Want to know which are the most expensive department stores in the world? If you love shopping as much as we do, then you’re probably already familiar with the amazing department stores on this list. They house every luxury good and service you can imagine, from gourmet food to unique fashion designs, but to purchase anything in these breathtaking places you have to pay the price that goes along with the experience.
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Let’s take a look at the countdown and find out which are the most expensive department stores in the world.
9. El Corte Inglés
With its headquarters in Madrid, Spain, El Corte Inglés –which translates into English as ‘The English Cut’, referring to the tailor’s cut- is an imposing European department store and the biggest department store group in the continent. With stores in Spain and Lisbon, El Corte Inglés features designer boutique stores including Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Armani, Dior, Versace, and many more.
Founded in 1831 in Kyoto, this large Japanese department store is one of the most expensive in the entire world. Takashimaya is an Asian giant with stores in Singapore, Shanghai, and Paris, and it also used to have an NYC store that closed in 2010. The typical western brands have stores in Takashimaya, but the best spots are those that sell kimonos and Japanese ceramics.
Probably one of the best known department stores in the world, Harrods is located in Knightsbridge, London. The gigantic department store is the biggest in Europe, with one million square feet of selling space and over 300 departments. Harrods was founded in 1834 by Charles Henry Harrod, and since 2010 it is owned by Qatar Holdings.
6. La Rinascente
La Rinascente is an Italian upscale chain of department stores with stores all over the European country including Rome, Genoa, Florence, Turin, and the flagship concept store in Milan. At the moment La Rinascente is owned by a Thai conglomerate that is planning on taking the department store global by expanding to the Asian markets.
The name of this department store is actually an abbreviation of a Russian phrase which means ‘main universal store’. The more important and famous GUM store is in Moscow and it faces the Red Square, a landmark of the city. The Moscow GUM is elegant, opulent, and really gigantic; the most impressive part of the building is probably its glass roof.