Feb
08
2012

Shop like a New Yorker

Skip the tourist traps and shop like a local

Tour

If you’re new to New York’s shopping scene, consider a Shop Gotham tour. Choose from the Soho/Nolita or Garment District tours, or a customized private tour.

Vintage

New York also boasts some of the best designer vintage shops, including Ina (five locations) and Tokio 7, where you can find big names like Chanel, Gucci and Prada at discounted prices.

Flea markets and sample sales

New York flea markets and sample sales are great places to discover fashion gems. Make a trip out to the weekend Brooklyn Flea Market that now boasts three locations. Check out the sample sale space at the Chelsea Market, and look at nymag.com and racked.com for up-to-date lists of sample sales around the city.

Discount

One of the most famous discount shopping spots in New York is Century 21, where designer collections of seasons past are available at a fraction of the price. A second Manhattan location opened up last fall in Lincoln Square.

172 Century 21

Daffy’s is another popular discount darling with eight New York City locations. And the Japanese retailer Uniqlo recently opened its Fifth Avenue flagship store.

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