Shopping Tour in New York City (Self Guided), New York

New York is considered to be a shopper's paradise. It features some of the best shopping centers in the world. Each of these places, like Manhattan Mall, Brook Shopping Center or Rockefeller Center offers a unique style with one-of-a-kind shops. Take this tour to explore the most famous shopping centers in New York City.
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Guide Name: Shopping Tour in New York City
Guide Location: USA » New York (See other walking tours in New York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Author: doris
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Shops at Columbus Circle
  • A La Vieille Russie
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Manhattan Mall
  • West 25th Street Market
  • Showplace Antique + Design Center
  • The Antiques Garage Flea Market
Shops at Columbus Circle

1) Shops at Columbus Circle

The Shops at Columbus Circle, a retail complex at Time Warner Center, is New York’s premier shopping, dining and nightlife destination. The shops are part of the glass-walled atrium that sets the center apart, featuring the largest glass wall of its kind in the world. The Columbus Circle features six upscale restaurants and 40 high-end retailers, offering names like Armani, Hugo Boss, Cache, Coach, Cole Haan, Davidoff of Geneva, Dean & Deluca and so much more.

Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm
A La Vieille Russie

2) A La Vieille Russie

Established in 1851 in Kiev, and now in New York on Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, just opposite Central Park, Upper East Side Manhattan is an art and antique dealers specializing in American and European antique jewelry, Russian antiques and art, including Faberge, and European works of art, including gold snuff boxes and objets de vertu. A La Vieille Russie have been at its present location since 1961.

A La Vieille Russie, a family enterprise since its founding in Kiev in 1851, left the turmoil of the Revolution and was re-established in Paris around 1920 by Jacques Zolotnitsky, the grandson of the founder. The New York branch was opened in 1941 by the late Alexander Schaffer.

Still a multigenerational family business, under the direction of brothers, Messrs. Paul and Peter L. Schaffer, and Paul’s son, Dr. Mark Schaffer, A La Vieille Russie is known for its collection of Russian treasures. Goldsmith and jeweler Carl Fabergé was a client, and A La Vieille Russie is recognized today as international expert on his works.

A La Vieille Russie maintains a strong exhibition schedule, both as exhibitors and lenders. For example, it exhibits annually at TEFAF Maastricht in the Netherlands, New York’s Winter Antiques Show, Masterpiece London, and the New York International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show. A La Vieille Russie is also member of the the National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America and the Art and Antique Dealers League of America.

Operation Hours Oct - May: Monday to Friday: 10 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm; Jun - Sept: Monday to Friday: 10 am - 5 pm. Store hours might vary, please give a call to confirm.
Rockefeller Center

3) Rockefeller Center (must see)

This large complex of commercial buildings lies between 5th and 7th Avenues in New York City. It is often described as a city within a city because of its unique design. All the buildings have a common plan and are connected by an underground concourse called The Catacombs.

D. Rockefeller Jr. leased the site to build a new structure for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Architect Benjamin Wistar Morris designed the complex to include a large opera house, landscaped gardens, office space shops and terraces connected by bridges and walkways. After the Great Depression, the Metropolitan Opera abandoned its plans for relocation and Rockefeller changed the design of the structure making it suitable for housing radio and television corporations. It was the first high rise commercial complex to be completed during the Great Depression. The first building to be completed was the headquarters of the Radio Corporation of America, RCA. It has an observation deck with spectacular views of Central Park and Empire State Building. The style was similar to that of a ship with deck chairs and ventilation pipes shaped like chimneys. It was completely remodeled in 2005 and reopened as a new art deco style deck called the Top of the Rock. The Christmas tree lighting ceremony held every year since 1933 marks the beginning of the festival season in New York.

Guided tours take visitors around the complex and through the many art deco interiors, frescoes and sculpture that adorn its interiors and exterior.

Why You Should Visit:
This place is full of energy with laser lights and has the biggest Xmas tree in NYC during the holidays. There's also a wonderful food court inside with a great selection of various foods.
The view from Top of the Rock is great with 360-degree vistas. Nice views of Central Park and many famous buildings, too.

If you're going up to the Top of the Rock, book your ticket online to avoid the lines.
Alternately, you can save the price of the observation deck and grab a cocktail at the Top of the Rock (it's on the 65th floor and has spectacular city views).

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am-12am
Sight description based on wikipedia
Manhattan Mall

4) Manhattan Mall

The Manhattan Mall is located at Herald Square. It features a spectacular 14-story atrium, glass elevators, a large selection of exciting merchandise - all for your comfort and convenience. It offers dozens upon dozens of stores, as well as galleries and restaurants. Tourists and locals alike have made Manhattan Mall a popular destination.

Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 9.30 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 8.30 pm;
West 25th Street Market

5) West 25th Street Market

One of the three fleas organized by the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, the West 25th Street Flea is today's remnant of Chelsea’s golden age of outdoor fleas. Open on weekend in the parking lot behind the Cathedral of St. Sava, between Broadway and 6th Avenue, this flea features up to 125 vendors selling antiques (or just old things), collectibles, vintage clothing, furniture and other types of vintage and assorted mid-century modern items, like African wooden carvings and Asian enamel dishes. The flea is a low-price, but the bargain is always welcome. Right across is the Showplace Antique and Design Center.

Operation Hours Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
Showplace Antique + Design Center

6) Showplace Antique + Design Center

Located in Chelsea, just across one weekend flea, Showplace Antique Center is NYC’s premier destination for antiques, decorative & fine art. There are over 250 galleries located on 4 spacious floors featuring Art Deco, Art Nouveau, mid-century Modern, bronze, silver, jewelry, vintage clothing and accessories, ceramics, art glass, antiquities, vintage posters, period furniture and lighting. The 3rd floor – Showplace on 3 – features designer room settings and over 50 showcases filled with an eclectic range of decorative items, jewelry and collectibles, representing the best of 17th- through 20th-century design in a diverse range of styles. This 10,000 square foot space hosts over 80 dealers.

The center has also silversmith service available on weekends, and an Espresso Bar & Café, opened 7 days a week.

Showplace Antique Center also organizes monthly online auctions.

Operation Hours Monday to Friday: 10 am - 6 pm (upper and lower levels); Saturday to Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (all levels); also by appointment
The Antiques Garage Flea Market

7) The Antiques Garage Flea Market

Located on two-floors of an indoor parking lot in Chelsea, the Garage Antique Flea Market is a place where more than 100 antiques vendors sell wares every weekend, for nearly 15 years. The Garage Antique Flea Market is one of the three flea markets organized by the Hell's Kitchen Flea.

This dark garage flea attracts visitors since 1994, selling an eclectic array of decorative items hailing from all eras (Victorian, Deco, 1950s, 60s, 70s, etc...), antique paintings, prints, 19th and 20th century jewelry, handbags, furniture, fabrics, rugs, silver galore, memorabilia and more.

Operation Hours Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to close

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