The holidays are coming up. Have you made your shopping list yet? We know how much you like giving gifts to your loved ones, but we also understand how tough it can be to find the perfect item. That’s why we’ve compiled this handy neighborhood shopping guide, so you know just where to go to find what you’re looking for.
Battery Park City
Brookfield Place is a one-stop shop for all your luxury gift needs. Browse high-end retailers such as Burberry, Ermenegildo Zenga, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, and many more.
Chelsea Market is the best place in the neighborhood to score gifts for everyone on your list. They’ve got Anthropologie, an artisan-and-flea market, Bastille flowers so you can grab a hostess gift on the way to a dinner party, Chelsea Wine Vault to satisfy the oenophiles in your life, Imports from Marrakesh, and many more specialty stores.
Canal Street is where you need to go for knock-off designer purses and jewelry – hint: the best stuff is in the tiny back rooms. Bring cash. For something more out of the ordinary, duck into Yunhong Chopsticks Shop. It’s the only US store of this Chinese company, and you can choose between more than 200 styles of chopsticks, which are said to be a great gift for spreading happiness.
The East Village is packed with vintage and thrift stores, perfect for your more bohemian friends. Check out Metropolis, Mr. Throwback, or Fabulous Fanny’s.
Find it all at Westfield World Trade Center, the largest shopping mall in Manhattan. They’ve got a little of everything – Bose, Hugo Boss, Crabtree & Evelyn, Dior Beauty Boutique, Eataly, London Jewelers, Papyrus, Swatch, and tons more.
Wine and cheese is the name of the game in Flatiron. For your friends who like to entertain, pick them up a little something at Flatiron Wines & Spirits, Bottlerocket, or Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, among others.
Boutique and vintage shopping is what it’s all about in Gramercy Park. Highlights include Maison Kitsune, Project No. 8, and City Opera Thrift Shop.
This is the neighborhood to hit when you want to spend your money at an adorable, locally owned shop. Try The Ink Pad for rubber stamps and paper arts or Sockerbit to stock up on all your Scandinavian candy needs.
If edgy and urban is what you need, take a trip to Harlem. Here you’ll find Harlem Haberdashery, an uptown boutique that caters to celebrities, sports stars, and recording artists. Also stop in Harlem Underground, the go-to spot for streetwear of the shirts and hoodies variety.
In case you need anything for your Christmas celebration, you should know about Christmas in NY in Little Italy. It’s the largest year-round Christmas store in the city, and their spectacular themed displays will get you in the holiday spirit.
Lower East Side
Are you shopping for the men in your life? Then head to the Lower East Side, where you’ll find Freemans Sporting Club, Self Edge, and Alife.
The Grand Central Station Holiday Market is a must-stop for your seasonal shopping. 40 unique vendors with American-made and handmade products line historic Vanderbilt Hall for six weeks. You’ll find a little of everything here at all price points.
This is where you’ll find all of NYC’s most iconic stores, including Barneys, Saks, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co, American Girl Place, Henri Bendel, and more.
Do you have a tea aficionado on your list? Then be sure to visit Ippodo Tea Co in Murray Hill. It’s the first US storefront for the Japanese company, and they sell high-quality Japanese green tea in their beautiful, minimalist store.
This is one of the city’s prime shopping destinations. You’ll find high-end boutiques like Chanel and Burberry, British retailers like Topshop and AllSaints, menswear labels such as Ben Sherman and Barbour, and housewares emporiums like MoMA Design Store and Sur La Table.
Tribeca caters to its affluent and eclectic residents, and its reflected in the neighborhood’s shopping destinations. Check out the Mysterious Bookshop for first editions of classics, the Poster Museum for a wide selection of antique posters, or Korin for fine Japanese tableware and knives.
You’ll find a wide selection of ethnic goods in Inwood and Washington Heights. Satisfy all your Russian food cravings at Moscow on the Hudson. Or snag some small-batch coffee or handmade trinkets from Ethiopia at Café Buunni.
Upper West Side
There’s plenty of good shopping to be had on the busy commercial thoroughfares of Amsterdam Avenue and Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side. Ship some Zabar’s coffee or bagels to family back home. On Sundays check out GreenFlea, an indoor-outdoor flea market where you can find antiques, vintage collectibles, crafts, and designer clothing.
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