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1. Fashion's Night Out
It's actually sort of hard for us to imagine our lives before Fashion's Night Out was a thing. Seriously, what did we actually do on September 8 previous to all of the after-hours shopping and citywide parties? Be sure to get a good night's sleep and invest in some coffee for this one; it's going to be one wild night.
2. Major Department Stores
Hit up all the flagships: We're talking Saks, Barneys, Bloomies and Bergdorf like you've never seen them. Did you know that Saks Fifth Avenue needs a separate zip code for its shoe department? Trust us, it's worth the trip.
3. Tiffany on Fifth Avenue
Whether or not you plan on buying something, stop by Holly Golighty's old haunt at least once for a little New York magic. Wallet-friendly tip: goodies on the first floor are strictly for ogling. Prices get lower the higher you head upstairs.
4. Prada Store in SoHo
Half store, half art installation, it’s easy to get lost in the labyrinth of hallways and rooms that make up this one-of-kind space. But when you end up finding the perfect pair of striped wedge mary-janes in the process, you'll be glad you did.
5. Williamsburg
A landscape of industrial-cool, Williamsburg is home to numerous indie boutiques and delectable eateries, including favorite shops like Bird and Jumelle. Plus, between May and November, the Brooklyn Flea is open on Sundays. Stroll though to shop local crafts, thrifted threads and antique furniture.
6. Meatpacking Distract
The gutted warehouses-turned-designer stores in this trendy neighborhood are a label-lovers dream. Peruse covetable options from of-the-moment designers such as Matthew Williamson, Stella McCartney and Lucky FABB speaker Diane von Furstenberg before grabbing drinks at the local Standard Grill. Since it doesn't take long to acquire multiple shopping bags in the MPD, be sure to stop by the area's scenic Highline Park before settling in for some major spending.
7. Topshop
Before the stateside arrival of Topshop, we were seriously considering a UK trip just to visit the flagship. Luckily for us (and our bank account), the London vendor's New York location provides what we love best about the brand: trendy, plucked-from-the-runway styles at super-affordable prices.
8. Opening Ceremony
Any fashion fanatic worth their salt will want to swing by Opening Ceremony to browse the collection of rare finds from emerging local and international designers. Since we just found out the emporium will feature wares from Argentina this season, be on the lookout for ethic sandals and sporty-slick tops.
9. DASH
Full of sleek, sexy silhouettes inspired by Kardashian sister style, the Northeast outpost of the reality stars' boutique is a must-stop for going out get-ups. Since Khloe, Kourtney and Kim will be in town to speak at the Lucky FABB conference, keep your eyes peeled for a celebrity sighting!
10. Downtown Thrifting
Shopping lower Manhattan's treasure trove of secondhand shops practically guarantees a one-of-a-kind score. Stop by SoHo to splurge at editor favorites such as What Goes Around Comes Around and Chelsea Girl. Swing by 14th Street to stock up on wallet-friendly finds from Rags-A-GoGo.