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 favorites in the comments below.
The infamous Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco housed hippies during the counterculture revolution in the 1960s.
It even attracted George Harrison to visit the location in 1969, as well as nearby Golden Gate Park.
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Any Pretty Woman lover knows Rodeo Drive is the epitome of luxury shopping in Los Angeles.
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The two-mile-long street in Beverly Hills continues to be a shopping mainstay for tourists and locals alike.
The address 1520 Sedgwick Avenue is the popularly recognized birthplace of hip-hop, which as we all know sparked a monumental fashion movement that still exists today.
For a more thorough breakdown of this movement, check out our review of the recent documentary Fresh Dressed.
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Ask anyone where was the place to shop during the Swinging Sixties, and you'd hear Carnaby Street.
The street style scene entailed plenty of miniskirts, shift dresses, and go-go boots.
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Completed in 1670, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is regarded by many as the most beautiful avenue in the world.
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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.
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Sigh… Every shopping aficionado knows what it means to stroll down 5th Avenue.