No area of Manhattan embodies New York City’s “big business” vibe quite like the Financial District (or “FiDi”). Located at the southern tip of the island, this neighborhood is characterized by iconic Big Apple attractions like Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, and One World Trade. Along FiDi’s bustling streets are a host of restaurants and shops as well, ideal for taking a lunch break or indulging in some retail therapy after sightseeing. The next time you’re all the way downtown, check out these stores for an impromptu Financial District shopping spree.
Westfield World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich St
Some shoppers have referred to Westfield World Trade Center as “the most beautiful mall in Manhattan.” While malls may not be as common in the big city as they are in suburbia, this is one of the best in the city. Shop popular retail haunts like Aldo, Lacoste, Banana Republic, and the Dior Beauty Store, or satisfy that sweet tooth by popping in to Neuhaus Belgian Chocolate and Lady M Confections.
Century 21 Department Store, 22 Cortlandt St
Any Century 21 location is a bargain hunter’s dream, but the Century 21 flagship in FiDi is even better. A favorite among tourists and locals since 1961, the department store sells top designer duds from fashion houses like Lanvin and Armani – at up to 75% off retail.
Pasanella & Son Vintners, 115 South St
Wine connoisseurs need not look far for a wine shop in NYC, but Pasanella & Son Vintners is worth a visit simply for their curated wine selection and chic, industrial-style tasting room. On Saturdays, you can also stop by between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. for free wine tastings of new arrivals and favorites – the perfect way to top off any Financial District shopping spree.
Eataly NYC Downtown, 4 World Trade Center, 101 Liberty St
Most New Yorkers are familiar with Eataly in the Flatiron District, but the downtown location is a definite can’t-miss if you’re in the FiDi area. With stalls selling delectable imported products like wines, cheese, and gourmet olive oils, it’s a total mecca for foodies. Bonus: Italian wines and cheeses are sold at special prices on weekends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure to stop for a tasting or meal while you’re there.
Tiffany & Co, 37 Wall St
If you’re going to shop on Wall Street, why not go all-out with a splurge at Tiffany’s? From delicate pendants to elegant home accessories, the iconic brand offers the ultimate in New York glamour and sophistication – even if you’re just browsing.
LEEZ Department Store, 37 Trinity Pl
If you love discovering new, lesser-known fashion labels, then LEEZ Department Store is a fantastic shopping spot. Specializing in clothing and accessories designed and crafted in the USA, this shop allows a splurge while supporting independent and local designers. There’s also a nice range of pieces by established designers, as well as home furnishings, toys, and kids paraphernalia, so the entire family can shop here.
Enjoy your Financial District shopping spree!