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Best Shopping Destinations in the USA

Accessibility to major stores and an abundance of local boutiques are some of the essential components of a prime shopping city. In addition to these criteria, U.S. News considered expert opinion and traveler reviews to rank the best U.S. shopping destinations — from Boston and its quirky used bookstores to high-end retail meccas like New York City. Vote for your favorite shopping spot below to help us determine which city tops next year's list. 

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Why go: Just like France has Paris, America has New York City. Brimming with stylish storefronts lining Fifth Avenue, SoHo and the East Village, among other neighborhoods, NYC overflows with a spectrum of stores for travelers of all tastes. Read More»

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Why go: Chi-town's Magnificent Mile is not to be missed, regardless of whether or not you came with a thick wallet. You'll also want to visit The Loop's State Street, Wicker Park's boutiques and antique shops and the suburbs' sprawling malls. Read More»

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Why go: The City by the Bay stands as flashy L.A.'s funky cousin. While you'll find the usual chains and high-end shops scattering Union Square, San Fran also boasts a bounty of indie boutiques and secondhand shops lining Chestnut, Union and Fillmore streets. Read More»

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Why go: Serious shoppers can easily spend a day perusing the more than 500 stores found in the Mall of America. For a more designer setting without the theme park feel, try the Galleria in Edina, or head to the Midtown Global Market for local crafts, food and events. Read More»

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Why go: Shopaholics will find paradise in L.A.'s retail scene. Upscale shopping streets like Rodeo Drive reign supreme, while a cache of eclectic shops can be found along Abbot Kinney Boulevard, near Venice Beach. Read More»

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Why go: Whether you're looking for something chic or retro, you're sure to find it in Boston. Start your spree on Newbury Street where you'll find everything from designer apparel to used books. For some funky fashion, make your way to the Garment District. Read More»

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Why go: Mention your need to shop to any Houston native and they'll be able to point you in the right direction. An extraordinary outlet mall, Katy Mills marks the city's western edge, and you shouldn't miss out on the massive Galleria in Uptown. Read More»

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Why go: You'll find retail favorites like Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue within a stone's throw of Waikiki Beach, but to do some more serious damage head to Ala Moana Center. Here, high-end stores like Chanel and Versace rub elbows with tourist-kitsch shops like Hawaiian Island Creations. Read More»

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