Shopping in Manhattan

American Apparel — 57% Off Circle Scarf

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Seamless, tubular American Apparel scarves available in dozens of colors and many fabrics

Up to 63% Off Custom Shirts or Blazer

Multiple Locations

$139 $65

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Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each shirt and blazer with fabrics made in Italy and England

45% Off Fine Jewelry

Midtown Center

$280 $154

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Kimono Set Rental

New York

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Women's Jewelry

Garment District

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off at La Boutique Resale

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Apparel and accessories by Chanel, Prada, Marc Jacobs, and other designers at a consignment boutique lauded by New York Magazine

Up to 67% Off Custom Menswear from Legacy New York

Koreatown

$269.96 $100

Italian and Asian fabrics fill out custom orders cut to fit clients' specific measurments

Up to 53% Off Cell-Phone Accessories

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Accessory packages keep smartphones of any make or model charged and protected

53% Off High-Fashion Apparel

SoHo

$75 $35

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Selection of colorful tops, dresses, and T-shirts with bold graphic patterns

Up to 57% Off Custom Suit from Sartoria Ambrosiana

Midtown

$1,695 $749

Master tailors hand-sew imported Italian fabrics at their New York shop to create custom, fully canvassed suits that fit and move naturally

$10 for Jewelry & Apparel at Coup De Coeur

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Constantly updated stock might hold bright clutches, printed sunglasses, African jewelry, and black-and-white sweaters

Up to 64% Off Photo Services and Accessories

Midtown Center

$50 $18

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Knowledgeable staffers enlarge photos, equip customers with photo accessories, or maintain cameras with a thorough cleaning

Up to 53% Off Custom-Printed Apparel

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Printers emblazon T-shirts, bibs, aprons, tote bags, and more with clients' custom designs and messages

40% Off at Westsider Rare & Used Books Inc.

Upper West Side

$50 $30

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Classic books, first editions, and more fill shelves

Half Off Phones and Accessories at Stop-N-Go Wireless

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Verizon Wireless-authorized shop stocks iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Android phones along with cases, chargers, and bluetooth devices

Half Off T-shirts and Skateboarding Gear

Little Italy

$30 $15

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Graphic cotton tees and tank tops, headphones, and bags and hats join a selection of skateboards and skateboarding accessories

Half Off Jewelry and Handbags at Versani

Multiple Locations

$200 $100

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Rings, necklaces, timepieces, and other accessories from a designer whose work has been worn by celebs and featured in popular magazines

45% Off

Midtown Center

$580 $319

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off

Carroll Gardens

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off at Toya's Jewelry Box

Harlem

$50 $25

Shoppers can browse through a colorful, eclectic selection of costume jewelry

Up to 67% Off from Rachel Brown Kabbalah Jewelry

Midtown Center

$75 $25

Spiritually inspired jewelry engraved with Kabbalistic messages worn by celebrities

50% Off Watches and Accessories at Design Time Watch

Herald Square

$60 $30

Shoppers can adorn their wrists with the shop's extensive selection of watches and accessories in a variety of styles and colors

50% Off Athletic Gear and Apparel

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Wide array of athletic apparel & street wear from top brands including Nike, Jordan, The North Face, & Lacoste; operating for over 25 years

55% Off Accessories

Chelsea

$69 $31

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Chelsea

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

Up to 52% Off Flu Shots at Park Avenue Pharmacy

Weehawken

$20 $10

Pharmacists deliver flu shots and stock over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products

91% Off an Eye Exam and Eyewear

Ridgewood

$350 $30

Board-certified doctor performs eye exam; new prescriptions fit into standard frames and designers looks from Nike, Dior, and Fendi

Half Off at Hoboken Premium Cigars

Hoboken

$40 $20

Shop specializes in hand-rolled cigars, filling them with aged tobacco and rolling them the same day they are ordered

Up to 51% Off Brand-Name Apparel and Accessories

Hoboken

$40 $20

Choose from blouses by Ecru, sneakers by Puma and Nike, and select pieces by Lucy Brand all at discounted prices

Up to 51% Off at Just Vape NYC

New York

$50 $25

E-cigarette enthusiasts enjoy relaxing cigarettes without the tar or smoke with an emporium full of electronic cigarettes and flavors

55% Off Women's Clothing

New York

$80 $36

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Gold Items at GEM Pawnbrokers

Multiple Locations

$200 $100

Pawn shop in business for 66 years sells gold rings, watches, and other jewelry from makers such as Cartier and Rolex

Half Off Tattoo Magazine Subscription Packages

Midtown South Central

$19.95 $9.95

Cutting-edge tattoos in "Freshly Inked" and stunning shots in "Inked Girls" complement "Inked Magazine"'s exploration of tattoo culture

Up to 57% Off Designer Apparel and Accessories

Financial District

$40 $20

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This trendy financial district shop is filled with designer clothing for modern, on-the-go shoppers with an eye for European styles

Half Off at Orb Headphones

Midtown Center

$30 $15

Earbud, on-ear, over-the-ear, DJ, noise-canceling, gaming & communication headphones from brands such as Beats by Dre, Sony & SOL Republic

50% Off

Jerome Park

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$149 for $300 Toward a Wedding Dress

Midtown Manhattan

$300 $149

Brides pick dresses from a variety of popular designers that reflect their personal style and budget

Half Off Human-Hair Wigs

New York

$500 $249

Wigs made out of real human hair cut and styled in a variety of ways to grant clients' with fashionable, personalized looks

50% Off Products

New York

$300 $150

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 37% Off Jillery

Greenwich Village

$40 $25

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Greenwich artist designs functional, artistic home adornments & funky fashion accessories all fashioned from recycled aluminum

45% Off

New York

$20 $11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

49% Off Table Lamp Repair

Upper West Side

$55 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Women's Plus-Size Apparel at Curvaceous K

Lower East Side

$50 $25

Shoppers can browse through stylish clothing in sizes 14–24

80% Off Jewelry Restoration

Midtown Center

$100 $20

Professional jewelers resize, restore, and clean any piece of jewelry

51% Off Men's Accessories

Midtown Center

$202 $99

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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At DEX New York's private makeup studio, everyone gets the celebrity treatment. DEX's professional artists help create, interpret, and perfect new looks for clients during private makeup applications or lessons, whether they need an everyday look or are headed to a red-carpet affair; and since their clientele has included stars such as Rihanna, Alicia Keys, and Carrie Underwood, a red-carpet event isn't out of the question.

Dexter Phillip, a 20-year veteran in the fashion and beauty industry, created the DEX New York signature mineral-makeup line. Made with plant-derived extracts, the hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free makeup aims to boost skin's regenerative properties and stimulate collagen production while providing wearers with runway- and street-inspired looks.

Makeup workshops and professional applications take place at DEX's studio, where clients can also stock up on matte-finish bronzers, cream eyeliners, lipstick, and other products from the DEX line. Plus, guests can visit the studio’s blog, which is regularly updated with helpful beauty know-how and pro tips.

46 E 65th St
New York,
NY
US

As the recession deepened, Metro Art & Frame owner Bo Okuyan found that demand never slackened for one market of art collectors: parents. Mr. Okuyan's business savvy caught the attention of the New York Times' Michael Winerip in 2010, who noted that a steady supply of finger paintings and crafts had caused Bo to rethink his definition of art. “All kids are artists, that’s how we look at it now,” he said. Whether upgrading fridge-hung stick-figure portraits to a permanent gallery or framing a more traditionally priceless painting, Mr. Okuyan and his staff begin with a complimentary consultation, tailoring each project to fit home or office aesthetics and personal style. Metro Art & Frame's acid-free mats center photographs, oil paintings, or post-modern puddles of spilled milk in an ornate, gold-leafed frame or elegant black one. Five types of glass and two flavors of plexiglass guard sensitive paintings from light damage with UV protection, and the shop's selection of contemporary and classic prints lets patrons fill in the gaps in their home galleries.

2459 Broadway
New York,
NY
US

Perhaps it’s the slow, bluesy chords flowing from the guitarist in the corner that compel the customer to put down her drink, pick up a stick of chalk, and scrawl a wistful message on the bar. Or perhaps it’s the flicker of candles––their golden halos staving off the city night––that has inspired this misty-eyed inscription. Far from being annoyed at the graffiti now adorning his workspace, the bartender leans over to read the patron’s message, smiling knowingly at the freshly penned late-night bulletin. With a grin and a poured glass of wine, he coaxes a smile from her as she swipes her words from the board.

Such intimate, inviting evenings are a regular occurrence at Sweet Grapes Wine Bar, where a vast collection of vinous libations and snacks keep guests chatting and laughing into the wee hours of the morning. The chalkboard-topped bar affords customers a blank expanse to fill with favorite quotes or high-school locker combinations, while an ever-changing lineup of musicians floods the space with live tunes on a regular basis.

39 Essex St
New York,
NY
US

When she isn’t busy knitting the kinds of garments that appear in collections by Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein, Berta Karapetyan shares her skills with fellow crafters at School Products Yarn. Located in an historic Manhattan yarn shop, the store stays true to its building’s past by stocking its shelves with a vast supply of yarns, needles, and woolly Civil War–era mutton chops.

The store’s ample fiber selection ranges from affordable wool blends to skeins of luxurious cashmere. Needles come in a variety of sizes, and a collection of handy tools and accessories keeps projects running along smoothly. Berta’s 15 years of industry experience serve her well when she’s advising purchases or overseeing students as they craft socks or snuggies for their pet anacondas during knitting classes.

1201 Broadway
New York,
NY
US

Little Shop of Crafts may have "little" in its name, but the creative opportunities that the DIY art center offers are anything but. Bisque pottery pieces, such as mugs, sushi plates, and candle holders, await custom paints and glazes. Mermaids, planes, and other plastercraft figurines receive customized coats in a a variety of hues. The shop also stockpiles a massive collection of glass tiles that can be transformed into stunning mosaics in the form a flower or surrounding a picture frame. Fine arts classes for youngsters teach fundamentals such as composition and shading, and adult functions corral grownups together for team-building exercises or bridal showers that take a break from the usual throwing-the-bride-in-the-shower routine.

711 Amsterdam Ave.
New York,
NY
US

An elderly man without access to fresh food, a child whose stomach growls during school, and an unemployed mother all face the same challenge—not knowing where their next meal will come from. This is where City Harvest steps in. This year, City Harvest will collect 46 million pounds of excess food and deliver it to New Yorkers like these. City Harvest gathers good food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms, using a fleet of trucks and bikes to deliver it to distribution points. Roughly 400 community programs throughout the five boroughs—such as Volunteers of America and St. Luke's Lutheran Church—ensure the food reaches the people who need it most, free of charge. For City Harvest, each pound of food costs just 24 cents to deliver, making it an affordable, efficient way to help feed the more than one million New Yorkers who face hunger every year.

575 8th Ave
New York,
NY
US