New York City is a great city to shop in. But in order to make your shopping experience in New York City a pleasant one, you need to know where to shop. The following is the new york city shopping guide.
Shopping in Lower Manhattan
Lower Manhattan is not a neighborhood that’s known for its shopping. Because of its close proximity to Wall Street, what you’ll find is mostly stores for office workers and office supplies. So unless you are looking for office goods, avoid shopping in Lower Manhattan.
Shopping in Soho and Tribeca
You will find mostly upscale shopping if you decide to shop in this area. However you can still find some really good deals at some of the area’s used clothing stores and street vendors. If you are looking for some of the world’s best fashion brands, then look no further than Prince, Spring, and Green street in SoHo. The boutiques in this area are often just as impressive as the actual merchandise that they are selling.
Shopping in Chinatown
If you are not bothered by knockoffs and imitations, then New York City’s Chinatown is the perfect place for bargain hunting. Shopping in Chinatown is an experience like no other. You can find everything from Asian imports, bootleg CDs and DVDs, knockoff designer handbags, counterfeit jeans and so much more.
Shopping in Lower East side
The Lower East Side features many trendy boutiques around Stanton and Ludlow Street. These boutiques often sell hand made wares in fancy stores that look more like museums.
Shopping in Greenwich Village
Because of its quirky character, Greenwich Village is a very fun area to shop. Many of the stores that you will find in the village are highly specialized and have very knowledgeable and helpful staffs.
Shopping in East Village
Vintage goods is what you will find mostly in the East Village. This includes an assortment of jewelry stores, record stores, and various other boutiques.
Shopping in Chelsea
Chelsea is not really known as a shopping district. Most visitors come to Chelsea looking for a taste of the nightlife or to see New York’s arts scene. However, there are still a couple of very enjoyable shops in the area.
Shopping in Union Square, the Flatiron district, and Murray Hill
These lower Midtown neighborhoods feature many specialty stores and discount boutiques but you really have to know where to look.
Shopping in Midtown West
Many of the most well-known chain stores can be found throughout Midtown. This includes everything from Toys “R” Us, The Gap, H&M, and Macy’s.
Shopping in Midtown East
Midtown East features many high-priced boutiques and large chain stores around fifth Avenue just south of Central Park. Many of New York City’s high-end stores are located in Midtown East.
Shopping in The Upper East side
The upper East side is where you come to discover the next big thing in fashion or culinary arts.
Shopping in The Upper West side
The upper West side consists mainly of chain stores, but you will find a couple of independent boutiques, if you look hard enough.
Shopping in Harlem
Harlem is where you will find a vast array of African American artworks, handicrafts and street vendors selling all types of knickknacks. You will also find many discount clothing stores and a large selection of record stores.
Shopping in Brooklyn
You will find a lot of great shopping opportunities in downtown Brooklyn. If you are looking for independent designer boutiques, then head over to Castle Gardens. And if you are in the mood for window shopping, then check out some of the high-priced design boutiques in Park Slope.