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Your Midtown Manhattan Shopping Checklist for Christmas

There’s no better place than New York when it comes to Christmas shopping.

From high-end boutiques to traditional retail shops, you can find stores in every budget.

Strap on your walking shoes and get your Christmas list ready for some Midtown Manhattan shopping!

Cool Stores in Midtown NYC

Fortunately for you, Midtown Manhattan has some of the best shopping experiences in the entire city – and they’re all just a few minutes out the door of your room at Avalon Hotel.

Macy’s Herald Square

A day of Midtown Manhattan shopping wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the iconic Macy’s Herald Square. In less than ten minutes after stepping outside the doors of your Avalon Hotel room, you’ll find yourself inside this classic department store.

This isn’t your average Macy’s either. Macy’s Herald Square boasts a whopping eight floors of jewelry, denim, dresses, watches, suits, and anything else you can imagine. Check out which events are running at Macy’s during your stay. It doesn’t get much more Christmas than Macy’s in Manhattan.

J.J. Hat Center

Stepping into J.J. Hat Center is like traveling back in time. Established in 1911, J.J. Hat Center is the place to go for a new hat in every style.

Need a fur hat for the frigid winter months? How about a fancy baseball cap or a straw travel hat? With so many unique styles in the store, you’ll have a tough time settling on just one.

You can’t beat the customer service here either. These guys know a thing or two about hats and they’re happy to help you find just the right one for everyone on your list.

The Compleat Strategist

Unsure what to get someone for Christmas? Head over to The Compleat Strategist for a game!

What kind of games do they sell, you ask? Everything. Board games, role-playing games, family games, party games, card games – you name it, they’ve got it.

Take a deep breath before you walk in here because the selection can quickly get overwhelming.

Limelight Shops

In less than 20 minutes after stepping outside your Avalon Hotel room, you can find yourself in this interesting shopping experience. Housed in a 19th-century church are three floors of boutique shopping.

The Limelight Shops are another New York icon. In the 80s and 90s, Limelight was one of the hottest clubs in town with nightly parties and celebrities like Madonna, Cindy Crawford, and more.

You can grab a bite to eat at the Limelight Shops and browse designers like Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion, Kenneth Cole, Fossil, and many more.

Dover Street Market

Your Midtown Manhattan shopping for Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Dover Street Market. Dover Street Market is filled with seven floors of interesting and unique items.

From kit kat clocks and dresses to crispy sneakers and trendy apparel, you’ll be able to find a little something for everyone on your list.

Dover Street Market is also an awesome stop for chic designer jewelry if you’re up for treating yourself or someone special.

Your Home in NYC

At Avalon Hotel, you can pick your New York experience. Relive the Golden Age in our classic rooms or go with a contemporary residential-style loft. Our spacious rooms are the perfect place to kick up your feet after a long day of Christmas shopping on the town. Book directly today and take advantage of the benefits like massage credits and automatic upgrades!