The Art of Shopping in New York
In New York there is a huge variety of retail outlets: from chic boutiques of famous world brands to small shops with works of young designers, from huge department stores of ready-made clothes – to network giants of trade and tailor-making atelier.
The most interesting and iconic shops of the city are located in Manhattan. There are settled such “monsters” as “Tiffany” and “Saks”, “Macy`s” and “Bloomingdale`s”. Macy`s is located on the main shopping street of Manhattan – the famous 5th Avenue, nearby are the boutiques of Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Prada, Fendi, Gucci.
Between 34th and 40th streets, as well as between 6th and 8th avenues in Manhattan, is the third part of America’s clothing factories. Therefore, it is quite logical that small shops that sell clothing at a relatively low price have found a place near the factories.
On Madison Avenue there are retail outlets of famous brands “Polo”, “Yves St. Laurent ”,“ Gianni Versace ”,“ Valentino ”and many more. Connoisseurs of these brands will certainly not be disappointed with a huge selection of collections represented in them. Also the undoubted must visit in New York for every shopaholic is the legendary Prada store on Broadway, at number 575, not far from Prince Street.
The main designer store Vivienne Westwood in New York is located on Greene Street. Her clothes are as fresh and relevant as they were many years ago. Not far away, literally nearby – at 113 Greene Street, I found the boutique «Anna Sui». Here, romantically-minded girls can buy airy dresses and appropriate perfumes to them.
Tommy Hilfiger, one of the favorite designers of modern America, has a half kilometer shop! In the quality of men’s and women’s clothing in the style of casual there is no doubt.
Fans of shopping are strongly advised to get to Rockefeller Center. Along with the legendary ice rink and the Radio City Music Hall concert hall, the center has a large number of shops.
New York department stores deserve special mention, the most famous of which, Bloomingdale`s, is located on 3rd Avenue, not far from 59th Street. The highlight of this store – introduced by the founders of the department store, the Bloomingdale brothers, constant sales, not depending on the season.
Another landmark New York department store is Macy`s, located at 151 West 34th Street. This shopping center is the largest and most famous in the whole city. It is possible to buy at Macy`s all the same as in any other department store – from a ballpoint pen to household items, but only the quantity and range of goods amazes the imagination of even the most experienced shopaholics. The size of the shopping center is also impressive, because during the holidays in the “Macy`s” arrange not only exhibitions, but even hold parades and processions.
Wonderful shopping is also waiting for guests at the world famous shopping center Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, which is famous for sales of collections of clothing and footwear brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Nike, Salvatore Ferragamo, Timberland and some others.
If you can’t imagine life without jeans and denim clothes, we advise you to pay attention to American denim brands, while our buyer is not known. However, the quality of products “Seven for all mankind”, “Earnest Sewn”, “Paper denim and cloth”, “Notify” is above all praise, so feel free to buy “real American jeans”!
The “GAP” brand in New York is sold almost everywhere. It is represented by three-storey shops, each of which is occupied by men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Of the brands that are quite popular in America, “Old Navy” is also worth noting. It is somewhat cheaper than good-quality “GAP”, and its styles are simpler. Surely the Old Navy windows will remind you of the American style of the 50s of the last century.
The brand “Banana Republic” is very loved in the USA. It is more expensive and more elegant than the two mentioned above, black dominates in its color range, although there are also pink shirts. The sophisticated business suits and patent leather shoes of this brand are wonderful.
Casual wear in New York can also be purchased at Eddie Bauer. The collections of this brand are famous for seemingly plain cotton shirts painted with vegetable dyes, which are actually very difficult to wear – they can be passed on to my son, and he will certainly pass it on to his own. The style of the eternal shirt will always be relevant, the quality is incredibly high. Another feature of the brand “Eddie Bauer” is that there you can find clothes and shoes outside the standard large sizes.
Lovers of vintage style can be advised to go to several places.