New York is a true shopping mecca. Bloomingdales and Macy’s on Fifth Avenue are just a few of the places you can do with your shopping addiction. In the New York metropolis, you can really find everything. The interesting course of the dollar for Europeans makes it all the more attractive.
New York is, without a doubt, the fashion headquarters of the United States. For designer clothing, Madison Avenue is the place to be. Nearby is the world-famous Fifth Avenue, one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world. In addition to a lot of famous sights, you will find many fashion names that definitely make a bell, including the famous jewelry store Tiffany & Co.
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A well-known shopping center is Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, where you will find all kinds of luxury stores, such as Hugo Boss, Armani, and Bose. New York also has some famous department stores, including the previously mentioned Macy’s at Herald Square, the largest warehouse in the world. Other well-known department stores are Bloomingdale’s, but also trendy Barneys New York.
A shopping area that will definitely make a bell, is the trendy SoHo. Here you will find a lot of boutiques, shoe stores, beauty salons and designer shops. The East Village and The Lower East Side, New York’s coolest shopping districts, are famous for their many music and record stores, second-hand shops and design boutiques. For typical Asian products, take a look at Chinatown.
New York also has a lot of interesting markets. On weekends on Sixth Avenue, you will find the Annex Flea Market, a famous flea market that is open all day. But also in other places in the city, you will find nice flea markets.
Please note that all prices are excluded from sales tax (the tax differs depending on the product or service, but account for about 10%). A credit card can be used for the smallest expenses in New York. A coffee or newspaper? Use your credit card, it’s always cheaper than cash pickup (ATM).
The opening hours of the shops are different from neighborhood to neighborhood. In business districts, stores are already open at 8:00 AM, while the shops in SoHo or East Village often only open their doors at 11:00. Most shops are open until 19:00, but for example, on Times Square you can continue shopping until 1 o’clock in the morning. Crazy!
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