Cartier NYC Chistmas
Hi Melissa. Previously spoke to you on TA. Your site it coming along great very impressed. I am coming NY on 19th Nov-24th I wanted to know if you wouldn’t mind messaging me with any in store sales in the department stores you may have spotted on your travels around this time. On my last visit I seen lots of things in the sale I liked on the Bloomingdales website however in store they had nothing at all in the sale. Would save me some time and money if I went the stores with the instore sales first. Some brands of interests are: UGG, Juicy Couture, DKNY. Many thanks!
Also do you have any reccomendations on a ‘Locals’ restaurant and near by bar or pub ( for after meal) in Upper Manhattan? Or anywhere thats near our hotel (the New yorker) but not midtown.
Would look to spend max of about $30 each for meal, pretty much any food apart from japanese or mexican. No restrictions on a bar, any price really just somewhere that gets busy ( but not packed) not directed at tourists.
P.S Any news on the Manolo sale yet? 🙂 THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your time!!
NYC Insider Guide Answer:
Hi Charlotte! Good news and bad news. There are very few sales the week before Thanksgiving since all the stores are gearing up for “Black Friday,” usually the highest grossing shopping day of the year. It is the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27, 2009, so expect very few sales the prior week.
However, given the brands you mention, you can ALWAYS get them discounted (and usually at prices far better than a department store sale) at Loehmanns and Century 21, so definitely check them out.
My guess is the Manolo Press Sale will be this Wednesday or next (November 4th or 11th)…won’t know for sure until the morning of the sale. Will post on the Insider Scoop as soon as I hear!
Happy to recommend restaurants – where is your hotel? Upper East Side or Upper West Side?
Nov 03, 2009
Sample sales Department Store Sales NYC
Thanks I’ll make sure that I check them out, I’m going to Jersey Gardens too so hopefully i’ll find some bargins there.
Aww thats a shame that i’ll miss the Manolo sale but if you go, please let me know what your shoes are like 🙂
Well we are staying at the New Yorker hotel in Midtown however i’ve looked on open table and cant seem to find any hotels in midtown with a good reputation without being aimed at tourists so I thought that upper Manhattan would be best bet however if doesnt have to be that area if theres any nice restaurants/bars in other parts of the city that isnt too far away from midtown ( we dont want to be worrying about getting back to our hotel if we go a bar and its late)
Also comming to NY again 1st- 6th December ( my friend won a free holiday and asked me to go) Lucky me! so may get to go some sample sales after all, The Theory sample sale I seen on your insider shopping page is on 4th+.
Thank you, Charlotte
Nov 03, 2009
Hi Charlotte! I would recommend you and your girlfriends head downtown for dinner and nightlife. Check out my recommended restaurants in Union Square, West Village, Meatpacking and Greenwich Village (I haven’t added as many as I’d like yet). Remember, Manhattan is small – none of these places are more than 15-20 minutes from your midtown hotel. So likely, no more than a $8-$10 taxi or a short walk and $2.50 subway ride.
Where is your hotel? That will determine if you should stay along the East or West Side.
How lucky you get to come to NY twice in a month!!! Maybe we’ll trade places and I’ll go to London, ha ha!!!
Dec 18, 2009
Amazing trips to NYC
Hi Sorry for my late responce. I am back from both of my trips had an amazing time on both occasions.
Surprisingly I found the shops had more offers on on my first trip than my second which was after black friday. very surprising.
We got many bargains, and doing lots of research before hand saved us lots of money and time.
Didnt really dine out sadly as we were so busy sightseeing and shopping however will make sure that we do so next time. We did manage to go to Legends bar for a meal but wasnt that impressed was a little much $ for what you got concidering its a sports bar too.
Hopefully going back again next year around the same time, Nov- It was still christmassy yet not cold infact sunny most days. No idea what I am going to do in the mean time until I go again next year, oh how I love your city.
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