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post #1 of 12
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Is this a cool place to check out for shopping? The restaurants there seem to be first rate... so I was going to check it out when I was in NYC next year sometime, but what do you guys think about the shopping? Anyone eat/shop there?
post #2 of 12
The only shop that I highly recommend for you to check out is JW Cooper, very high-end western alligator boots & belts. A pair of full alligator (vamp & shaft) boots with one-piece vamp cost around $8000. Belts are made of one-piece hide. There's a small optical shop with very nice (and expensive) horn frames. There's a Thomas Pink. A Samsung showcase store. Hugo Boss. Otherwise, pretty much standard mall shops On 4th floor is the uber-high-end food court. If you can snap a reservation at Per Se, grab it. I have a reservation there in 2 weeks. There's a 2 months wait for Masa with its $300 tasting menu (excluding drinks, tips & tax), Bar Masa is a cheaper alternative which doesn't accept reservation.
post #3 of 12
food court is great, stores are ok, I honestly can't see the mall doing well. There are rarely many people in the stores aside from the book store or Sephora, and still fewer people actually buying things.
post #4 of 12
It's a mall. You might as well be in Las Vegas.
post #5 of 12
The only cool thing in the Time Warner Center IMHO opinion is the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Jon.
post #6 of 12
Rather scathing review of the Time Warner Center restaurants by Alan Richman in this month's GQ (oops, I must now confess that I read that once glorious but currently sad magazine)
post #7 of 12
with all the wonderful shopping opportunities in new york city, why visit an upscale mall other than to escape some foul weather..that said, the stores are vey nice and the Whole Food supermarket downstairs is worth a visit..
post #8 of 12
i didn't notice anything shopping wise that i thought was worth visiting, but the wife and i did get into per se. bring a fat wallet b/c it's not cheap.
post #9 of 12
I haven't been to the mall (other than the Whole Foods, which is unbelievable for NYC), but I understand that the only "stand alone" Joseph Abboud store in the country is there, if you like his designs.
post #10 of 12
For non new yorkers, This supermarket is unbelievable. It might not seem like such a big deal, but in NYC it is. You get so sick of all these tiny little grocers on the corners with small aisles and even poorer selection.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
That's a bit weird because most European cities have fairly decent sized supermarkets in various places, aren't there upscale ones scattered throughout NYC?
post #12 of 12
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That's a bit weird because most European cities have fairly decent sized supermarkets in various places, aren't there upscale ones scattered throughout NYC?
There are a few notable grocery exceptions here in NYC such as Fairway, but generally Manhattan grocery shopping is the pits. You have to go to specialty shops if you want to get good stuff. The Joesph Abboud store aside, there is not much to reccomend in the Time Warner Center. It is more of a showplace for the brands, as opposed to a tip-top shopping experience. I liken it to shopping at the 5th Avenue Brooks Brothers as opposed to going to the original on Madison; one is a theme park. the other an institution.
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