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Shopping in New York

Shopping in New York is amazing, especially if you are looking for a bargain. Below I have mentioned a few of my favorite bargain stores. Do you have any suggestions for New York City Shopping or bargain shopping?


Shopping in New York on Canal Street

Canal Street in Chinatown is a "must do" when we visit New York City. The atmosphere and bargains are awesome. Here you will find all sorts of knock offs, from watches to sunglasses to designer bags. You may be bombarded with hawkers asking you if you are looking for handbags...."Louis? Coach? Gucci?"  Or "DVD, DVD".


NYC Neighborhoods Canal Street


They will gladly take you down rabbit holes in the back of their stores, or to the back of their cars to sell you their knock offs (although we have seen some that may have been seconds from the factory's). But remember, buyer beware.


Shopping on Canal Street in New York City


There are many times people return home to find out their cool cheap watch doesn't work anymore! or that DVD is a crappy (and illegal) camcorder version of a recent movie. Selling the goods is illegal which obviously leads to corruption and no regulation. There are police raids often on Canal Street. In fact in the years that I have been there the quality of knock offs for designer bags has declined.


Please note that I am not advocating for you to follow a stranger to a back room or car. Use your street smarts. I have never had an issue shopping here - but you can never be too careful. Never go alone if you are planning on taking a look at the "Back rooms".


We mainly shop for those cheap watches and jewelry. You will find great bargains on T-shirts and souvenirs here as well.


After a morning of shopping in New York on Canal street, we usually look for some lunch in Little Italy, Mulberry Street .

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Shopping in New York at Century 21

Century 21 is supposed to be "New York's Best Kept Secret" Maybe not so much anymore, as more people know about it everyday. I have seen shoppers with Century 21 bags up on 34th street and as far up as 5th Avenue. Something tells me it isn't such a secret anymore.


Shopping in New York


It is a great find but extremely busy. It is located down next to the World Trade Center memorial and construction site. Brand name items at bargain prices. I have actually seen people get into fights in this store - so the bargains must be good! Go early morning in the week to avoid the chaos.


It is located at 22 Cortlandt Street, you can take the "E" subway to the World Trade Center.

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