The French city of Paris is known as the place to shop in Europe, its trends annually lining the catwalks with the latest sizzlers in contemporary fashion, but for those who can’t make it to France, or indeed Europe, Israel’s city of Tel Aviv has its own unique and growing shopping and fashion scene. This was demonstrated during last week’s Tel Aviv Fashion week, an annual event that was launched in 2011 and has been attracting attention from the fashion world every year.
Although in the past it has consisted of shows from world famous designers such as Roberto Cavelli, up and coming Israeli designers also showcased their pieces this year and they were definitely something to see. From the collection Clothe by young Israeli designer Eva Al-Kaneresh and its flowing, light colours and feminine shapes to the vibrant, multicoloured block pieces of Or Edelemein’s Shenkar College, the future for the Tel Aviv fashion scene is bright.
The same could be said for its shopping scene. The city of Tel Aviv, with its urban, blistering vibe exudes cool and youthful energy and is also perfect for a day spent shopping with friends and family, especially for special occasions, such as Purim or Hanakah. One landmark is Dizengoff Street, which is known as Tel Aviv’s first fashion avenue. The iconic boulevard is known for its museums, cinemas and especially its shopping centers with their high concentration of designer brands.
A day on Dizengoff Street would be nothing without a visit to the Dizengoff shopping mall, which consist of over four hundred shops as well as a cinema, museums and a swimming pool.
Tired feet? For hand made, fashionable and pretty shoes, visit the renowned and innovative shoe designer, Couple Of, located on 207 Dizengoff street,whose work also featured in the Tel Aviv Fashion Week catwalks.
Of course, one has to stop and admire at the beautiful Agam Fire & Water fountain at Dizengoff Sqaure, which was designed by the Israel optical artist Yaacov Agam.
And what how about stopping to purchase some cute Michloach Manot for friends and family before you head home. With so many colourful-packed Shalach Manos to choose from for the Purim Festival, you will be spoiled for choice.
Finally, a great way to end the day of shopping is to have a nice cup of coffee at the Ttpas bar and coffee shop, Dizzy Frishdon which is situated at No. 121 Dizengoff street.