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    Dan_dy
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    Turkish bath? Wouldn't want to run into Charlie Sheen...

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  • BeachDoc
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    Loheman's

    Filene's Basement

    Suit Supply

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  • rob2
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    Highline is great - even on a sunny mid-winter day!

    Another suggestion for those looking for a unique NYC experience:


    http://www.russianturkishbaths.com/enter.html

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  • skippapotamus
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    yeah the high line really looks interesting. I'd rather do that than the more touristy things. I like to get the feel of a city, get a taste of what it's about, pretend I belong for a little while.

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  • LosRockets
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    Something I wish I had done: Walk the High Line park, it should be beautiful at this time of year. In my experience, SoHo closes up relatively early at night compared to the Times Square area, but a local might have better info on this.

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  • chern
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    If you're doing touristy things, try to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and hang out in the park between BK Heights and DUMBO. Awesome views and especially great in the warm weather.

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  • skippapotamus
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    I'm taking this same trip in the fall - great stuff here, might get to go into a couple. What's the thrifting landscape like?

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  • Dan_dy
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    I'm going to school so we're doing a few touristy things, but I think I'll probably end up spending my free night wandering SoHo and hitting up a few of the stores that catch my eye. Thanks for all the help guys.

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  • JToom
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    broadway in SOHO, like on prince street


    aside from having stores like uniqlo and topman (i've become sort of obsessed with their socks of late) they also have fun stores like kidrobot which have cool non-clothes things, I'd honestly say just stroll that area and you'll find alot of good places


    Hit 6th avenue and like 15th-20th for department stores like Filene's Basement, Marshalls, and Burlington


    Honestly, you can spend an entire month exploring NYC shopping for clothes, but for cheap and an experience I'd suggest those two areas


    Century is great, BUT the one downtown is a nightmare

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  • LosRockets
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    I second walking around Soho, it's pretty awesome. But since it's your first trip to NYC, I'd say focus on doing all of the touristy things. Statue of Liberty, Central Park, etc. You'll regret it. Was in NYC on a business trip recently and I didn't have time to go shopping since I got off work super late. I was determined to see Times Square at night though, and so I went at like 11 PM. The locals laughed because they thought it was "touristy" and "cute" but I would have regretted not going! It's amazing, and totally packed, at night. I had a blast exploring and enjoying the city at night by myself. I highly recommend it!

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  • chern
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    Joe Fresh is a step up from H&M. There's one on 16th and 5th (or 15th and 6th). I was in there two weekends ago - affordable staples in decent sizes.

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  • rob2
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    Century 21 for sure (Downtown will also give you the chance to ponder life and eternity in St Paul's Chapel), and a quick look through Macy's and the other dept stores for any special sale items. H&M and similar stores seem to be open 'til nearly midnight, so your one day shopping can run really late. Charles Tyrwhitt also has a couple of stores in Manhattan - if you try on some clothes and record your sizes, the future on-line purchases can be made with more assurance:


    http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/Charles-Tyrwhitt-USA-stores?cnt=usa-stores


    But please - don't just go for the clothes - take a walk in Central Park and spend a couple of hours in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a quick (free) return trip on the Staten Island Ferry to admire Lady Liberty and the Manhattan skyline (and go for a walk / run across the Brooklyn Bridge) - some of us need to travel half-way around the world to enjoy these things.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    I'll bookmark this page for August when I go!

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  • TomasR
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    NYC native checking in.


    Value splurge

    Suit Supply hands down. Even with tailoring costs, you'll end up paying about $500-550 for the best OTR suit in the game. The essential series is $469 and comes in Super 110's wool, has a modern cut and is shockingly well-made. Can't recommend enough.


    Stock-up spot

    Uniqlo is the place in NYC to get quality underwear, t's and even some more pricy but still reasonable items like denim and button downs. I'd say go after whatever is on sale for the week and pile on the underwear. Note: Their clothes fit nice and trim, but not over-the-top close like H&M or Zara.


    Worthwhile Bargain Spot

    Century 21 has some amazing deals. Century 21 is also a test of your patience. The place attracts packs of tourists and is almost always a madhouse. If you're willing to deal with the crush of humanity and spend plenty of time rack hunting, then you'll leave happy. Pro-tip: Avoid the downtown Century 21 at all costs. Trust me.

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  • Chareth
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    If you don't have a lot of time, your best bet might be to wander around Soho. You can hit up a lot of the stores mentioned in this thread.

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