Bargain Hunter’s Guide to NYC Outlets
There are few other places in the world where shopping seems more natural than in New York. With its classy boutiques, historic department stores, underground labels and outlets New York makes the ultimate shopping destination in the US. The great thing about New York shopping is that you don’t necessarily to be Paris Hilton in order to dress fashionable: there will be plenty of brand outlets and US and European labels offering trendy outfits for bargain prices. The only problem is to know where to look for. So here comes my bargain hunter’s guide to NYC outlets:
Filene’s Basement, Manhattan
Filene’s basement is a chain of outlet stores that has become a true legend among US bargain hunters. The company was started years and years ago and today it owns two huge shops in Manhattan alone. The great thing about this kind of store is that you are very likely to find some of the most famous designer brands among the numerous racks of clothes, shoes and accessories. With a little patience, you’ll go at home with a fancy new wardrobe at the price of 50$.
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Central Valley
At 1h drive out of the big city, this outlet mall might be a little out of your way. But don’t let yourself mislead into believing that it is not worth the trip. With a couple of hundred shops, this mall is big enough to have its own public transportation system. The merchandise offered is very varied, from furniture and house appliances to jewellery and high street designer brands.
With a nice location close top Broadway, this store seems stuck in a never-ending discount season. Here you have a chance to indulge on designer items at almost half their original price. The department store in downtown Manhattan is huge, with 3 levels and a great variety of products that also includes sportswear, electronics, luggage, gifts and watches.
TJ Maxx, Avenue of the Americas/Wall Street
Another favourite department store with NYC shoppers is the TJ Maxx. There are several such stores in Manhattan alone. So even if you are just wondering around you are likely to find one of these discount heavens. Like the above mentioned stores, TJ Maxx also specializes and reselling leftover designer products at discounted prices. The only disadvantage with this kind of shops is that you might go in at mid-day and realize it’s already dark outside when you and your several shopping bags get outside.