Shop NYC: One-of-a-Kind Toys & T-shirts, Photo Fun & More

Whether you’re shopping for gifts or necessities, New York City can satisfy all of your shopping needs. We have clothing, accessories, electronics, toys, and gifts for yourself or anyone on your list. From downtown, to uptown, Manhattan has stores that cater to every shoppers needs.

If you’re not sure where to begin your New York shopping adventure, an excellent place to start is the iconic department store, Macy’s. The 11-floor flagship store located in Herald Square -- just south of Times Square and a hop, skip, and a jump from the Empire State Building and Penn Station -- is home to an enormous selection of fashion items, the hottest new items, products for family and home, great sales, and much more.

It’s a family affair at HomBoms Toys, a family-owned business on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Sisters Melissa and Alison Gayer take pride in knowing kids’ needs and seek out the best toys in the business for their loyal neighborhood clients and out-of-town visitors. Specializing in toys for kids ages newborn up to 12-years-old, they were recently rated in the Zagat Shopping guide 2008, proclaiming it “one of the best toy stores in NYC.”

The HBO Shop commissioned Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of clothing label Alabama Chanin, to design a special collection of “Alabama Chanin for HBO” limited-edition, embellished T-shirts. Each design is one-of-a-kind, hand-made and recycled from previous HBO collections featuring logos and key themes from hit programs like Entourage, True Blood, Flight of the Conchords, Sex & the City and The Sopranos.

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.

Check out the latest trends (at a fraction of the price) at Century 21 Department Store. They have over 15 departments of quality designer merchandise at 40-70% off retail, including European and American designer fashions for men, women and kids. There’s something for everyone, including outerwear, handbags, European and domestic sportswear, lingerie and sleepwear, shoes, boots, and sneakers.

Matt Umanov Guitars has been the leading guitar store in New York City for more than 40 years. Unlike many of the larger guitar stores in town, 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.

NYC Racquet Sports has burst onto the sporting-goods scene as the city’s newest and most exciting racquet shop. Located in the heart of Herald Square near the Empire State Building and Macy’s, they offer a perfect selection of equipment for tennis, squash, racquetball, badminton and platform tennis, as well as clothing, footwear, and accessories. And if you have any questions, their expert staff is always glad to assist you.

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