If you’re taking a trip to New York City this year, you need look no further for the best shopping experience in the country. Nowhere beats the Big Apple for retail therapy, from quirky vintage boutiques to huge, glamorous department stores. Plan your trip wisely and you could completely re-stock your wardrobe this season just with your New York finds.
The best department stores
For high fashion and the full New York experience, don’t miss out on some of the city’s most famous department stores. 5th Avenue and midtown are the places to be seen for department store fashion; with Saks Fifth Avenue (611 5th Ave) playing host to a huge range of designers at it huge flagship store and Bergdorf Goodman (754 5th Ave) offering the height of luxury and New York glamour. Macy’s (151 West 34th St) is another must-see landmark with an unimaginable range of products on offer. If you’re travelling to NYC during the holidays, make sure you don’t miss these stores’ famous window displays.
If you want to channel your inner Audrey, stand outside Tiffany and Company (727 5th Ave) with your croissant and take in the sparkling sights, or head to Chanel (737 Madison Ave), Louis Vuitton (1 East 57th St) and Versace (647 5th Ave) to check out the high-fashion offerings from these world famous designers.
For the Family
For those travelling to New York with kids in tow, don’t miss some of NYC’s famous family shopping landmark. FAO Schwartz (767 5th Ave), made famous in the Tom Hands movie “Big”, is a mind-bogglingly huge toy store that your kids will go crazy for, while the American Girl Place (609 5th Ave) is perfect for little girls who love their history-themed dolls.
Bag a discount
If you’re looking to fit your New York shopping into a tighter budget, you may want to consider heading out of the city and upstate a little by car or bus to Woodbury Common Outlet Mall in Central Valley. This outlet shopping center offers designer clothes at big discounts, and is super popular with international tourists as well as locals.