Shopping in New York?

Ok then. We went through different streets, styles, monuments and attractions in New York.

One thing must be noted now: shopping in New York. I can confirm, based on my own experience ( not only of living here but also of being a tour guide for some time), that some people are coming to New York not because of the Empire State Building or even Statue of Liberty.

They are coming to SHOP!

And yes, we all know, there are great places to shop, to get a bargain, and luxury goods for nothing (almost…).

Bloomingdale's - Upper East Side

Macy's - Midtown Manhattan

But there is a helpful tool available.

 Suzy Gershman’s Born to Shop New York: The Ultimate Guide for People Who Love to Shop 

Gershman is a journalist, writer and “honest-to-goodness shopping goddess,” connected with the fashion industry for more than 35 years. 

The book is a useful guide to New York City’s best places to shop, take care of one’s beauty and home. It does not only provide the list of stores, with individual review of each, but also does contain maps, and useful information for international shoppers (including communication and currency). The book is divided into sections based on the particular theme or neighborhood. The language is laid-back. 

Interesting fact (only one of many in the book): Ladies’ Mile.

Known by everybody as Chelsea. The area was called as such around the time of the Civil War. It was the time when women were allowed to go shopping without chaperones, and the department stores were just beginning to catch on. All the greatest names in New York retail were located between 14th Street and 23rd Street in a row along Sixth Avenue. However beautiful it sounds, the area actually stayed empty for around 100 years. BUT! The area has been rediscovered and is flourishing again. 

So, enjoy the shopping in New York…whether it is Ladies’s Mile or Chinatown…