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Best Shopping in NYC

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Best Shopping in NYC

Published Jul 26, 2016
Updated Nov 9, 2017

There is no more intense retail therapy available than in NYC. Every major name and label have flagship stores located here and the merchandise available is among the finest and most current in the world.

The very well-done window displays can seduce even the most shopping-resistant personalities. The sidewalks are filled with smiling faces and arms loaded with bags. Regardless of your budget, there are shops that fit the bill. You will find though, that the shops tend to get fancier and pricier as you progress further uptown.

The best Fifth Avenue shopping takes place between 39th and 60th Streets. Fashion flagships, home decor, fine jewelers, department stores and souvenirs abound in one of the most exciting shopping districts you’ll ever visit.

Often referred to as the “Gold Coast” of shopping, Madison Avenue offers many luxury shopping opportunities. The shops here benefit from the higher altitude of the Upper East Side and offer even more exclusive merchandise. The fun begins at E. 51st St. and keeps you busy all the way to E. 86th St.

Madison Avenue is considered by many to be North America’s premier luxury district. Flagship boutiques of the finest European and American designers, world class art galleries, exquisite restaurants, spas and salons for exclusive pampering and internationally renowned hotels can be found in this luxe shopping paradise.

One block further east and you’ll find additional pleasures along Park Avenue. While the shops are not as dense as they are along Fifth and Madison Avenues, Park Avenue boutiques offer exclusive luxury merchandise as well. Fine jewelry, antiques from all parts of the world and specialty boutiques of many kinds offer plenty of opportunity to keep New York’s economy strong.

If you travel another block east to Lexington, you’ll find the flagship for Bloomingdale’s, America’s only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store. Their flagship offers an unparalleled assortment of top brands and designers with merchandise for men, women, and the home across ten floors of shopping. Bloomingdale’s even connects to the NQR and 456 subway lines on their metro level!

SoHo also offers exciting retail opportunities with a significant degree of local flavor. Many major brands and labels have branches of their flagship stores here and have mixed in with specialty boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. Expensive, cheap, hip, classic, trendy and traditional are all together here. SoHo is the preferred location for both big names and specialty designers. Even the most luxurious boutiques are mixed in along with the neighborhood’s historic buildings and cobblestone streets.

Nearly everyone comes to NYC to shop and shop you should as there is no better place to do it!

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