New York City Shopping Districts

New York's Best Shopping


Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Sts., (between Houston and Spring St.), New York NY
The name means "North of Little Italy" and this New York shopping district is considered the most successful of New York's prefab shopping neighborhoods with an edgier selection of boutiques featuring up-and-coming designers and small, trend-conscious clothing stores.


Between Houston St., Lafayette St., Canal St., & Varick St., New York, NY
South of Houston Street, one of the most concentrated retail areas in NYC, this New York shopping district is less intimidating than 5th Avenue but with all the big names such as Versace, Prada and Armani. The cobbled streets and narrow blocks still make for atmospheric New York shopping that continues to draw shoppers from around the country.

5th Avenue

5th Ave., New York NY
5th Avenue is New York's shopping Eden, featuring every conceivable high-end retailer in the world. Its distinct reputation lends itself to camera-happy tourists snapping pictures in front of Saks and touring the world-famous St Patrick's Cathedral before returning to the counters of Tiffany and Henri Bendel.

Lower East Side

Manhattan, New York NY
Not just Jewish delis and corner bodegas, this New York shopping mecca mingles grunge and glam with cozy restaurants, sleek bars and sweet boutiques. Diversity is the new key element, as the hipster elite have flooded the Lower East Side with some of the trendiest spots for the youth of Manhattan today.


385 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn NY
Although NY shoppers will feel sandwiched between ethnic locals and urbanites looking for ultra-cheap bargains, New York's Chinatown district is one of best places to chow down and spend the day snooping for Asian trinkets and silk brocades.

Canal Street

New York NY
The spine separating Chinatown from Little Italy, Canal Street has become famous in its own right for the dynamic way it intersects the different community it splits. The best place to find an amazingly convincing knock off purse, many of today's biggest designers have used inspirations from Canal Street to create the chicest luxury goods on the market.

Greenwich Village

Btwn Broadway and Hudson St.,14th St. and Houston St.
There is a reason why Anna Wintour lives here. One of the most iconic and liberating New York neighborhoods has grown into a trendy destination for shoppers from well to do to ne'er-do-well. This one time hippie hot spot has transformed into a jungle of trendy boutiques and New York businesses.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

New York NY; Tel. + 1 845.928.4000
In the wilds of upstate New York, expert NY shoppers will find more than 220 freestanding designer labels for less while rubbing shoulders with suburban princesses and hipster b-boys.
—New York shopping reviews by Sonja Pecavar and Erica Pedersen