Times Square, NYC. Photo credit: Jean-Christophe-Benoist.
Carlos J. wrote this guest post about Christmas shopping in NYC.
Christmas shopping in NYC has no limits!
Filled with the best department stores in the world like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s and countless amazing shops on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, you will be absolutely overwhelmed by the choice available.
Cast-iron architecture in Greene Street SoHO, Manhattan. Photo credit: Andreas Praefcke.
Here are some of the Best Christmas Shopping Spots In NYC:
In this store, everyone is a kid! Located on Fifth Avenue, you will be greeted by soldiers and enter a store filled with realistic dinosaurs and every toy you could imagine. This famous store has been depicted in many movies. The aroma of freshly baked pastries and candy bars from the ground floor will entice you to spend the entire day there!
Well known as an artists’ mecca, this is a popular place with a unique shopping area. Original art can be purchased from the artists and high end boutiques lining the cobblestoned streets.
For absolutely everything NYC from t-shirts, Yankees gear, snow globes, pop culture and Converse this place is an absolute must! Located conveniently in Times Square since 1991, you can’t miss it.
Barneys New York. Photo credit: Jim Henderson.
Barneys New York
At this flagship store you will definitely find Manolos and Prada. Slip on a pair of Habitual jeans with your Juicy tee and you will be set to stroll NYC.
Fifth Avenue, 57th Street
The most popular shopping street in the USA, this is like a sightseeing tour that winds its way to Central Park. Lined with shops like Saks and Tiffany & Co, you will gaze in awe at all around you.
Well known as the bohemian district of Manhattan, you will find a myriad of shops along 8th Street. Unique finds as well as sophisticated fashion can be found along Bleecker Street, as well as coveted vintage classics.
This famous NYC destination is a wonderful shopping experience filled with neon lights. Make sure you ride the ferris wheel inside the Toys R Us store!
Time Warner Centre, W 59th Street
If you prefer a shopping mall, try the indoor shops at Columbus Circle Mall. This centre has fabulous view of Central Park and is filled with all the popular stores.
For high end designer wear head to E 57th to E 72nd Sts where names like Chanel and Bergdorf Goodman occupy storefronts.
Located on the lower east side, this is one of the most popular districts. With goods from all around the world, you will have fun exploring every inch of this unique area.
The array of shopping is endless in NYC. Make sure to visit the spectacular Christmas window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s for picture perfect photo Christmas cards. Even with the snow sometimes falling and the wind blowing, your Christmas spirit won’t be dampened. When the famed Christmas tree goes up at the Rockefeller Centre, NYC is transformed into an exquisite Christmas wonderland.