From Long Island, where celebrities shop in stylish boutiques, to Chautauqua-Allegheny’s country stores selling handmade Amish quilts and furniture, New York State is a shopper’s paradise. After visiting Fifth Avenue and Soho in the fast paced city, visitors are invited to slow down and explore upstate New York and all that its shopping scene has to offer. New York State is home to a wide array of designer shopping malls and outlets where you can discover the thrill of a great bargain, music to our ears here at House of Coco.
Tanger Outlet is Long Island’s premiere factory outlet shopping destination, featuring more than 2,200 stores. Popular brand name merchandise can be purchased at 30%-70% below retail price. Only 90 minutes from Manhattan, Tanger is now more accessible than ever before with the I LOVE NEW YORK bus providing daily transfers from NYC.
Nestled in the Hudson Valley, one hour north of NYC, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets offers savings of 25%-65% on a collection of 220 luxury designer and branded outlets.
Further north of Hudson Valley, The Factory Outlets of Lake George can be found in the Adirondacks. More than 50 famous stores offer 20%-70% discount off retail prices. Shoppers will find a variety of brand-name clothing, accessories, footwear, house wares and camping equipment. The outlets are made up of 5 malls stretching half a mile, including The Outlets at Lake George East and West, French Mountain Commons Outlet Center, The Log Jam Outlet Center and The Adirondack Outlet Mall.
Syracuse, Finger Lakes, in the heart of New York State is home to the nation’s 6th largest shopping centre, Destiny USA. Stretching over a million square feet, the mall features a mixture of 260 retailers and premium outlets from fine dining and entertainment to luxury outlets and specialty stores. Destiny offers entertainment for all ages including Canyon Climb Adventure, the largest suspended ropes course in the world, go-karting, bowling and comedy club along with WonderWorks amusement park with laser tag, virtual golf and 3D IMAX cinema. Also in the Finger Lakes, Waterloo Premium Outlets in Seneca County offers discounts on over 100 stores.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has over 200 stores to suit all your shopping needs with up to 75% savings and is situated 10 minutes away from Niagara Falls State Park. The centre is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Forever 21 and is home to world-class brands such as Coach, Disney, Guess, Kate Spade NY, Michael Kors, Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger as well as national brands including Banana Republic, Nike, Reebok, Under Armour and Cole Haan.
In addition to outlet bargains, visitors can enjoy searching for fine furniture, estate jewellery or vintage toys in all price ranges in historic neighbourhoods across the state. Shoppers can browse through antique shops and galleries in Hudson, Rhinebeck and Troy, or follow scenic routes to farmers markets and flea markets in the Catskills and Thousand Islands. Major events such as Rhinebeck Antiques Fair in the Finger Lakes and the Madison-Bouckville Outdoor Antiques Show in Central New York attract thousands of treasure hunters every year.
Warren Street, in Historic Hudson offers a variety of vintage shops and restaurants including Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar with fine teas and chocolates from around the world and a tasty selection of baked treats. The Hudson Supermarket is a dynamic antique and vintage furnishings market, where shoppers will find both ancient goods and those that are distinctively modern under the same roof. Custom accessories can be bought throughout Warren Street in boutique shops such as Behida Dolić Millineryshowcasing hand-designed hats inspired by different eras and Rue de Papier where you can discover a range of unique handmade leather bags.
Food lovers can indulge in farm-to-table freshness at some of New York State’s oldest and largest farmer’s markets with more than 300 farmer-growers including Central New York Regional Farmers Market in Syracuse and Public Market in Rochester. A wide variety of award-winning cheeses and other artisan foods from the famous Finger Lakes wine country can be enjoyed at Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. Foodies can head to Buffalo’s Elmwood-Bidwell Market for smokehouse sausages and honey from local apiaries, Lake Placid Market in the Adirondacks for maple syrup from a local sugarworks, and Sullivan Country Farmers Markets in the Catskills for wild mushrooms, organic meats, heirloom tomatoes and fresh berries.