New York City is possibly the only place in the country where people don't head to the mall when they're in need of a shopping spree. Instead, New York's streets are designed to be a type of walking mall that spans the city. Still, there are some neighborhoods and centers where locals head when they're looking for that perfect something.
Take SoHo, for example. A previous haven for artists, warehouses and loft spaces, this block of streets has now been overtaken by some of the best shopping in the city. You'll find everything from Bloomingdale's to Brooks Brothers, plus high-end designers and vintage stores.
Visitors also would be remiss to skip Fifth Avenue, especially during the holidays. The window displays alone are enough to pull you close, and all the biggest names in fashion are headquartered here.
For a more local experience (and more palatable price tags), visit The Brooklyn Flea. Not only will you find up-and-coming designers selling their wares, but you'll also be able to sample the delicious goods from the boroughs best food stalls.
Really, shopping in New York all comes down to a matter of preference and persistence. If you look hard enough, and know where to start, you'll find what you're looking for. Luckily, this list of the 10 best shopping centers is all you need to set you on your way.
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