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Shop 'til You Drop
From the Hamptons, where celebrities shop in stylish boutiques, to Chautauqua-Allegheny's country stores selling handmade Amish quilts and furniture, New York is a shopper's paradise. Whether you want it, need it, or just have to have it, this is the place to find anything you're looking for.
You can find fun and fashionable items in specialty shops and upscale stores in New York City and Long Island, or discover the thrills of a bargain at upstate designer malls and outlets, from Woodbury Common to Waterloo. Browse antique shops and galleries in historic towns like Hudson, Rhinebeck and Troy, or follow scenic routes to farmers markets and flea markets in the Catskills and Thousand Islands. In the Finger Lakes, wine trails lead to vineyard gift shops and beautiful creations are on display in the hot glass studios of Corning's Gaffer District.
From Adirondack craft shops to Antique Row in Binghamton, and from Buffalo's old-world market to a maple grove in Ellington, New York has something to please everyone. Along the way, you'll see some of the world's most spectacular scenery.
You can take home a bit of the past when you explore New York's historic cities, towns and neighbourhoods. Because a lot of history happened here, many places are havens for antique hunting. Our diverse heritage has also created unique districts throughout the state. And so, whether you're looking for fine furniture, estate jewelry or an addition to your vintage toy collection, you'll find antiques in every price range.
Antiquing hot spots in New York City range from eclectic shops in the East Village to high-end galleries on Madison Avenue. With rich history and proximity to New York City, neighborhoods in the Hudson Valley and Catskills draw seasoned antique collectors and curious newcomers to towns like Beacon, Hudson and Hyde Park.
From the 1800s to 1900s, Stickley and Roycroft furniture, Steuben and Tiffany glass, and other crafts now coveted by international collectors were created by innovative New Yorkers. You can sometimes find antique arts & crafts objects near the places they were originally produced. Check out Corning's Gaffer district, Binghamton's Antique Row, Buffalo's historic Allentown neighborhood, and East Aurora, where collectors of authentic American craftsmanship visit the restored Roycroft Campus.
Major events like the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair, one of the country's best shows, and the Madison-Bouckville Outdoor Antiques Show also attract thousands of treasure hunters
Malls & Outlets
If power shopping is one of your favorite sports, get ready for a fabulous workout. Glitzy shops make New York City America's premiere shopping destination, of course, but real shoppers know that there's more great shopping beyond Fifth Avenue and Soho. Whether you want to splurge on a new wardrobe or find bargains on gifts and home furnishings, malls and outlets throughout the entire state of New York have just what you're looking for.
For your warm-up, have lunch and take in the views. From Tanger Outlet Center near Long Island's wine country, to Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls, many shopping centers are surrounded by beautiful scenery. In the Adirondacks, you'll find 70 factory outlets at Lake George, and Champlain Centre mall sits right beside Lake Champlain.
Amid the Finger Lakes, discover Waterloo Premium Outlets and Carousel Center, where you can take a break to ride the painted ponies. Shop for more beautiful bargains at the Syracuse China outlet. Check out new specialty shops, like LL Bean, Sephora and FAO Schwarz, at Colonie Center in Albany. Nearby, Crossgates is a mega-mall with a brand new IMAX theater.
In the scenic Hudson Valley, 150 stores at The Westchester include Neiman Marcus and Tiffany's. Bargain hunters flock to Woodbury Common which boasts the world's largest collection of designer outlets, from Armani to Zegna.