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The Best Places To Shop In New York City

New York City is one of the top destinations in the world for any fashion enthusiast. With thousands of shops, boutiques and iconic shopping areas, New York’s fashion scene is incomparable. Whether you’re already here or visiting for the holidays, one of our New York stylists, Brittney has broken down the best places to shop in New York City so you can learn how to navigate the city like a pro.

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Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place offers three levels of shops and restaurant with stores ranging from J.Crew to Louis Vuitton. The beautiful architecture and palm tree filled oasis will make you feel like you’ve stepped out of the hustle and bustle of New York City and into paradise. During the winter season enjoy ice skating and seasonal decorations that stand as the perfect backdrop for your Instagram pictures!

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Brookfield is perfect for a full day of shopping because of it’s wide array of stores and large dining court. There are fine dining restaurants as well as quick bites and you can enjoy lunch, dinner, or dessert and drinks with a beautiful view of the yacht harbor and river.

‘It’s rarely very busy here apart from the food court so shopping is such a joy!’

Brittney’s Favorite Shops: Diane Von Furstenburg, Gucci, and Club Monaco

Brittney’s Favorite Eateries: Tartinery and Umami Burger

Westfield World Trade Center

With New York known for it’s harsh and cold winters, Westfield WTC is the ideal location for a indoor shopping experience. The stunning Oculus building which houses Westfield has become a New York City attraction in it’s own right. The architecture of this shopping oasis is breathtaking. You will find most of your favorite stores in Westfield from Reiss to Victoria Secret. Westfield is a tourist attraction and a fashion lovers dream. Visit during the holidays and enjoy the Christmas shops set up in the middle of the mall.

‘The layout is every shoppers dream as you can easily navigate from one store to another.’

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Westfield and Brookfield place are connected through a lower level tunnel. If you’re a true fashion enthusiast, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Start your day at Westfield and then head to Brookfield for the sights and food.

Brittney’s Favorite Shops: COS and H&M

Brittney’s Favorite Eateries: Eataly

SOHO

SOHO short for South Of Houston (Street) is perfect for street-wear lovers. This area spans over several blocks and has every type of shop you can think of from the sneaker lover hot spot Kith to speciality boutiques and thrift stores that you can spend hours in. If you’re heading to SOHO put on your most comfortable shoes and be ready shop till you drop.

‘If you’re looking for something unique and edgy, you’ll find it here.’

Style Doctors New York City Stylist Brittney shopping in SOHO

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This area is great for not just fashion lovers but also those that are into art as well. SOHO often has pop-up shops for up and coming brands stores as well as art galleries. If you’re a savvy shopper you will enjoy the sample sales sprinkled around SOHO.

Brittney’s Favorite Shops: What Goes Around Comes Around

Brittney’s Favorite Eateries: Tea Sanctuary

5th Avenue

If you want to feel like a real New Yorker, you must embark in the magic that is 5th Avenue. You will immediately recognize 5th Avenue as it is usually seen in the background of many of our favorite television shows and movies. 5th Avenue is unique as it houses all the department stores within blocks from each other; Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Saks and Bloomingdale’s are all within easy walking distance. You can also enjoy a glamours shopping experience in one of the many luxury shops located on 5th Avenue such as the Louis Vuitton and Gucci flagship stores.

‘One of the most iconic shopping streets in the world. If you can’t find it here, it doesn’t exist.’

Luxury New York Retailer and 5th Avenue resident Bergdorf Goodman | Image 

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With it’s glamorous store fronts and perfectly curated window displays, make sure you have your camera ready – 5th Avenue is a dream and you will want to take a lot of pictures!

Brittney’s Favorite Shops: Bergdorf Goodman

Brittney’s Favourite Easteries: The Plaza, Cafe STA at Saks

When it comes to the New York City shopping scene, the possibilities are endless and often overwhelming. Fortunately, you do not have to endure the journey alone. Book an NYC  Shopping Tour with Style Doctors and let us show you the hidden gems of  the New York shopping scene, the must-see stores, the best places to stop for coffee and where to find the best offers.

by Brittney

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