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And am wondering if anyone can recommend the best places to shop, esp for designer bargains etc as am clueless, and what sort of things you can get from there that you can't get over here? and what are the best shops to go etc? poor dh doesn't know what he's letting himself in for taking me there
Two places you have to go to before anywhere else .... Fielene's Basement and Century 21.... Designer stuff at prices that you wont believe. Century 21 is by Ground Zero and there are two Fielenes. I go to the one in Upper West Side. Depending when you're going, Black Friday is when the sales begin. Its like Boxing Day here. It's 23 November this year. Head to Macys. It's madness but soooo worth it!
Happy shopping FayeKinitt! The crowds are like nothing you have ever seen here so you are warned!
I second the recommendation for Kiehls. It's on the Lower East Side (3rd between 13th and 14th) so kind of feels out of the way as there isnt anything else nearby but honestly, the prices and tons of free samples you get are amazing, unlike the 2/3 you might get given here.
Also, if you're petite or plus sized there is a floor at Lord & Taylors that's amazing. Thats much more central, 5th Avenue at 39th St.
The bog standard chemists (drug store) are worth a look, carry alot of lines, make up and hair care products. Maceys isnt as upmarket as saks 5th ave and Bloomingdales. If you want to go to Abbercrombie & Fitch head for the seaport branch rather than 5th ave.