Okay, now we come to my second favorite thing to do (eating is number one, people!)…shopping! When you’re in Times Square, you’re at the crossroads to everything, including awesome places to shop.
Head about 10 blocks south of the hotel, and one avenue over, and you’re at the legendary Herald Square, home to a Macy’s so big you’ll want to have your GPS with you to navigate it!
But Macy’s isn’t the only game in town!
In case you forgot a t-shirt or a comfortable sundress, the flagship Old Navy is on 34th Street between 6th and 7th (150 W 34TH ST)
Forgot to bring extra panties? Victoria’s Secret is at 34th and 6th (901 Avenue of the Americas)
Looking for something trendy and hip to wear to your pitch session? H&M has you covered (435 7th Avenue at 34th Street, but there’s also one right next to Victoria’s Secret on 34th Street, but maybe it’s new and that’s why I can’t find any info on it???)
What about a super unique shopping experience? Visit Muji! This Japanese housewares/clothing store is all the rage right now. From beautiful pens and notebooks for writing down your story ideas to spherical ice cube makers to make round ice cubes (yes, we own them, and yes, they’re awesome!), this place will surely have something to tickle your fancy! (620 8th Avenue @ 40th st.)
Sanrio…This ain’t your mama’s Hello, Kitty! store. Visit the Sanrio on 42nd Street and you’ll feel more like you’re in a Juicy Couture. They renovated this place several years back and it went from playful kiddie store to chic boutique. It’s easy to waste time here, and yes, your jaw will drop when you discover that pretty little Hello, Kitty! necklace under the glass is a whopping $1,000!!
When you walk out of the hotel, you’ll see plenty of other places to get your shop on: Sephora for all your makeup needs, The Gap, Ann Taylor Loft.
So we’ve covered clothing, but what about finding a way to get in helpings of the most important food group? Don’t worry, you’ll be able to find plenty of candy right up the street from you!
Hershey’s has a beautiful and fun store at Broadway and 49th Street. They even put chocolate scent in the A/C (something I’ve been trying to convince the hubby to do for years!)
And no trip to NYC would be complete without visiting M&M World. You can’t miss it – the green M&M hangs over 7th Avenue, larger than life! Inside, you’ll discover 3 glorious floors of everything M&M.
I’ll be back tomorrow with more NYC stuff! 🙂