In New York City, you'll find the best department stores in the world, countless Fifth Avenue boutiques, iconic shops like Saks Fifth Avenue, famous toy stores like FAO Schwarz, and unlimited open air markets - all without having to travel much.
The floor-to-ceiling shelves are packed with pairs of handcrafted acetate frames for men and women. A green-screen photo booth helps shoppers determine which pairs best suit their face, and eye exams are $50 flat and offered seven days a week.
With an inspired collection, the triple-stripe sportswear company has moved out of the gym and into retro fashion. Young jocks and wannabe D.J.’s come here for anything from key chains, track suits, and tees to limited-edition shoes.
Established in 1927, the dusty, flea-market-esque Strand is the largest, cheapest secondhand-book store in town. It carries everything from current fiction to old cookbooks, art tomes, and rare reads. Go ahead and browse sixteen miles of books
In the disco era, Henri Bendel was the epicenter of modish New York. These days, the shop stays cool with favorites like Earl Jeans and Shoshanna dresses, as well as styles from designers like Sophia Kokosalaki.
Ladies still come here for endless variations on the daytime suit; younger customers flock to the fifth floor for unlimited amount of dress styles. The second-floor shoe salon will get any woman in trouble, and the handbag collection is equally dangerous.
This top-end department store is filled with major American designers and plenty of Europeans, plus a complete collection of diffusion lines. The ninth-floor swimwear department swells seasonally to accommodate classics and less-classic styles.
The throngs of bargain hunters, thumping music, and huge fitting-room lines could fray even a Zen master’s nerves, but you can’t beat this Swedish chain’s ridiculously low prices on must-haves of the moment.
Tiffany’s welcomes shoppers who come by town cars, taxis, and tour buses. Snap up key rings, money clips, and cuff links, or invest in beautifully made men's watches, kitchenware, or their classic six-prong diamond engagement ring.
The two-story space boasts a showstopping glass staircase and a translucent walkway that glimmers in the sunshine flooding in from skylights. Play stump-the-tech-experts at the Genius Bar upstairs and sit in on the free daily instructional seminars.