To celebrate St Andrew’s Day on 30th November we thought we’d share with you our absolute favourite places in Scotland. So, the next time that you are lucky enough to visit this enchanting country be sure to visit at least Continue reading
What better place to be on Black Friday than the Big Apple itself? Shoppers go mad in the city to scoop up the bargains of the year at some of New York’s finest and most extravagant shops. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself wrestling with crowds this Black Friday then you may find it handy to have a read of our guide to the best shops that the city has to offer.
Brave the Department Stores…
The New York classic, Bloomingdale’s really is the place that has it all. This well-known department store stocks trendy, reasonably priced American brands as well as international designers. It’s the perfect place to hunt out a bargain if you’re feeling sale savvy as they offer fantastic reductions on some of the best designer items in the world.
Top Tip: Look at a floor map of the store before you go so that you know where it is you can find what you’re looking for.
Barney’s is the place to be seen in NYC and with its extensive range of designer goodies you can’t really go wrong. If you’ve always fancied a pair of Manolos but just couldn’t justify the expense then now is the time. The designer brands often offer the best deals on Black Friday, so get there early before it all sells out!
Top Tip: If you have your eye on something particular then try it on before the sale starts, this way you won’t have to waste time queuing to make sure that it fits.
Shop the Trends…
Head to the Soho area and spot the latest fashions and trends in every shop window, you’ll truly be spoilt for choice when it comes down to high-street brands, so prepared to be amazed. You’ll find some well-known brands such as American Apparel, Diesel and Fred Perry and then some stylish, unique boutiques.
Top Tip: Book a table at one of Soho’s funky restaurants for lunch a few days in advance to enjoy a peaceful break from the crowds.
Fill Your Trove With Trinkets…
Greenwich Village is sparkling with treasures, so if you’re looking for souvenirs, antiques, books or records then this is the place for you. You’ll also find vintage stores, guitar shops, and a sprinkling of artsy boutiques especially near Bleecker Street, which is also brilliant for delicious food shops and glittering jewellery boutiques.
Top Tip: Not all of the independent boutiques will be offering Black Friday deals but they are still excellent value and well worth exploring.
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