From fashion forward and high-tech in New York City, to antiques and Amish Country crafts in Chautauqua, fabulous finds make great souvenirs and holiday gifts!
New York City's amazing variety runs from superstores like Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman to pop-up holiday markets and the indoor Brooklyn Flea, where over 100 vendors sell everything from artisan cheeses to vintage jewelry. Take a stroll along fashionable Fifth Avenue to see museum-quality window displays. Mac fanatics try out all the latest gadgets at the flagship Apple Store, and kids of all ages love the iconic toy store, F.A.O. Schwarz, and the Lego Store.
Toys "R" Us Times Square is a fun wonderland with a 60-foot Ferris wheel, life-size Barbie Dollhouse and 20-foot animatronic T-Rex from Jurassic Park. Be fabulous at bargain prices with the landmark Loehmann's and Century 21 Department Stores' designer fashions and housewares.
Inspired by New York City, upscale malls and outlet centers upstate are always in fashion. Woodbury Common in the Hudson Valley boasts one of the world's largest collections of designer outlets. Find stylish clothes and gifts amid 165 shops at Long Island's Tanger Outlets. Five minutes from the famous Falls, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls include 150 brand-name stores. The Factory Outlets of Lake George, over 60 shops within a half-mile of each other, and the 100+ stores at Waterloo Premium Outlets in the Finger Lakes, put super-savings within easy reach of ski resorts.
A stunning three-story glass atrium provides perfect weather year-round at Destiny USA, a hot new tourist destination in Syracuse. This super shopping center combines luxury retailers and premium outlets-from Armani to Zumiez- with diverse restaurants and unique entertainment like an Ice Museum and the world's largest indoor ropes course! Nearby, watch artisans create casserole dishes, vases and signature Bristoleaf-patterned stoneware at Wizards of Clay Pottery in Bristol.
The historic Hudson Valley's known for some of the nation's finest antique hunting in river towns like Rhinebeck and Hudson. Just outside Hudson, shop for hand-crafted woolly gifts, herbs, fresh eggs and maple syrup at Blackberry Hill Farm. Artists of Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village present their work in dozens of studios.
Country roads in the Catskills lead to unique shops and art galleries in Woodstock. Find unique Adirondack regional crafts, from baskets to rustic-style furniture, in Bolton Landing, Saranac Lake and other friendly mountain villages. Hotspots for local specialties and fine craftsmanship also include Corning's Gaffer District, Buffalo's historic Allentown neighborhood and Broadway Market, Troy's Gristmill Antique Center, and East Aurora's restored Roycroft Campus.