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- Wear comfortable shoes. Only Sarah Jessica Parker goes shopping in New York City wearing Manolo Blahnik. Shopping in New York is a sport.You wouldn’t wear heels to play sports, now, would you?
- Pick up a Time Out Magazine or a New York Magazine. These weekly magazines profile all the major and minor shopping, theatre, art, comedy, books and other events in New York city.
- Venture Outside of Manhattan. Some of the best shopping in Manhattan is located outside the island. Head to over to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn for unqiue boutique and designs from up and coming designers who can’t afford Manhattan rents. Also check out Aarons Brooklyn. This well-loved (read: messy) discount department store has been a mainstay in the Park Slope neighborhood since the days of the Brooklyn Dodgers. In stock are designers such as Misook, Tahari and Sanctuary. On your way to the airport, visit the Jersey Garden Outlet Mall in Elizabeth, NJ (Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet and Last Call Neiman Marcus Outlet) or if you are really up for an adventure, trek an hour north to the grand-mama of all outlet malls, Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, which features the outlets of Chanel, Prada, Bottega Veneta, and more.