Bloomingdales, New York City
Half of the world knows Bloomingdales as the place where Rachel from the TV-series 'Friends' worked. And no doubt that this department store owes a lot to the series. I bet a lot of tourists want to see Bloomingdales with their own eyes. It is a huge department store selling clothes, perfume, ...There are different locations, but the biggest one is situated on Lexington Ave.
I especially loved their "big brown bag" when you buy something. (also available in medium or small size)
Bloomingdales is a fabulous department store in the heart of Manhattan, that has been around since the 1860's.
A great place to "spend" a few hours doing some retail therapy!
Nothing better than walking out with several of Bloomingdales famous 'brown bags'!!
What to buy: They stock everything from mens and womens clothing and accessories, makeup/perfumes, luggage, homewares, gifts etc etc
I bought a fabulous red purse for myself and some baby clothes for a friend who had twins whilst I was in NYC.
This store can be pricey but believe me when I tell you the best time to go is the day after Christmas. They have AMAZING sales!!!!! 50% - 75% off designer clothes.
What to pay: Depends on your budget. You can leave with money to spare or in serious debt!
BLOOMINGDALES or Bloomies for short is a great 9 floor department store. Bloomies sells basically cloths and make-up. From designers to vintage you can find anything there for anyone (teens/juniours, women, kids, men, plus sizes, petitte sizes) The first floor is dedicated to make-up and accessorires. There is a great restaurant and a coffee shop inside as well. My favortie part is on floor 6, Martin's chocolates. They are soooo yummy and freshly made before your eyes, though it is pricey.....$1.35 a piece!
What to pay: Bloomingdales is not be your cheapest store, but it does have modset prices.
Bloomingdales is a welll known NYC store, whose fame does not live up to what it actually is. It's just one of many large stores in the city. Pricier than Macy's and not as chic as Saks, I found it a bit fo a trap.
Check with your hotel/hostel for leaflets or even in stores own visitor centers as some of the big names offer money off your purchases and free gifts. We got free bags at Bloomingdales and Macy's - free keyring at Bloomingdales, free dog tag from Nike Town, a diary at Manhatten Mail - plus we got 15% off at Macy's and 11% off at Bloomingdales which all helped with that New York Tax.
What to buy: Bloomigdales so a great Plastic and Leather 'Little Brown Bag' for $18 a great gift.
Also in Bloomingdales ask for extra of their famous Brown Bags as these are great for putting gifts in once you have returned home.
Diesel is cheaper in the US than in the UK and Abercrombie and Fitch too (which UK'er can only buy on the net with huge shipping costs) apart from that most things are the same or dearer than in the UK.
Remember China Town as this is soooo much like Hong Kong I felt I was back in the East and not the West for a bit. You can buy copy watches, great designer fake bags and DVD's dearer than in Hong Kong but only buy a few quid - I got a great 'Gucci' for $17 about £11 and here there was no added on tax.
What to pay: LOADS - I had a budget of $60 a day and I found it very hard - as a student trying to see the world New York was an expensive place.
A serious shopper could easily blow a years wages.
They have everything, and I do mean everything. When I lived in New York, I was here a lot.
You have surely heard of Bloomingdale's. Do you remember Darryl Hannah as the mermaid named Madison in the movie "Splash?"
You cannot go to New York and not visit this famous Department Store. They sell everything.
What to buy: Buy anything to make sure you get one of their famous Brown Bags.
Go for a visit to the most famous departments stores, like: Sack´s Fifth Avenue (the most elegant), Macy´s (the bigger) and Bloomingale´s.
What to buy: You can buy all of you want.-