Two shopaholics in NYC

June 18, 2015

What else should a girl do in New York City than shopping! From the very first day we got down to business. You see, it was the memorial day weekend and the shops had some appealing sales, hard for us to overlook.

Talking about shopping, Fifth Avenue is the place to go in order to feel like a Sex and the City character. Walking on the wide but crowded pavements, we met the Rockefeller center and its Atlas Statue. The No-Standing-Anytime signs assured us that we were at a shopping battle field. People from all over the world have gathered at this street to shop some of the most expensive brands. It goes without saying that we did not obey the No-Standing-anytime signs and took some pictures for you. 🙂

On the Fifth Avenue there are shops representing almost every big brand. We were particularly driven by Ralph Lauren, which had a relaxing coffee shop on the first flour with an amazing view of the busy avenue. We visited Tiffany and Co in awe appropriate only to museums. The ground flour was decorated with abundant orchids, the guards looked like models and the men on the lifts were kind and willing to have a chat with each costumer. Finally, we tried to stick to Audrey’s words: “Not that I give a hoot about jewelry. Diamonds, yes. But it’s tacky to wear diamonds before you’re forty.” So we’ll meet again at a couple decades, Tiffany’s.

Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are the two stores that consumed some of our valuable NYC time, but it was well worth it. Keep in mind, that they have a special 10 % off reduction all year round for the tourists. That is because the final price is not written on the price tags in USA, but it is calculated on the cashier, where the VAT is added (something around 8%). These stores make your life easier by cutting that additional tax and a little bit more.

New York is literally heaven for the brand lovers. Clothes, bags, shoes etc by Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors can be found on ridiculously big sales at special sections of the stores any time of the year. Especially for those that seek for some good offers, Century 21 will be their favourite store, as every product has at least 50 % off its original price. I enjoyed the most discovering new brands like Wow Couture, English Factory, Mustard Seed 

After the first three days’ shopping fever, we calmed down a little. However in the Mecca of fashion shopping is never enough..


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  • Reply Georgette June 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Hi Lilly! Congrats for your beautiful travel blog! Reading this article i d like to ask you, how was your public transortation experience in NYC? Was it comfortable, was it safe to move all around New York by metro and buses? What about the cost?
    P.s i loved the photos 🙂

    • Reply lillyant June 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you Georgette for your wonderful comments!
      To be honest I was a little disappointed by the underground in New York. It was not very clean and there were frequent delays. Moreover, in most of the stations there was no sign to inform the passengers when the next train arrives and the ticket machines either did not accept coins, or notes. I did use it late at night with friends but I am not very confident about the safety because it lacks personnel and security compared to London’s.
      The positive thing is that it works 24/7. 🙂
      One way ticket costs 3 $, while when using the metro card you get a discount (2,75$). I would suggest for someone that stays for longer than a week to buy the 7-day unlimited metro card, that costs 31 $. Down below you will find the official MTA site:
      I hope I helped a little!
      Kisses, Lilly

  • Reply Georgette June 29, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Yes you did helped a lot! Thank you very much and go on with your great job!!

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