New York City Shopping

Insider Guide to Shopping in NYC

New York City is a shopping and fashion paradise, but some of the best New York City shopping is a hidden secret and cannot be found in tour books.

Shopping in NYC means different things to everyone. There are large department stores, designer boutiques, specialty stores, flagship stores of most every brand, discount stores, resale shops, NYC Sample Sales…and as you’re walking from one to the next, hundreds of street vendors to distract you along the way.

Each shopping area in New York City has it’s own unique flair – SoHo, Meatpacking District, Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, Chinatown, East Village. If you love to shop, then shopping in NYC will be your heaven on earth!

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New York City Shopping – Department Stores

New York City Shopping |  Department Stores

NYC’s worldwide famous and iconic department stores, including Bloomingdales, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, combined offer more than 7 city blocks and 50 floors of shopping heaven!

Find out why many of the stores unique to New York City have the most distinctive selection and review the highlights of each at Shopping in NYC at Department Stores.

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New York City Shopping – Discount and Resale Stores

New York City Shopping |  Discount Stores

NYC has some unique discount stores, where everyday prices beat any department store sale. Another great NYC find are our Resale and Consignment Shops. Their gently used items might very well have been worn once, by a model or actress, during a Fashion Week runway show.

They are all “hit or miss,” depending on the day…but you might grab a steal when Shopping in New York City at Discount and Resale Stores.


New York City Shopping – NYC Designer Sample Sales

New York City Shopping |  Designer Sample Sales

NYC Designer Sample Sales are some of our best hidden gems. New Yorkers know how to get almost ANYTHING at a major discount off the retail price!

New York City is a mecca of designer discounts..you just have to know where to find them.

Not to worry, the NYC Insider Guide is here to tell you all about our NYC Designer Sample Sales.

NYC Sample Sales and Trunk Shows

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New York City Shopping Tours and Designer Outlets

New York City Shopping Tours

NYC shopping tours include Men’s Shopping Tours, Fashion District Shopping tours, Designer Showroom tours and even some shopping included in Movie and Television Tours that stop at stores you’ve seen in film.

When you’ve exhausted New York City Shopping, think about a day trip out of Manhattan to one of our large New York Outlet Malls, which offer discounts on everything from Prada to Pottery Barn. The shopping trips take you by bus to and from Manhattan. More on New York City Shopping Tours.


New York City Shopping – by NYC Neighborhood

Manhattan Neighborhood Shopping Guide

Don’t miss the Manhattan Neighborhood Shopping Guide to find out more about the upscale designers in SoHo, trendy designers in the Meatpacking District, luxury shopping along Fifth and Madison Avenues, cheap souvenirs in Chinatown, cutest boutiques in the East Village and NoHo and more!


New York City Shopping – Online From Home

New York City Shopping Sample Sales

Another great NYC shopping secret! Tons of online New York City sample sales, coupons, half off deals and more.

Some you can shop from home, and some deals you can stock up on before your trip. In the last year, I’ve snagged half off coupons to Nordstrom Rack, Gap, Barnes and Noble, top restaurants and more…along with some killer deals on every designer brand at daily online sample sales.

Read more about NYC Shopping Coupons.

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New York Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out

Fashion Week in NYC by Mercedes-Benz

Every February and September, New York Fashion Week leads the fashion world as the first of four major fashion weeks held around the globe. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is the most well-known event and Fashion’s Night Out has become uber-popular over the last few years, offering all fashionistas a chance to shop, cocktail and pamper themselves all night in the city’s coolest neighborhoods!

Here’s a round up of some popular New York Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out Events

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NYC Insider Tip – Street Vendors

If it has a brand name, it’s not authentic or real – Rolex watches, Prada purses, videos and games – all fakes. See the The New York Times article, What’s ‘Even Worse’ About Buying Fake Handbags?, about these vendors using counterfeit goods as a way to support terrorism and child labor.

What can you buy when Shopping in New York City from Street Vendors? Some things include costume jewelry, “pashminas” and scarves (3 for $10, in every color, and then you can use them as airplane blankets on the way home), leather goods, artwork, photography and any other crafts or wares clearly made by the vendor selling them.

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The NYC Insider Printable Guide

Includes over 20 Discount and Outlet Shopping Locations rarely advertised in New York City. Not just discount chains, but REAL NYC Insider shopping secrets open to the public.

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Did you know you can just walk into a specific Theory store and get 30% off any current item? If they don’t have it in stock, they will special order it for you.

Get all our NYC Shopping Secrets on one page with a map (and some store manager’s names!) so you’ll know where the bargains are everywhere in NYC.

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