If you are looking for the ultimate shopping trip, then why not head over to New York for a long weekend break. Leaving on Thursday and returning on Monday is enough time for you to have a day shopping and a day exploring this breath taking city in America. Although the flight time is quite long, if you can get one at night, you will be able to sleep for most of it, feeling refreshed for when you arrive.
Trips to New York are not cheap, mostly due to the cost of the flight, but around Christmas many tour operators put on offers for short weekend breaks from the UK.
Remember that you only have a certain amount of luggage allowance, and if you exceed this you may be charged, so be sure to travel light and not buy too much unless you are willing to pay to bring it home.