Budget

World's Best Bargain Shopping

by Colleen Clark

Buying souvenirs on vacation doesn't have to mean settling for Big Ben key chains and street vendor postcards. Shopping while on vacation is more about bringing the exotic back home to enhance your everyday existence. Hitting the snooze button suddenly gains resonance when your alarm clock stirs memories of that cute home-goods shop in Palermo Soho. And, "Oh, this old thing? I designed it with my tailor in Hoi An." But a case of foreign retail fever can have serious financial repercussions (just ask any shopper who's ever been to Tokyo). So, we've compiled a list of our favorite bargain shopping spots around the world. From sources for $3 Chanel in Florida to emporiums of Jackie O–worthy jewels in Jaipur, these are the places where you'll get the most bang for your souvenir buck.

Published June 2010; Pictured: Picnic, Buenos Aires

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