Berlin was the most affordable shopping destination of the top ten fashion cities in the world, according to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index. The iconic style capital, New York was ranked as the most expensive despite its popularity amongst retail tourists for securing brands on a budget.
The Index, now in its eighth year, chronicles the actual prices paid by travellers in 2011 in more than 142,000 hotels around the world.
As the pound continued to strengthen against the Euro, the German capital provided the best value for both the cost of its hotels and its fashion. The average cost of a hotel room was only £73, allowing British shoppers to make the most of their budget in the popular Berlin style scene.
Tokyo (£102) and Barcelona (£104) were the second and third lowest priced cities providing spendthrift style alternatives for savvy shopping tourists. The retail tourist’s staple destination, New York, was undeniably the most expensive at an average of £173 per night, despite providing some of the most affordable shopping.