There are all kinds of reasons to spend a great weekend in New York. If you already know the main tourist attractions in the city, take the opportunity to shop. The prices are lower than in France and you will be spoiled for choice. Shopaholics will reach nirvana in Manhattan. Others will be able to discover legendary brands and be tempted ... Here are our tips for shopping New York style, even in times of crisis!
The rules of shopping
The stores are open everyday, in Géfi, to wear them, cosmetics…).
Other than a few special days like Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving, which is the 4th Friday in November), there are no fixed sales in New York.
In fact, every store says that there can be some all year round and especially on holidays. At the end of the season (after the Christmas holidays, for example), prices can even be discounted. To learn all about the current sales, you can check out Time Out New York.
Finally, note that the prices are displayed exclusive of tax in New York. So you have to add 8,625% (local tax), except for shoes and clothing under $ 110. If you buy electronics, remember to ask for an international warranty and inquire about the compatibility of products in France.
Finally, other than 430 €, products purchased outside the European Union must be declared to customs upon your return.
The shops map
One can easily map geshirts and sneakers. There are also quite a few discount stores on the Lower East Side.
For vêUnis, since a third of all vêgardes, both in fashion and in design. The area of Meatpacking District in Chelsea is one of the trendiest around. For the record, it was the (rather gloomy) slaughterhouse district barely ten years ago.
Finally, going up towards Midtown and l & rsquoHonoré and the Grands Boulevards.
For the broke, note the outlets (outlet stores) located in New Jersey or flea markets like the one in Hell's kitchen on 39th Street.
Difficult to get to York.
- Macy & rsquo Bloomingdale & rsquovous. C & rsquo Saks Fifth Avenue: 611 5th Ave. (corner 50th St.). The crèyorkaise. www.saksfifthavenue.com
- Toys & rdquo Century 21:22 Cortland St. (between Broadway and Church). Opposite Ground Zero, THE temple of broken prices Canal Jean: 718 Broadway (and E. 4th St.). Jeans, fatigues, streetwear and suits from Strand Book Store: 828 Broadway and 12th St. L & rsquo B & rsquo B & rsquo and Saturdays. www.bhphotovideo.com
- Apple Store Soho: 103 Prince St. The high class signed Dean & Jeffrey: 449 W 14th St (between 9th and 10th Ave.). From the latest chic to Barneys: 660 Madison Ave and 61st St. L & rsquoyorkais with all the great Tiffany & rsquay Tiffany designs. To visit, like a luxury museum! www.tiffany.com
New York Tourist Board
New York Magazine shopping section
Time Out New York
How to get there ?
Numerous daily direct flights from Paris-CDG (but also Nice and Lyon) with Air France, Continental, Delta or American Airlines. First prices around 450 € round trip.
Where to sleep ?
- Chelsea Star Hotel: 300 W 30th St. and 8th Ave. In the great district of Chelsea, a nice hotel with a very cheerful decoration. Impeccable dormitories and personalized double rooms. Dorms from $ 27 and doubles $ 98-130 (€ 80-105). A boon. www.starhotelny.com
Where to eat ?
- Prune: 54 E 1st St (between 2nd and 1st Ave): crush on this charming little restaurant in the East Village with a menu full of ideas and a warm welcome. Sunday brunch is very popular. www.prunerestaurant.com
Otherwise, there are a lot of restaurants where you can eat on the go in Manhattan, for lovers of cheesesteaks, pastrami, Asian food or pizza, not to mention hamburgers. And, for the bravest, the hot dogs sold in the street!