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Munich is not known as a shopping destination, but there are still some find goods be found, if you know where to look. Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest you start with the pedestrian-only streets of Kaufingerstrasse and Neuhauser Strasse in the city’s center for international retailers, smart cafes and restaurants. Looking for more upscale brands like Gucci? Hit Maximilianstrasse — one of the city’s four royal avenues — where you’ll also find names like Versace, Louis Vuitton and Dior. Nearby Theatinerstrasse also has some high-end stores, along with international chains.
If independent boutiques are more your style, then head out of Munich’s center and into the artsy district of Schwabing. Hohenzollernstrasse in particular has a number of small shops that may offer temptations that are impossible to resist.