The New York City shopping scene is a garden of earthly consumerist delights

Last Updated: Feb 04 2019 17:50
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In New York, it seems like there's no Monday or Saturday or Sunday. The town is always moving. The vibe is great.

New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean.

At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centres.

Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park.

Broadway theatre is staged in neon-lit Times Square.

With its world-renowned department stores, boutique shops, high-fashion and outlet centres,

NewYork City has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world's great shopping destinations. From trendy to practical and whimsical to essential, here's where to shop and what to buy in New York's unique shopping districts.

So, here is the ITENARY!

Bag Big Name Brands


Plow through the Bway, the aptly named, crowded main-floor arcade that feels like Times Square on Saturday, and hit the second floor for trendy, well-priced American brands.

Barneys New York

Anyone worth her Manolos will tell you that Barneys’s Madison Avenue flagship is the final word in edgy designer fashion.

Century 21

The home of department-store designer leftovers that are at least—and often far more than—40 per cent off. You’ll find everything from Hanes to Helmut Lang for men and women.

American Girl Place

The 43,000-square-foot behemoth is home to a full line of eighteen-inch historical dolls (dressed in period clothes), a café, a bookstore, and a photo studio that brings the dolls’ characters to life.


This onetime artists' mecca has since morphed into the city's poshest outdoor mall. Cobblestoned streets and loftlike spaces make the neighbourhood a prettier spot for shopping than the average galleria.

Tiffany & Co.

The most democratic of the big jewellery houses, Tiffany’s welcomes shoppers who come by town cars, taxis, and tour buses. Snap up key rings, money clips.

Bergdorf Goodman

Ladies who lunch still come here for endless variations on the daytime suit; younger customers flock to the fifth floor for Vince, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Diane von Furstenberg dresses.

Toys 'R' Us

Why spend your city time in this suburban staple? Smack in the middle of their midtown store sits a giant Ferris wheel. Go for a loop, then make a beeline for the exit.

Well from my experience, The thing about New York is, more than any other place I've ever been, you run into people on the street that you would never imagine you'd see, old friends, people just like there for a day or two. I find that all the time when I'm walking around Manhattan, running into people that I had no idea were even there.