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Best cities in the world for shopping? Hey Los Angeles, you're No. 3

Attention shoppers! If part of your travel fun involves stylish purchases, here are 25 cities — New York City is tops and Los Angeles takes the No. 3 spot — worthy of pulling out your wallet.

That's the word from Expedia, which Wednesday released a ranking of the best shopping cities in the world.

The online travel retailer looked at several criteria, including best value for money (based on the cost of a pair of Levi's 501 jeans, Nike running shoes and a transit ride), friendliness and how many tourists came to visit.

L.A. received high marks for value and friendliness but showed low numbers of international visitors who stayed overnight (5.2 million) compared with other cities.

The city recently announced that it received a record 45.5-million tourists in 2015 and 6.7 million of them were international visitors.

By comparison, New York City welcomed about 12.2 million international visitors who spent the night, according to Expedia's data.

The good news for shoppers is that no matter what continent you visit this year, you'll likely  be near one of these cities. Check out "The World's 25 Best Shopping Cities" by Expedia for details about the selections.

1. New York City

2. Berlin

3. Los Angeles

4. London

5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

6. Tokyo

7. Singapore

8. Istanbul, Turkey

9. Paris

10. Madrid

11. São Paolo, Brazil

12. Bangkok, Thailand

13. San Francisco

14. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

15. Milan, Italy

16. Rome

17. Hong Kong

18. Seoul

19. Marrakech, Morocco

20. Edinburgh, Scotland

21. Melbourne, Australia

22. Vienna

23. Cape Town, South Africa

24. Amsterdam

25. Bucharest, Romania

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