Lord & Taylor
Neighborhood: East 30s
Type of Place: Department Stores
Decades ago, New York ladies spent their days shopping on the Magnificent Mile – and Lord & Taylor still holds a bit of that old-fashioned elegance. Walking in, you’ll notice a completely different feel than Macy’s – it’s quieter, and more refined. It’s also much less picked over and chaotic, so it’s a good place to come and do serious shopping. For ladies, the dress selection is one of the key reasons to come: there are dozens of dresses, in all levels of formality, here, just waiting to be worn for a wedding, cocktail party, or other special occasion. Need to replenish your wardrobe in general, or stock up on basics? At the end of each season, there are three sales, called “First Take,” “Second Take,” and “Final Take,” with increasing percentages of discount. By the end, you’ll score some great bargains. Here’s another tip: sign up online for their email notifications, and about every two weeks, you’ll get coupons for 20% off or more.