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There's no shortage of shopping opportunities in New York. The city is essentially an outdoor mall, and everywhere you turn there's something — and somewhere — new to discover.
The sheer volume of big box retailers, old school department stores, luxe designer flagships, and cool indie boutiques can be as dizzying for a local as it is for a visitor. That's where we come in.
Our list of New York's most essential stores includes luxury giants like Bergdorf's and the new downtown Saks, experiential and avant-garde stores like Dover Street Market, and all of our favorite independent shops stocking cool international labels alongside pieces made right here in NYC.
Whether you're a New York City lifer or just visiting for the weekend, save a splurge for the places on this list — and seriously consider some retail time in Brooklyn, where the shopping is just as good with twice the space.
This story was originally published on August 18th, 2016, and has since been updated. We couldn't include everything on this list; for more on shopping in New York, check out our definitive neighborhood guides.Read More