29 stores in New York City
Shopping and stores in New York City
Ranked as the most populous city in US, New York City is also fondly known as the Big Apple. It is a part of the State of New York and is often called New York City (NYC) to distinguish it from the state. The city was founded by Dutch Republic colonists around 1624 as a trading post and was called New Amsterdam. It later became a British colony in 1664 and served as the capital of the United States between 1785 and 1780. By 2013, New York was estimated to be home to 8,405,837 residents.
New York is also recognized as the global hub of commerce and business. It is one of the three important centres of world economy, the other two being London and Tokyo. Besides business and commerce, New York is the global centre of media, fashion, art, education, research, entertainment and technology. The United Nation’s headquarters are located in New York. Shopping is one of the main economic drivers of New York. From the high end stores at Tiffany’s to the street vendors along Canal Street, New York offers and unforgettable shopping experience. Midtown Manhattan has some of the best department stores in the city such as Macy’s. Others include Saks 5th Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, De Beers, and Barneys among others.