Nowhere Is New York When it Comes to Shopping

"I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet," quipped Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. Although we likely won't be taking any financial advice from that character, we do feel similarly powerless when it comes to New York shopping opportunities. It is way too good to pass up. 

Whether you are starting from the centre at Fifth Avenue and making your way out, or going to Nolita (north of Little Italy) to extend your Soho experience, there is no shortage of one-of-a-kind shops to make a serious dent in your wallet. There is no need for an I Heart NY monogram; it will be quite clear once you fill your suitcase with Manhattan items that will gather praise. You can't buy love, but you can buy admiration, and maybe even a little bit of jealousy.

Even if you don't identify with the role of shopper, New York is one of the prime destinations in the world. From giant department stores to specialty shops, open air markets to iconic boutiques, any spare New York moment could be spent in shopping paradise. Put on your walking shoes. No matter what you are looking for, it is undoubtedly here.

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Upper East Side

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Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney