Sometimes, the best boutiques and vintage stores are hiding in plain sight. This is especially true in New York City, where fantastic specialty shops abound throughout the city. Don’t forget to look beyond the bright lights of Barneys New York, Hermès, Chanel, and Prada during your getaway to discover some of the best shopping in NYC. Whether you’re drawn to the latest fashionista experience, one-of-a-kind vintage couture, or interior design inspiration, the best places to shop are just a New York minute—or a 5-mile cab ride—from Park Terrace Hotel.

1| WINTER VILLAGE: HOLIDAY BOUTIQUES

The Bryant Park Winter Village is a treat every New Yorker looks forward to, and when you’re staying at Park Terrace Hotel on Bryant Park, it’s right in your backyard. Not only will you find all the winter vibes from the rink and holiday lights welcoming, but the Winter Park Holiday Shops are a delight to browse. This open-air market features hundreds of vendors offering everything from vintage clothing and local crafts to gifts from around the world and tasty treats. It’s the best holiday shopping in NYC when you’re looking for unique gifts or souvenirs.

The Bryant Park Winter Village is a treat every New Yorker looks forward to, and when you’re staying at Park Terrace Hotel on Bryant Park, it’s right in your backyard. Not only will you find all the winter vibes from the rink and holiday lights welcoming, but the Winter Park Holiday Shops are a delight to browse. This open-air market features hundreds of vendors offering everything from vintage clothing and local crafts to gifts from around the world and tasty treats. It’s the best holiday shopping in NYC when you’re looking for unique gifts or souvenirs.

How To Get to Winter Village from Park Terrace Hotel:
This winter wonderland and shopping experience is just steps from Park Terrace Hotel.

2| GRDN: HOME DECOR & GIFT SHOP

GRDN features a rotating selection of unusual plants, flowers and artisan objects that make window shopping a breeze. Trade in the cityscape for the carefully crafted greenscapes in this store for a relaxing, inspiring shopping experience. Don’t skip on browsing the kitchen tools, candles and apothecary bath products in GRDN to treat yourself or someone back home.

How To Get to GRDN From Park Terrace Hotel:
Located in Boerum Hill at 103 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn. This NYC store is a 5-mile walk or 35-minute car ride from Park Terrace. Or, opt for the subway and use the 42nd Street Bryant Park Station to head toward Downtown & Brooklyn, and then exit at the Bergen Street stairs.

3| STORY: A BOUTIQUE-STYLE MACY’S

STORY at Macy’s is a store-within-a-store and one of the best places to shop in NYC. The experience of shopping STORY compares to a scroll through social media with on-trend themes, bright colors, and things to see around every corner. This store’s inventory turns over often, so there’s always something fresh, new, and exciting to discover. Find gifts, quirky souvenirs, and things you didn’t know you needed (but actually did) at STORY.

How To Get to STORY by Macy’s From Park Terrace Hotel:
Find STORY at Macy’s in Brooklyn, located at 422 Fulton Street, on the 1st Floor. This store is a 4.5-mile walk or a 35-minute car ride from our Bryant Park hotel. Or, take the subway from the 42nd Street Bryant Park Station toward Downtown & Brooklyn.

4| AEDES DE VENUSTAS: BOUTIQUE PERFUMERY

The name translates to “temple of beauty,” and this little fragrance sanctuary does not disappoint. It is a bijou boutique in the West Village and is nothing short of charming. Aedes de Venustas is the type of place where you can lose yourself in wonderful aromas, spending hours admiring the burgundy carpets, larger-than-life candelabras and hand-crafted candles.

How To Get to Aedes Perfumery From Park Terrace:
The Aedes perfume shop is located in the West Village at 16A Orchard St. This boutique is a 4-mile walk or 25-minute car ride from Park Terrace Hotel. Or, catch the train from the 42nd Street Bryant Park station and head toward Downtown & Brooklyn.

5| THE BREAK: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SHOPPING

This Brooklyn throwback shop is a vintage lover’s dream come true. It goes beyond what you’d normally find, making it one of the best stores for finding curated collections of vintage clothing—from teddy faux-fur coats to pinstripe blazers to floral blouses—at reasonable prices. What The Break offers is all authentic, straight from the era it represents, and unlike anything else you’re likely to find while shopping in New York City (or anywhere else, for that matter).

How To Get to THE BREAK From Park Terrace Hotel:
Find THE BREAK in Brooklyn at 1 Oliver Street. This NYC shop is a 3.1-mile walk or a 25-minute cab ride from our hotel near Bryant Park. To get there via subway, use the Times Square Subway Station and head toward Downtown & Brooklyn to Canal Street.

6| THE CAST: THE BEST CUSTOM LEATHER SHOP

A leather jacket is an incredibly personal purchase, and the commitment THE CAST shows to keeping it that way makes it one of the best places to shop for leather in NYC. A leather jacket has to look and feel just right, fit perfectly, and most importantly, it has to say something about you. THE CAST delivers on all of the above. This small shop on the Lower East Side creates jackets made-to-measure. You pick the size. You pick the style. You pick the leather. They make it personally, just for you.

How To Get to THE CAST From Park Terrace Hotel:
Find THE CAST on the Lower East Side at 72 Orchard St, New York. This shop is a 2.8-mile walk or a 30-minute car ride from Park Terrace. Or, board the subway at the Bryant Park Station and head toward Downtown & Brooklyn, existing at the Delancey Street stairway.

7| MO:VINT: VINTAGE-INSPIRED BOU

TIQUE

Mo:Vint stands for modern and vintage, which is exactly the mix of clothing this NYC boutique offers. Find women’s shirts, outerwear, skirts, rompers, and cardigans styled with a combination of effortless Parisian chic, simple-yet-fashionable NYC, and easygoing, California flair. Trust Mo:Vint styling to match the casual, cool New Yorker style for a night out on the town.

How To Get to Mo:Vint Boutique From Park Terrace Hotel:
Find Mo:Vint in Greenwich Village at 318 Bleecker St. This boutique is a 2-mile walk from Park Terrace or a 20-minute cab ride, and is just three stops away via the 42nd Street Bryant Park subway station.

8| TEN THOUSAND THINGS: NYC JEWELRY STORE

With a name like Ten Thousand Things, you just know you’ll discover something unique. This is one of the best stores in NYC to find modern heirlooms and one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and charms with a nuanced edge. But that’s not all – This TriBeCa store also features sculptures, hand-blown glass, rustic furniture and other raw-meets-refined treasures you won’t find in any of the large department stores.

How to Get to TEN THOUSAND THINGS From Park Terrace Hotel:
Find it in Greenwich Village at 237 W 13th Street. This interesting jewelry store is just a 1.7-mile walk or 15 minute drive, and only two stops via the subway from our Bryant Park hotel.

9| THE THRIFTY HOG: VINTAGE & THRIFT SHOP

Shop the Thrifty Hog in New York to benefit a worthy cause while finding great vintage clothing. This vintage clothing store in NYC serves as a job training program for homeless moms in an effort to get them back on their feet. When you’re looking for a little bit of everything, The Thrifty Hog has gently used clothing from every era, plus home furnishings.

How To Get to The Thrifty Hog From Park Terrace Hotel:
This store is less than one mile from our NYC hotel on foot, located at 11 W 25th Street.

10| MICHELE VARIAN: INTERIOR DESIGN STORE

Michele Varian’s boutique has its finger on the pulse of interior design. If you want to know what’s next for home styling, this Soho shop will show you. Browse the Michele Varian selection of wallpaper, lighting and artwork, plus home goods by fellow innovative designers and locally made jewelry. Operated by its namesake, Michele Varian, it’s one of several design showrooms on Atlantic Avenue, making it an excellent neighborhood to window shop and be inspired.

How To Get to Michele Varian From Park Terrace Hotel:
Michele Varian is located in Soho at 400 Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn. This store is a 5.1-mile walk or approximately 40-minute car ride from Park Terrace Hotel. Or, take the subway from the Times Square 42nd Station toward Downtown & Brooklyn.

Book Your NYC Visit

Whether you’re in the city for a convention, a family vacation, or a couples getaway, Park Terrace Hotel at Bryant Park is the perfect location to enjoy all NYC has to offer. If you have three days or three hours, you’ll find one-of-a-kind boutiques and vintage stores unlike anywhere else. Book your stay at Park Terrace Hotel and let us be your hub for dropping bags midday or post-shopping relaxation.

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