Shopping Around East Village New York
When it comes to shopping, few cities in the world match New York. There is something here for everyone, from quirky, one-of-a-kind boutiques to world-famous department stores and luxury retailers.
One of the hottest, trendiest areas in the city, just down the block from Chelsea Pines. Fashionistas love to browse the big-name designer shops (Jeffrey’s, Diane von Furstenburg, Stella McCartney, Hugo Boss ) and dine at the constantly changing hot new restaurants (Pastis and Spice Market are keepers). And, of course, you’ll want to check out the Apple Store, just a block away from us at 14th Street and 9th Avenue.
While SoHo used to be the place to go for unique stores and galleries, Chelsea is now the place to go for high-end shopping and art. Start at Chelsea Market, the old Nabisco cookie building where the Oreo was invented, and where you can get just about any kind of food (soups, brownies, potpies, rugelach) all day long.
SoHo still has a major presence in the city, but it is now the site for many major national retailers. Walking down Broadway from Houston Street to Canal Street you will find a mix of shops for almost every taste.
A great guide for information about cultural events and galleries in Chelsea is Destination Chelsea.
Shoes on W 8th Street. Tattoos and body piercing on St. Marks Place. Leather chaps and harnesses on Christopher Street. The now famous Magnolia Bakery cupcakes on Bleecker Street. The cool, funky stores you’ll find on every street in the East Village, and some of the most interesting restaurants for serious foodies (check out the Momofuku Noodle shop). Cool.
From Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany’s at 57th Street down past Trump Tower and Rockefeller Center with its legendary ice-skating rink, 5th Avenue is an exciting and unique shopping experience.
Madison Avenue 44th Street to 80th Street
Brooks Brothers is at 44th Street, Barneys at 61st Street, and galleries (starting in the 60s) are the hallmark of this most expensive of shopping districts.
“It’s like no other store in the world.” Rumor has it that when Queen Elizabeth came to New York it was the first place she wanted to go. Today, queens from around the world still think so. Worth the trip uptown to Lexington Avenue at 59th Street.