There's a lot of things to do in New York, and for lots of travelers, the first thing that comes in mind is shopping. That's not the main reason I came for (this was!), but I did discover some pretty amazing places around the city... Ready for a tour?
New York hides countless little gems, and thanks to social medias and some great travel blogs -to name just one: We Love New York-, we arrived in the Big Apple with an extremely organized schedule and a few good addresses to check. On top of that, we had lots of beautiful surprises on the way... From giant flea markets to tiny hipster shops in Brooklyn. Here's our favorite discoveries during our shopping in New York...
This authentic New York brand offers a great street style collection for men, women and even kids and babies. Brooklyn Industries is proud of its origins and isn't afraid to show it! When I was there, I made the rookie mistake to say I'll come back and buy later. Now I can still order online but the shipping fees are ridiculous, so when you're there, don't hesitate. They've got six stores in Brooklyn and one in Soho.
> 162 Bedford Ave [Corner of N 8th], Brooklyn, NY, 11211 - check all the store locations here
Brooklyn Flea Market
Hip and trendy, this is Brooklyn's largest flea market for vintage, designers creations, antiques, collectibles and food. It's open every weekend. Even if you don't want to shop, you should go for the creative atmosphere. Super inspiring!
> 241 37th St. Brooklyn, NY 11232
Attention, this might be a dangerous one for your purse. Anthropologie sells everything, from clothing to shoes, accessories, home, furniture, beauty and wellness. They've got gorgeous brands, and the shops are all reaaally well designed. So nice that you could spend hours in there. And spend way, way too much money.
> There are many stores around NYC, including a big one in Chelsea Market
75 9th Ave, NY 10011 - Hours: Mon - Sat: 10am to 9pm, Sunday: 10am to 8pm
Chelsea Market is a must-stop: there's everything in there! I mean, EVERYTHING : excellent food, original designers shops, awesome stationery, bookstores... all that in a cool industrial atmosphere. Plan some time for that one, you'll probably spend hours in there! During Halloween, the decoration was particularly phenomenal!
> 75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16 Streets), New York, NY 10011 - Hours: Mon - Sat : 7am to 9pm, Sunday: 8am to 8pm
Another dangerous place for your purse -I wanted to buy the whole shop! Cards, stationery, envelopes, paper, invitations, personalized products, craft kits, office... All that often-useless-but-super-cute stuff that will inspire your creativity!
> 344 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014 - Hours : Mon - Sat: 10am - 8pm, Sunday: 11am - 6pm - check all the store locations in NY
Space Ninety 8
The kind of concept store I love! Created by Urban Outfitters, Space Ninety 8 is set in a massive industrial building with three floors of clothing, beauty, books, design, music records and a cafe. HIpster, you said?
> 98 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
The largest Victoria's Secret store
How could I write about shopping in New York and not talk about Victoria Secret? We girls all know it's a must! The largest store is on Herald Square, but you'll find some great ones all over the city. We were lucky to see a fabulous exhibition of Victoria's Secret catwalk show on the Madison Ave one. There's also an outlet store in Jersey Garden, see below.
> 1328 Broadway, Herald Square, New York, NY 10001
This little shop would inspire any artist -they sell everything for custom designed jewelry in a super creative setting.
> 145 Bedford Avenue, Entrance on N 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 - Hours: Mon - Thurs: 11am to 7pm, Fri -Sunday: 11am to 8pm
This tiny stylish market hides some great gems. I know it's just food, but shopping always make people snacky, doesn't it? From delicious burgers to trendy macarons, you should find something that makes you happy in Gansevoort Market. For more food addresses, read this post.
> 353 W. 14th St, New York, NY 10014 - Hours: 8am - 9pm daily
the outlets : the mills in Jersey Gardens
Forget about the cool little boutique, we're talking outlet, crowds and big brands here: Victoria Secret, Aeropostale, American Outfitters, Converse, Gap, Hollister, Kate Spade, Loft, Nautica, Nike, Old Navy... Does it really worth it? To be honest, my sister was the one who wanted to go there, I would have stayed one more day exploring the city if it wasn't for her. But at the end I found some pretty nice things and some veeery good deals. I was pretty happy about it!
> It's at least a half day trip, as you need to take a bus to New Jersey (NJ Transit from Port Authority Bus Terminal, 13$, 30 minutes drive with beautiful views over New York's skyline, go down at Jersey Gardens) - Hours : 10am - 9pm