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Where to go shopping in NYC

We've got the lowdown on the best shops in NYC, whether you're looking for dresses, shoes, jewelry or swimwear

Photographs: Richard Burrowes

Whether you’re looking for cheap fashion and practical basics or avant-garde indie labels, NYC is a shopping mecca—if you know where to go. We hit the streets and found the city's best shops to score designer discounts, accessories, vintage fashions and anything else you might need to satisfy your consumerist lust. And if you want to stick to one area, try our guides to the top spots to shop by neighborhood.

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The best stationery stores in NYC
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The best stationery stores in NYC

After visiting the city’s best gift shops, you need to find the right stationery store for you. Whether you’re on your way to pick up a birthday cake for your BFF and forgot a card or you’re looking for über-professional new business cards, these quirky stores will have exactly what you need to inject some pizazz into your paperwork. Print isn’t dead, we promise. RECOMMENDED: Best places for shopping in NYC

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The best hat stores in NYC
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The best hat stores in NYC

Yes, you should go to a hat store in NYC—judging by all the fedoras in Brooklyn, hats are making quite the comeback. No longer relics found at vintage clothing stores, hats have recently been one of the most popular articles of clothing found at a little thing called;New York Fashion Week. Whether you want something interesting to perch on your head or something you’d be more likely to find at costume rental stores, these are the best places to cop your cap in New York City. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to shopping in NYC

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The best lighting stores in NYC
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The best lighting stores in NYC

At the best lighting stores in NYC, you’ll quickly realize the importance of getting lit. Not only does a vintage lamp prove that a grown-up lives in your ramshackle apartment, one single lightbulb can transform your furniture from college Ikea leftovers to high-end home decor furnishings. Sure, you could grab a standard 60-watt bulb from your local hardware stores, but these are the best shops in NYC to assist you with illuminating your home or business to perfection. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to shopping in NYC

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The best mattress stores in NYC
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The best mattress stores in NYC

The best mattress stores will give you what you need to get your beauty sleep in the city that never sleeps

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The best kitchen stores in NYC
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The best kitchen stores in NYC

At the best kitchen stores in NYC, stock up on cooking accoutrements and become a chef worthy of the best restaurants

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The 50 best clothing stores in NYC
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The 50 best clothing stores in NYC

Get your fashion fix at the best clothing stores in New York City, from posh boutiques to sprawling department stores

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Shop at a great Mexican grocery store in NYC
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Shop at a great Mexican grocery store in NYC

At an authentic Mexican grocery store in NYC, stock up on tortillas, dried chilies and taco ingredients

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Find the best garden store in NYC
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Find the best garden store in NYC

Find your green thumb at a garden store in NYC, from large gardening centers to boutique plant and flower shops

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The best organic grocery stores in NYC
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The best organic grocery stores in NYC

With goods from the best organic grocery stores in NYC, freshen up your kitchen and get in a healthy frame of mind

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Find the best Asian grocery store in NYC
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Find the best Asian grocery store in NYC

Stop by a great Asian grocery store in NYC to stock up on soy sauce, chili paste and other essentials

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The best dress stores in NYC
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The best dress stores in NYC

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The best beauty supply store in NYC
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The best beauty supply store in NYC

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The best bridal shops in NYC
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The best bridal shops in NYC

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The best outlets near New York
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The best outlets near New York

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Vintage stores and thrift shops
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Vintage stores and thrift shops

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Best shoe stores
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Best shoe stores

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Sneaker stores
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Sneaker stores

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Plus-size stores
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Plus-size stores

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Stores where you can shop for a cause
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Stores where you can shop for a cause

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Best underrated thrift stores
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Best underrated thrift stores

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Best specialty stores

Beer stores
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Beer stores

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Wine stores
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Wine stores

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Grocery stores
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Grocery stores

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Comic book stores
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Comic book stores

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Video game stores
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Video game stores

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Record stores
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Record stores

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Electronic stores
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Electronic stores

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Home decor stores
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Home decor stores

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Best shops by neighborhood

The Bronx
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The Bronx

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Bushwick
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Bushwick

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Chelsea
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Chelsea

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East Village
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East Village

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Hamptons
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Hamptons

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Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen

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Little Italy and Nolita
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Little Italy and Nolita

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Long Island City

Long Island City

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Lower East Side
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Lower East Side

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Midtown
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Midtown

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Murray Hill
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Murray Hill

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Affordable party dresses
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Affordable party dresses

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Secret shops
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Secret shops

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Designer discounters
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Designer discounters

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Shoe stores for women
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Shoe stores for women

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Best new stores for fashion and clothing in New York
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Best new stores for fashion and clothing in New York

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Best shops 2012

Best shops 2012

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