Just looking for some designer clothes at discount prices? Check out these great New York City stores that sell designer brands at a discount every day. Due to rough and tumble handling by the occasionally ruthless discount shopper, make sure to inspect any purchases for tears, holes, and runs. Discount shopping gurus might also be interested in New York City Sample Sales.
Stores are listed in alphabetical order
"New York's Best Kept Secret" is hardly a secret -- you'll have to battle the throngs of "in the know" shoppers, but you won't mind when you discover the deep discounts available as you make your way through the maze of offerings at this department store. Early morning or mid-afternoon tend to be calmer. In addition to their original location, Century 21 now has locations near Lincoln Center, in Brooklyn and in Queens.
The off-price arm of the upscale Nordstrom store, Nordstrom Rack offers designer clothing at deep discounts. They have two locations that are convenient for visitors to the city -- one in Downtown Brooklyn and the other in Union Square. They have a vast array of merchandise in both stores, including accessories and shoes as well as clothing and handbags. They carry merchandise for both children and adults.
TJ Maxx & Marshalls
TJ Maxx and Marshalls have numerous locations around Manhattan and the outer boroughs where shoppers can sift through racks to find mid-range designer clothing, shoes, and accessories at deep discounts. The stores themselves are pretty charmless, but if you like treasure hunting there are good finds to be had. Many are last year's fabrics and colors, but no one else will know.
Find the most convenient location on their website. (There are options in Downtown Brooklyn, Chelsea, the Financial District, Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and Harlem.)
The Woodbury Commons outlet is an easy trip from New York City (even if you don't drive, you can take a bus directly to the outlets!) and there are nearly endless shopping opportunities to enjoy once you are there. They have over 200 stores with everything from fashion for men, women, and children, shoes and accessories, perfume and more. They have a full array of dining options as well, so you can take a break and refuel so you can continue your shopping frenzy. It's a full day activity so leave time for it!