Going to NY

  1. Hey Bag lovers,

    my very VERY nice boss is taking me to NY (from the middle east) as a xmas present for 4 days. i have NEVER been to the states. i wanted to know where do i go and shop? and are there any specific bag places i need to go? ( i heard there is a discount store there that sells last season stuff for cheap)
    Anything would be helpful
     
  2. I'm sure there are several discount stores. Do research. I heard of one store in Lower Manhattan right across from Ground Zero-don't know the name. But definitely check out Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue. Also how can you miss out on Saks, Macys, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, and Henri Bendel? All large department stores. Also, you're going to be in NYC and they always have sample sales.
    Other places to visit/things to do:

    Statue of Liberty
    Coney Island
    Ellis Island
    Ground Zero
    Battery Park
    Empire State Building
    Stroll/Carriage Ride in Central Park
    Broadway/Time Square
    Fifth Avenue
    Park Avenue
    Madison Avenue
    Trump Tower
    The "globe" at Trump International Hotel and Tower at I believe Columbus Circle
    Plaza Hotel
    Waldorf Astoria
    Soho
    Upper East Side
    Upper West Side
    Alice Underground-store-don't know where it is
    21Club-famous restaurant
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Long Island-Hamptons
    Carnegie Hall
     
  3. Century 21 (the discount store mentioned)

    Barneys :love:

    Soho and surroundings
     
  4. Thanks guys . ill let you know how i got on!!
     
  5. You might also want to check out Jeffrey's in the meatpacking district for designer names for less. Have fun in NY and bring a warm coat. It's freezing here..burrrr!:wacko:
     
  6. ^^ Jeffrey ain't no discount store! Its got a great selection but its not the place to go for deals. Century 21 has discounted stuff but its previous seasons.
     
  7. duty free apparel also sells discount bags.......it looks kinda ratty but gets really good reviews for carrying discount fendi, balenciaga, prada, marc jacobs, etc..........shop on madison avenue (and fifth avenue of course)......and shop for the ctest hair accessories ever at henri bendel's......
     
  8. thanx guys you have no idea how helpful this has been. never been to the US so very excited.. how cold is cold? i just bought one big jackety thing. also was told not to take any of my designer bags as will most defiantly get mugged???!!!?? please tell me they are just being sterotypical of NY.??
     
  9. I wouldn't worry about that at all -- unless you are out late in a kind of remote area (so use your judgement). I would say in most places in manhattan you would more likely be run over by a bus than mugged :biggrin:
     
  10. Here is a list -- I did not put it together so I put a * near the ones I was sure were correct (address). The others you may want to double check (I have not shopped above 60th street in a very long time). Also, there is a new intermix on Prince near Broadway (in soho). Have fun!


    Bergdorf Goodman *
    754 Fifth Ave., at 57th St.
    (212-753-7300)
    sat 10-8 sun 11-6


    Chanel *
    15 E. 57th St.
    (212-355-5050)
    sat 10-6 sun 12-5
    139 Spring St. *
    (212-334-0055)
    sat 11-7 sun 12-6


    Christian Louboutin
    941 Madison Ave., near 74-75th St.
    (212-396-1884)
    sat 10-6
    59 Horatio St at Greenwich St
    212-255-1910
    sat 11-7 sun 12-7


    Gucci *
    685 Fifth Ave., at 54th St.
    (212-826-2600)
    840 Madison Ave. at 70th St
    212-717-7619

    Jimmy Choo*
    645 Fifth Ave., at 51st St.
    (212-593-0800)
    sat 10-6
    716 Madison Ave. at 63rd
    212-759-7078

    Kirna Zabête
    96 Greene St. at Prince and Spring
    (212-941-9656)
    sat 11-7 sun 12-6


    Louis Vuitton
    116 Greene St. near Prince St*
    (212-274-9090)


    Miu Miu
    100 Prince St. near Greene St
    (212-334-5156)
    831 Madison Ave., near 69-10th St.
    (212-249-9660)
    sat 11-7 sun 12-6

    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
    855 Madison Ave., near 70-71st St.
    (212-988-3821)
    sat 10-6

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    Big Drop *
    (212) 226-9292
    425 West Broadway
    (b/t Prince and Spring Sts.)
    Soho
    http://www.bigdropnyc.com
    sat 11-8 sun 11-8


    Big Drop
    174 Spring Street near Thompson St
    New York, NY 10012
    T: 212.966.4299
    F: 212.966.4314
    sat 11-8 sun 12-8

    Big Drop
    1044 Madison Avenue near 79th St
    New York, NY 10021
    T: 212.794.3200
    F: 212.794.7264
    sat 10-7 sun 11-6

    Big Drop
    1321 Third Avenue near 75th St
    New York, NY 10021
    T: 212.988.3344
    F: 212.861.7404
    sat 11-8 sun 12-7

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    Poppy *
    281 Mott Street (Houston and Prince)
    212-219-8934

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    Shop
    (212) 375-0304
    105 Stanton St. (near Ludlow St.)
    Nolita/Lower East Side


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    Girlshop *
    819 Washington Street near Little W. 12th St.
    New York, NY 10011
    212-255-4985
    www.girlshop.com
    sat 11-8 sun 12-7

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    Intermix Fifth Avenue *
    125 5th Avenue Between 19th and 20th
    New York, NY 10003
    (212) 533-9720
    www.intermix-ny.com
    sun 12-7


    Intermix Madison Avenue
    1003 Madison Avenue Between 77th and 78th
    New York, NY 10021
    (212) 249-7858
    sat 10-7 sun 12-6

    Intermix Columbus Avenue
    210 Columbus Avenue Between 69th and 70th
    New York, NY 10023
    (212) 769-9116
    sat 11-8 sun 12-6

    Intermix Bleecker Street *
    365 Bleecker Street Corner of Bleecker and Charles
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 929-7180
    sat 11:30-7:30 sun 11:30-6

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    Scoop NYC *
    (212) 925-2886
    532 Broadway (b/t Prince and Spring Sts.)
    sat 11-8 sun 12-7


    Scoop NYC
    873 Washington St. (b/t 13th and 14th Sts.)
    (212) 929-1244
    sat 11-7 sun 12-6

    Scoop NYC
    861 Washington St. at 13th St
    212-691-1905
    sat 11-7 sun 12-6

    Scoop NYC
    875 Washington St. between 13th and 14th Sts
    212-691-1926
    sat 11-7 sun 12-6

    Scoop NYC
    (212) 535-5577 press 2
    1277 Third Ave. (at 73rd St.)
    http://www.scoopnyc.com
    sat 11-7 sun 12-6

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    Calypso Vintage
    407 Broome Street
    2129416100
    424 Broome St near Lafayette St.
    212-274-0449
    sat 11-8 sun 12-7

    Calypso Madison
    935 Madison Ave at 74th St.
    212-535-4100
    sat 10-6 sun 12-6

    calypso *
    280 Mott St near Houston St.
    New York, New York 10012
    (212) 966-8566 212-965-0990
    sat 11-8 sun 12-7

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    Addict
    20 East 12th Street between University Place and Fifth Avenue
    (212-633-2672 or addictny.com).


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    Mick Margo
    19 Commerce Street, between Seventh Avenue South and Bedford Street
    (212-463-0515).

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    Blush
    333 Bleeker St.
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 352-0111
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    THE COLLECTION
    180 Mulberry Street
    (between Broome and Spring)
    NYC

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    Ina Nolita (212) 334-9048 *
    21 Prince St Ste Grnd (b/w Elizabeth & Mott)
    10012-3553

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    Find Outlet, (212) 226-5167
    229 Mott St., (b/t Prince and Spring Sts.)

    Find Outlet, (212) 226-5167
    229 Mott St., (b/t Prince and Spring Sts.)

    Find Outlet, (212) 243-3177
    361 W. 17th St., (b/t 8th and 9th Aves.)
     
  11. I live in New York. You can also add Balenciaga to your list of stores to visit. They are located at: 542 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) Their telephone number is: (212) 206-0872. Also, Saks is 611 Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman is 754 Fifth Avenue, Chanel is at 15 East 57th Street or 737 Madison Avenue or 139 Spring Street. You can definitely wear your designer bags without worrying. NYC is a very friendly city. Just like anywhere else there are "bad" neighborhoods that you should avoid. Other than that you'll be fine. Have a grrrrrrrrreat time in our city! Let us know how you made out!
     
  12. I am a native New Yorker too. I would hit the Meatpacking district - tons of awesome stores like Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Scoop, etc. 14th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Balenciaga is within walking distance on 22nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. You can also hit Barney's SoHo.

    I would definitely go to Bergdorf Goodman and walk on 57th to hit Chanel, YSL, Dior, Burberry, Prada, Coach, etc. Madison has Tod's and Barney's flagship on 61st. THen walk up Madison for Carolina Herrera, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Michael Kors - all of the really upscale boutiques.

    For deals, go to Century 21 in Tribeca. They are hit or miss but worth checking out. My favorite boutique is Intermix; they have one on Madison in the 70s, one in SoHo, one on the Upper West Side...Also, I would check out 5th Avenue around 18th Street; there are a bunch of good stores there too. For good vintage clothes, go to Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg, Bklyn; there is also What Goes Around Comes Around in SoHo, and Famly Jewels on 23rd Street. For shoes, there is Jimmy Choo on Madison and 63rd (I think). Manolo Blahnik is on 54th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. Chuckies (there are a couple, I forget where) has some nice shoes too.

    Have an awesome time - New York is the greatest city in the US, in my opinion!
     
  13. You won't get mugged. New York has one of the lowest crime rates of any city in the U.S. It is really safe.
     
  14. Thanks guys. i leave this evening - wish me luck (15hour flight) i will definatly let you know how i get on.

    Am stayin in chambers hotel??? been told its on 5th. i hope i get deals ( looking for clothing shoes etc- on sale) will take pics.

    THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL YOUR HELP