Shopping in Manhattan, New York really was a wonderful experience. The city was bustling with shoppers during my entire trip from early morning to midnight. Literally. I remember wondering to myself, "What on earth are these people shopping for after 9pm?"
I myself was swept up in the shopping madness which is New York City. I found out why some people leave NYC with massacred bank accounts and overdrafts on their credit cards. The sale signs screamed at you through the windows of almost every store. Regardless of what is on my shopping list, I was tempted to throw caution to the wind and blow the dollar bills away.
The main stores which held my interest in this great city include J.C.Penny, Forever 21, Daffy's and Dr. Jays. There were countless other stores which had nice items for sale but they did not register as much as the afore mentioned establishments. Each store differed from the others in many ways, such as style, variety and intended customers.
In my opinion, J.C.Penny was a family oriented enterprise. There were sections dedicated to older men and women, juniors and infants. Each section was large and well stocked, with styles for every walk of life. There was also a household section which specialized in furniture, bed spreads and curtains, as well as appliances for the kitchen, bathroom etc. The prices in J.C.Penny were affordable and the quality was pretty good. I bought quite a few things here, including a two casual tops (USD $6.99 each), a pair of jeans ($14.99) and a tunic for my mom ($17.99). Website for J.C.Penny is http://www.jcp.com
Forever 21 geared towards the youth of the nation. The store mainly catered for young females with only a minute portion set aside of young men. I really liked the styles that were available in their arsenal and quite a bit of my money was spent here. There were mannequins dotting the entire store, each being dressed in very tasteful and fashionable ensembles. A shortened version of my damage done here included a blue striped tee ($5.50) and purple racerback top ($6.50) and a casual dress ($13.80). Very affordable prices combined with an extensive assortment made Forever 21 a wonderful shopping destination. Website: http://www.forever21.com
Daffy's was a store which specialized in "High Fashion for Low Prices". The quality of clothing in this store was somewhere between the likes found at J.C.Penny and Forever 21. I bought roughly around 4 tops and a romper, which resulted in a bill of $26.93. Store's website: http://demos.freedomandpartners.com/daffys/
The interesting thing about Dr. Jays was that they were in the middle of a liquidation sale. They were being forced to move from their location in manhattan which they have been established at for over 20 years. The deals here were amazing and the quality of clothing was quite excellent. I scored a pair of Levi's jeans for a mere $29.99! Check them out at http://www.drjays.com
I had a great experience shopping in New York City, and I highly recommend it.