New York City

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.

If you like elegant flagships and money is no object, head to Midtown, where you'll 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 such as 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 displaced by the likes of J.Crew and UNIQLO, but if you want to hit the chains, this is a great place to do it, because the neighborhood also provides high-quality people-watching and superb lunches. Poke around on the side streets and in nearby NoLIta for outposts of smaller local and foreign designers and, if you're craving some of old SoHo's artistic spirit, don't discount the street vendors' stalls, which sell handmade jewelry and simple cotton dresses.

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. They're tucked among bars and old tenement buildings. The Meatpacking District is another great shopping destination to find chic designer stores like Diane von Furstenberg and rag & bone along with independently owned boutiques. And if you jaunt over to Brooklyn, you'll discover that some of the city's hippest designers are hanging out at boutiques just across the East River.

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  • 1. Alter

    Greenpoint | Clothing

    Sartorialists come to this fashionable boutique to snag unique wardrobe pieces like drapey sweaters, Cheap Monday jeans, and minimalist jewelry...Read More

  • 2. Artists & Fleas

    Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    Hands down the best place to lay eyes on the latest cool creations from Brooklyn-based artists and designers, this huge warehouse lures canny...Read More

  • 3. Beacon's Closet

    Greenpoint | Clothing

    The racks are organized by category and color at this trove of secondhand and vintage clothes, so you can find an entire section of black dresses...Read More

  • 4. Beacon's Closet, Park Slope

    Park Slope | Clothing

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

  • 5. Bedford Cheese Shop

    Food/Candy

    A cheese lover's dream, this small fromagerie sells everything needed for a gourmet antipasto. The more than 200 artisanal cheeses are arranged...Read More

  • 6. Bellocq Tea Atelier

    Greenpoint | Food/Candy

    This jewel box of a tea shop is a bit out of the way, but it's a must for tea aficionados. Bellocq sources organic and exotic teas from China...Read More

  • 7. Better Than Jam

    Local Specialties

    Stocked with clothes, jewelry, accessories, art, local zines, bath products, and housewares all handmade in New York's five boroughs, this store...Read More

  • 8. Black Bear

    Clothing

    The well-curated selection of secondhand and vintage designer clothing—perhaps a colorful Pucci dress or a child-size coat—sunglasses, hats...Read More

  • 9. Brooklyn ARTery

    Gifts/Souvenirs

    Jewelry, T-shirts, home decor items, Brooklyn-made artisanal foods like candy from Liddabit Sweets and Mike’s Hot Honey, health and beauty products...Read More

  • 10. Catbird

    Jewelry/Accessories

    Known for its trademark stackable rings and other dainty jewelry, the tiny store also sells soft cashmere hats, candles, and gift items, all...Read More

  • 11. Collyer’s Mansion

    Brooklyn Heights | Household Items/Furniture

    Although this housewares shop is named for New York’s infamous hoarder brothers, it’s actually a thoughtful selection of beautiful textiles...Read More

  • 12. Court Street Grocers

    Carroll Gardens | Food/Candy

    Part sandwich shop, part specialty food store, Court Street Grocers is a one-stop shop for Brooklyn’s most food-curious visitors. The shop’s...Read More

  • 13. Dépanneur

    Food/Candy

    Foodies have many reasons to stop at Dépanneur: artisanal products, cookbooks, food magazines, gourmet sandwiches, pastries, and coffee by Toby...Read More

  • 14. Exit 9 Gift Emporium

    Boerum Hill | Gifts/Souvenirs

    The beloved East Village kitsch emporium and card shop—where “childish” is both a selling point and a compliment—expanded to Smith Street. Its...Read More

  • 15. G. Esposito & Sons Jersey Pork Store

    Carroll Gardens | Food/Candy

    The epitome of an old-school Italian butcher and specialty shop, Esposito's has been serving the area once known as South Brooklyn for almost...Read More

  • 16. Greenlight Bookstore

    Fort Greene | Books/Stationery

    If you build it, they will read. Popular demand—and some vocal attendees of a 2008 community board meeting—augured the opening of this independent...Read More

  • 17. In God We Trust

    Greenpoint | Clothing

    Stylish shoppers love this boutique for the homespun clothes and cheeky accessories, like gold penne pasta on a delicate chain or business-card...Read More

  • 18. Mast Brothers

    Food/Candy

    The elegantly wrapped bars of Brooklyn's artisanal bean-to-bar chocolatiers are ubiquitous in New York City, but to experience the magic as...Read More

  • 19. Pema New York

    Clothing

    Stylish shoppers stop into this boutique for affordable dresses, tops, and skirts by the likes of Olivaceous, Everleigh, Lucy Paris, and Gracia...Read More

  • 20. Sahadi's

    Brooklyn Heights | Food/Candy

    Inhale the aromas of spices and dark-roast coffee beans as you enter this Middle Eastern trading post that's been selling bulk foods in Brooklyn...Read More

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