From Haight-Ashbury to Carnaby, 6 Iconic Streets of Fashion

In a world where online shopping has become the norm, it's refreshing to take a step back and remember the times when brick-and-mortar stores were not only the epitome of the retail experience, but also a reflection of the zeitgeist. Though we may never experience these phenomenons in the same capacity as when they actually happened, it's still fun to reminisce. Scroll down for our roundup of fashion's most iconic streets, and be sure to tell us any of your favourites in the comments below.

Haight-Ashbury

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The infamous Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco housed hippies during the counterculture revolution in the 1960s.

Haight-Ashbury

It even attracted George Harrison to visit the location in 1969, as well as nearby Golden Gate Park.

Rodeo Drive

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Any Pretty Woman lover knows Rodeo Drive is the epitome of luxury shopping in Los Angeles.

Rodeo Drive

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The two-mile-long street in Beverly Hills continues to be a shopping mainstay for tourists and locals alike.

Sedgwick Avenue

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The address 1520 Sedgwick Avenue is the popularly recognised birthplace of hip-hop, which as we all know sparked a monumental fashion movement that still exists today.

Sedgwick Avenue

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For a more thorough breakdown of this movement, check out our review of the recent documentary Fresh Dressed.

Carnaby Street

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Ask anyone where was the place to shop during the Swinging Sixties, and you'd hear Carnaby Street.

Carnaby Street

The street style scene entailed plenty of miniskirts, shift dresses, and go-go boots.

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

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Completed in 1670, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is regarded by many as the most beautiful avenue in the world.

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

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In addition to the luxury shopping locations, there are also numerous cultural activities that take place on the avenue, such as the Bastille Day parade.

5th Avenue

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Sigh… Every shopping aficionado knows what it means to stroll down 5th Avenue.

5th Avenue

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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's highlights all the reasons this street holds such a special place in fashion's history.

Do you have a favourite street for fashion or shopping? Tell us what it is in the comments, and check out our boutiques for some virtual shopping while you're at it!