Another major venue in the Big Apple ... the M & M's Shop! This is a huge shop dedicated to these tasty treats, that are simply impossible to resist. Tubes filled with candy in different colors and flavors that are only found in the shop, as well as hundreds of different types of merchandise ... mugs, t-shirts, caps ... and with a little luck you may be able to get your photo taken with a giant M & M!
I visited this store twice, is as it is described in this article. If you're looking for something you have not seen anywhere before, for sure it is here and at the best price. They have the only store as there isn't another in the world as I checked with an employee in the store in February 2013. It is highly recommended if you're in NYC.
M & M has four floors of pure chocolate delights. There is also merchandise with the M & M signature, at somewhat expensive prices. On the first floor, there are statues, dolls, and M & Ms to take great photos with your chocolate idols. Additionally, there are key chains, charms, mugs, and almost any type of memory object. On the second floor, there is an M & M rainbow of 22 giant tubes, each filled with a color. There are also shirts (not cheap). The third floor has collectables: a $270 guitar, a M & M model of a music group for $1200, and Swarovski crystal memorabilia and wallets made from M & M wrapping paper. On the 4th floor there are household items from bags to clothes to shower curtains. There are also classic board games that have been specially designed for M&M: Monopoly, dominoes. There are even aprons, golf club covers and a mini 3D cinema. Be warned, everything here is twice as expensive as it would be anywhere else.
Next to the square of Rockefeller Center is the Nintendo video game store. It's not only the latest models of consoles, but there are plenty of gadgets and memorabilia of those mythical machines, the NES and Game Boy. Like everything in this city, merchandising abounds here, especially Mario and Luigi, the mushroom or the princess, and not forgetting the ape Donkey Kong or mandod from the first nintendo. Supporters of these consoles will find some memorabilia, I'm sure. Oddball consoles are cheaper than in Spain and have international warranty. Of course, not all can be used here, so you have to be well informed and make sure you have the right equipment.
The Apple Store San Francisco is located in downtown San Francisco. The store is a not very large although there are two levels. It offers the latest models of computers, phones and accessories brand. On the upper floor there is also a conference hall. The highlight is that you can access the internet from any of the models on display, which ensures the store is always full of curious shoppers and apple-loving tourists. It really is a holy temple for macs addicts.
If you're a basketball fan, you won't be disappointed! Right on 5th Avenue you'll find the official NBA Store, which so many players and fans dream of visiting. And here is everything you could ask for: historic jerseys of all the different American teams, hundreds of goodies, merchandise, accessories...if you like this sport, then a trip to the store will be fantastic!
It is the largest LEGO store in the world. Rockfeller Center Square is the plaza represented in the store. The interior is spectacular. The distribution of the pieces is amazing with all the thousands that are right there at hand. It has sections for construction and assembly of the dolls. I recommend it for all ages as you can spend hours here without being bored.
Who doesn't know the famous Tiffany's jeweler on Fifth Avenue. You must go if you go to the city. My wife was very excited to go inside and by something there. It's amazing. There are six floors, and there is everything, not only jewelry. On the ground floor you have silver, gold, platinum, etc, and the other floors are more focused. One floor has all tableware and house decorations. Another has baby gear: silver rattles, photo holders, pacifier clips. There is also an office where customers can select their wedding lists. The top floor is all silver, and there is a counter where they sell brand perfumes, which smell great. Those caught our attention, because the price was a little more than I expected, although employees are friendly and courteous. What other store has employees that will ask you if you want to try on earrings worth thousands of dollars? Nowhere else. My wife asked the specific price of one pair of precious earrings, and asked to try them on. The elevator was nice. When you buy something, it is well wrapped, and you can also order more bags to keep. I bought a pair of earrings, and they were put into a bag with two separate compartments, set into a turquoise box and tied with a white satin ribbon. Whatever you buy, you get the box with a bow. Paris Tiffany's also wraps well. Its an expensive whim, but if you can afford it, what the hell! Regards.
This is one of the most beautiful shops I visited. It's located in an ancient building in Soho, with high ceilings and spectacular clothes. We found not only the fabled shirts and polo shirts that you're tired of seeing, but also dresses and stunning leather jackets. Clothes make the man, but it takes a lot of purchasing power to shop there because the dresses and other clothes don't come cheaper than 500 €. For normal tourists, or medium-capacity, it's well worth visiting in the museum way, as it is a nice shop to see much and pay little.
Released on the public via the Sex and the City series, this famous women's shoes retailer has its own store in New York. It's a boutique in the heart of Manhattan, located near the Museum of Contemporary Art, MOMA, Central Park, and Radio City Music Hall. From the outside, this place looks like a shop, and there is just a small plaque that reads "Manolo Blahnik" to get your attention. When you enter, you realize you're in a special place. White shelves are filled with wonderfully crafted shoes, there is a beige carpet and a small patio with background flowers that make this a simple but elegant shop. The style and atmosphere is very New York, nothing to do the arrogant air that permeates European retailers of luxury goods. Many customers come to buy their "Manolos" wearing casual wear or sports wear while paying at least 600 euros for a cheaper pair of shoes. The clerks, at least when I was there, are very nice and there are even some Spanish speakers. The shoes possess design, comfort, elegance, beauty, exclusivity, and the best materials.
In Chicago besides Lego land park discovery centre, you have an enormous Lego store inside Macy's which is a treat for children both young and old, because it has several city skyscrapers made out of Legos which are considerably large, it is well worth a visit. It is similar to the Lego store at Rockefeller Center in NY. Like there, you can buy all kinds of parts and dolls in bulk. With my son I had to go 3 times, as a reward for seeing that he was good elsewhere in the city. Monday - Saturday 10 am-9 pm Sunday 11 am-6 pm
This Manhattan space in soho is a multidisciplinary space with an urban and cosmopolitan air. It is ideal to buy antiques, vintage fashion items, accessories, interior design pieces, and decorating and home-style objects. There are authentic cafes and restaurants of all nationalities nearby. I love walking by and watching the soho life; there so many stories, and so many diverse places. This place is a diverse fusion of soho art, culture, fashion, interior design and cuisine.
This large bookshop is part of a chain of independent stores from large U.S. publishers, based in Lexington, Kentucky. More than a bookstore, it is the dream of every book lover (and media): A giant space devoted to literature. Over two large floors are spread a huge amount of books you can read without any qualms. You only go near the till if you have to pay. The place is littered with chairs. There's even a cute little bar with a fireplace in the winter that burns a magnificent log fire. The library is located at Lexington Green, a mall in the ring road of the city which is different as the most important store is not a Wal-Mart or Sears, but a space dedicated to book lovers. Just like it should be.
If there's something missing from the Magnificent Mile, it definitely isn't shops. This large shopping center is one of four which supplements the area's shopping and is characterized by a Nordstrom on two levels, a third of top brand stores, and a fourth floor food court. But this isn't fast food, the cuisine in this large mall is geared more to the upper-middle class, or, as Americans say, 'white collar,' so there are nice restaurants. As for shopping, its what you expect: luxurious decoration, known brands, high prices. Macy's is a step below the other major department stores like Macy's or Neiman Marcus, so maybe it's less chic than the rest of Magnificent Mile, but you won't exactly be bargain hunting here. We landed on it by chance because we needed shelter from a sudden summer storm, but there was a large Lego store on the third floor which distracted my son for awhile.
This shop, located in the Mission district, has a lot of products: Second hand clothes, books, records and even furniture and electronics. The prices are very interesting, so you should go, you will surely discover a bargain or two there.
The ulu is a traditional knife used by Alaskan Eskimos. Its main use is for skinning hunted animals and cutting fillet salmon and other fish. This is a factory that makes the traditional ulu and demonstrates for people to learn how to use them. Although the ulu is traditional for the Eskimo it can be used for the modern kitchen and is ideal for cutting vegetables, fruit and meat. The Ulu Factory is also a store with lots of variety of local foods and souvenirs from Alaska and clearly has the largest variety of ulu in the entire state of Alaska. It makes for a rather interesting visit and I recommend it to those who are in the area.
Without doubt, the most beautiful bookshop in the world is Strand Bookstore in New York. Found on the corner of Broadway and 12th Street, it's a wonderful place that is sure to enchant you and make you stay hours until its closing time of 11 pm. Sometimes there's even a queue outside...a queue for a bookshop? Why? Well, first it looks like the Library of Babel as described by Borges. Shelves upon shelves, floors above and below, piles of books to use as stools...it seems chaotic, but on closer inspection you'll realize that everything is strictly ordered. There are 27km of shelves, mostly of second-hand books. Everything can be found here...books on photography, religion, Chinese calendars, classics in the original language, manuals for chess and mah jong, audio books...you can buy leather-bound classics for $400, but thankfully other books here are a lot cheaper! It's the kind of place where you can enter looking for one thing in particular, and end up browsing unrelated books for hours.