Sunday, 17 August 2008

New York

Brits take note! A shopping trip to New York this summer could actually be a cost-effective way of getting your Christmas shopping done early. No, really.

With many electronics and designer items at half their UK price, as well as cheap air fares and the low exchange rate for the dollar, stocking up on designer goods in the Big Apple is a lot less expensive than buying the same items in London.


Macy’s – 151 West 34th Street (

The largest department store in the world sells everything from high quality jewellery to discounted designer goods. The shop features seasonal window displays and every Christmas children can meet Santa Claus in a large grotto in-store.

Saks Fifth Avenue – 611 Fifth Avenue (

One of the easiest shops in New York to find as the many entrances are all decorated with colourful flags. If you buy too much to carry, the store will deliver your purchases to any hotel in Manhattan free of charge.

Bloomingdale’s – 1000 Third Avenue (

Friends fans will recognise this as the place Rachel worked as a personal shopper early on in her fashion career. With nine floors featuring everything from high couture to classics, Bloomingdale's has it all.

Tiffany & Co. – Fifth Avenue at 57th Street (

Imagine you’re Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s as you waltz through the revolving door and prepare to be dazzled by the sparkling treasures inside. The breathtaking jewellery makes this one of the most popular stores in the world.

Manhattan Mall – Sixth Avenue at 33rd Street (

Situated right in the centre of New York City, the mall is one of the cheapest places to shop in Manhattan. There are a number of designer outlets located throughout the complex, providing the chance to pick up many bargains.

So get booking your flight now!

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