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Shopping in NYC vs LA, which is better?

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Shopping in NYC vs LA, which is better?

I heard the shopping in New York is more expensive than Los Angeles. Is this true? The shops I'm thinking about are Forever 21, Victoria's Secret, Nordstroms, Abercrombie and Fitch, Macy's etc. and also designer shops such as Louis Vuitton. Is there a significant price difference or are all the stores priced the same throught America? Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Shopping in NYC vs LA, which is better?

The tax alone will make a difference, each state is taxed differently. I think NY has one of the higher tax rates but with California being broke I think they've raised thier's as well tho im not sure as to by how much. Costs aside I think you'll have more fun shopping in NY than LA, I know we did, plus we found a much better range and all the shops much closer or easier to get to than in LA :)

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2. Re: Shopping in NYC vs LA, which is better?

Sales taxes vary by both city and state. In New York City, there is no tax on clothes or shoes under $110. Above $110, sales tax applies.

I believe LA has a 9% tax rate and no exemption applies as it does in NYC.

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