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Top 5 Tourist Attractions for Shopaholics

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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published April 14th 2011
If your idea of the perfect New York vacation is to hit as many of the famous stores and shops as possible, you'll have so many offerings to choose from you may not know where to start first. Naturally, you want to hit the most well-known stores and places first, so here's a list to get you started.

SoHo

If you're looking for unique art and merchandise that you probably won't find anywhere else, you definitely want to poke around SoHo. You never know what you might find or who you might see.
Another thing you might not be aware of is the fact that people actually live in SoHo. If you do happen to come up on someone's residence, please respect the person's privacy and property.

Canal Street

This is where you'll find New York's famous Chinatown. Soho also borders a part of this bustling area, so you can visit both places easily. Don't forget to step across the street (literally) to the Little Italy area. Visit Tribeca neighborhood while you're in the area, too.

Manhattan Mall

Just hearing the word "mall" is enough to make a committed shopaholic start to salivate, and the Manhattan Mall is no exception. There are 45 stores to browse through and buy things in. The mall is located at 33rd Street & Seventh Avenue.

Bloomingdale's

This store is often mentioned in TV shows and movies. Now, you can see exactly what people are talking about. Even if you have a "branch" in your hometown, there's nothing like visiting the original. Bloomingdale's is located at 938 Third Avenue.

Sample Sales

Did you ever wonder what happens to the samples that retailers look at to determine which merchandise they will purchase for the coming fashion center? They get sold at Sample Sales in New York, and you can buy them! You can get the latest fashions, some of which may not be sold in the stores, so you'll certainly have a one-of-a-kind purchase.
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Why? Because New York is the shopping capital of the world
When: Whenever stores are open
Where: All over New York City
Cost: Depends on what you buy
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