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Shopping

Manhattan 

 
 
Among New York City’s five boroughs, Manhattan is the main borough for shopping for many visitors to the city. Shopping destinations in Manhattan include Fifth Avenue between 34th and 59th Streets. The stretch along Fifth Avenue is home to numerous flagship stores such as Versace, Gucci, Cartier, Tiffany's, and Lord and Taylor. Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side is home to upscale stores selling expensive clothes, accessories, kitchenware, and furniture.

Shopping at Canal Street in Lower Manhattan is the polar opposite of Madison and Fifth Avenues. The area is a paradise for cheap merchandise but quality is of the lower end. Canal Street is also the destination for shoppers searching for cheap counterfeits including clothes, accessories, and watches from well-known brands. Nearby is Nolita, occupied by tiny boutiques in charmingly dilapidated buildings selling trendy clothes, shoes, jewelry, and accessories.

Bloomingdale's department store, New York City

Bloomingdale's department store by Phillie Casablanca

Department Stores
Macy’s is a chain of department stores with its well-known flagship store at Herald Square. The flagship store is known as the “Largest Department Store in the World" with prices in the mid to high range and popular with shoppers searching for quality merchandise. Another major department store in Manhattan is Bloomingdale's at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue. Bloomingdale’s is an upscale store with merchandise priced in the upper range

Discount Stores
There are several retail outlets including department stores in Manhattan offering substantial discounts for designer clothes and accessories. Discounts can be as much as 70% of the retail price and are usually surplus or unsold inventory. A major discounter is Century 21 at 22 Cortland Street offering designer clothes, sportswear, and accessories. Another is Gabay's Outlets at 225 First Avenue, offering designer brands including clothes, handbags, shoes, and accessories.
Century 21 discount store, New York City
Century 21 discount store by David Shankbone

Flea Markets
The Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is held on Saturdays and Sundays near the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) and Times Square. You can find a range of vintage or used items at the flea market including furniture, kitchenware, books, clothes, and electrical items. The GreenFlea Market is held on Sundays at Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th Streets. The flea market comprises of an indoor and an outdoor section offering antiques such as furniture, handcrafted textiles, clothes, pottery, and jewelry.

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, New York City
Hell's Kitchen Flea Market by IseFire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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