2 Best Places to Shop in Bay Ridge, New York City

BookMark Shoppe

The selection of books and knitting materials at this homey neighborhood shop makes it the perfect stop for the craft-loving reader, the book-loving crafter, and every permutation in between. Events range from author readings to book club meetings to learn-to-knit classes.

Century 21

For many New Yorkers, this flagship branch of the behemoth discount designer department store chain anchoring the lively 86th Street shopping strip is the reason to visit Bay Ridge—regularly. There are two buildings, one dedicated to home goods, shoes, and children's clothes, and the original building that showcases the latest designer clothing, handbags, accessories, and cosmetics. Note that stock is rotated on Tuesdays if you want to score first dibs.