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New York City Shopping Guide

With its world-renowned department stores, boutique shops, high-fashion and outlet centers, New York 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.

Midtown

It may not have the swank factor of SoHo, but the Midtown shopping district, which includes the Times Square area, is chock-full of the city's must-visit stores. There's Macy’s on 34th and Broadway, a massive department store that's home to the famous Thanksgiving Day Parade. Further up and to the east, you’ll find the upscale Bloomingdales department store on 59th and Lexington. Saks Fifth Avenue is an upscale department store that has amazing window decorations for the holidays. Tiffany’s on 57th and Fifth Avenue is frequented by locals and tourists - even if you can't afford the prices, it’s a great place to window shop. Also in this area, Niketown boasts a huge selection of sneakers and wear. The Coach House flagship store is located here and has beautiful leather goods and an especially a great selection of hand bags. The Disney Store, LEGO Store, Midtown Comics, American Girl Place, and MoMa Design are also worth a visit.

Top Places to Shop in New York City
American Girl Place New York
663 reviews
Spend a day making memories as you browse dolls, accessories, outfits, and best-selling fiction and advice books. Enjoy dining at the Cafe with rotating menus of kid-friendly fare for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and afternoon teas. For special celebrations, guests can customize birthday packages in the Cafe’s private dining room. At the American Girl Salon, girls can join their dolls in getting matching hairstyles, mini manicures, and ear-piercing. Girls can also design their own TrulyMe doll along with doll and girl-sized apparel in the Create Your Own Design Studio. Familiar services like personal shopping, concierge, coat check, and doll hospital admission services are also available.
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The Shop at NBC Studios
275 reviews
Take home fun apparel, accessories and gifts from favorite NBC shows and personalities, including mugs, t-shirts, picture frames, and more. This is a great place for souvenirs and gifts.
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Macy's Herald Square
4,790 reviews
From its inception, Macy's Herald Square was a store unlike any other. Over the past 150 years, it has become a true New York City icon. Built in 1902, Macy's Herald Square was the first building to have the modern-day escalator, and it has continued to be a trendsetter. Today, "America's Largest Department Store" covers an entire city block with 11 levels of the latest fashions for you and your home. Macy's offers a full-service Visitor Center on the Mezzanine Level, plus restaurants throughout the store and exciting events almost every day.
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M&M'S World New York
3,486 reviews
Enjoy the ultimate M&M'S® brand experience in this three story chocolate store full of colorful chocolate fun. Find your favorite color or flavor at the world famous M&M'S chocolate wall, meet your favorite character or print your personal message on M&M'S chocolate candies!
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The LEGO Store
698 reviews
Visit the LEGO Store at Rockefeller Center for the largest selection of LEGO sets! Plus, shop the tallest Pick A Brick wall for a variety of LEGO bricks and elements to build anything you can imagine!
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Brookfield Place
565 reviews
With dozens of high-end luxury stores and a variety of well-known chef-driven restaurants-all under one roof-this complex is a great place to shop in in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park City.
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Bergdorf Goodman
336 reviews
The landmark Bergdorf Goodman department store is known for high-end designer clothes and shoes, including luxury brands like Prada, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Lanvin, and Dolce & Gabbana.
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Yankees Clubhouse Shop Times Square
129 reviews
This is the official vendor of New York Yankees, and you can find apparel, souvenirs, and baseball-related collectibles. The wide selection of jerseys and caps are the biggest sellers.
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Midtown Comics
216 reviews
Midtown Comics' flagship store near Times Square sells an enormous selection of comic books, graphic novels, books, T-shirts, apparel, statues, action figures, and other pop-culture collectables.
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NBA Store
391 reviews
This massive store not only includes plenty of NBA products and paraphernalia, but also has a video wall scrolling game highlights, live scores, and social media content.
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Paragon Sports
126 reviews
This massive sports store is considered the benchmark of quality for all types of athletic equipment and clothing, including the most innovative and technologically advanced products.
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The Shops at Columbus Circle
386 reviews
The Shops at Columbus Circle, located in Time Warner Center in the heart of Manhattan, is an iconic indoor and public destination that attracts more than 16 million visitors annually. It's the place to shop, dine, live, work and be entertained. The soaring 2.8 million-square-foot landmark with stunning views of Central Park has transformed Columbus Circle into a cultural portal to Manhattan's Upper West Side. From more Michelin-starred restaurants under one roof to Jazz at Lincoln Center, Mandarin Oriental New York, Whole Foods Market, Equinox Fitness Club and more than 50 retail stores and pop-up experiences, The Shops at Columbus Circle is an "only in New York experience".
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
3,985 reviews
Located just one hour north of New York City, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets is a true showcase for the outlet industry with the largest collection of designer outlet stores in the world. Woodbury Common Premium Outlets continues to create excitement for shoppers around the world with the addition of new designer brands each year. Daily bus transportation is available from the New York City Port Authority. Commissionable transportation rates are available through Gray Line NY Sightseeing, a Coach USA Company. Excursion tickets include a complimentary VIP Coupon Book for each passenger. On-site, sit-down dining packages are available for groups. There are also over fifty Shop & Stay packages available with hotels in New York City, northern New Jersey and the surrounding Hudson Valley region. There is a wide range of accomondations to suit every taste and budget.
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The Strand Bookstore
783 reviews
This historic landmark book store offers an enormous variety of new, used, and rare books totaling more than 18 miles, including a vast selection of out-of-print books.
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Barney's
117 reviews
This high-end store has an extensive bridal section; Freds, a much-loved restaurant; Gene’s Cafe, where you can digitally shop as you eat; plus a make-up studio and skin care institute.
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MoMA Design Store
622 reviews
The Museum of Modern Art created the world's first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design. Today, it offers a variety of unique artistic merchandise, from vases to handbags.
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Westfield World Trade Center
329 reviews
Westfield World Trade Center is an expansive shopping center that boasts a wide variety of stores, including UGG, Under Armour, Victoria's Secret, Apple Store, Banana Republic, and Cole Haan.
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Disney Store
1,013 reviews
Located in the heart of Times Square, the Disney Store offers a sizeable collection of character-themed merchandise, including Mickey Mouse, the Disney Princesses, Star Wars, and Winnie the Pooh.
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Century 21
3,735 reviews
The flagship Century 21 store has 220,000 square feet and seven floors of fashion-a great selection of designer brands at discounted prices. Personal shopping assistance is available as well.
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#1 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Amazing time doing the Brewed in Brooklyn tour with JENNY HART! Jenny seemed super passionate about Brooklyn's history & beer and appreciated her enthusiasm and all the fun tidbits we learned that afternoon.
Olivia is an actress so it was a wonderfully entertaining tour and the food was delicious as we sampled dumplings, cheeses, amazing knish and then beer as we walked through various neighbourhood cultures.
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#2 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
He let us explore Chinatown, St. John the Divine's Cathedral, Columbia University, Central Park, No. 17 126th in Harlem, Queens Museum, Chelsea Market, and so much more.
The traffic in Manhattan is crazy, so hats off to Tom for negotiating the traffic in his big airy van with amazing skill and good humour.
#3 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Karen takes us to a variety of local designers and we get to shop for beautiful clothing and accessories that are made in NYC! Especially loved one of the new designers we met this year and returning to a favorite...
... plan an exact fit (pun intended :-) ) tour for my friend and me., to the actual tour which was most definitely the most memorable shopping experience ever and definitely one of the most fun highlights of my trip.
#4 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
My Yaf Sparkles shopping experience is always 5 stars, from the moment you walk into the establishment you are greeted warmly and treated attentively.
Love my necklace, you guys have such fantastic things and were so informative when I was making my decision, and patient!
#5 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Jangmi Jewelry is the best jewelry store I've ever been to!! From the moment I walk up to their counter, Mrs Kim, Mr Kim, and their daughters always give me a warm welcome like I'm family.
I'm a very thorough guy, so before I went to Jangmi, I studied just about everything on purchasing the perfect diamond and met with three different wholesale dealers on diamond district through friends and visited...
#6 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
#7 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Tour was entertaining and informative and it was a great way to spend the afternoon in the financial district with family!
Very good food tour, super host Brian gave us a great tour through Arthurs Avenue.
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#8 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
#9 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Shop Gotham did a fantastic job accommodating this, by creating a custom itinerary which took us through 2 neighborhoods for shopping, history/architecture and even a bit of food sampling.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed Marla and her vast knowledge about the SoHo district.
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#10 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
It is located just a few blocks south of Union Square on Broadway, so one can access it conveniently from anywhere in the city - Union Square is a huge subway stop for multiple lines.
2 blocks from eclectic Union Square, on every trip through Manhattan, I've loved hitting this pocket of the city where the more interesting locals live - and where Strand is my #1 stop.
#11 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
They have penny candy, all your favorites, cool novelty items, candy by color and my personal favorite, MILKA BARS AND GERMAN HARBIBO! decently prices and super fun
They have all of their bases covered with traditional treats, novelty (giant sized), imported, seasonal, gifts and hard to find favorites.
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#12 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Coolest place we shopped at in Little Italy!!! Amazing deals and the coolest representation of the city!
It is a very good shop!!!! Nice prints, wonderful magnets, t-shirt, puzzle, and many many many pretties socks!!!!
#13 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Book tickets today, come hungry, and bring the largest shopping bag you can! Just think about the best cannoli, mozzarella, olives, salumi, pastry, ravioli, and olive oil you ever had...it's all here!! Thank you t...
Our group was a lot of fun, and Danielle and Christian kept us entertained with historical anecdotes and trivia tidbits about the neighborhood that really add to the experience.
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#14 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Great store, selection of comic books and action figures is extensive.
This place is a two storey shop paradise for comics lovers.
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Williamsburg Smorgasburg

Brooklyn 2.3 mi away
#3 of 129 Shopping in Brooklyn
The only real downside is the crowds - depending on the time and weather it can get extremely crowded and lines for some of the more popular items like the Ramen Burger or Lobster Rolls can stretch to 15-20minutes...
Cash points are available, but be prepared and take cash Afterwards.. head over to the Ides bar for some STUNNING views of the Manhattan skyline and some libations!
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Raaka Chocolate

Brooklyn 2.2 mi away
#4 of 129 Shopping in Brooklyn
We all had a great time shopping afterwards as well, picking out our favorite bars and other treats!!
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into their warehouse environment.
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#15 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Now, it's the site of a truly wonderful market that supplies the city with whatever's in season from upstate New York, or the farms of New Jersey, Mass, Connecticut, Long Island.
With so many great shops, bakeries, & produce options this is a great place to find some deals and really good produce options in the heart of the city.
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#16 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Neighborhood gem, with a charming collection of quaint shops and eateries with exquisite food selections, from lobster to fine chocolates, crafted beer and Middle Eastern halvas (try the nougat and pistachio flavo...
For shopping, one of the most incredible bookstores ever; jewelry to die for at the Flea Market; and a special indulgence or two from Anthropologie is always wonderful!
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#17 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
#18 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
This magnificent store is level after level of quality and exquisite jewellery, accessories and gifts LOVE this store - Each trip I make to New York City, I always buy a gift for myself (no one else hahaha), as it...
This is my most favourite place in the world, everytime i go to new york i have to purchase something from here, staff are amazingly helpful & friendly & i always get all my tiffany jewellry complementry steam cle...
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#19 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Museum of Modern Art shop selling hip, modern-design objects, gifts, housewares & art books.
Even if you don’t stop in to the Museum of Modern Art you owe it to yourself to take a shopping trip to the MOMA design store.
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#20 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
We stumbled across this lovely market as we were checking out GCT. Well worth going, they had unique vendors along with really delicious prepared meals, sushi, baked goods, higher quality fresh fish, meats and pro...
Great selection of anything you need right in grand central station - commuters can bring home dinner to cook or get some sushi or cheeses or bakery items for that long train ride (ours held us over on the new hav...
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#21 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
We were staying nearby in an Airbnb and Zabar's provided the very best daily provisions: bagels, smoked salmon, scallion and vegetable cream cheeses, organic Greek Yogurt and fruit in glass cups, potato knish, Gou...
The cheese shop has so many cheeses that you can’t get many other places outside Philly, and I always have to get some cinnamon rugelah.
#22 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
A great variety of characters, clothing, soft toys etc. Love the Statue of Liberty Minnie Mouse statue near the entrance too
A place every visitor of any age buys something.Great place and many things.Kids really love to spend time and see the display.Not costly but a place really for every one to visit and shop
#23 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
The postmodern architecture of the formerly known World Financial Center is amazing; the winter garden has beautiful seasonal displays; amazing views of Jersey City skyline; great shops and restaurants.
lovely shopping centre with high end boutiques surrounding an airy plaza with palm trees and a wonderful food court and then after a nice light lunch we went out through the glass doors for a lazy wander around th...
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#24 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Could do with a few extra tills to cut down on queues - people would purchase more if they saw shorter lines!! Excellent variety of choice but would love to see white bras in your Body by Victoria range.
The stairs, that lead you upstairs to more beautiful shopping and to top it all off on the 2nd floor there was a Costume Show from one of the VS Fashion Show.
#25 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
The luxury of this shopping center is marvelous, a futuristic shopping with a brand new subway station out of the standard from the classic NY subway, it has TVS!!! Better place to shop in NY!
Definitely find your way inside, do some people-watching and browse the stores if you like, but we found ourselves mostly interested in the architecture rather than the collection of upscale shops that you can fin...
#26 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
A fantastic place for window shopping or actual shopping if you have the dollar, excellent place for a leisurely stroll, worth a look.
Madison Avenue is a shoppers delight with high end shopping and storefront designer decorated windows.
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#27 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
Traveled long distance to Manhattan with our granddaughter to see the amazingly impressive Rockefeller Center CHRISTMAS TREE, Holiday Times Square excitement as NYC prepared for the 2018 NYEVE BALL DROP.
Friendliest service and the FIKA coffee shop is great for a quick coffee or other drinks plus their chocolate, made here in NY.
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#28 of 1,092 Shopping in New York City
... toy soldiers which were highly entertaining and super smart it had sweets and chocolates as well as all the toys it's a shop that you can vist when at the Rockefeller centre as that's where the new toy store is
From the friendly photo-op with the toy soldiers upfront, well into playing the Big floor piano, and all the toys anyone can ever imagine, the total experience was priceless.
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