New York is one of the largest fashion metropolises in the world and therefore a shopping paradise for all fashion enthusiasts. In addition to 5th and Madison Avenue , which is home to the most expensive labels such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's, Barney's, Bloomingdale's, Burberry, Chanel, Gucci, and many others, you can also get your money's worth shopping with a slightly smaller wallet.
Woodbury Common Outlet Center, about an hour northwest of New York City
Address: 498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, NY 10917, USA
Opening hours: Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
The principle of outlets, in which fashion brands offer their older collections at cheaper prices, has become popular in America and has now also become established in Europe. One of the best-known outlets is the Woodbury Outlet
, which can be reached by bus in about 1 hour
. Labels such as Armani, Prada, Gucci, Michael Korse, Ralph Lauren and The North Face
can be found in over 220 stores
. The outlet is set up like a small village and you go from house to house to the various shops. The physical well-being is also taken care of with numerous snack bars and restaurants. You can get tickets for the bus trip to the outlet here
. Unlike other companies, your spot on the bus is reserved for you and you don't have to wait in line. CLICK HERE
Address: E lizabeth, New Jersey 07201, United States
Opening hours: Sundays, Mondays: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Alternatively, Jersey Gardens
is not far from Manhattan. This outlet is significantly smaller than the Woodbury Outlet. Here you can find brands like Calvin Klein, Michael Korse and Victoria's Secret. Jersey Gardens is a gallery, a so-called mall, in which shop after shop is lined up. There is also a wide range of dining options here. It takes about 45 minutes by bus from the Port Authority Bus Terminal
. Unfortunately, pre-ordering bus tickets is not possible here.
Here we have compared the two outlets
for you, as well as all the information on how to get there. CLICK HERE
Second-hand shops and small boutiques in a cozy setting
West Village/Soho + Brooklyn
If you're looking for that typical casual New York style
, why not buy clothes that have already been worn by real New Yorkers? :)
There are many cool second-hand shops in the West Village with something for every taste. Many of these stores focus on fine brands, which is why you can even come across a real pair of Manolo Blahniks
there! :) The following link takes you to one of the most popular second-hand shops CLICK
A very popular British fashion and shoe chain in the middle of the streets of SoHo is TopShop , which is in the mid-price segment. There is very modern fashion here, from shoes to unusual tights and other accessories to stylish trousers, tops and dresses.
Opening time: Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
From here you can also reach other great little fashion stores and high-end boutiques, where you can also meet many New Yorkers. Well-known fashion chains such as H&M and Zara are also represented here.
In 2016, the new train station opened directly at One World Trade Center. Designed by Santigo Calatrava, the "Oculus" (the eye) is currently the most expensive train station in the world, costing $3.85 billion. Shops were also integrated into this. Brands such as Hugo Boss, Dior, Apple and Forever21 are represented here. The opening times vary per shop. You can find further information about the shopping options directly on the Oculus homepage. CLICK
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m
In this mall there are many different shops in the predominantly cheaper segment. You can see which stores are represented here in particular on the website CLICK
Opening hours : Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
Right near the Oculus is Brookfield Place in Battery Park. Nobel brands such as Paul Smith, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry and Gucci, among others, are represented here. A special highlight of this mall is the great food area. The food here is really delicious. Be sure to try the sushi or the "Grilled Cheese", a pan-fried cheese toast and enjoy a particularly great view of the water and the Statue of Liberty.
You can find more information here
Opening hours : Monday to Wednesday 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m
This is an outlet that offers many brands, especially American ones, at reasonable prices. Brands like Michael Korse, Calvin Klein and Liebeskind are represented, but also Armani, D&G, Lavin etc. The store is set up like a large department store and you should take some time and patience to find your way around. But it's worth it! There are great bargains to be had, especially if you are looking for a real designer bag or shoes. You can now even buy real, second-hand Louis Vuitton items here. Some of these are very old collections that are very well preserved because they were only used once, for example for a fashion show at Fashion Week.
There is also a large cosmetics area in the basement where brands such as MAC, Bobbie Brown and Clinique are represented. This area is not part of the outlet part of the store; items are offered here at normal prices unless there is a special sale going on.
If you visit Century21 on Dey Street, you could easily combine your stay with a visit to Wall Street
and One World Trade Center
, as they are only a 5-minute walk away. Tickets to visit One World Trade Center are available here
The most famous department store
in New York and the largest in the world has its main branch on 34th Street in Herald Square,
not far from our travel center
Shopping here becomes a special experience. Macy's is particularly characterized by its original and elaborate decorations in every season. However, the Christmas season is a special highlight. The shop windows are very decorated for Christmas and there is even a Christmas world with a real Santa Claus , where children can hand in their wish list for Christmas and you can take really great souvenir pictures. Please mention at checkout that you are a tourist, as you will receive discounts of between 10% and 20%.
Once upon a time there was a husband named Roy Ramond who wanted to give his wife a special birthday treat and buy her very special underwear. We'll leave it to be seen how selfish this gift idea was. ;)
Repelled by the impersonal atmosphere, poor service and boring patterns, Mr. Ramond quickly decided to start his own underwear store. The first Victoria's Secret store opened in San Francisco in 1977, where service was the top priority and the staff provided the right designs and sizes for each customer.
Even today, service is the top priority and you receive very friendly and competent service from the predominantly female employees. Be sure to stop by if you are looking for particularly chic or just comfortable underwear in good quality. You can also find great sportswear, perfumes and other cosmetic products here. If you are still looking for gifts for Christmas, you can certainly find something very special here. :)
Times Square and the 24-hour H&M
The skyline of Manhattan is very unique and impresses with the many beautiful and very tall buildings such as One World Trade Center or the Empire State Building. What is particularly noticeable at night are two other peaks that protrude from the skyline and glow colorfully. These belong to the “Bank of America Tower” and “4 Times Square”. In "4 Times Square", which can be reached directly from Times Square, there is a huge H&M that is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Here you can find great clothing at affordable prices, as we are used to in Europe. Shopping here becomes a very special experience thanks to the very loud party music that is played throughout the store. But you shouldn't get lost in this store.
Shopping on Madison and 5th Avenue
The most expensive and noble fashion brands in New York are located on 5th and Madison Avenue, where rent costs a fortune. Most of these shops are only located here for advertising purposes and for a good "image". The rent is so high that these locations usually cannot generate a profit for the companies. If you really want to feel like you're in the series " Sex and the City
", you should definitely dress up and stroll along the two avenues. Labels such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's Barney's, Bloomingdale's, Burberry, Chanel and Gucci can be found here. There really is everything your heart desires here. Especially during the Christmas season, the shops are particularly lavishly decorated and you can really get into the Christmas spirit here.
Shopping in Williamsburg/Brooklyn
If you take the L train from Manhattan towards Brooklyn and get off at the first station in Brooklyn, you will be directly on cool Bedford Avenue where you will leave the "busy"/stressful life of Manhattan right behind you. Bedford Avenue impresses with its diverse offerings. A special highlight is the small “mall”. This actually only consists of a few small shops such as a very old bookshop, a shop with fancy soaps that look like cupcakes and other sweets, Indian fashion and a record shop is also represented. You can imagine the whole street like this mall. Very unusual but also comfortable. Be sure to check out the second hand shops on Bedford Avenue.
Address of "Mini Mall": 218 Bedford Avenue (between N4 and N5 streets)
Opening hours: Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m
Not far from the small “mall” there is a flea market every weekend under the motto “Artist Fashion Design”. New Yorkers offer very unusual clothing and great accessories for sale at this market. The fashion is mostly made by hand. The bazaar is a meeting place for artists, young designers, craftsmen and Williamsburgers themselves. The flea market takes place all year round in a warehouse
Address: North 7th St and Kent Avenue
Opening times: every weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
CVS + Duane Reade
Finally, a tip if you forget to pack everyday things like a toothbrush, toothpaste or shampoo. CVS and Duane Reade can be compared to our drugstores. You can stock up on everything you need here. Food, care items and a large selection of medications.
The legal situation in America regarding prescription requirements for medications differs greatly from ours. Many things, such as antibiotics, can be obtained without a prescription. Other things, such as contact lenses, require a prescription. Most of these drugstores have a pharmacy built into them, where you can simply ask the employees what you can buy if you are unfortunate enough to become ill in New York.
Many of these stores, such as Union Square, are open 24 hours.