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Shop NYC: Giant Toys, Everyday Clothing, Luxe Jewelry & More

September 8, 2010 - by City Guide
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A trip to NYC wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Toys“R”Us’s Times Square international flagship store, which combines the fun attractions of an amusement park with the themes and excitement of a toy store that kids of all ages will enjoy. From the moment you walk through the door and glimpse the 60-foot Ferris wheel, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a veritable wonderland -- which is confirmed as you glimpse the animatronic Jurassic Park T-Rex or the life-size Barbie’s Dollhouse.

Located just blocks from the Empire State Building, Penn Station, and Macy’s, B&H Photo Video is the world’s largest camera and video super store, a favorite among both professionals and amateurs alike. There are over 130,000 items in the store, containing every brand and product imaginable including a full line of still, digital, video, home and portable entertainment, pro audio equipment, computers and accessories, as well as interactive multimedia displays and in-store demo rooms.

As film adaptations of graphic novels such as Watchmen and Kick-Ass have proved, comics are just for the young ones anymore. Voted the city’s best comic-book store by NY Press, Cosmic Comics specializes in both new and old titles, action figures, trading cards, T-shirts, trade paperbacks, models, videos and much more. Stop in on Sunday -- new comics are half-price for kids under 16.

Located near Greenwich Village in the neighborhood of Chelsea, Dave’s New York has been one of the city’s top sources for “everyday clothing” for over 45 years. From rugged and casual clothing brands such as Levi’s, Carhartt, and Dickies to men’s and women’s outerwear and work boots and shoes, they offer a wide selection at very favorable prices.

The New York leather jacket store, Genesis offers over 20,000 jackets, pants, and vests from brand names like Schott, Vanson, Evisu, Woolrich, Andrew Marc, Ed Hardy, Affliction, and many others at excellent prices. Located inside the shop, Genesis Watches/Sunglasses carries a tremendous selection of top-name watches and sunglasses at some of the best prices in town with names such as Fossil, Kenneth Cole, Bulova, TechnoMarine, Gucci, Polo, Christian Dior, and Diesel. 

Matt Umanov Guitars has been the leading guitar store in New York City for over 45 years. Unlike many of the larger guitar stores, they specialize in new and vintage guitars and only in new and vintage guitars, offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and a satisfying experience whether you’re searching for that rare, one-of-a-kind instrument to round out your collection or just looking for your next guitar.

The Theatre District’s Martinique Jewelers has been home to fine jewelry and high-end watches at very reasonable prices since 1963, with the city’s largest selection of New York City gold charms, fine Swiss watches including Raymond Weil, Omega, Tag Heuer, Charriol and Swiss Army. This is one of the best places in Manhattan to pore over 14kt & 18kt gold and diamond jewelry and a full selection of diamond engagement rings and wedding bands.

Looking to get out of the city for an afternoon? How about a day-trip shopping spree to New Jersey outlet malls? Accessible from Port Authority via NJ Transit bus #111, Jersey Gardens is just 30 minutes away and features tax-free clothing and shoes from over 200 stores, including  Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Juicy Couture, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Kenneth Cole, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, adidas, LOFT Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Lord & Taylor Outlet and A|X Armani Exchange.

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