Straight from the Runway at Discount Prices

Discount 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.

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.

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.

Nordstrom Rack Discount Department Store

Nordstrom Rack Discount Shopping

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 opened their first NYC retail store in 2019. 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 Gilt, an online discount site, and Saks Fifth Ave. The few times I’ve been, there was a fantastic selection of a variety of brands, from Hermes vintage to new Nordstrom brands, 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

Century 21 Discount Department Store

(Re-opened May 2023)

Century 21 Discount Shopping in New York City

Century 21 has huge Men’s, Women’s, Childrens and Home departments. Located near Wall Street, they originally targeted the business shopper. The Wall Street crowd would run before 7:00am and buy a bunch of shirts and ties, knowing they wouldn’t get home to change their clothing for another day or two.

Because Century 21 often works 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 greatcshoe department for both men and women.

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

  • Financial District – 22 Cortlandt St (Church/Broadway). Their hours revolve around Wall Street, please check in advance.

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NYC Resale and Consignment 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. Thrift stores are another type of store entirely and are not to be confused with our consignment resale stores.

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 Revival – Designer Revival is a high-end consignment boutique that specializes in selling new and pre-owned designer, vintage & contemporary clothing and accessories. The boutique has been dressing the savviest women in New York City, including Mark-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Naomi Campbell, Catherine Zeta-Jones and more.

  • 324 E 81st Street (1st and 2nd Avenues)

INA – INA is New York’s most established designer consignment store. Since 1993, they have been accepting only the finest designer clothing, shoes, accessories, and select vintage, all carefully curated by trained staff. In addition to choosing merchandise that is only of the highest quality and condition, INA staff are attuned to current fashion trends, as well as being collectors and followers of couture history.

  • 21 Prince Street (Women’s) and 19 Prince St (Men’s)
  • 110 East 13th Street
  • 207 W 18th Street (Men and Women)
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A Second Chance – ASC is a family owned and operated luxury resale company since 1993 with two locations in Manhattan. They specialize in luxury handbags & accessories from brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and other top designers. They guarantee 100% authenticity on all items for sale.

  • SoHo – 155 Prince Street (@ W Broadway)
  • Upper East – 1111 Lexington Ave (77th and 78th, 2nd Floor).

Michael’s Consignment – Michael’s sells select luxury and haute couture items while dressing New York City’s fashionistas in fabulous high-end designer apparel and accessories for a fraction of the retail price. Their goal is to help every woman look like a million without spending a million.

  • 1125 Madison Avenue (@ 84th St)

Other Resale Shopping in New York City

72 and Madison 646.755.8009

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

1132 Madison Avenue (84th & 85th)

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

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New York Outlet Malls

New York City Shopping Tours

When you’ve exhausted our world-renowned shopping in New York City (like that’s even 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. Check out the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (Central Valley, NY) and Tanger Outlets, (Riverhead, NY, Long Island) and new Empire Outlets on Staten Island.

In New Jersey, which has lower sales tax than NY, visit The Mills at Jersey Gardens, Garden State Plaza Mall. And while a retail experience more than outlets, the newest mall to open in late 2019 is American Dream Meadowlands.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Take a 45 minute bus ride and enjoy a distinctively upscale shopping experience, while saving 25% to 65% on over 220 designer and name brand outlet stores, such as Agent Provocateur, AllSaints, Balenciaga, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Chloe, Coach, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, DVF, Gucci, North Face, Michael Kors, Prada, Escada, Fendi, Gap, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Off 5th, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tod’s, and Versace.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Empire Outlets Staten Island

Take the FREE Staten Island Ferry and visit NYC’s newest shopping destination, the Empire Outlets on Staten Island. Fill your bags at stores like H&M, Nike, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Columbia, Converse, Gap, AE, Nordstrom, True Religion, Old Navy, Cotton On and more! This is NYC’s first ever outlet mall. More Info:

Empire Outlets Staten Island

Tanger Outlets

(Riverhead, NY, Long Island)

Outlets include Pottery Barn, Armani, Old Navy, Nike, Reebok, J. Crew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Timberland, Polo Ralph Lauren, Cole Haan, and many more. They also recently started shuttle service from Queens and a daily Hamptons Jitney shuttle from Manhattan, about 90 minutes each way.

Tanger Outlets Riverhead NY

American Dream Mega Mall

More retail than outlet, but we must mention NJ’s newest addition. Opened in 2019, American Dream is approximately 3 million square feet with over 450 retail, food and specialty shops.

The mall is complemented by over 18 acres of entertainment including North America’s largest fully-enclosed indoor DreamWorks Water Park and Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park; a 16-story Big Snow Indoor Ski & Snow Park; Kidzania; a live Performing Arts Theater; 285-foot tall Observation Wheel; luxury movie theatres by CMX; Sea Life Aquarium, Lego Discovery Center; NHL-size Ice Rink,

The Dining Terrace offers over fifteen full service restaurants and two 18-hole miniature golf attractions. Additionally, the project features ‘The Collections’ a 200,000 square foot building dedicated to luxury shops, iconic brands and new to market fashion-forward retail.

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The NYC Insider Printable Guide

NYC Printable Map Guide Book

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.

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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New York City Shopping Guides

New York City Shopping

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CLOSED – Cosmetic Market

Discount Cosmetic Market NYC

A completely unique experience in NYC, the Cosmetic Market 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)

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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