New York City Shopping

The Big Apple is one of the best shopping destinations in the world, rivaled perhaps only by London, Paris, and Tokyo. Its compact size, convenient subway system, and plentiful cabs (or Uber or Lyft rides) make it easy to navigate with plenty of bags in tow. But what it really comes down to is the staggering number and variety of stores. If you can't find it in New York, it probably doesn't exist.

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you like elegant flagships and money is no object, head to Midtown, where you find international megabrands like Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, and Gucci, as well as famed department stores Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys. Nearby Madison Avenue has couture from Carolina Herrera and Vera Wang, and 5th Avenue is lined with famous jewelry stores like Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston. This is also the neighborhood to indulge in bespoke goods, such as handmade shoes from John Lobb. If you like designer pieces but can't afford them, don't despair—there are plenty of upscale consignment shops around the city where you can find last season's Chanel suit or a vintage YSL jacket.

The small, independent shops that once lined SoHo have largely been swallowed up by J. Crew and UNIQLO, but if you want to hit the chains, this is a great place to do it, because SoHo also provides high-quality people-watching and superb lunches. If craving some of old SoHo's artistic spirit, don't discount the street vendors' stalls, which sell handmade jewelry and simple cotton dresses. You never know—you might buy something from a soon-to-be-famous designer.

The East Village and Lower East Side are hotbeds of creativity and quirky coolness, with little boutiques selling everything from retro furniture to industrial-inspired jewelry, tucked among bars and tenement apartments. The Meatpacking District is another great shopping destination to find chic stores like Diane Von Furstenberg and Catherine Malandrino along with independently owned boutiques.

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A. Cheng

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Owner Alice Cheng curates a lovely selection of elegant women's clothing. Choose from her own A. Cheng and Confetti lines, Sessùn from...

Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store

  • Gifts/Souvenirs

The perfectly giftable, Brooklyn-made products at this variety store include Apotheke candles and diffusers, Bellocq teas, Brooklyn Slate...

Barnes & Noble

  • Books/Stationery

Two floors of books, a vast and varied selection of magazines, and an extensive collection of travel information for New York City and...

Beacon's Closet, Park Slope

  • Clothing

Of the six secondhand clothing shops in a two-block stretch, this one's the best. The well-organized local chain carries vintage and...

Bhoomki

  • Clothing

At Swati Argade’s elegant women’s boutique, every handmade piece of jewelry or shoe, hand-blocked silk shirt or woven scarf has a...

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

  • Toys

If you can't crack a smile in this store—where all proceeds from superhero costumes, gear, and secret identity kits benefit 826NYC's...

Community Bookstore

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In a neighborhood known for its large population of authors, editors, and bloggers, it’s fitting to have a bookstore with pride of...

Flirt

  • Clothing

A free-spirited sensibility imbues this clever women’s clothing shop where a whimsical wildlife print might adorn a mug, a purse, or...

Norman and Jules

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Unique toys and dolls from around the world score points with children and their parents at this high-end toy shop. It stocks an excellent...

Otto

  • Clothing

Splurge on Anni Kuan's New York–made designs, Catherine André's limited-edition knits, and clothing by other European designers like...

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