Best Shopping Areas in NYC

Shopping Areas in NYC

Whether you come to New York for the first time or you go often, shopping is probably one of the reasons why you are going to New York. There are amazing shopping areas in NYC, and they offer a huge selection, good prices and a variety of brands.

Where to Shop in New York City – Herald Square and 34th Street

On the 34th street you will find:

  • Victoria’s Secret
  • The biggest in New York H & M
  • Gap
  • Zara and Zara Home
  • Macy’s
  • Banana republic
  • Uniqlo
  • Foot Locker
  • AEO & Aerie
  • Fossil
  • Vince Camuto
  • Timberland
  • Levi’s
  • Steve Madden and many, many others.
  • Also nearby is the Manhattan Mall, and in it has JC Penney, Aeropostale, Express and other shops

If you continue to walk west along 34th street, you will find the world’s largest electronics store B & H. It is located on 34th Street and 9th Avenue. Here there is always a very good choice and excellent prices: Apple, Samsung and hundreds of other brands. The full list is on the B & H website. Remember that this store does not work on Saturdays.

Best Shopping Areas in NYC – SoHo

If you are looking for a standard set of large department stores or malls, this is the place to be.

The name of the SoHo New York district is an abbreviation for South of Houston Street. There is also NoHo – North of Houston street. There are hundreds of shops in Soho. Large, small and very small. Famous designers and brands, and beginner designers. The official SoHo borders are from Houston street to Canal street.

It is a lot quieter in SoHo: fewer people and less fuss than the Times Square or Fifth Avenue closer to Central Park. New York is different here. Even if you do not plan to make a large number of purchases, go to Soho just to take a walk.

When you go shopping in SoHo, you need these streets: Crosby Street, Broadway, Mercer Street, Greene Street, Wooster Street, West Broadway, Thompson Street, Sullivan Street, Prince Street, Spring Street, Broome Street and Grand Street.

The nearest metro stops are: Prince Street, Spring Street, Broadway-Lafayette, Canal Street.

The main shopping street in SoHo – Broadway, but there you will find shops of big brands. If you turn from Broadway to the neighboring streets, there will be a variety of small shops of both famous and new designers, who have very cool and unique clothes, shoes and accessories.

Lower Manhattan

The mother of all discount department stores is Century 21, across Church Street from the World Trade Center site. There is new inventory literally every day. Despite its often full aisles, the store is definitely worth a visit—just go on a weekday morning to get the bargains before the crowds appear.

Shopping Areas in NYC – Fifth Avenue

You can’t go to New York without walking along Fifth Avenue. 5th Avenue is best known for its luxury boutiques and big department stores, but the shops on Fifth Avenue are different. From 49th street to 60th, closer to the Central Park – you will find expensive shops of world famous brands. Sometimes, they are diluted by stores such as Gap or H & M, but most of the stores are the stores of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Tiffany, Bottega Veneta, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Versace, Cartier, Omega, Harry Winston and others.

Shopping Between 42nd and 49th streets

You will find a good selection of clothes for everyday clothes from famous brands, such as Zara, H & M, Urban Outfitters or Guess between 42nd and 49th streets. When you reach the New York Public Library (between 40th and 42nd streets), you can do some interesting things and get away from shopping for an hour or two. You can go to the library – it’s free or go to the main hall and / or the card room. Maybe it’s because I love everything that is connected with geography and travel, but I can not remain indifferent to the Hall of Cards. And behind the library building is one of my favorite places in New York – Bryant Park. The main territory of the park in the summer is a lawn, in the winter – a skating rink.

Shopping area between the 21st and 14th streets

There you will find such brands as Madewell, Anthropologie, Victoria’s Secret, J. Crew, Free People and others.

At the 14th street you can turn left and head towards Union Square. There you will find a large DSW shoe store (at the intersection of 14th Street and University Place). And after that you can go to one of the many restaurants in the Union Square. Or continue shopping in Soho – for this, go on Broadway in the direction of decreasing streets.

Best Shopping Areas in NYC – Broadway

If Fifth Avenue is the most famous street in New York, then Broadway is a close second. It’s the longest street in Manhattan, so it’s tough to think of Broadway as one area. Broadway starts at the tip of Northern Manhattan and runs all the way to Lower Manhattan. In the area of the Upper West Side, you’ll find many different kinds of shops. Close to Columbia there are some great college shops, while a little further down you’ll find big stores such as American Apparel and Urban Outfitters, as well as smaller boutiques.

In Midtown Manhattan Broadway is of course most famous for its theaters, but you’ll also find many nice stores in this part of the city. Finally, in Lower Manhattan and Soho especially, Broadway features many famous names such as Topshop and Bloomingdale’s.

Shopping Guide to NYC

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  1. Brittany
    April 27, 2018

    Wow, if I ever get to come out to New York this will be a great starting point for some awesome shopping excursions! Thanks for sharing! Pinning 🙂

  2. Kate Andrews
    April 27, 2018

    I used to live in NYC and you hit all of my favorite spots! It’s great to have this guide – especially with the map. Thanks!

  3. Erin
    April 27, 2018

    This is so great! Now I just need to find an excuse to travel to NYC for all the great shopping!

  4. Belle
    July 20, 2018

    Ooo I’m saving this! I love NYC. Thanks for the list!

  5. baccarat
    October 29, 2019

    Love New York !!

  6. Asa Maness
    November 30, 2019

    Having read this I believed it was really informative. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this short article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!|


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