Best New York City Stores
New York is a shopper’s paradise where you can find something for any age or price range.
Shopping in NYC
From high end designer labels to bargain shopping, New York has stores that cater to all shoppers. We have hand-picked a few stores that we believe all visitors to NYC should check out.
Barneys New York
Barney’s New York is a luxury department store that sells some of the most well-known upscale designer brand merchandise from labels including Saint Laurent Paris, The Row, Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Burberry Prorsum, Dries Van Noten, Thom Browne, and Bettanin & Venturi, as well as Barneys private label merchandise. Barney’s also hosts an annual Warehouse sale around the Labor Day weekend in early September when merchandise is marked down steeply. In addition to its Upper East Side flagship store, Barneys has locations on the Upper West Side and in Chelsea and SoHo.
660 Madison Ave, near 61st St., Phone: 212-826-8900, Official Website – barneys.com
The famous “Big Brown Bags” and quality merchandise at Bloomingdale’s make it a must on the itinerary of most fashionable visitors to NYC. Helmut Lang, Theory, Ted Baker, John Varvatos, Juicy Couture, UGGs etc are some of the popular brands on sale at Bloomingdales. Be sure to stop by their flagship store at 59th Street and Lexington Ave. for a visit. Followers of pop culture will remember this store as the place where Rachel from the popular TV show, “Friends” used to work.
1000 Third Ave, at 59th St., Phone: 212-705-2000, Official Website – bloomingdales.com.
Macy’s is one of the most popular department stores in New York City. Their flagship store located at 34th St – Herald Square was the largest department store in the world till 2009. The store takes up an entire city block and has 10 floors filled with merchandise. Anything you are looking for, there is a good chance you will find it at Macy’s. You will find great deals at Macy’s since they always have some of the best sales in NYC. There is a whole floor for just shoes and you can find an extensive collection of formal gowns to choose from for any occasion. Stop by the visitor’s center before you shop to pick up a discount coupon for 10% off everything in the store!
151 West 34th St., at Herald Square, corner of Broadway, Phone: 212-695-4400, Oficial Website – macys.com.
Bergdorf Goodman is a sophisticated high-end department store where you can find the latest designs from Prada, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Lanvin and Dolce & Gabbana among other luxury designers. Bergdorf Goodman is not a chain store. It only has two locations, both located on 5th Avenue, across the street from each other. So, it’s a good idea to stop by Bergdorf Goodman for shopping or just to browse their eclectic collection since you can’t experience it anywhere else in the world.
754 Fifth Ave, near 58th St., Phone: 212-753-7300, Official Website – bergdorfgoodman.com.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Located across the street from Rockefeller Center, this famous NYC store is very popular with tourists and New Yorkers alike. During your visit to Saks Fifth Avenue, be sure to stop by the shoe department which is so huge that the US Postal service awarded it it’s very own custom zip code – 10022-SHOE!!
611 Fifth Ave, near 50th St., Phone: 212-753-4000, Official Website – saksfifthavenue.com.
Century21, is known as the “New York’s Best Kept Secret” for it’s bargain prices on the best brands. The everyday prices at Century21 are around 60% off the regular retail prices. Who needs outlet malls when you can get prices like that in the middle of the city? Make sure you have enough time to dig through the racks at Century21 during your visit because trust us, the hours go by so quickly when you are finding great bargains! Check out the shoe department and also the home section for some amazing deals! They have two massive clearance sales during the year, in July and January when you can score merchandise for an extra 50 to 75% off the Century21 prices which bring the discount off retail prices up to 90% off!!
22 Cortlandt St., across the street from the World Trade Center site, Phone: 212-227-9092, Official Website – c21stores.com
FAO Schwarz Toy Store
Another store exclusive to New York City is FAO Schwarz, a toy store that all parents visiting New York City should definitely stop by. Founded in 1862, FAO Schwarz is the oldest toy store in the United States. Check out the giant piano at FAO Schwarz, made famous by Tom Hanks in the movie “Big”.
767 Fifth Ave, near 58th St., Phone: 212-644-9400, Official Website – fao.com
Tiffany’s is a high-end jewelry store in NYC and was featured in the legendary movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Tiffany sells jewelry, sterling silver, china, crystal, watches as well as some leather goods. Pop into the store to do some shopping or just to see the massive 128 carat Tiffany Diamond which is on display on the Main Floor of the Flagship store at 57th Street, where thousands of visitors come to enjoy it’s radiant beauty.
727 Fifth Ave, near 57th St., Phone: 212-755-8000, Official Website – tiffany.com