Shopping -- New York
... a Journeywoman insiders' guide
93 Mercer Street (between
Broome & Spring Streets)
merchandise in this Asian folk art inspired store is almost
as beautiful as the shop itself. Their vast array of unique
items makes just as great a gift for someone special as it
does a memento of your trip. The inventory here includes just
about any sort of jewelry or accessory you could imagine.
I was taken aback by the gorgeous porcelain bracelets, and
even more surprised by their $8.00 price tags! Leekan
Designs is certainly one place where you can look
like you shop in SoHo, without paying SoHo prices.
261 West 36th Street
Sample sales are
one of the best ways to save money on top designer clothing.
The real trouble comes when you're trying to locate one of
these sales. When dealing with this shop there is absolutely
no need to wonder. At SSS Sample
Sale, there's always a sale going on. Visit their
website at http://www.clothingline.com
to find out which fabulous designers will be showing when
you're in town. How's that for convenience?
745 Broadway (below 8th Street)
1256 Lexington Avenue (between
84th & 85th Streets)
browsing through an enormous inventory of new age books, jewelry,
and other unique items sounds like a great way to while away
an afternoon, Star Magic
awaits you. There's Tarot cards, candles and check out their
fantastic selection of unusual jewelry -- made with amethyst,
amber, malachite, and moonstone -- at prices that can't be
beat. There's always something new and interesting to see
Avenue (at 24th Street)
you've ever fantasized about owning a Portico furnishing,
now's your chance to make it happen. Sure, even their pillowcases
retail for $50.00 or more, but at the Portico
Outlet, it's all about savings. The same high-end
furnishings that can be found in the SoHo store just a short
distance away can be had here at a lovely discount. So maybe
that $2,500.00 armchair won't be seen for $50.00, but you
can rest assured that you're not paying full price for anything!
Avenue (between 19th & 20th Streets)
it be true? Could one of New York's trendiest stores offer
designer clothing at affordable prices? You bet your Tocca
dress it can! If you can manage to get to the back of the
store without snatching up any of the brand-new merchandise
in front, you can find lots of bargains on the back sale racks.
How about a Kate Spade bag for $100.00? It's worth the splurge
for such great savings!
on discount hosiery, kid's clothes at bargain prices
and fabulous breakfast at Tiffany's...