SHOP NEW YORK ***SPONSORED
Getting stuck in a cab on Park Avenue or spending hours on the 6 train during rush hour is inevitable in New York City. Whether you’re heading to work or spending a weekend shopping in a different part of town, mapping out your route beforehand is the most efficient way to navigate, especially when you have more than one stop on your list. What’s more, whether you’re a local or a tourist, the last thing you want to do is waste time going back and forth between uptown and downtown Manhattan. Enter “Shop NYC.”
Hayes & Jarvis, a UK-based travel company, has recently launched the app “Shop NYC” that makes the quintessential New York shopping experience seem effortless. The app features a diverse list of 100 shops (mostly in the Upper East Side, Midtown, and Lower Manhattan), divided into ten different categories including beauty products, New York one-offs, classic department stores, electronics, food and drink, and museums.
For example, if you’re a vintage lover, browse Fabulous Fanny’s, Amarcord Vintage Fashion, and Beacon’s Closet. If you’re a foodie, you might enjoy places like the Greenmarket at Union Square, Chelsea Market, the Red Hook Winery, or Mario Batali’s Eataly. And, of course, the city’s “Three Bs” (Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, and Bloomingdale’s) also made the cut.
What’s really great about “Shop NYC” is that the list was curated by a group of retail experts based right here in New York – so they’ve taken out the guess work for you. After you download the free app, you can select which categories you’re interested in, along with start and end points. The app will then generate a list in numerical order on a map, according to the suggested route to get to each location. Pick and choose which shops you would like to visit, and personalize your list and travel route accordingly.
The app also provides additional information such as travel time between each store, hours of operation, store reviews, a link to a store’s website, and real-time GPS tracking so you can pinpoint your exact whereabouts on the map itself.
Whether you’re a local or a tourist, “Shop NYC” is a practical app to have on hand. Planning your itinerary and commute for your next day of browsing or buying will be a breeze, and you can check out some must-shop boutiques that you may not have visited before.
Download the “Shop NYC” app on iTunes or Google Play and get shopping!
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