10 Best Department Stores In New York City

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If you’re planning to go to New York City, then you already know what you’re getting into - bustling streets, blinking lights, multi-lingual chit-chat, siren noises, and so forth. You’ll also see many famous hotels and historic hotels scattered throughout the city. You can indulge in some of the best American culture and entertainment options, from Broadway to Harlem. You won’t be bored when you visit the Big Apple, and shopping is one of the many activities that is even more extravagant in NYC than anywhere else in the world. Department stores are the shopping aficionado’s best friend, whether you’re looking for accessories or clothes. This is why we have created for you a list of the best department stores for endless shopping in New York City!

1. Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue Boarded Up During Black Lives Matter Protests New York City
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Saks Fifth Avenue is a high end, luxurious department store selling clothes, accessories, and beauty products. The one in New York City specializes in shoes and beauty services. Walking around the monumental floors of Saks Fifth Avenue, you will find designer shoes - some of the most extravagant you may ever see. New York City’s Saks also has a huge floor dedicated to luxurious beauty products like body lotions, expensive skincare, perfume, makeup, etc. They also have plenty of premium beauty services from nails to makeup, as well as custom-made clothes, massages, and fine cuisine restaurants.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Address: 611 Fifth Avenue New York, NY, 10022, US

Website: Saks Fifth Avenue

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 7pm; Mon - Sat: 10am - 8:30pm

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2. Barneys New York

This New York City born and raised department store is a luxury brand of high-end fashion items. The sleek and modern interior is home to the brand’s flagship products which include designer handbags, fancy shoes, and designer clothes. You will find the most famous brands such as Balenciaga, Prada, Givenchy, Gucci, etc. Barneys New York’s downtown store also offers barber services from the popular “Blind Barber”. And even if you can’t afford much of what is sold there, you can walk around in this decadent department store!

Barneys New York

Address: 101 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

Website: Barneys New York

Opening hours: 11am - 7pm (daily)

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3. JCPenney

JCPenney is quite the departure from the two previous department stores on our list! In New York, JCPenney can be found, among other locations, in Manhattan, inside of the Manhattan Mall. It sells family-style and family budget clothes, shoes, and accessories for all ages. Manhattan’s JCPenney also sells baby gear such as high chairs, car seats, toys, etc., as well as luggage and watches, all often discounted for the economical family! Inside JCPenney Manhattan, you will also find Sephora, as well as many plus-size department stores.


Address: 100 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Website: JCPenney

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 9pm; Mon - Sat: 9am - 9:30pm

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4. Macy's

Macys dep store
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Macy’s has come to become a beloved department store among Americans, whether it be because of its practicality, or its fun yearly parade. To put it simply, Macy’s sells a bit of everything in various styles and at various price points. New York City’s Macy’s is located in Manhattan on the 34th and has a plethora of departments. You will find everything from affordable clothes to designer bags, housewares, mattresses, luggage, holiday decorations, electronics, and so forth. They also hold regular events featuring pop-up shops and services, in addition to their year-round services like the Benefit Brow Bar or the STORY concept store.


Address: 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Website: Macy’s

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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New York City Tour Guide

Hiram Jacobs

Hiram Jacobs

I am a licensed New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Tour Guide and a native New Yorker. Over the years, I acquired considerable experience organizing solo tours of the major European and East European capitals of the world, Canada's largest cities and Australia's most popular cities, Washington, DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, and San Francisco. During my international travels, I participated in tours organized by private tour companies to China, Russia, South America, India, the Canadian Rockies, Israel, Japan's major cities; USA: Alaska, Arizona and Utah's scenic national National Parks . I received my Master of Arts in Political Science (Urban Administration) from the State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, New York in 1978. Since my recent retirement from the MTA, New York City Transit Authority, after 39 years of service as an Associate Transit Management Analyst, I hope to share with my fellow Travelers my observations, insights and personal experiences relating to Manhattan’s iconic neighborhoods, landmarks and popular attractions that make New York City such a vibrant and dynamic city to visit. I will strive to make your New York City Experience memorable. Tour Cancellations - Please provide at least 24 hours notice prior to the tour date in order to cancel your booking and to receive a full refund.

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Stephanie Eley

Stephanie Eley

I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of the US: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona! Let's GO!! stepheley@gmail.com

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5. Nordstrom Men's Store NYC

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The Seattle-born brand now has stores all over the U.S, and New York City is no exception. Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC, as its name implies, caters, specifically to men’s clothing and accessories. The store is modern and trendy and sells clothing items at a reasonable price. Inside Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC, you will find services to make your shopping smooth like pick-up services, same-day delivery, and personal stylists. You will also find a café and a bar inside the store.

Nordstrom Men's Store NYC

Address: 235 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Website: Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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6. Bloomingdale's

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Bloomingdale’s, a popular fashion department store, has several locations in New York City. These include the 3rd Ave or Broadway, one of the city’s top shopping spots. The large store sells many high-end brands for skincare and fashion, like La Mer, Sandro, Maje, La Prairie, etc. Bloomingdale’s on Broadway also offers stylist services, as well as alterations, spa treatments, a brow bar, and a restaurant. If you love fancy modern atmospheres, this is the place to go.


Address: 504 Broadway, New York, NY 10012, USA

Website: Bloomingdale’s

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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7. Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman is a luxury fashion store, selling various designer items from brands like Jimmy Choo, Prada, Ralph Lauren, etc. They sell wonderful delicate dresses, modern male-oriented shirts, and even high-end kids apparel! The store also features cosmetics and offers services like styling and fur care.

Bergdorf Goodman

Address: 754 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

Website: Bergdorf Goodman

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)

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8. Bobby's Department Store

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Bobby’s Department Store is a store that is known for selling home items such as appliances, kitchenware, utensils, health and beauty items, linens, etc. In New York City, you will find Bobby’s Department Store in Brooklyn, on Church Ave. When you shop there, you will be glad to find many discounted items, making it awesome for the family on a budget.

Bobby's Department Store

Address: 1628 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226, USA

Website: Bobby’s Department Store

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)

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9. Century 21

Century 21
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Century 21 is a chain of department stores founded in New York City, which sells a variety of brands from high-end to little known ones. Now here is where it gets really good for even the usually expensive items like designer handbags come at discounted prices. This large store feels a little bit like a maze of discounted items, featuring fine jewellery, beauty products, lingerie, decorations, etc ! Even if you don’t buy anything, it is quite the experience.

Century 21

Address: 21 Dey St, New York, NY 10007, USA

Website: Century 21

Opening hours: 7:45am - 9pm (daily)

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10. Pearl River Mart

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This store, with its name inspired by the famous Chinese river, is an absolute must for those looking to find a variety of Asian products. Pearl River Mart is a popular Asian-oriented department store, selling everything from Chinese apparel to cooking ware, Asian beauty items, and so forth. You will find popular products that can be hard to find right in front of you!

Pearl River Mart

Address: 395 Broadway, New York, NY 10013, USA

Website: Pearl River Mart

Opening hours: 10am - 7:20pm (daily)

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Shop till you drop in New York City

Macy's (New York, New York)
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New York City truly has everything you need, want, or dream of - from luxury handbags to cheap housewares. Even if you don’t mean to buy anything, visiting these department stores is a unique experience that everyone in New York City should indulge in once in a while. So hop on a yellow cab and check out one of these department stores! Afterward, drop by one of the hotel bars or ramen restaurants to recharge.

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