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Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Century 21

For penny-pinching fashionistas, this giant cut-price department store is dangerously addictive. Physically dangerous as well, considering the elbows you might have to throw to ward off the competition bee-lining fo…
Top Choice Gifts in Midtown

MoMA Design & Book Store

The flagship store at the Museum of Modern Art is a fab spot for souvenir shopping. Besides gorgeous books (from art and architecture tomes to pop-culture readers and kids' picture books), you'll find art prints and…
Top Choice Books in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Strand Book Store

Beloved and legendary, the iconic Strand embodies downtown NYC's intellectual bona fides – a bibliophile's Oz, where generations of book lovers carrying the store's trademark tote bags happily lose themselves for ho…
Vintage in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Philip Williams Posters

You'll find nearly a half million posters in this cavernous treasure trove, from oversized French advertisements for perfume and cognac to Soviet film posters and retro-fab promos for TWA. Prices range from $15 for …
Fashion & Accessories in SoHo & Chinatown

3x1

Design your most flattering pair of jeans at this bespoke denim factory/showroom, with three levels of service. Quick, on-the-spot 'ready-to-wear' lets you choose the hem for ready-to-wear denim (women's from $195, …
Department Store in Midtown

Barneys

Serious fashionistas swipe their plastic at Barneys, respected for its collections of top-tier labels like Isabel Marant Étoile, Mr & Mrs Italy and Lanvin. For (slightly) less expensive deals geared to a younger…
Fashion & Accessories in SoHo & Chinatown

Odin

Odin's flagship men's boutique carries hip downtown labels such as Thom Browne, Rag & Bone and Public School NYC. Rubbing shoulders with them is a select edit of imports, among them Nordic labels Acne and Won Hu…
Food in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Bedford Cheese Shop

Whether you’re after local, raw cow’s-milk cheese washed in absinthe or garlic-infused goat’s-milk cheese from Australia, chances are you’ll find it among the 200-strong selection at this outpost of Brooklyn’s most …
Books in SoHo & Chinatown

McNally Jackson

Bustling indie MJ stocks an excellent selection of magazines and books, covering contemporary fiction, food writing, architecture and design, art and history. If you can score a seat, the in-store cafe is a fine spo…
Fashion & Accessories in SoHo & Chinatown

Will Leather Goods

Beautifully crafted, classically styled leather goods fill this family-owned Oregon import. While you'll find everything from wallets and belts to pet leashes, it's the bags that take the breath away – made using Am…