New York Shopping Guide

Harlem

Century 21

The newest branch of this bargain hunter's paradise is so much better than its Manhattan flagship: It's less claustrophobic and crowded, the excellent merchandise isn't picked over, and, thankfully, the dressing rooms are private (the NYC location has communal changing areas). 200 Bergen Mall, 201-490-2000, Paramus, NJ c21stores.comfor more information

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Launched last year in a former storefront-church by a trio of neighborhood friends, this sleek two-floor space focuses on homegrown and area labels, like Nicole Romano and BruceGlen.
114 W. 116th St. (between Lenox and Seventh Aves.), 212-961-1036, nharlemnewyork.com for more information

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique