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6 Best Shopping Destinations For The Shopaholics In You
16 Oct 2017PLACESBY SweetEscape

For shopaholics, the world is your playground. Whether you’re in need for a long or short retail therapy, shopping activity is simply an inseparable part of any holiday experience. Not only can you visit the official or flagship stores and shop the latest trends from your favorite designers, there are also discounts or better prices that will make your whole trip an extra memorable one.

While your shopping preference might differ, we have rounded up 6 of the best shopping destinations in the world that is going to be the highlight of your vacation :

New York, New York

by Haris for SweetEscape in New York

Many people prefer New York as the best shopping destination when in United States, This city provides plenty of "playgrounds" for shopaholic. From chic boutiques to hipster flea markets to world-famous department stores, NYC has got it all

Shopping Paradise in Paris

by Olga for SweetEscape in Paris

Not only do you have to dress like a Parisian, you have to shop like one too when in Paris. The city has a brilliant mix of big stores, boutiques and markets specializing in different things, from designer’s label to delicate perfume or haute couture accessories and antiques. Each neighbourhood has its own style that whenever you end up in, you’re going to be lost in a blissful shopping paradise.

Surprises and More in Tokyo

by Kuppo for SweetEscape in Tokyo

Tokyo is famous for its respectable department stores and global chain stores such as Isetan with highly personalized service. Expect shopping consultants speaking your language to elevate your shopping experience while you browse from the latest apparel, electronics to all types of food and desserts. Many has claimed that shopping in Tokyo is not as expensive as it’s rated as Asia’s fourth-cheapest shopping. Tempting right?

Winning Combination of Kuala Lumpur

SweetEscape in Kuala Lumpur
SweetEscape in Kuala Lumpur

You don’t need to travel far for your shopping fix because at Kuala Lumpur you can find one of the world’s biggest mall, Berjaya Times Square. Other than this reputable shopping complex, there are plenty of retail options too, from your ubiquitous stores to other giant malls. The best part of all is, this charming city offers affordable prices, reliable sales and high-quality shopping too.

Big in Bangkok

by Wan for SweetEscape in Bangkok

From the posh and exclusive marble tower of modern shopping malls to the hustle and bustle of its street markets, Bangkok has all the reasons why you won’t be keeping your Baht for long. Whether you spend time at Chatuchak aka the world’s largest weekend market or Siam Paragon and Central World, also two of the largest malls in the world, you’re going to have a thrilling and delightful time.

London Has It All

SweetEscape in London

As one of the world’s definitive shopping destinations, London is dotted with popular brands such as Topshop, Selfridges and more. The shopping allure of London also lies in its unique marketplace such as Camden Street, where you will find some gems such as vintage fashion items to antique homewares to other lovely creations of new and quirky designers.

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Real Stories from Real Clients: What Makes You Love SweetEscape?
28 Nov 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

The idea of getting someone professional to take your photos might not appeal to everyone, but here in SweetEscape we firmly believe that once you tried a SweetEscape session, you'd immediately fall in love with it and would want to book more. No, this is not a marketing campaign, it's a fact! Don't believe us? Check out these real stories from our real clients on why they love SweetEscape so much!

1. The First Timer

Our very own Creative Director, Jalu, wasn't really a big fan of being photographed. However, after 8 months of working in SweetEscape and (naturally) getting exposed to SweetEscape's beautiful photos in a lot of beautiful locations around the world, Jalu started to feel that maybe being photographed isn't such a bad idea after all.

by Grece for SweetEscape in Tokyo

So, for his family holiday in Tokyo this year-end, Jalu booked his first-ever session. What impressed him the most is how easy the booking process turned out to be–just through the app. His interesed was piqued even higher when he met the photographer who was very friendly and easy to converse with.

"I also noticed how professional their cameras and gears were! So it made me even more convinced that my photos would turn out to be great!" said Jalu.

by Mizuki for SweetEscape in Tokyo

When Jalu received the photos, he was surprised at how beautiful the photos turned out to be. His wife loved the session and the photos, his young daughter–which he feared wouldn't enjoy the shoot–also absolutely loved it, even he himself looked good in the photos!

"The photographers really know how to find the perfect angle for you, I never thought my photos would turn out these great!" said Jalu. "I absolutely love it, and I'd definitely book more sessions when I travel to other interesting locations in the future."

2. The 'Seasoned' Lovers

Sheena Buraga and her husband Daniel are truly one of the most unique clients SweetEscape had recently. Their 'Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept is really inspiring, and SweetEscape is proud and honoured to be a part of their love journey from the very start when Daniel first proposed to Sheena in Tokyo (spring), to their pre-nup shots in Nami Island (autumn) and Niseko (winter), and finally to their final pre-nup shot in Siargao (summer).

by Bren for SweetEscape in Siargao
by Bren for SweetEscape in Siargao

"Between May and June 2018 after the proposal, we started planning for our wedding. At first we thought that the photos in Tokyo would be our proposal / engagement photos, and we wanted to capture another pre-nup photoshoot, not with SweetEscape. But when seeing our proposal photos shot by SweetEscape, everybody said that our pre-nup shoots will look less beautiful compared to the super-beautiful photos of our proposal taken by SweetEscape! Considering this, and since we were travelling to Nami Island, South Korea in the autumn, we decided to create this 'Four Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept with SweetEscape!" said Sheena when asked about what made them keep taking their pre-nup shots with us.

3. The Reporter

TV reporter Najla Hilabi always puts an extra care for her Instagram feed; she wants it to look extra neat and beautiful, and this was her initial reason to use SweetEscape. After knowing about us from an Instagram ad, she decided to book her first session for her trip to Prague.

"I don't know if I'd ever go back to Prague again, so I thought it was important to capture my moments there with a proper photography service," said Najla.

by Michael for SweetEscape in Tokyo
by Michael for SweetEscape in Tokyo

What impressed her was eventhough there were some language barrier with the photographer, the photos still turned out beautiful, and the photographer brought her to the hidden gems of the already enchanting city. This, in addition to the beautiful photos she received afterwards, made her book another session for her recent trip to Tokyo.

"I feel that SweetEscape always maintains their standard of quality. You don't just get your raw photos, you get perfectly curated and professionally edited photos, and this careful production process really makes me love SweetEscape!"

by Michael for SweetEscape in Tokyo

So, don't let anything make you doubt us! SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!