Skip to site content
Group Travel Leader Group Travel Leader Group Travel Leader

Charge!: Groups Will Enjoy These Shopping Experiences

Though almost everyone can picture movie scenes where high-end shops stop everything to pamper a single customer, few have experienced such luxury in person. However, with the power of group travel, shoppers can have their own “Pretty Woman” moments where shopkeepers cater exclusively to their every desire.

These VIP experiences deliver deals and experiences not available to the individual traveler. For example, you might not think of including yoga, wine tastings or educational presentations with a shopping excursion. However, at these shopping destinations, groups can create extravagant memories that last beyond the accompanying souvenir purchases.

Since shopping remains one of the top activities for all travelers, treat your group to one of these compelling VIP shopping experiences.

Easton Town Center

Columbus, Ohio

Groups can imagine themselves celebrities for one day at the Easton Town Center’s Fashion Forward at Nordstrom experience in Columbus, Ohio. Before the shopping center’s upscale Nordstrom opens, groups can browse the store on their own with the aid of knowledgeable on-site staff.

The experience starts with breakfast at the in-store Café Nordstrom Bistro. The group then listens to a fashion expert on a wide range of topics such as modern fashion and how to dress for a formal event.

After fielding questions, the staff sets the group loose in the store with employees eager to assist. Each participant receives a $15 Nordstrom gift card, so everyone can leave with some type of souvenir with little effort.

The private shopping experience at Nordstrom is only one of several exclusive group experiences. Personal shopping excursions can also be had at the Body Shop, Evereve and Kate Spade.

Groups can also opt for a meal and a movie at the AMC Dine In Theatre, where tired shoppers can sit back in reclining chairs with a cocktail and dinner while watching a movie. For a more educational outing, groups can create cards at Paper Source or take a cooking class at Sur La Table.

No matter which accompanying experience is chosen, groups will enjoy wandering through the indoor and outdoor shopping complex designed to look like a mid-20th-century town. With over 300 shopping, dining and entertainment venues, the center will offer something of interest for every group member.

Eliza Myers

Eliza Myers has worked for The Group Travel Leader since 2007. She is the online editor and associate editor for Select Traveler.

Get More Group Travel Ideas!

Subscribe to our free e-newsletter, Group Travel Minute.    

You have Successfully Subscribed!