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From designer watches to flouncy dresses, Taipei is the perfect place for some serious shopping. Head to the city’s commercial mecca, Ximending, where you’ll find the ultimate options in spending your New Taiwan dollars. This famous theater district is also home to some of Taiwan’s most upscale, sophisticated shopping; you’ll find both independent boutiques as well as name-brand options. If you are looking for more local buys, head to the Taipei Jade and Flower Market that operates under Jianguo road. The largest jade market in all of Asia, this commercial utopia is not just full of the famed stone. You can also find bargains on handmade pottery and silk-screen paintings.