Catwalks are for pussies (hence all the backstage catfights). But you don’t need to be a runway lollipop to be fashion fabulous when there’s shopping holiday adventures to outfit your entire wardrobe. Experience the perks of being a model with a makeover, check out some chic boutiques and go ga-ga over glam at some iconic USA fashion hotspots.
Don’t take a gamble when it comes to fashion – instead, get a bargain at the outlet stores on a Las Vegas tour. You’ll be transported by shuttle to the Fashion Outlets mall to unleash your credit card at over 100 designer outlets of clothing, accessories, shoes and more. Shop the ABCs: Anne Klein, Banana Republic and Converse with an extra tempting $800 worth of discounts. After a brief rest on the beach at Hotel Mandalay – yes, a beach in the desert – keep scouting for more stylish sales at the hotel’s 38 boutique shops, such as Davidoff and Frederick’s of Hollywood.
Ever since Carol Brady inspired loud polyester shirts and bellbottoms, TV has been the inspiration for fashion. These days the sistas of Sex and the City set the style standard. Locate their looks on a Sex and The City hotspots tour, which includes over 40 locations from the movie. No matter if your style is conservative Charlotte or avant-garde Carrie, there something for everyone’s taste. Shack up with your significant other at the Muse Hotel, which offers a Sex and The City package, including cosmopolitans, one hour massages and a character-based pressie, such as Samantha’s fave toys!
Go from woe to wow with a Guerrilla Makeover in San Francisco. This consultancy is more than just personal styling. They service private entertainment industry clients, so they know their stuff, and can make you feel a star on any budget. After steppin’ out with your new look, don the shades and saunter through the lobby avoiding the paparazzi at the Villa Florence, a boutique slice of Italy in the heart of San Fran.
If Cinderella lived in LA, she’d want the fairy godmother to pull that pumpkin up on Rodeo Drive, where the best of designer threads roll out shop after shop. Here, on one of the most famous shopping streets in the USA, you might see celebs ducking in for some Jimmy Choos and splashing out on sparkles at Tiffany’s. There’s also the most expensive store in the world, Bijan, where a typical spend averages $100,000. For the ladies, see the shop where Pretty Woman was snubbed – Boulmiche. Feel the revamped retro vibe at the Maison 140 Hotel – styled as a Latin Quarter Paris bordello, where the rich colour and unique furnishings make this hotel a fashion statement that says ‘la bamba!’