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 Designer Sample Sales

NYC 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.

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New York City Gift Ideas

There are so many fantastic New York City Gift Ideas that will bring a smile to anyone who lives here, is moving to NYC or is just visiting for a few days. You can treat your loved ones of any age to almost anything in NYC, like foodie gift cards, Broadway gift cards, or a special experience as a gift for someone visiting New York.

New York City Gift Ideas

  • Ticketmaster Gift Card - There is probably no more versatile gift in NYC than a Ticketmaster Gift Card. Broadway, Sports, Concerts and so much more.
  • Classic Harbor Cruise - NYC Boat Cruises are one of my favorite things to do in NYC, with both my lifelong NYC friends and when visitors come to town
  • NYC Foodie and Restaurant Gifts - choose from dozens of food tours, restaurant gift cards, classes.

See All: New York City Gift Ideas

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New York City Shopping Tours and Designer Outlets

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? Choose from Men’s, Fashion District, Personal Shopper, SoHo and NoLita, Sample Sale, Boutique and private Designer Showroom, Premium Discount Outlets and even some shopping included in Movie and Television Tours that stop at stores you’ve seen in film.

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.

New York City Shopping – by NYC Neighborhood

Manhattan Neighborhood Shopping Guide

Don’t miss the Manhattan Neighborhood Shopping Guides 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!

Holiday Markets in NYC

Holiday Markets in NYC

Explore the top holiday markets in NYC, sip hot cocoa, ice skate and shop your way through our fantastic holiday bazaars, featuring unique artisan gifts for the whole family. We review Grand Central Holiday Market, Union Square Holiday Market, Shops at Winter Village Bryant Park, flea markets, Holiday Markets Shopping Tours and more.

Cross off your holiday shopping list with our full season Guide to Holiday Markets in NYC

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 offers fashionistas a chance to shop, cocktail and pamper themselves 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.

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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