäster Samuelsgatan 5, 111 44 Stockholm
Some of the other major stores include Beyond Retro, Byredo, Nudie Jeans, Cos, H&M and Prada.
Individuality has been synonymous with Berlin's fashion and style for a long time now; from the punk heyday to the city's current brooding and the minimalist aesthetic. The last few seasons have seen a new surf of young and fresh talent with the likes of Sadak, Simon Freund and Hien Le take the center stage in the city, as fashion events Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and industry trade shows SEEK and Premium provide the local designers with a chance to showcase their work on the global stage.
Meanwhile, there are many concept stores like Voo, The Store and Andreas Murkidis who push for progressive agendas that keeps the city to look forward; similarly with high-end publication 032c and European HQ. Now with
more and more young and dynamic creatives attracted towards the cheap rents, smooth lifestyle and the flourishing creative and arts scene, it should not come a surprise in the future if we start hearing a lot more from the metropolitan German capital.
Konzept86 @ The Wye - The stores offers a wide range of different and unique designs to pick from. All the clothes are designed with elegance and keeping up with the trend. Address- Sonnenallee 18, 12047 Berlin
Voo Store - A retail store offering more merchandise friendly outfits. Address - Oranienstraße 24, 10999 Berlin
No 74 - Limited editions and the best of everything from Adidas and all under one roof. Address - Torstraße 74, 10119 Berlin
Moscow, the capital city of Russia which is perhaps the most powerful country in the world today has swiftly made a reputation for itself as a center of fashion, with its own unique blend of style and trends and now with increasing number of new and young designers making their name on the international platforms.
While Moscow is widely acknowledged for the expensive boutiques which features labels from both the international and Russian designers, the city now has a growing number of homegrown high-street chains which is only boosting the image of Russia as one of the most fashionable and trendiest cities in the world.
Chapurin Couture - A famous boutique selling clothing lines designed by the internationally renowned Russian designer, Igor Chapurin, with clothes for men, women, children and also ski clothing as well as interior design. Address - Red Square, 3, Moscow
Arsenicum Showroom - A growing showroom featuring the label of rising star Dmitry Loginov, recognized for his classical simple suits and dresses with edgy and unusual touch. Address - Apartment 2619 Kyznetsky Most st., Moscow
Denis Simachev - Bright and playful, Denis Simachev's designs combine the traditional Soviet and the Russian motifs with the modern street wear to create some utterly original and unique outfits. Address - per. Stoleshnikov, 12, Moscow.
Some of the other prominent stores are Concept Store No.1, Bosco Sport, Lillies, So French, Ekaterina Furs and Vintage X.
The phrase "Made in Canada" in the field of fashion garments has become a lot popular in the past few years. It signifies the premium quality it has developed over the recent years, and Vancouver is also home to number of Canuck brands which are thriving on this association.
Located between the Pacific Ocean and North Shore Mountains, Vancouver is home to some of the most popular exports in Canada like Reigning Champ, Arc'teryx, Herschel Supply Co. and wings + horns, to name a few. The cultural footprint of the city might be overshadowed by its American neighbors, but that hasn't hindered Vancouver from developing an opulent fashion scene of its own: one which specializes in Japanese imports and low-key, utilitarian gear.
Nouvelle Nouvelle - The inventory available at this shop is well-known to be cleverly cut and jam-packed with creative detail. Address - 209 Abbott Street, Vancouver.
Woo To See You Boutique - Designed by local, Asian and European designers, this boutique includes inventory that ranges from gift ideas to leather hand bags. Address: 1062 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Oak + Fort - Oak + Fort strives for designs that are not complicated and attentively pieced-together. You can't find any regular trends at Oak + Fort boutiques, as they offer only simple and attainable designs. Address: 355 Water Street, Vancouver
Some of the other noteworthy stores include One of A Few, The Latest Scoop, High Street Fashion Store, Spank Clothing, Jay Set and Harry Rosen Menswear.
A city famed for its creativity and innovation, Amsterdam is home to number of well- established and promising fashion talents. From the dazzling club scene to the vibrant catwalks, the city acts as the spring of inspiration for the trendy and stylish individuals.
For those restricted by budgets shopping for exclusive designs, there are number of affordable ways as well to soak up the fashionable vibes of Amsterdam.
The primary Dutch fashion event, Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam (AFW) takes place twice a year, in the months of January and July.
It's a showcase for the young and talented fashion designers. The FashionWeek has got its own unique twist: apart from the catwalk shows, there are a number of spontaneous parties and events downtown for the average passerby to mingle with the fashion elite.
One instance of Amsterdam's quirky fashion sense is the initiative called 'Red Light Fashion'. Since 2008, few of the former prostitute's windows in De Wallen (Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District) have been converted into exhibition studios and spaces for trendy clothing, shoes and streetwear designers. The goal is to provide the city's skilled fashion designers a platform to show their creations to the public.
De Bijenkorf - A popular choice for men, women and children clothing, it is believed to be the swankiest store in the city. Address - Dam 1, 1012 JS Amsterdam.
Leidsestraat - Leidsestraat has number of clothing and shoe shops along its stride like H&M along with Replay, Jack & Jones, Sissy Boy and other stores. Address - Leidsestraat 23, 1017 NT Amsterdam
PC Hooftstraat & Van Baerlestraat - A fancy shopping street where you can find shops like Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Cartier, Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
Some of the other major shops include Waar, Weekday, Cottoncake, Pauw, Vanilia and Denham.
Melbourne is widely recognized as the fashion capital of Australia, where the premium designer labels, top - notch flagship stores and the quirky independent boutiques makes it a heaven in disguise for the fashion lovers and the shopaholics. The fashion scene in the city over the past few years has been flourishing thus leading to it becoming the epicenter of fashion and style and thus making a huge impact on the worldwide fashion landscape.
Melbourne holds some of his homegrown labels that shine on their own in aesthetics influenced by the thriving modern European trends. The fashion savvy cosmopolitan has also introduced some of the impeccable foreign brands as well in the affluent domestic market.
The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual event that takes place in mid-to-late March for seven days at a stretch. The show is a celebration of fashion, beauty, style, modern trends and creative endeavors bringing together the best Australian designers and providing them with a global platform to showcase their talent and art.
7 For All Mankind - It is a hybrid brand of fashion, style and innovation. It is well favored by the Hollywood elite, stylists and fashion editors who are looking for quality denims. Address - G037 EMPORIUM/295 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000.
Black Tie Classic - They offer a wide range of classic and modern designer suits to for every occasion. Suits are available for hire as well. Address - 132 Elgin St, Carlton VIC 3053.
A|X Armani Exchange - It was created by Italian designer and entrepreneur Giorgio Armani for the youth. All the designs are inspired for the young and the sexy urbans. Address - Emporium Melbourne, 1-028/295 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000.
12x12, Cotton On, Alannah Hill, Adriano Carbone Master Tailor and Alkii are some of the other prominent brands in Melbourne.
The cultural influence of United Kingdom has always far outshined its size, and its fashion industry is no exception to this, as famous Londoners like J.W. Anderson, Craig Green and Nasir Mazhar have significantly invaded the global fashion scene with their rational views on gender, race and culture.
At the street level, Palace Skateboards has emerged from being a cult board label into a global streetwear force to reckon with, whereas the city's trendy youths excels in their own archetypal British take on street clothing that agrees with Stone Island, Polo, and glaring vintage pieces over all black colored sportswear and hyped sneakers.
Goodhood - An ideal split level shop for both his and her for some of the trendiest streetwear, shoes and homeware. Address - 151 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3QE
Dover Street Market - It is a multistorey fashion retail and a concept store with an art gallery spirit also built by Rei Kawakubo of the Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons. Address - 18-22 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4DG
PALACE Skateboards - The perfect place for a great variety of Hoodies, Jackets, Caps and Shirts. Address - 26 Brewer St, London W1F 0SW.
Some of the other prominent ones include LN-CC, Selfridges, Harrods, Liberty, Supreme and maharishi.
It comes as no surprise that the birth of hip-hop, graffiti culture and streetwear comes from New York. Also known as the Big Apple, the city has created more number of iconic streetwear labels than any other city in the world - from the classic old school legends like Supreme and ALIFE straight to contemporary visionaries like Alexander Wang, Public School and Opening Ceremony.
It's not just the brands which make NYC one of the top fashion cities in the world, the city is home to spawned countless trends, aesthetics and subcultures, from the heritage Americana to normcore and street goth. The fashion week is amongst the biggest events in the city, and the Capsule and Market Week trade shows make it a significant place for business, too.
Kith - A street gear retailer in hip setting offering trendy, casual footwear, clothes & accessories. Address: 644 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Gentry - The urban store specializes in indie-label men's clothing, shoes & accessories with modern & casual vibes. Address: 108 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
NikeLab 21M - A chain retailer selling wide range of Nike athletic apparel, footwear & accessories for adults & kids. Address: 21 Mercer St, New York, NY 10013
Some of the other stores in the city include ALIFE Rivington Club, Flight Club, atmos, Barneys New York, DQM and FLIGHT 23.
The legacy of Paris on fashion is indisputable and its fashion week is as esteemed as it gets. The legends of the city include - deep breath -Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Hermes, Lanvin, Balenciaga and Balmain, while the avant-garde icons such as Raf Simons, Rick Owens and Junya Watanabe display their collections in the elegant French capital, too.
Far from the high-end glitz and glamor, many new labels like AMI, Etudes and Maison Kitsuné are bringing new and innovative twists on the illustrious menswear heritage of their country, and A.P.C. continue to be world leaders in all things chic. The Capsule trade show and the many showrooms in Paris make sure enough of business gets done, too.
Colette - Colette is the cult store in Paris, home to an incredible selection of retail, where you will virtually find everything hip, from toys and magazines to furniture and jewelery and luxury men and women apparel. Address - 213 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
Starcow - It offers the latest trends in street clothing and exclusive sneakers from numerous new and well-known brands. Address - 62 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
Pigalle - The trendy store offers a nice range of streetwear clothing and designer brands for people looking for some classy and quality outfits. Address - 7 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris
The other major stores include Printemps, L'Eclaireur, Centre Commercial, French Trotters, The Broken Arm and MERCI.
Japan's hidebound culture makes Tokyo amongst the strangest and most intriguing places on Earth; so it comes as no surprise that the unique fashion ecosystem of the city is the origin for some of the most legendary labels and a globally popular retail scene. BAPE, WTAPS, NEIGHBORHOOD and fragment design are some of the brands who have made their impact on the global platform with their strange riffs on street clothing, while brands like COMME des GARÇONS, unusual and bizarre family labels continue to bring out some avant-garde collections in the high fashion world today. It might be trying to comprehend at times, but the flourishing Japanese capital is unquestionably amongst the most interesting and unusual fashion destinations in the world today.
United Arrows - The store offers trendy clothing and goods for the fashion-savvy men and women who enjoy elegant and quality products. Address -Τ150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 3 Chome-28, 1
The POOL aoyama - Perhaps the most prominent store in the city for men looking for contemporary fashion and streetwear. Address -&Tau160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku
Supreme - With stores spread all over the world, it is the perfect destination for those looking for the trendy and the classic clothings. Address - 4-32-7 2F
Some of the other noteworthy stores include kinetics, atmos, F.I.L. by visvim, GIP-STORE, Beams and GYRE.