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Shopping in New York

Visitors adore New York's heavily discounted designer clothes shops, like Downtown's Century 21. Fifth Avenue is home to mega department store Macy's, ultra-fashionable shoes at Jimmy Choo and technical wizardry at the Apple Store. In bohemian Greenwich Village, discover young designers at The Market NY and unconventional sounds in Other Music, or try SoHo for boutique chic. Most shops open daily 10am-7pm, starting later on Sunday.

Jimmy Choo, New York. © Jimmy Choo
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rePop

Vintage clothing and collectables

Brooklyn boutique rePop sells well-chosen items, such as vintage lamps, Victorian frames, 1960s minidresses and suitcases. Most items are second-hand, with occasional new collections. Pop along to the first Friday evening of every month for in-store exhibitions by local artists.



Opening Hours

Tue-Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 11am-6pm

Address

68, Washington Avenue, New York City 11205

Telephone

+1 718 260 8032

Transport

Clinton-Washington Avenue subway

Website

RePop Website

Macy's, New York. Courtesy of NYC & Company. © Macy's
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Macy's

Flagship one-stop shop

Busy Macy's in Midtown is billed as the world's largest store, stretching a mammoth ten floors and an entire block. Inside, there's everything from fashion labels, shoes and homeware to a restaurant and Metropolitan Museum of Art gift shop. Overseas visitors should bring ID for additional discounts.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 10am-9.30pm; Sun 11am-8.30pm

Address

151, West 34th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues), New York City 10001

Telephone

+1 212 695 4400

Transport

34th Street-Herald Square subway

Website

Macys Website

Century 21, New York. Courtesy of Century 21 Department Stores. © Century 21
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Century 21

Designer discounts

Century 21 is where fashionistas meet bargain hunters. Scour the store for huge discounts - usually at least 50% - on designers like Armani, Gucci and Liz Claiborne, not forgetting the shoe department. Usually full with shoppers, Monday morning is the quietest at this downtown branch.



Opening Hours

Mon-Wed 7.45am-9pm; Thu & Fri 7.45am-9.30pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-8pm

Address

22, Cortlandt Street (between Church Street & Broadway), New York City 10007

Telephone

+1 (212) 227 9092

Transport

Fulton Street or Broadway Nassau subways

Website

Century 21 Website

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, New York. Photo by Scott Isebrand
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Hell's Kitchen Flea Market

Antiques and trinkets

Now combined with the old Annex Antiques Fair (formerly Chelsea), Hell's Kitchen Flea Market is filled with quirky and potentially valuable vintage goodies. Join the throng and haggle for a Buddha's head, an old violin or pair of antique diamante earrings.



Opening Hours

Sat & Sun 9am-6pm

Address

W 39th Street, (between 9th & 10th Avenues), New York City 10011

Telephone

+1 212 243 5343

Transport

42nd Street or Times Square subway

Website

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market Website

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The Market NYC

Young fashion designers

Housed in a church centre's gymnasium, The Market NYC in Little Italy showcases local young fashion designers. This is the place to come for one (or two) of a kind, including screen-printed t-shirts, reworked vintage dresses and quirky earrings.



Opening Hours

Fri-Sun 11am-7pm

Address

268, Mulberry Street, (between Houston & Prince), New York City 10001

Telephone

+ 1 212 580 8995

Transport

Broadway-Lafayette Street or Bleecker Street subways

Website

The Market NYC Website

Kiehl's, New York. Courtesy of Kiehl's
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Kiehl's

Skin and hair treats

Going strong since 1851, Kiehl's flagship store in East Village retains its apothecary ambience. Its mammoth range of skin and hair products includes hand-milled soaps, fruity face cleansers and luscious hair care for men and women, with free samples galore.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm

Address

109, Third Avenue, (between 13th & 14th Streets), New York City 10003

Telephone

+1 212 677 3171

Transport

14th Street-Union Square subway

Website

Kiehl's Website

Fifth Avenue Apple store, New York. Courtesy of Apple, © Apple
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Apple Store

Mac technology and gadgets

Located in the large glass cube on Fifth Avenue, the Apple Store has a coolly designed basement full of their latest devices. There are iPhones, iPods, Macs and all kinds of techno wizardry here, with expert help on hand, including one-to-one personal Mac training.



Opening Hours

Daily 24 hours

Address

767, Fifth Avenue, New York City 10153

Telephone

+1 212 336 1440

Transport

Fifth Avenue-53rd Street or Fifth Avenue-59th Street subways

Website

Apple Store Website

Jimmy Choo, New York. © Jimmy Choo
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Jimmy Choo

Designer footwear

Oozing luxury, sex-appeal and glamour, the shoe designer favoured by celebrities and catwalks, Jimmy Choo has a Fifth Avenue emporium. Choose printed pony-leather sandals, silk stilettos or suede platforms, not forgetting accessories like leopard-print clutch bags.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12pm-5pm

Address

Olympic Tower, 645, Fifth Avenue, New York City 10022

Telephone

+1 212 593 0800

Transport

Fifth Avenue-53rd Street subway

Website

Jimmy Choo Website

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Other Music

Experimental sounds

A haven for music fans avoiding the mainstream, Other Music in East Village specialises in underground, experimental and out-of-print CDs and vinyl. For quirky albums from around the world, the music-loving staff are there to help. Look out for occasional in-store gigs.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 12pm-9pm; Sat 12pm-8pm; Sun 12pm-7pm

Address

15, East Fourth Street, (between Broadway & Lafayette), New York City 10003

Telephone

+1 212 477 8150

Transport

Astor Place or Bleecker Street subways

Website

Other Music Website

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