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Best New York Shopping

A June 2007 trip to New York by ripplefan2

Canal Street Photo, New York, New York More Photos
Quote: Get great name brands for knock off discount prices.

Best New York Shopping

Overview

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
Quote:
There are only really three different things one can do while on Canal Street; shop, eat, and avoid the crowds by ducking and weaving. There is so much shopping here that it will make the average shoppers head spin and the seasoned shopper pull up her sleeves and get to work. Running all along Canal Street from about West Broadway to Lafayette Street, there are thousands of small vendors selling bags, watches, hats, pashminas (I don't really know what they are but they're everywhere) and other random things. There are also, on every street corner, at least one illegal vendor selling sunglasses, bags, or even movies out of a plastic bag or suitcase. If you are looking for a bag, these guys are the best...Read More

Canal Street Shopping

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Attraction

Canal Street Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
Anyone who visits New York must make a stop on Canal Street in Chinatown. It is a moral imperative (for anyone who has seen Real Genius, that’s hilarious, otherwise sorry). My girlfriend and I went not too long ago to try to find her a new bag and it was nuts. If you are looking for something like a name brand bag, watch, jewelry, or things along those lines, this is the place to get them for prices so cheap you won’t know what to do with yourself. Years ago, Canal Street was filled with crappy knock-off bags and the like that fell apart within hours, but now the quality has changed and prices stayed about the same. On average, Chanel bags were $15-$20, Tiffany jewelry was $25-$30, Puma and Ro...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2007

Chinatown

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Attraction | "Chinatown Market North"

Chinatown Photo, New York, New York
Quote:
While leaving the SoHo area of downtown and heading back into the mayhem that is Chinatown on Canal Street, I ran across this little impromptu marketplace that had a little bit of everything. Now, I am not really a big shopper, but my girlfriend loves it. And after we left a local sex shop, finding this was a perfect addition to her day. Now this place looks, at least from the outside, like a sketchy place to do some shopping, but once you walk into the claustrophobic setting, you see the amazing deals and excitement sets in. Unless, however, you are claustrophobic, then this place might not be for you. There are little makeshift stores selling everything from shirts and hats to plaque...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 16, 2007

Chinatown
Canal Street to Bayard Street
New York, New York 10002
(212) 260-6000