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"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. As the fashion capital of the U.S., New York City is in a league of its own, making it easy to make sure your wallet leaves a little lighter than when you came.
The question then isn't what you'll buy, but rather where. For those who love window shopping and spending major bucks, Fifth Avenue is a great place to start. You'll find top name designers and high-brow window displays begging to be gawked at.
If you head south to Nolita (north of Little Italy) and roll your shopping experience into Soho, there's no shortage of one-of-a-kind shops and cute boutiques to keep you busy for days. Or, if you're looking to get a little quirkier, head across the Williamsburg Bridge to this hipster haven where you can pop into cheese shops, vintage stores and pick up a cup of joe at one of the many neighborhood cafes.
Below, we take a glimpse at ten of the top shopping districts in New York City.