This place is every equestrian’s dream come true. Although horse riding supplies would hardly be something one would expect to find on this particular island, Manhattan Saddlery has just about every conceivable thing a horse lover would want. From all kinds of tack to boots to magazines and videos and horse blankets and even horse-related home décor, I defy you to find something that has to do with horses that they don’t have. Even if you don’t ride, don’t let that intimidate you. The last time I was there it was full of people just buying riding boots to wear on the street.
What to buy: Equestrian Supplies
What to pay: From dollars to hundreds.
When I travel, there’s nothing I love more than finding some kind of hidden treasure that only an insider would know about, which is why I would recommend Burlington Toys. Just follow the faint smell of cigar smoke down the back stair case of Crawford Doyle Booksellers and you’ll find this gem of a toy store in the basement. Specializing in toy soldiers, this store is a gem of a find (and I have less than no interest in toy soldiers). Judging from the endless cans of paint scattered around, I would also have to assume that in addition to selling the soldiers, they also help repair them. Of course, part of the fun of all of it is how hidden it is. The man who owns it (I forgot to get his name) is a lovely guy and was so appreciative of how much I enjoyed finding it.
What to buy: Toy Soldiers
This has to be one of my all-time favorite stores, not just in Nolita, but in all of New York. They sell primarily high-end vintage pieces from only the best designers and it can be a wonderful, if dangerous, place to kill an hour or two. There’s nothing cheap about it, so don’t expect a bargain, but if you love really great vintage clothes, this place is one of the best. Unlike a lot of vintage stores, you won’t be wading through a lot of junk or damaged pieces—everything here is in mint condition.
What to buy: Vintage clothing in perfect condition
What to pay: Not cheap--don't expect a bargain here.
Central Park Toys in NYC offers up extremely competitive prices on children's toys, gifts and accessories! Some are big toys, some are small, but all will surely delight or at least put a smile on your child's face! Central Park Toys is pleased to introduce Bugabikes, an award-winning toy in 2007 that teaches kids from ages 2-6 how to ride a bike! 100% of children who have used a Bugabike were able to ride a bicycle successfully! Here at Central Park Toys, we are constantly looking for toys to add to our inventory, so please keep checking back to see what's new!
What to buy: Bugabike, Radio Flyer, Tricycles, pedal planes, Zoo animals and much more.
as mentioned in my into i go to NY shopping on a yearly basis, at the start we did woodbury common which is well know but i am not into designer stuff so i ended up buying wrapping paper there ! then we discovered paramas park - this is just like shopping on mahattan but with lower taxes and eveythiing close to gether it makes it a good bit easier.
the one thing i like about it is that you get a normal bus out which cost a few dollers ( unlike the woodbury commone which is about 40$) but it brings you thru the subbards of new york so you see a different side.
One of the only shops in Manhattan where you can get authentic British groceries and meat pies. Their chicken and mushroom pie takes me back to my favorite pub in London. Walking into the store reminds me of Tesco and Sainsbury rolled into one, with the Digestives and Heinz cans lining the walls. The staff is as authentically British as the groceries, and incredibly sweet and responsible for the chicken and mushroom pies. I love this grocery, not just for its products but for the intimacy and the strong British pride this place has. It has a subtle modesty about it that I just adore. It attracts British tourists and NY residents alike, as well as Americans who can't get enough chicken and mushroom pies!
What to buy: chicken and mushroom pie, pastys, digestives, sweets, marmite, etc
What to pay: Digestives ~ $2-3
Sweets ~ $1-2
Meatpies and Pastys ~ $2-3
My sister doesn't like Barney's. She doesn't say why. I can't afford to buy anything there, but I love the place. It is my favorite department store. I especially like their shoe department. I think they have the most cutting edge shoes in NY or anywhere that I have been. I love to just go in and look at them, especially the Manolo Blahniks and the Christian LaBoutins. But there are many other fantastic designers represented there so, if Manolo and Christian aren't your style, if you like something funkier, you will be able to find it. Regardless, you will have to shell out big bucks.
Barney's does have a warehouse sale a couple of times a year which takes place in Chelsea. Reductions can be up to 80%. There is also an outlet in Woodbury Common.
Upper East Side Store
660 Madison Avenue
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 8:00
Saturday 10:00 - 7:00
Sunday 11:00 - 6:00
Woodbury Common Premium
240 Red Apple Court
Central Valley NY 10917
Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 9:00
Sunday 10:00 - 8:00
236 West 18th Street
New York NY 10011
Monday - Friday 11:00 - 8:00
Saturday 11:00 - 7:00
Sunday 12:00 - 6:00
What to buy: Designer shoes, designer clothes, cosmetics, jewelry, hats. Barney's also has a men's department.
What to pay: Lots.
UPDATE 8/15/08: CLOSED. WITH GREAT SADNESS I MAKE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. I LOVED THIS STORE.
As rude as the people were at Boyd's, I never missed a chance to go in and browse.
Boyd’s calls itself a department store on its website. I always thought of it as a drug store with lots of incredibly neat things in it. If you are on Madison Avenue stop in a take a look. You will be amazed at what they sell. Don't expect southern hospitality there though.
According to their website they will move to 58th and Third Avenue in the Spring, 2005.
What to buy: In addition to prescription drugs, they sell cosmetics, hats, jewelry, wonderful ornaments for the hair, capes, fur collars and many other really fun things.
What to pay: $$$
I love this store they are located in two buildnings next to each other .
What to buy: Loftworks offers great discounts on clothing . Mens, womens, plus , jr, and misses.
Suits , dresses, jeans.
What to pay: Depending on what you buy 5.99 and up
Considering that nice burger can cost you around 12-20 $ in cool places taht are not so expensive you can spend around 40$ per meal for two. I would recommend to try burgers at Shake Shack (Madison Square Park), something from the menu of 5 Napkin Burger restaurant or at Fat Annie's Truck stop. Check my NY page for info.
If you decide for small ethnic restaurants, maybe you'll pay even less.
There are many places in downtown where you can grab a lunch or buy a salads and fruits, like delicates stores, for a few $.
It all depends how fancy you want to make your stay in NY and what do you want to drink, eat and if you want to do some clubbings. Your costs could vary depending on the popularity of the place.
As for shopping, there are many outlets in the centre of the town, where you can buy good stuff for less money, of course of you have to dig through mountains of stuff to find something you like. As for the quality, it depends. There are many of the outlets beside the most popular 21Ccentury, which is the most crowded one. If you're interested I can give you some more info.
As for the trips, do you mean ferry to Statue of liberty or New Jersey or something far away? Since you're staying in NY only 4 days, if it's your first visit I would recommend you to enjoy it fully. I was in NY for 8 days and still haven't seen it all :) There are so many beautiful places and Brooklyn is a must :)
But I would agree with prevoius comments that not counting the hotel 150-200$ could be enough for a day and included shopping too.
My advice is to use a credit card, especially for shopping.
If you're fan of eletronics, J&R is a must!
Hope this will help.
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well everyone in new york knows that Torneau is the place for luxe time pieces and watches and chronometers and is the largest luxury watch store in North America but I went here primarily to have my watch repaired since they have a licenced rolex service centers (rolex watches may be scratch proof but are not dropped proof ok since the sapphire crystal glass in watches can be broken too!) and they repaired mine for a princely sum $ 500! (mea culpa, I dropped my watch at while taking a bath and poof, the saphire glass shattered). This Torneau location is called the Torneau Time Machine located besides the trump tower. and I also learned that this torneau location is the largest watch store in the world! (how about that).
What to buy: depends on your brand of luxe watches and chronometer and your platimun credit limit! you can buy Omega, Rolex, Breitling, Breguet, Audemars Piquet, Jacquard and way lot more!
What to pay: maxx out your platinum card!!!!
One of my favorite luxe chocolates besides valrhona and royce. Although Made in Belgium, Godiva chocolates are creamier and has a more cocoa and chocolate taste and literally melts in yor mouth due to the high chocolate butterfat content and the higher pure chocolate content so it is more expensive! unlike the other chocolate brands which dilute the cocoa with extenders like lechithin and vanillin to make the chocolate cheaper. Godiva Chocolatier doesn't do that hence the expensive price. Godiva also sells truffles, coffee, cocoa, biscuits, dipped fruits and sweets, "Chocolixir" beverages, wedding and party favors and other items arranged in gift baskets. Godiva's signature package is the Gold Ballotin (French for "small, elegant box of chocolates"). Godiva also produces seasonal and limited-edition chocolates with special packaging for all major holidays. Godiva also has license agreements for the production of ice cream, cheesecake, coffee pods and liqueur that comes in several chocolate-related flavors.
What to buy: a lot like if you buy the assorted chocolate drinks and brews, it's $ 8 for a cup and for chocolate tipped fruits like the strawberries i purchased, it's $ 7 per piece. and the single very decadent assorted chocolate truffles at $ 17 for 8 pieces and $ 34 for 16 pieces! a small pure chocolate bar like 85% pure dark chocolates at $ 4. such a drain in your wallet but is worth it since I don't scrimp!!!
Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-9pm; Sun 10am-7pm
What to pay: depends on your budget but chocolates here are not cheap.
It's part of a chain of bookshops. It is very well stocked, and ideal to pass some time while waiting for the train.
Easily better than the chain I'm used to seeing in Scottish stations - and on a par with the normal bookstores I'd find in Scottish shopping centres & high streets.
What to buy: Books, magazines & all that stuff.
What to pay: I paid $15 each for 2 paperbacks. To me that seemed very expensive. Maybe books are just more expensive in the USA.
Anyway, being a canny Scot I'm making them last.
If you happen to be walking anywhere near Milk & Cookies, chances are the smell of freshly baked goodies will draw you in! This little bakery obviously specializes in cookies as well as other sugary treats such as brownies and cupcakes. Everything is baked on the spot so chances are that your cookies will still be warm (and delicious!) when you get them. You can also order a cup of coffee, tea, or make the experience even more complete with a glass of organic milk :o)
What to buy: All the cookies we tried were good, but my favourite one was peanut butter and chocolate chips.
What to pay: $1.75 per cookie, 3 for $5, 6 for $9.75.
Small & not galmourous, looks more like a thrift store from the front.
This store sells closeouts of luxury designer labels marked at least 50% off retail.
Gucci, Manolo, Jimmy Choo ...You name it.
What to buy: If you are into luxury designer labels , it is worth to check this store out.
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