Shopping in New York
Shopping in New York – there is probably no better city for shopping addicts and fashion lovers than the Big Apple! New York City shopping offers an abundance of brands, boutiques, chains, and vintage as well as designer fashion. On this page, you will find the best shops in New York and detailed information about where to shop in New York. Read my NYC shopping guide for New York outlets, shopping centres, and much more!
The Best Shops in New York
Before you drop everything and storm the stores, it’s good to know a few things, especially when you want to secure the best deals on Black Friday in New York. For example, the opening times of New York stores are not standardised. Therefore, look up the shop hours in advance, so you won’t be in for an unpleasant surprise. If you are planning to take a lot of goods at home, be aware that your New York shopping can get expensive if you forget about the added sales tax. And keep in mind that when it comes to customs, not everything that you are bringing back from NYC is duty-free. Below you find my tips for making the most out of shopping in New York.
Black Friday in New York is the biggest discount shopping day of the year. This is the time when it is common for shoppers to expect sales of up to…
I get a lot of questions about tax free shopping in New York. So if you are looking for best places to shop in NYC on a budget read on….
Shopping Outlets in New York
New York shopping outlets are a real treasure chest if you want to save on designer clothes and brand products. You can indulge in some real discount shopping in these outlet centres and save a lot of money. You will find the biggest selection at one of the largest outlets in the world, Woodbury Common Outlet, just outside of New York City. Read more about the best New York shopping outlets below.
Outlets in New York are the best places to go shopping in The Big Apple. In Manhattan there are a few shops selling designer clothes at vastly discounted prices. The…
Woodbury Common is one of the best outlets in New York. Just outside Manhattan, it offers 220 stores full of discount madness! Buses leave Manhattan in the morning. With your…
Empire Outlets New York City is New York City’s only outlet shopping centre. In the wider New York area there already was Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, but a more central…
Shopping Centers in New York
Shopping centres, also called malls in New York City, are perfect for a rainy day or if you want to visit a lot of shops without travelling around Manhattan. There are several New York shopping malls where you can shop ’til you drop, eat, or just take a small break. The biggest New York shopping centre is the Westfield World Trade Center Shopping Mall, located in Lower Manhattan. You will find more than 100 shops here – enough to fill a whole day with shopping!
Westfield World Trade Center in New York is Manhattan’s largest shopping centre. For those who want to do some serious shopping in New York, this is a great place to…
Department Stores in New York
The most famous department stores in New York are probably Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bergdorf Goodman. These NY department stores are perfect for shopping in Manhattan as they offer a huge range of consumer goods. Shopping here is a luxurious experience but so are the prices most of the time. Macy’s is from all the mentioned department stores above the most accessible, so it’s no surprise that it’s a favourite amongst tourists.
Macy’s in New York is the biggest department store in the city. It actually covers the whole block on Herald Square and has 11 floors. Macy’s is a one-stop-shop for (almost)…
The Best Shopping Streets in New York
If you are looking for the best places to shop in New York, one of the many New York shopping streets is a great choice. Fifth Avenue is the best example, as it’s widely known for luxurious brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Armani as well as more affordable fashion retailers like Uniqlo, H&M, and Zara. Other New York shopping streets can be found on the Upper East Side and in SoHo, where more high street brands like Converse or Adidas have their flagship stores.
Fifth Avenue starts north of Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village and runs all the way to 143rd Street in Harlem. The most well known stretch of Fifth Avenue is…
Tech Stores in New York
Apple isn’t the only tech store in New York but of course the most famous store for electronic products like smartphones, laptops, and smartwatches. Another option for an electronics store in New York is Best Buy and Hammacher Schlemmer, where you can find the newest technology or just browse for a new camera (handy for all your souvenir photos!). Read more about my favourite electro retailers below.
Where can you buy an iPad, iPhone, or a MacBook in New York? There are many small shops that offer these products, but it is best to buy those products…
The Samsung Store in New York, called Samsung 837, can be found in the Meatpacking District. Visit this store if you’re a fan of the latest technology and digital gadgets….
Buying Clothes and Shoes in New York
If you need new shoes or clothes, New York is the right place for you. You can even shop in the many New York clothes shops for a whole new wardrobe. Or look for that perfect pair of shoes in one of the top shops in New York. The possibilities in the Big Apple are really endless, which doesn’t make it easier of course. That’s why you’ll find my favourite places for clothes and shoe shopping in New York below.
Abercrombie and Fitch (or A&F) are one of the stores in New York that is very popular around the world. In Manhattan, there are two stores, including one flagship store….
Jewellery in New York
Planning a special surprise for your partner and you want to buy the engagement ring in New York? Head to New York’s most famous jeweller Tiffany & Co! This jewellery store also offers necklaces, bracelets, charms, and much more. Or, if you are more into unique designs take a look at the collection of local jeweller Catbird in Brooklyn.
Buying Books in New York
New York is of course also a great place for bookworms. Book stores in New York like Barnes and Noble or the Amazon store offer a vast variety of best sellers, novels, and newest editions. A famous New York book store is the Strand Book Store, which specialises in used books and is the largest second-hand book shop in the whole world.
Fun Stores in New York
If you are travelling with kids or just want to have a special experience while shopping, I recommend M&M’s Store and Disney Store in Times Square. The chances are high that you will leave these two shops with full bags. And in the case of the M&M’s Store, it can happen that you eat your souvenirs immediately after visiting this New York shop.
The M&M’s Store on Times Square can’t be missed. The huge store has M&M’s in all different colours and a wide range of different flavours, filled with milk chocolate, dark…
Beauty in New York
New Yorkers are known for being fashionable and looking great from head to toe. I asked my wife which shops and places she can recommend in case you need to be spruced up after a long flight. There are quite some make-up stores and beauty parlours in New York, so you will look all dressed up in no time.
You can find the largest selection of cosmetics, personal care products and make-up in New York. You can also buy items from brands not available in Australia. Drugstores, chic boutiques or…