New York City Guide to Where to Shop | The Ultimate Guide of Things to Do in New York City
New York City is retail heaven and one of the fashion capitals of the world featuring some of the best flea markets to world-famous department stores and shopping neighbourhoods for every style.
Shopping IN NYC
Soho: Prime shopping area with designer stores and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Some of my favourites include: Intermix, All Saints, & Other Stories, Artists & Fleas, Opening Ceremony
Nolita: Quieter compared to Soho with one-of-a-kind boutique shops and less exposed designer labels. Some stores include: Derek Lam, Odin, Vince
Greenwich Village: Mix of big-name brands and little boutiques from Diptyque to Alexis Bittar and A.P.C. Other mentions include: Strand Bookstore and Kith
Williamsburg: boutiques showcasing edgy labels, emerging designers and vintage shops. Stores here include: Bird, Jumelle, Graymarket, Artists & Fleas, Beacon’s Closet
Upper East Side for a luxury shopping experience and home to some of the city’s most renowned department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Barney’s, Saks, Fivestory and designers boutiques such as Lanvin, Christian Louboutin, Cartier
Markets & Fleas
Canal Street Market: This cute marketplace is tucked away in downtown and hosts a mix of permanent vendors and pop-up shops with a hang out spot in the back
Dover Street Market: Seven-floor department store for anyone interested in avant-garde labels
Brooklyn flea: Brooklyn's largest flea market for vintage, design, antiques, collectibles, and food, open every Saturday and Sunday.
DUMBO flea: Assortment of goods from over 100 vendors from funky accessories to eccentric decorations. Open every Sunday April through October.
Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market: One of the city’s oldest flea markets, open every Saturday and Sunday
Grand Bazaar NYC: Located outdoors and indoors, you can find antiques and unique imported goods (such as South American knits). Open every Sunday.
Chelsea Flea: More than 135 vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry and antiques. Open every Saturday and Sunday for a $1 entrance fee
GreenFlea Market: One of the city’s first open-air markets with a variety of vendors selling antiques, decor, jewelry and more. Open every Saturday
Vintage & Thrifting
Beacon’s Closet [Williamsburg]: For a low-effort shopping experience as all pieces have been vetted
Ladies and Gentlemen [East Village]: For vintage t-shirts and varsity jackets
Pippin Vintage Jewelry [Chelsea]: For vintage gems, baubles and costume jewelry
Star Struck Vintage Clothing [West Village]: For vintage t-shirts, Dior silk scarves, and rock-n-roll accessories
L Train Vintage [Williamsburg]: For flannel, leather and distressed denim
What Goes Around Comes Around [Soho]: For luxury vintage options
Pilgrim New York [Lower East Side]: For high-end vintage pieces, handbags and costume jewelry
Tokio7 [East Village]: Funky Japanese vintage store (& one of the largest vintage stores in NY) with a wide range of designer options
Mr. Throwback [East Village]: For ‘80s and ‘90s sports fashion
Housing Works [Multiple]: A New Yorker favourite for home decor