Scoured the neighborhoods from the first part of this article and clamoring for more? No worries, I’ve got more neighborhoods in Manhattan for you to visit!
1. The East Village
The East Village is the place to go to for funky, bohemian and alternative shopping. First stop should be Tokio 7, a consignment store that sells designer items at low prices. If you need cash, you can drop off your own designer items and get 50% of the profit. If you want to buy some quirky decor for your place, drop by Exit 9 Gift Emporium, which can be best described as an upscale flea market.
2. Greenwich Village
If you’re looking for specialty bookstores, antique craft stores and gourmet food markets, drop by Greenwich Village. For food adventures, be sure to drop by Amy’s Bread and Murray’s Cheese. Specialty shops are interesting places to visit. Drop by Aedes de Venutas for amazing perfumes and The Porcelain Room for antique and modern porcelain items.
3. Chelsea/Meat-Packing District
If you’re looking for galleries, be sure to drop by the Chelsea District and visit the galleries, especially between 20th and 26th Streets (between Tenth and Eleventh Ave.). And the Meat-Packing District brings you more than just meat. Designer stores, galleries and services have parked their stores here. Visit Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin.
4. Union Square
If you want to be in the center of everything, visit Union Square. Check familiar stores like Whole Foods, DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse), Virgin Megastore and Barnes & Noble. But the biggest reason to go to Union Square is the Greenmarket, the city’s biggest farmers market open 4 days a week.
1. Times Square and Theatre District
This district doesn’t quite offer different shops for the shoppers since a lot of the shops here can be found just anywhere. There’s the Virgin MegaStore and Toys ‘R Us (with its own full-scale ferris wheel). There are a couple of electronics stores that are on the verge of “enter-at-your-own-risk” status. You may or may not get good deals, so always be careful and always be aware of going prices outside. Never ever back down.
2. Fifth Avenue and 57th St.
If you’re looking for the best in designer brands, you don’t have far to go. Just drop by Fifth Avenue to 57th Street. Here you’ll find Louis Vuitton, Versace, Chanel and Dior. You’ll also find the long-standing department stores, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Avenue. Drop by the department stores for browsing beautiful, expensive goods.
Next stop: Uptown and the Outer Boroughs