Shopping NYC Style Part 2:
In my earlier post I talked about the difficulties I faced when I was fairly new to the big Apple about where to spend all my money. The sheer opportunity the city provides your with more than takes your breath away, it hits you square in the face. I just wish someone had written out a guide of where to go for me, so as a newly established expert, here is my guide of places you can’t possible miss out on (continued.)
6# Ready for big savings? – Century 21
If you want to find anything from Hanes to Helmut Lang, men or women and all for (usually much more than) 40 percent off then look no further. Century 21 is home to the barginleftovers of the big department stores, all ready for you to grab.
22 Cortlandt St., nr. Broadway; 212-227-9092; c21stores.com,
7# Home Restoration Hardware Outlet
More savings can be found here as luxury home furnishings can quickly become yours for massive discounts! Timeless furniture, bathroom, garden, textiles, lighting and garden supplies all in a 20,700-square-foot space. Shall I mention discounts again?
131-07 40th Rd., nr. College Point Blvd., Suite C-305, Queens; 718-353-4303;restorationhardware.com.
8# FAO Schwarz – Return of a Classic
German immigrant Frederick August Otto Schwarz started supplying the city of New York the finest, European toys all the way back in 1862. Today you can hit FAO Schwarz for a dash of the high-end goods in the form of stuffed animals, trainsets, dolls, boardgames… oh, and there’s candy!?
767 Fifth Ave.; nr. 58th St.; 212-644-9400; fao.com.
9# Shop whilst you wait – Grand Central Terminal
The search for that authentic New York cheesecake is over! No need to touch Brooklyn, this fantastically restored, iconic landmark is complete with a classy lounge, the Campbell Apartment, the famous Oyster Bar & Restaurant, and a smattering of fabulous shops (including Apple, Jo Malone, L’Occitane, Banana Republic, Papyrus, and many more.)
42nd St., at Park Ave.; grandcentralterminal.com.
#10 For the Little Blue Box – Tiffany & Co.
The most stunning of jewelry houses, Tiffany’s welcomes travelers from far and wide. Whether its key rings, money clips, or cufflinks you seek, they will cater to your every need. Maybe you’re searching to invest in a men’s watch, kitchenware or the most classic of classic six-prong diamond engagement rings!
727 Fifth Ave., nr. 57th St.; 212-755-8000; tiffany.com.