If you’ve already booked some exciting attraction tickets for your time in the big apple, and are looking for more ways to spend your time, why not indulge in some shopping; a favourite tourist pastime! Whether you’re looking for great value, unique one off pieces, or designer brands, the local malls and outlets cater for every need.
One of the most popular outlet malls in New York, Woodbury Common is renowned for its premium brands. Perfect for those with a taste for designer, this mall boasts 220 shops with plenty of luxury names. What’s even better, is that all of the products are sold at a discounted price! Just an hour away from Manhattan, sit back and relax on our Woodbury Common Shopping Tour that will take you by coach to and from the outlet, so you don’t have to worry about how to get there.
You can choose what time you want to leave with regular daily departures. You’ll also be given a VIP coupon booklet giving you access to more incredible savings! Feel reassured with a pre-booked tour that you are getting the best possible value from a trustworthy supplier to avoid negotiating on arrival. Treat yourself to something special to take back home with you, so that you always remember your time in New York.
What shops can I find? Burberry, Dior, Diesel, Gucci, Georgio Armani, Versace and many more
Home to all of your high street favourites, the majority of shops in Times Square are open past midnight! You can see why they call it the city that never sleeps, as you can fulfil your every shopping desire at pretty much any hour. Revel in the bustling atmosphere and bright lights of the city as you shop in the heart of Manhattan. With plenty of places to eat all around you, you can fuel your shopping appetite with a short break at any of the delicious eateries nearby.
There is also a huge Toys “R” Us shop in the centre, ideal for entertaining the kids with its amazing instore Ferris wheel and plenty of tasty chocolate treats. Your children can even personalise their very own action figure or Barbie doll to make it look exactly like them. Times Square is truly a shopaholics paradise!
What shops can I find? High street shops with blaring upbeat music, Toys “R” Us and Sephora (the cosmetics chain that can’t be found in the UK)
If you plan to do some serious shopping in New York, then 5th Avenue is a must! Known for its luxurious shops, high-end department stores and magical Christmas window displays, it’s worth a visit for the window shopping alone. Saks (the main contender for the best Christmas display), has a shoe department that can rival any other; so big that it has its own postcode! Home to some of the finest jewellery brands, follow in Audrey Hepburn’s footsteps and pay a visit to Tiffany & Co to pick up a little blue box, or head to Harry Winston to admire the dazzling jewels on display. Stop by the iconic Rockefeller Centre which is also located on 5th Avenue, for a break in-between shopping.
What shops can I find? Bergdorf Goodman, Cartier, Harry Winston, Henri Bendel, Louis Vuitton, Saks, Tiffany & Co
For some more unique finds, why not visit one of New York’s popular markets and check out the local offerings. Discover a mixture of beautiful hand made products, retro artwork, and delicious New York delicacies. A great place to find authentic souvenirs made in the city! Union square is an option particularly popular during the festive season, showcasing food, flowers and artisan goods. For some rare vintage treasures, try Brooklyn Flea; a flea market with over 150 diverse stalls (open from April).
What markets should I try? Brooklyn Flea, Chelsea Market, GreenFlea Market, Union Square Market
Macy’s (for everyone)
When you think of shopping in New York, you probably think of the world renowned Macy’s. For many years it was the biggest department store in the world, spanning over 2 million square feet! The traditional store opened in 1902, and still has old fashioned wooden escalators leading to its 11 floors! With a great combination of affordable high street brands as well as designer, Macy’s has something for everyone. You can even purchase Macy’s merchandise (an ideal memento of your trip). If you’re lucky enough to be in NYC during the holidays, you can admire Macy's elaborate window displays, or watch the spectacular thanksgiving day parade.
Where can I find it? 151 W, 34th Street
Apple Store (for gadget lovers)
From high-end to high-tech, the Apple flagship store on the corner of 57th street will take any technology lover to heaven! Enter via a 32-foot glass cube, with a lift that will transport you to the actual store, which is underground! This extraordinary store is open 24 hours, every day of the year. Simply marvel at the eye-catching illuminated building, or pick up some brand new gadgets.
Where can I find it? 767, 5th Avenue
American Girl Place (for kids)
A little girls dream; American Girl Place is 4 floors of sheer bliss. More than just a doll shop, this sells one-of-a-kind dolls that can be personally designed, as well as the biggest range of accessories you could imagine. The perfect place to take children to pick up a special treat, you’ll come out with things you didn’t even know existed and things you certainly didn’t need, but simply had to have! Take your favourite doll for a makeover at the hairdressers and spa on the 2nd floor, or visit the café for a mother-daughter day out with miniature seats for your dolls to join you!
Where can I find it? 609, 5th Avenue
If you’re planning a day of shopping in NYC check out our map to find the best shopping locations. See how far apart your favourite shops are as well as some more must see shopping destinations.
To find out more about our shopping tour and to see the full range of our great value New York attractions click here.
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