Shopping in New York City

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Straight from the Runway at Discount Prices

Shopping in New York City includes 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 have been worn once, by a model or actress, during a Fashion Week runway show.


Discount Department Stores

When shopping in New York City, you should definitely try our unique discount store, Century 21. The stores are excellent and their everyday prices beat any department store sale. Their prices are similar to clearance prices, but usually during the current season. As with most discount stores, they are “hit or miss,” depending on the day/week you go and what you’re looking for…but you never know what goodies you can find.

Century 21 Discount Department Store

Discount Shopping in New York City | Century 21

Century 21 has huge Men’s, Women’s, Childrens and Home departments. Located near Wall Street, they originally targeted the business shopper. Because they work directly with garment district reps, and only have to stock locally, they carry very high end designers. Armani, Pucci, Prada and Missoni are regulars and they have a great shoe department for both men and women.

If you are downtown (9-11 Memorial, Wall Street), Century 21 is definitely worth checking out. Their hours revolve around Wall Street, please check in advance.

Financial District – 22 Cortlandt St (Church/Broadway)

Upper West Side – 1972 Broadway, near Lincoln Center


Nordstrom Rack Discount Department Store

Discount Shopping in New York City | Nordstrom Rack

Just one block from DSW discount shoes, making Union Square somewhat of a discount shopping destination. Nordstrom Rack is the outlet of the famous department store, which does not have a NYC store. Their brands are not as upscale as Century 21, but they have a good Men’s and Women’s clothing and shoe selection (no kids).

60 East 14th St (4th Ave/Broadway) Union Square


Saks Off Fifth

Saks Off Fifth NYC

Opened March 2016, Saks Off Fifth is a joint venture between my favorite shopping site, Gilt, and Saks Fifth Ave. I’ve only been once, but there was a fantastic selection of the same brands and goods found at Saks and Gilt, with super-friendly and helpful sales people.

Midtown East – 125 E 57th Street (Park Ave)


Bloomingdale’s Outlet

Bloomingdale's Outlet

Recently opened in 2015, to mixed reviews. Some have scored great finds on quality merchandise, and others say it is not the quality of the midtown Bloomingdales.

Upper West Side – 2085 Broadway @72nd St


Fox’s Discount Store

Fox's Discount Shopping NYC

Designers include Michael Kors, Elie Tahari and Free People at up to 70 percent off.

Upper East Side – 147 E 86th St @ Lexington Ave‎

Upper West Side – 2234 Broadway @80th St


Cosmetic Market

Discount Cosmetic Market NYC

A completely unique experience in NYC, the Cosmetic Markets has bargains to be found, but they are definitely hit or miss. Tons of high end cosmetics, some discontinued, many are the “gift with purchase” travel sizes from department stores, but since many items are $.99 or less, worth a stop if near Grand Central and the NY Public Library.

Midtown East – 15 E 37th St (between 5th/Mad)

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Shopping in New York City – Resale Stores

Let me dispell any misnomers about our Resale and Consignment Shops in Manhattan – they are incredible gems. All their items are hand-picked by the stores’ managers, who are fashionistas, and are either brand new with tags, or very gently used. It is not uncommon for gently used to mean it was worn once, by a model or actress, during a photo shoot or runway show.

True Story: I once picked up a pair of Christian Louboutins for $110, that still had the Neiman Marcus tag on the sole, along with the last name of a runway model and the show in which she wore them at Fashion Week!!

Brands regularly stocked include: Prada, Chanel, Hermés, Gucci, Armani, Versace, Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Theory, Missoni and more – all at a fraction of the retail cost. For a true shopping in New York City experience, our resale stores are not to be missed.

NYC Insider Recommended Resale Stores

Designer Resale 324 E 81st Street (1st and 2nd)

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  • 15 Bleecker St. Between Lafayette and Bowery
  • 101 Thompson St. Between Prince and Spring
  • 21 Prince Street and 19 Prince St (Men’s)
  • 207 W 18th Street (Men and Women)
  • 208 73rd (2nd & 3rd Aves)
  • Union Square and several more stores.

Fisch for the Hip 153 W 18th (6th and 7th) Best selection of used Hermés bags in town (Birkin, Kelly)

A Second Chance

  • SoHo – 155 Prince Street (@ W Broadway)
  • Upper East – 1109 Lexington Ave (77th and 78th, 2nd Floor).
  • There are now dozens of these around NYC, please check the website www.ASecondChanceResale.com

Other Resale Shopping in New York City

Roundabout 72 and Madison 646.755.8009

BIS Designer Resale – 1134 Madison (84th & 85th)

Encore 1132 Madison Avenue (84th & 85th)

Michael’s 1041 Madison Avenue, (79th and 80th)

LaBoutique 1045 Madison Ave – 2nd Floor, near 80th Street 803 Lex (& 62nd). – 2nd floor 160 W. 72nd St (Bway & Col)

Gabays Outlet – 195 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

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NYC Shopping Tours and Outlet Malls

New York City Shopping Tours

Who better than a NYC Stylist to the stars to help you navigate our best designer bargains and retail splurges, all customized to your time and budget?

When you’ve exhausted our NYC Shopping (like that’s possible!) think about a day trip out of Manhattan to one of our large premium Outlet Centers, which offer discounts on everything from Prada to Pottery Barn. More on New York City Shopping Tours.

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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.

NYC Printable Map Guide Book

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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Closed 2014

Loehmann’s – (not Loehmans)

Discount Shopping in New York City Loehmanns

Loehmann’s buys nationally, so they have brands such as Juicy Couture, Theory, Nine West, Polo and DKNY. Great jean selection, Rock & Republic, Seven, Joe’s. Occasionally, you can also find Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Chanel and I even saw Hermés, once.The Upper West Side location often has a better shopping in New York City than Chelsea, as it has less traffic.


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