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10-10-2012
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Hi!

I'm new here. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I should go shopping in NYC? I've never been there before and I'm so excited! Where should I shop first? I would love to go to Henri Bendel's! Has anyone ever been there before?

Thanks!!


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Could anyone tell me which JCrew store in NYC is the best/biggest?

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probably the one in rockefeller? or flatiron

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^Thank you very much! I need to get som cashmere!

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Could anyone tell me where to get Valentino shoes in NYC except from Bergdorf, Saks and the Valentino store at Madison?
I am desperately searching the "rockstud wedge", but I can't find it in my size (35,5).

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11-11-2013
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Just trying my luck to see if anyone can help with what to do, where to go ( and buy!) in late nov, early dec in NYC. The last time I was there was 3 years ago and I don't think I wanna see Statue of Liberty again....I didn't go meat packing district so this time round for sure I ll go, other than these, what else can I do there?

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i'll have a think-
but one thing i would say that you have to do is take a ride or walk along madison ave and 5th ave - Uptown...
all the stores will be decorated for x-mas and there is the big tree in Rockefeller Center across from st patrick's cathedral and saks fifth ave...
at the back side of st patrick's (on Madison Ave) there is a beautiful landmarked building called The Palace Hotel...
the way they decorate it every year looks like something out of a fairy tale or Charles Dickens...
i would recommend stopping there for a coffee or hot chocolate and maybe dessert...
they do something called a knickerbocker sundae which is something very british and sort of from another era...it's not easy to find anywhere else and it is quite yummy...
i cannot recommend the rest of the food-
i usually get the knickerbocker and some pink sparkly champagne...
it's a special treat for special occasions...
last time i did it was on my birthday last year...


once you are up there- you can take a little walk around central park and maybe see what i going on at the Whitney museum or the Guggenheim...
the Matisse exhibit at MoMA is getting really good reviews at the moment...

normally i don't go uptown much- but it's really nice around there at christmas time...
it feels like the city is dressed up...
it's especially good at night when it's all lit up...
great for window shopping...

if you are over by the meatpacking district- you probably want to check out the Standard hotel-
they have a beer garden and a restaurant on the ground floor and some bars upstairs...
then there is the Highline-
an old elevated train track that has been turned into a public park...
you can walk along the highline from 14th st to about 34th st...
there are interesting views of the city and the Hudson river along with nice seating areas and public artwork...
you can get down from the highline in various spots...
you might want to get down around 20-23rd st in Chelsea to check out the galleries and the Comme flagship store there...
the galleries are having really good shows this year for some reason...
they keep changing so i don't know what will be on by that time...
but you can basically just walk up and down the block and stop in to places that seem interesting...
that's what i do...:p

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if you're feeling brave enough to go to brooklyn-
this is there and has amazing views of the city skyline from across the East River
the carousel is located between the brooklyn and manhattan bridges on the brooklyn side...fun for kids of all ages!


http://janescarousel.com/

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Thanks so much, Soft! I can't express enough gratitude for making the planning for my few days trip easier!
The places you mentioned certainly sound interesting, I will try to cover all of them...

Janes carousel also look attractive in this old school way, I didn't go to Brooklyn in my last trip 3 years ago because I thought it was dangerous, but the pics in the website makes it look really innocuous, I guess it really is dangerous?

I haven't had time to plan because this is an impromptu business trip to Boston by way of NYC actually... Now I am so looking forward!

Thanks again! And if you have more suggestions, please keep them coming...

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this is a new shop with a lot of independent designers that is over near the meatpacking...
i haven't been yet, but it looks v. interesting...
http://personnelofnewyork.com/home

also- if you are on the west side already and in the west village, you can walk along Bleecker st where the Marc Jacobs flagship is and where Magnolia bakery is...
lots of new stores are always coming there so I don't even know exactly what is there right now, but it's always lovely to walk around the west village...
it's like being in Europe...
lots of smal, charming old 3 story apartment buildings which is a big contrast to uptown withe the big apartment buildings and soho and tribeca with all the industrial buildings...

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oh- and brooklyn is safe...
especially williamsburg, park slope, brooklyn heights and dumbo and redhook...
they are all along the east river and like small suburbs of manhattan...
most people who live there are young families or creative types who enjoy the NY lifestyle but cannot afford the high rents in Manhattan...
or they just want a bigger space for their money...
almost all of the people in those areas work in manhattan and commute via subway ---
it's only a couple of stops on the subway to get to brooklyn...
i rarely go there because i already live in manhattan...
but there are lots of small boutiques and cafes and bars now...
it is very gentrified...
there is a nice hotel there with a bar on the 6th floor with views of the city...
http://wythehotel.com/
the bar is called The Ides
http://wythehotel.com/the-ides/

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hmm...i just checked the website for the New York Palace and they have changed the chef...
they no longer have the same menu, unfortunately...
it seems to have been replaced by this...
http://www.newyorkpalace.com/dining/pomme-palais
and some other things...

i still recommend seeing the place all lit up...
though i cannot say anything about the new menu options...
i guess i will have to go and explore...

that is one thing about NYC...
things change here all the time...
maybe not in big ways, but there is always something opening and something closing...
always something different to check out...

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here's a menswear store in williamsburg
they have stuff made in the USA and stuff made in Japan...
kind of funny and pretty cool...
not sure how the actual store is, but if you're over there anyway, it might be fun to stop in...
http://www.hickorees.com/hickorees-floor-two

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do you know the store OAK?
http://www.oaknyc.com/
it's in noho...

there is also a little cafe called SMILE right next door which is nice for lunch...
it's very trendy/hipster-y...
but it's low key and reasonable...

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nolita-
new men's store- on Elizabeth St btw Houston and Prince
Todd Snyder x Champion
NYTimes article http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/fa...kout.html?_r=0
their website- http://www.toddsnyder.com/
interestingly- they are planning to open in Tokyo next year

on the same block-
Wolverine- http://www.wolverine.com/
Schott- http://www.schottnyc.com/

around the corner on Prince St
Rugger by Gant- http://us.gant.com/collections/gantrugger

all very "American" style men's clothing...
and each shop is designed very well and very charming in an old school vintage americana sort of way...

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