Shopping in New York City

                            Hermes Birkin Bag. Photo credit: Christie's

Shopping in New York City is an exciting experience with lots of choices. You can choose to either go downtown or uptown. The streets of Soho, downtown are packed with designer boutiques- Isabel Marant, Prada, Marni, Tommy Hilfiger, Derek Lam, Versace, Etro, Herve Leger. Trendy stores also abound like Gap, H&M, Cos, Zara, Uniqlo, Karen Millen, vintage shops (like What Goes Around Comes Around) and unique finds (such as The Hat Shop). There’s also a Bloomingdale’s on Broadway and further downtown in the Financial District is Century 21discount department store. Another store Ina is a well-known consignment store with drastically reduced prices of pre-loved haute labels.

                   Bloomingdale’s owned by Macy's Inc.    


                              Chanel Purse at Ina $2,000. Photo credit: Ina.

If the bargain hunting downtown doesn’t satisfy you, you can head over to Woodberry Common, 498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, NY 10917.  Woodbury Common features 220 premium outlet stores all at 25% to 65% discount every day. Stores include Burberry, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Celine, Bottega Veneta , Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Armani, Banana Republic, Coach, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike, Tory Burch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Guess, Gap, True Religion, Frette, Fendi and many more.

                         Woodberry photo credit: Woodberry common    

The best shopping however, can be found uptown on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue between 56th and 70th streets. This area is world renowned for its luxury shopping retailers and rich options. The stores within Madison or Fifth Avenues shopping areas shown include: Tiffany& Co., Valentino, Anne Fontaine Paris, Christian Louboutin, Armani, Armani Exchange, Baccarat, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Calvin Klein, Cartier, CH Carolina Herrera, Chloe, Coach, Damiani , De Beers, Dennis Basso, Diesel,Dolce & Gabbana, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Emporio Armani, Fendi New York, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Harry Winston, Henri Bendel,  Jimmy Choo, La Perla, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Prada, Ralph Lauren Polo, Roberto Cavalli, Saks Fifth Avenue, United Colours of Benetton, Vera Wang, Zara.
Tourists can stay at the Hilton Garden Inn on West 35th Street or the New York Edition on 24th Street, Madison Avenue.
                          Fendi shoe $1,508/ ₦296,511. Photo credit: Fendi
                             Valentino dress: Photo credit: Valentino.

Prices are correct at the time of publishing.
Bloomingdale's  photo credit: 

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