Ten Most Expensive Shopping Streets in the World

on June 15 2010 | in List of Lists Retail | by | with 1 Comment

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Are you dreaming of Paris?

The Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris is the most expensive street to lease a retail store this year according to real estate research firm Colliers International. Paris has edged out New York City’s Fifth Avenue whose annual rent had fallen by 11% to $1,250 per square foot. Europe still has the most number of expensive shopping streets with six making Colliers’ top ten list.

Ten Most Expensive Shopping Streets in the World

1.  Paris – Champs Elysee             $1,256  up 2%

2.  New York – Fifth Avenue          $1,250  down 11%

3.  Hong Kong – Russell Street, Causeway Bay    $1,205   up 1%

4.  London – Bond Street               $1,174   up 52%

5.  Milan – Via Monte Napoleone   $929  down 1%

6.  Sydney – Pitt Street Mall            $769  up 71%

7.  Zurich – Bahnhofstrasse             $728  up 19%

8.  London -Oxford Street               $720  up 28%

9.  Rome – Rome City Center          $628  down 4%

10. New York – Madison Avenue   $590  down 21%

Source: Colliers Int’l (USD per square foot per year)

The global economy looks to pick up. Colliers predicts “retailers with a strong balance sheet are quickly gaining confidence to expand into markets previously viewed as too expensive.” The luxury sector is to expected to be very promising long-term especially with “the emergence of a sizeable middle class in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and central and eastern Europe and these ‘aspirational’ consumers will be a key source of growth for many luxury retailers.”

photo credit: buggolo

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One Response to Ten Most Expensive Shopping Streets in the World

  1. BG says:

    And what about Tokyo ?? Ginza district and Omote Sando are known to be very ewpensive

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