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New York discount shopping

Thursday, August 2, 2007

In previous stories, Getaway has covered pretty much every aspect of this extraordinary city. New York. The Big Apple. 141,089 km of more than 8 million people. Theatre, museums, galleries, restaurants, swank hotels and skyscrapers. Wealth and poverty. Comedy and tragedy. It’s all there in this bigger than life itself city.

This time, we want to do something different. Shopping. Discount shopping. No matter how many things you do in a city, somehow there is always time for some retail therapy, and Getaway uncovered one of New York’s best places to indulge.

If you love designer clothing, then by all means pop in to their stores on 5th Avenue, but if you would like to add some of their labels to your wardrobe and save some money, you must visit a Century 21 Department Store. Established over 40 years ago, they have established an impeccable reputation for good quality merchandise at excellent prices and great customer service.

You will find them in Brooklyn, Long Island and Manhattan, as well as Morristown, Paramus and Secaucus in New Jersey.

We visited the Manhattan store and there it all was – Prada, Versace, Helmut Lang, Polo, Christian Dior, Guess, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan — all reduced to realistic prices. They take between 40-70% off rrp.

It’s not just about women’s clothing and shoes. They also cater for men and children, as well as having lingerie, cosmetics, linens, giftware, housewares, toys, accessories, handbags, luggage and electronics. Something for absolutely everyone. Out of 2,193 stores, in 2006 Century 21 was voted the No 1 discount store in New York City! All merchandise is current, and because of the amount of traffic through the store, they are able to buy in bulk. Their buyers search the world for great values. Some tips are to wear clothing and shoes you can remove and put back on easily, don’t be loaded down with bags, and be prepared to try garments on in the aisles. The change rooms can become very busy.

Location


New York, New York.

Cost

ExciteHolidays.com has over 275 discounted hotels in New York with rooms starting from as low as $42 a single a night.

Air New Zealand has flights to Los Angeles with connections to New York.

Fares from;

  • Sydney $2,280
  • Melbourne $2,360
  • Brisbane $2,370
  • Adelaide $2,580
  • Perth $2,760

Valid for travel between November 01-December 09, 2007.

For more information

ExciteHolidays
Ph: 1300 733 858
Fax: 02 9599 3667
Website: www.exciteholidays.com
Email: res@exciteholidays.com

Century 21 Department Store
22 Cortlandt Street,
New York, NY 10007
(between Church & Broadway)
Ph: 0011 1 212 227 9092
Website: www.c21stores.com

Air New Zealand
Ph: 132 476
Website: www.airnewzealand.com.au

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