Limitless shopping options make NYC the best shopping city in the world. With a pair of Levi’s, a pair of Nike running shoes and a trip on its famed subway totalling a respectable £90.77, the Big Apple is a place to shop ‘til you drop.


What hasn’t already been said about shopping in New York? Ardent shoppers from across the UK regularly cross the Atlantic in search of bargains, with fantastic prices on everyday items like trainers and jeans. In the midst of more than 8 million local residents lie, well, more or less everything. In many ways, New York provides the complete shopping experience, with some of the world’s best department stores, countless Fifth Avenue boutique shops and quality handmade goods.


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Broadway is the longest and one of the most famous streets in Manhattan. Broadway starts at the tip of Northern Manhattan and runs all the way down to Lower Manhattan. Along the way you’ll find every shop you could possibly wish to see. There are large stores like American Apparel and Urban Outfitters, cutesy college shops close to Columbia, smaller independent boutiques and famous high street names like Topshop and Bloomingdales.


If you’re looking for some classic throwback finds, from ‘80s tees to ‘60s frocks, Williamsburg is sure to have whatever you need. Brooklyn Flea Market is a particular Williamsburg gem, full of bargains, bric-a-brac and old antiques. Friends Vintage and Mr Throwback are also well worth a rummage.


The world famous Fifth Avenue boasts some of New York’s most iconic stores. If technology is your thing, there’s a 10,000 sq ft Apple Store open 24 hours a day to tend to your every whim. There are also exclusive brands like Armani, Bergdorf Goodman, Cartier and Saks for some high-end label hunting.

Head to Fifth Avenue or Madison Avenue for the crème de la crème of luxury brands including Prada, Chanel, Armani, Dolce Gabbana, Cartier and Armani. Even if the prices are a little rich for your taste, the window displays alone are well worth a few minutes of your time.


Century 21 is New York’s home of designer discounts. You’ll find clothing, footwear and accessories, all at up to 70 percent off. In New York, there are also sample sales every week, but you will have to do your research to find them.

Head away from the tourist hotspots you never know what you might find. If the exchange rate hasn’t made shopping in New York cheap enough, head along to Beacon’s Closet, the Williamsburg thrift store, to make your dollar go a little bit further.

If you value your green credentials, Reformation is the shop for you. This environmentally sustainable fashion brand creates a unique collection out of vintage materials. Who knew recycling could look so good?

If there are too many shops for you to handle, why not book yourself a spot on the New York City shopping tour. There are exclusive shopping discounts and perks available, as well as an exclusive insight into some of NYC’s best-kept shopping secrets.

New York blog The Blonde Salad says you should hit New York Vintage. “Inside everything looks magical, and it gives you a chance to visit a different historical time period,” they say. “Here you can buy special pieces from every era, and also rent a Chanel suit, Missoni dresses and many qualities of fine vintage clothing.”

"NYC is a haven for vintage lovers."

Elsewhere, head to Amarcord for Italian luxury labels. “Here you can find a touch of Italian style, with a sophisticated and very organized selection of high quality pieces like Moschino, Valentino, Pierre Cardin and Gianni Versace.”