Experienced and amateur shoppers alike will no doubt be thrilled by the amount of choice offered in New York’s shopping venues. The city contains branches of almost all of the big chain stores, although no real retail mall existed until the recent opening of the Shops at Columbus Circle. Be sure to bring lots of cash or plastic with you, as you will be tempted by numerous finds and the goods will not be cheap! World-famous department stores carrying the latest fashions, jewelry and home furnishings, gourmet food emporiums, funky ethnic boutiques, upscale thrift shops – whatever your shopping addiction, the streets of New York await you!


Major Department Stores


  • Barneys, 660 Madison Avenue, http://www.barneys.com  – originally located in Chelsea, this luxury department store now competes directly with its midtown neighbors
  • Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Avenue – chic boutique department store that is known for up-and-coming designers and youthful flair


Home Furnishings


  • ABC Carpet and Home, http://www.abchome.com – home furnishing aficionados can drool over seven floors of gorgeous upscale merchandise
  • Four Walls (gofourwalls.com) is a Canadian-based online furniture store that sells furniture by the room. Every room is beautifully designed for small spaces, perfect for New York apartments. Four Walls ships to all major cities in Canada and the USA.
  • Modern Manhattan- Furniture boutique with unique selection of contemporary wall units and mid century modern design pieces.
  • Emfurn.com - Mid century modern & modern home furniture online store. Free shipping to NYC.
  • BA-Stores - Unbelievable selection for every taste imaginable. Three floors of modern and contemporary furniture that will enlighten your senses.
  • Mirens is a designer furniture store with reasonable prices and a quick shipping model.