Happy Holidays to all!
Are you looking for the best places to shop and stroll in New York City this holiday season? Well look no further! Manhattan is one of the best places to shop for fashion, jewelry, art, trinkets, and other gifts in all the land. In New York City, unique shopping opportunites abound at one-of-a-kind holiday markets, chic boutiques, and elegant department stores. The selection is endless, and outlined below are some of New York City’s finest places to buy and browse for you and your loves ones.
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market
At 59th Street, straddling between the border of the Upper West Side and Midtown Manhattan, is one of New York’s most unique places to spend. And no, it’s not the nearby mecca of “The Shops at Columbus Circle.” Instead, it’s the annual winter Columbus Circle Holiday Market, a place of commerce for artisans, craftspeople, and gourmet food vendors from all over the world. From early December to Christmas Eve, visitors can sample sweets from designer chocolatiers, purchase local, handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry, or simply grab a bite at one of New York’s delectable food trucks. The Market is a maze of fashion, freshness, and fun, and you wouldn’t want to miss out.
Some of my personal favorite vendors: Avidgail Adam, an Israeli jeweler selling headpieces, bracelets, and rings, Savon de Provence, a manufacturer of sweet-smelling handmade French soaps, and Spices and Teas, which sells gourmet infusions from around the world!
Winter Village at Bryant Park
Bryant Park’s very own Winter Village follows the same concept as the Columbus Circle Holiday Market outlined above. However, there is one major difference: Bryant Market has an incredible ice-skating rink. And who doesn’t love ice-skating – a storied winter tradition! The Winter Village is open until January 4th, giving visitors plenty of time to enjoy.
Chanel, Saint Laurent, Dior, Céline, Prada, Balenciaga – the list flows on and on. If you’re looking for designer merchandise for you and your loves ones, look no further than Bergdorf Goodman.
Bergdorf Goodman is – unarguably – New York City’s ritziest, glitziest department store. It’s Manhattan’s very own version of the UK’s Harrod’s (also one of the most memorable shops that I have ever visited). Posh, classy, sexy, elegant – Bergdorf Goodman is everything. As soon as you walk in, you feel like a celebrity. A pampered princess. Well-dressed salesladies shower you with attention, and your visit is their delight.
On the first floor, you’ll find handbags and all-too-precious bijoux. Chloé, Judith Leiber, Van Cleef & Arpels, Proenza Schouler – if it’s on the runway, if it has graced the pages of Elle and Vogue, it’s here. On the upper floors, you’ll find fashion-forward clothing and the magnificent shoe department, featuring the likes of Christian Louboutin, Charlotte Olympia, and Prada.
Bergdorf’s deserves a visit, even just a window shop.
Stay tuned! There’s more shops to come tomorrow!