New York shopping: Critics' picks

Discover the best of NYC shopping, style, fashion, home and beauty, as chosen by Time Out New York's editors.

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Brooklyn Flea

  • Price band: 2/4
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The Brooklyn Flea is back outside on Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg . Pick up a couple hand-hammered stack rings by Jessica De Carlo, at a special Flea-only price ($20 each, 2 for $35), or take a walk in Nina Z's eco-conscious clogs and sandals ($95-180). Visit Sharon London

  1. East River State Park 90 Kent Ave, at North 8th St
  2. Sat Sep 20 - Sun Nov 23
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Scoop warehouse sale

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You don’t wanna miss this sale—seriously. Every single item is up to 80 percent off, which means you’ll find major—and we mean major— steals on big-name brands. Women should look for a Rag & Bone denim bomber jacket ($66, usually $330) and guys will love the Ihabit striped cashmere

  1. 260 Sample Sale 260 Fifth Ave , between 28th and 29th Sts , 10001
  2. Fri Sep 19 - Sun Sep 21
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Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse

  • Rated as: 4/5
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The 1913 Beaux Arts train station is the city’s most spectacular point of arrival. The station played an important role in the nation’s historic preservation movement, after a series of legal battles that culminated in the 1978 Supreme Court decision affirming NYC’s landmark laws. One notable

  1. 42nd St to 44th St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
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Artists & Fleas

  • Price band: 1/4
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A rotating selection of around 30 vendors, including local craftspeople and artists, sets up shop in a warehouse every weekend. The browsable mix includes everything from original T-shirts and handmade jewelry to Lauren C. Pratt’s reconditioned vintage Boyfriendbags, decorated with song lyrics

  1. 70 North 7th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves
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10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas

  • Price band: 2/4
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This sprawling vintage emporium shills just about anything you’d want in your closet: ultrasoft ’80s logo tees, flannel shirts, Chucks in every color, deadstock denim, vests, ties and special-occasion dresses. Slip into the back room for rarer (and pricier) vintage, including va-va-voom

  1. 285 North 6th St, between Havemeyer St and Meeker Ave, 11211
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Paragon Sports warehouse sale

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This highly anticipated annual warehouse sale offers brand-name athletic goods and apparel at 50 to 80 percent off. Look for deep discounts on Adidas Energy Boost 2 running shoes ($80, formerly $160), Billabong board shorts (just $10, were $45) and Volcom ski jackets ($175, once $350).

  1. Paragon Sports warehouse 18 E 18th St, between Broadway and Fifth Ave
  2. Fri Sep 19 - Sun Sep 21
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The Summit Bar

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Exclusivity pervades New York cocktail culture, with bars hidden behind faux phone booths and inside unmarked, darkened dens. But Alphabet City's understated Summit forgoes the pretense—no reservations or covert knocks required—without compromising its drink savvy. Barkeep Greg Seider has

  1. 133 Ave C, between 8th and 9th Sts
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Showroom Seven sale

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Visit this sample sale, and find up to 90 percent off clothing and accessories from high-end brands. As an added perk, call ahead to book an appointment for a gratis manicure (20mins, $15 value) and psychic reading (20–30mins, $75 value) during your shopping trip. (The offer is good if you spend

  1. Showroom Seven 263 Eleventh Ave, between 27th and 28th Sts, third floor
  2. Fri Sep 19 - Fri Oct 3
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Topshop

  • Price band: 2/4
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When it comes to trendy fast fashion, British chain Topshop, which opened its four-story stateside location in spring 2009, is queen. Blaring pop music and sales associates dressed to the nines make for a clubby atmosphere; bop along as you rifle through the sassy Kate Moss for Topshop frocks

  1. 478 Broadway, between Broome and Grand Sts
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What Goes Around Comes Around

  • Price band: 4/4
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Highly curated wares and contemporary brands make their way to this Soho vintage destination, whose creative director then culls looks for each season's collection. The prices reflect the caliber of design, with articles ranging from Victorian and punk classics to Gilded Age and enviable Chanel

  1. 351 West Broadway, between Broome and Grand Sts, 10013
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