New York City
Travel Guide

New York City 

Shopping 

 
 
New York City is a popular shopping destination for many visitors from the United States and around the world. The city boasts a wide and unmatched range of department stores, boutiques, and specialty shops. You can find and purchase just about anything in New York City including clothing, cameras, computers and accessories, consumer electronics, kitchen appliances, music, art, sporting goods, and all kinds of foodstuffs. Furthermore, the city is also the fashion capital of the United States.
Macy's department store, New York City

Macy's department store by PlusMinus

It is common to find street vendors setting up tables along the sidewalks and legitimate if they have a permit. The vendors sell a wide range of merchandise but mainly inexpensive items such as socks, wallets, ties, sunglasses, and pocket radios. Be aware that some street vendors sell brand name goods and often at very low prices. The goods are often low quality imitations and their sales are illegal.

You can find plenty of shops at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport and LaGuardia Airport. However, prices at the airports are often much more than in the city. Thus, shopping at the airports is only for those with extra cash or lack time to shop in the city. At JFK Airport, JetBlue’s Terminal 5 offers modern restaurants and shops but terminals 4 and 8 are also good places for retail and duty free shopping.
Rego Center in Queens, New York City
Rego Center in Queens by Fayerman

You should not have any problems purchasing for your basic needs such as foods, snacks, groceries, drinks, and toiletries during your stay in New York City. Many of the basics are available from the convenience stores and found at just about every street corner in the city. There are also the thousands of neighborhood bodegas, delis, and grocery stores across the city. Medicine, toiletries, and skin care products are available from the drugstores and include chains such as Duane Reade, CVS, and Rite Aid.

Shopping along Lexington Avenue, New York City

Shopping along Lexington Avenue by Knulclunk

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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