Ah, the art of acquisition. For some of us, it's discovering something unique, something that will make our friends say, 'Oh! Where'd you get that?'
For others, it's finding a bargain. Some love jewelry, some furniture, some shoes, some stationery or anything with a Jack Russell on it.
PHOTOS: The world's best shopping destinations
Whatever floats your shopping boat, there are more than a few destinations that should be on your bucket list.
For a dedicated shopper, almost anywhere has potential.
We couldn't list them all, so we picked 10 international destinations that represent east and west, bargain and upscale, and a variety of obsessions: food, fashion, furniture, flea market, every one of them a noble pursuit.
We start on the west coast and make our way east.