11 Alternatives for New York City Shopping
As one of the world’s great shopping capitals, New York City is at the forefront of dynamic new retail. Digital brands open their first brick-and-mortar stores here, while other brands look to incorporate digital experiences into the store environment. Still other stores invite greater hands-on exposure to their products with the help of photogenic environments and personalized help from staff members. Below are 11 new ways to shop in NYC, including Empire Outlets, Sonos, Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Showfields, and others.
Holidays at Empire Outlets: Black Friday Deals, Walking Tours & Photos with Santa
Opened in May 2019, retail destination Empire Outlets will celebrate its first holiday season this winter! The shopping center and dining destination boasts tenants like Nordstrom Rack, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory, Columbia Factory Store, Levi’s Outlet, and many more—perfect for everyone on your shopping list. This season, come see the light displays, shop Black Friday deals, and take the new walking/shopping tour available at Staten Island’s Empire Outlets, located a short ferry ride from Downtown Manhattan.
NYC Holiday Gift Guide—Updated November 2019
Your holiday gift list needs ideas. New York City's incredible shopping array has them. Here’s a sampling of some great gift ideas from a variety of stores, attractions, and museum gift shops in all corners of the city. Read on for City Guide's complete 2019 holiday gift guide.
Holiday Markets NYC
Holiday Markets NYC: what could be better than an evening stroll with snow drifting down, drinking hot cider and snagging stocking stuffers to the sound of Christmas carols? Through Christmas, 2019, New Yorkers and visitors alike can enjoy the scents and sounds and dazzling array of shopping at holiday markets around New York City.
Century 21 Gift Card—Up to $500 Free!
Century 21 is a must-see for tourists and a mainstay for savvy New Yorkers. Come in and score big on all the top designers at New York’s #1 Zagat-rated off-price store—you might even catch sight of a celebrity or two. While you're there, take advantage of a special offer from City Guide, for up to $500 FREE!
New York Coupons: Shop the NBA Store and Get a Free Gift!
New York's NBA Store features a great selection of NBA merchandise, and thanks to City Guide you can up your experience with a coupon for a free gift!
VR Experience 'Virtual Rush: New York' Comes to Empire Outlets on Staten Island
Empire Outlets is New York’s newest destination for shopping, dining, and fun! This unique outlet retail center, located on Staten Island just a short ferry ride away, offers visitors their favorite brands for less. Now Empire Outlets will transport you and your family to a new world with Virtual Rush: New York, a new virtual reality experience.
11 Places for Chocolate Lovers in NYC
New York is a great city for chocolate fans, with a wide variety of options.
How to Do Outlet Mall Shopping In and Around NYC
Outlet shoppers, start your engines! We’ve lined up some of the best discount shopping in New York City, from department store offshoots to the city’s first outlet mall, plus a couple options outside the city if you’re up for an adventure. No matter which options you choose, these stores offer deals for miles.
Discount Shopping Just 30 Minutes From Manhattan: The Mills at Jersey Gardens
With top brands at up to 70% off and tax-free shopping on clothes and shoes, The Mills at Jersey Gardens–just minutes from New York City–is a must-stop for refreshing summer wardrobes with this season’s top trends before heading to the Jersey Shore.
Empire Outlets, NYC's Only Outlet Mall, Opens on Staten Island
An exciting new shopping destination has recently opened in New York City. Empire Outlets, a retail center in Staten Island, is the only outlet mall within the five boroughs of New York City and the first of its kind in one of the shopping capitals of the world.
Eat, Shop, and Play at Industry City, Brooklyn's Innovation Ecosytem
Industry City is a self-described “innovation ecosystem” in South Brooklyn, inviting tourists and locals alike to shop, eat, and explore its 35 acres of converted industrial space. The facilities consist of 16 gigantic buildings on the Brooklyn coastline in the neighborhood of Sunset Park.
K-Beauty: Where to Find the Best Korean Makeup in NYC
Beauty buffs have been keen to explore the world of K-Beauty—skincare and beauty products that hail from South Korea. Koreans are renowned for their flawless skin thanks to a regimen that is deeply rooted in their culture. New York City is home to many beauty destinations that offer K-Beauty products from oo35 and The Face Bar to Bloomingdale’s and Sephora. Explore!
The 9 Best Museum Shops in NYC
A museum store lets you take the museum experience—often too fleeting—with you. Read on for our picks for the 9 best museum shops in NYC.
Buy More Save More with HBO Shop Savings Coupon
A consumer retail space like no other, the HBO Shop features a multimedia showcase of HBO's award-winning programming, and you can enjoy it with a buy more save more discount from City Guide!
Kids Become Firefighters at NYC's FDNY Fire Zone
Meet New York firefighting heroes and learn practical skills at the FDNY Fire Zone, located near Rockefeller Center! This educational experience gives your family a look into the life of a firefighter and empowers kids with information about fire safety. Stop by this attraction for a fun, fascinating presentation from New York’s Bravest.
Get a Free Gift When You Buy a World-Class Watch From Tissot in NYC
Since 1853, Swiss watch brand Tissot has been a pioneer of fine craftsmanship and innovation. Associated with style, quality, and precision performance, the Tissot brand also offers traditional luxury that is within reach. Make a Tissot purchase at one of four New York boutiques and get a free gift with City Guide's coupon.
See Santa & Shop Holiday Deals at The Mills at Jersey Gardens
Just a half hour from the heart of New York, there’s a mall full of holiday savings at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. These stores in Elizabeth, New Jersey, are perfect for fashionistas, families, or anyone headed to nearby Newark Airport. This Christmas, The Mills welcome Santa Claus, taking gift requests and posing for photos with your family.
More S'mores, Please! Hershey's S'mores Experience in Times Square
When you take your sweet tooth to Times Square, Hershey's Chocolate World is a must-stop experience. Beyond treats and gifts and all kinds of fun, you can feel like you're at a summer campfire all year round with The S’mores Experience.
Fall Packing Essentials for NYC
Fall is here, and you might be planning a trip to New York for a concert, a play, a game, or just a much-needed getaway. The weather might throw you for a loop in autumn, but there’s no need to stress over the packing process.
Best Electronics Stores in NYC
While many electronics stores have recently closed because of online shopping alternatives, the immediacy, selection, and customer service an electronics store can provide just can't be beat. Here are some amazing brick and mortar electronics stores in New York City you can still rely on.
A Curated Shopping Experience Since 1929: S. Feldman Housewares
S. Feldman Housewares has been a part of the fabric of the Upper East Side since 1929, as the plaque on the door attests.
Build-A-Bear's New Flagship in Midtown!
Taking your kid to the big city? Bring them to Build-A-Bear Workshop at its brand-new flagship in Herald Square! It’s a kid’s dream come true to make their own plush toy—and it’s not just bears anymore. At the store, you can make a new Pikachu, Elsa from Frozen, a T. Rex, or Wonder Woman.
Beat the Heat at Malls and Department Stores: Where to Eat & Shop NYC
NYC has you covered for indoor shopping locations with clothes, shoes, accessories, and even some food when you need to refuel. Read on for nine stores and malls where you’ll spend a dog day afternoon inside, cool, and in style.
Your New Favorite Outfit Is Waiting at the Just-Opened MARCUS Meatpacking Store in NYC
Fashion mogul Marcus Lemonis has helmed over 100 fashion businesses, and he has brought his newest venture to the Meatpacking District in New York City. MARCUS, which celebrated its grand opening in May, carries must-have women’s labels like Citizens of Humanity, Theory, and Elizabeth & James.