Shop ‘n’ Stroll
There is no better way to get in those extra postholiday steps than by walking—and shopping— around these luxury retail destinations.
With almost three dozen high-end stores (Saks Fifth Avenue, Hermès, Paul Smith and J. Crew, among others), upscale food options that include Le District—an authentic French marketplace—and a Starbucks Reserve Bar that offers rare, small-lot coffees, you’re sure to find something special as you amble around this Battery Park City shopping center. 230 Vesey St., 212.978.1698, brookfieldplaceny.com
WESTFIELD WORLD TRADE CENTER
Culture meets commerce and community at the Oculus, the architectural centerpiece of this shopping, dining and transportation hub in the Financial District. Over 100 fashion, technology and lifestyle brands (including John Varvatos, Kate Spade, Apple, Tumi, Moleskine and more) can be found on the six floors of the largest shopping center in Manhattan. 185 Greenwich St., 212.284.9982, westfield.com/westfieldworldtradecenter
THE SHOPS AT COLUMBUS CIRCLE
This stylish and sophisticated mall, located in the Time Warner Center on the Upper West Side, boasts over 50 boutiques and shops that range from designer jeans (Diesel, Lucky Brand, True Religion) to luxury skincare (Aveda, Face Stockholm, L’Occitane en Provence) to sweets (La Maison du Chocolat, Sugarfina), jewelry (Monica Rich Kosann, Swarovski) and beyond. 10 Columbus Cir., 212.823.6300, theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com
Beneath Columbus Circle lies the Upper West Side’s latest shopping experience. With 24 shops (including Lush, The New Stand, Dog & Co. and Specs), 10 restaurants (The Pizza, Meltkraft and Semsom Eatery, to name a few) and niche food/beverage boutiques (Doughnuttery, Pressed Juicery, Dylan’s Candy Bar, among others), TurnStyle’s vibrant atmosphere makes walking underground feel like a breath of fresh air. 1000 S. Eighth Ave., 646.768.9224, turnstyle.com
THE SHOPS AT THE PLAZA
Whether you’re a guest at The Plaza hotel or visiting the Upper East Side, take a stroll through this assortment of sumptuous shops that boast luxury handbags (MCM), stunning jewelry (Maurice Fine Jewelry, Misahara) and the latest trends for your little ones (Couture Kids). Visit The Eloise Shop and discover her delightful antics at The Plaza and stop at the Gramercy Park Flower Shop for a fresh bouquet of your favorite blossoms. 1 W. 58th St., 212.759.3000, theplazany.com/shops
No MTA card is needed to access TurnStyle, NYC’s trendy subterranean shopping space.