Best Shopping Destinations in Europe for your Superyacht Charter

Chartering a superyacht holds no boundaries when it comes to hopping from port to port and splashing out in style. Nothing can be more fun than anchoring at one of Europe’s trendiest destinations for an afternoon of strolling around charming cobbled towns and hitting the most beautiful boutique stores on offer across the Mediterranean.

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Whether you are seeking soft tan sandals from Greece or a slip of cashmere beauty from Nice, your superyacht charter can take you on a first class adventure to some of the best shopping destinations in Europe. MY Starfire boasts sublime surroundings, spend your morning’s brunching onboard and soaking up the buttery sun on the blissful sundeck before letting Captain Sputh and his incredible crew show you the pearls of the world.

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Nice, France

The French Riviera is world famous for being the ultimate superyacht destination and whilst the billionaires roll their dice down the road in Monaco and the film buffs rub shoulders with the stars in Cannes, for spending sprees it seems Nice is where it’s at. Fashionistas seeking the latest styles will love the boutiques and studios that scatter the prestigious streets of Rue Paradis and Rue de Suède whereas those seeking big names in the designer world the enormous Galeries Lafayette should keep you busy for hours.

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Find orange blossom water and the richest olive oil for sale at Alziari and beautiful Provençal pottery at L’Atelier des Cigales. Nice also boasts one of the most incredible flower markets in the whole of France where the streets brim with fragrant beauty. Sun soaked miniature lemon trees and bright splashes of floral color drown out the stalls and can be picked, potted and posted to any destination in the world or to adorn your superyacht.

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Positano, Italy

The pastel colored houses clinging to the cliff may be the reason why Positano is perched on the map but the darling seaside destination also boasts world class shopping. The tight streets that meander down the mountainside offer a score of delightful boutiques against the backdrop of the shimmering blue sea. Safari is the place to swing by for a pair of gorgeous Italian leather handmade sandals that are as soft as silk against your feet.

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Whimsical dressmaker BrunellaMandara offers a beautiful boutique where you can find wispy chiffons and pale linens. For famous Italian ceramics oozing color, style and incredible charm head to CeramicaAssunta. After spending hours perusing the quaint and unique stores stop on the beach for a fresh lemon gelato beneath the shade of a parasol before heading back to your superyacht for a seafood supper on deck.

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Barcelona, Spain

With its gorgeous port spilling over with fabulous places to dine and the street performers pulling out the colors on Las Ramblas there really are a thousand and one reasons to fall in love with Barcelona. Yet the arty metropolis is also a shopper’s haven for those seeking Spanish treasures to bring back onboard. Tailor made suits and the finest silks can be found in the dazzling boutique of Antonio Miro and unique pieces by La Perla can be purchased in Janina.

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For a mouthwatering array of Mediterranean goodies take home a splash of medieval cava from Caelum or a hunk of Spanish artisan cheese from Tot Formatge. La Boqueria boasts a heady mixture of market fresh foods with stalls laden with jeweled fruits, preserves and a hint of the exotic. This is the place to come with the superyacht chef and pick out some edible delights to whip up something special for a moonlit soiree.

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Istanbul, Turkey

Soaked in the sublime and with an exotic edge, Istanbul is the place where the East and West seem to collide along the Bosporus Strait. The city is brimming with beautiful markets, rich ornate fabrics, cultural relics and antiques that truly are fit for a king. The Grand Bazaar is a must for serious shoppers seeking select vintage jeweled pieces, ottoman rugs with intricate designs, barrels of crimson and gold spice and oriental lanterns.

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Handmade shoes are becoming big news especially straight out of the ornate streets of Istanbul and at Fanfinfon you can treat your feet to something special that oozes with one of a kind appeal. Don’t leave Istanbul without choosing a beautiful Turkish rug to be sent back home especially when purchased with the full tea drinking experience from Arsah in Eminönü.

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