Prague
In the not-so-distant past, Prague’s shops stocked only what the ruling Communist regime would allow. Fortunately, those days are behind us. Though the plethora of tacky tourist shops and outsized malls remain, they are counterbalanced by a burgeoning range of international stores and local boutiques. The glamorous Parizska (Paris) Street features the big hitters such as Prada and Louis Vuitton. Elsewhere, fashion and jewelry boutiques sell the works of local designers like Klara Nademlynska. For some real insight into the local fashion scene, visit during Prague Fashion Weekend, which takes place in spring and fall.