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What's your experience visiting NYC department stores and boutique stores

doughboysc

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I like to ask a question for everybody who been to NYC. What's your experiences of visiting high-end department stores like Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman Mens, Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue (which some has MTM departments), moderate priced department stores like H&M and Macy's, and boutique stores like Brooks Brothers, J. Press, Paul Stuart, and Turnbull & Asser? Was it a good or bad experience to those shops in NYC?
 

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I hadn't been to NYC in ages but have been a couple of times in the last few months with work. The first time I trolled round just about all those you mentioned (there are several threads on suggestions of where to shop) and while a lot of them are OK for a bit snoop around (you forgot to mention the Lauren Mansion too!) unless you catch them during a sale you are gonna pay retail prices for what you see, and one thing I've learned from SF is to view paying retail as a last resort.

I was back again a couple of weeks ago and had much more fun in SoHo where there seems to be more one-off shops which I found are much more interesting than the midtown-uptown retail chains, a lot of which are just swankier versions of shops in my local mall.

The exception to his was the Tyrwhitt shops. The one in Times Square is the biggest. I like their shirts but there were a couple of items I wanted to see for myself before taking the plunge rather than trusting the online site. I also like Uniqlo (there's one in midtown and one downtown) for their socks, most of their other stuff I find to be very disappointing in quality.
 

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I've had consistently positive experiences, that's why I keep going back.
 

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I've been into a couple of NYC department stores about 10 years ago, think it was Saks and Macys. Was impressed with the presentation and the staff seemed very courteous. High end prices though.
 
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What's your goal? Are you coming to nYc for a visit???
 

doughboysc

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Around October, I've got more than five grand saved. almost ten grand I meant.
 

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Go for it. nYc dept stores are quality!
 

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yeah, the dept stores in NYC have everything and are much bigger than the ones in the usual 'burbs. I would start in SoHo. It's a good shopping experience and vibe. Have fun!
 

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What are you specifically looking for to purchase?
 

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