New York is streets ahead when it comes to shopping, especially at Christmas according to Lindsey Kelk, author of I Heart New York, speaking in the latest podcast from Cheapflights UK. The podcast will appeal to everyone who loves shopping, New York, or both. In the run up to Christmas, many people get on a plane and undertake some retail therapy in one of the busiest cities on earth. In fact over a million people left the UK to visit New York in 2011, many of those with shopping high on their to-do list.
Despite the excitement, New York can be quite daunting to the first-time visitor. The Cheapflights podcast outlines the best stores to shop at, how you can get 10% off at Bloomingdale’s and finally how to get around the city stress free.
When asked to give 3 words to describe New York Lindsey came up with electric, vibrant and testing. “New York is a city that catches you and you either run with it or you fall down… Jay Z wasn’t lying” she added.
The podcast highlights how important it is to do some research before you go to New York. Did you know for instance that if you have a foreign passport, you can go to the tourist information centre in Bloomingdale’s and get a 10% discount card? Or that it’s hardest to get a cab between 2pm and 4pm?
The writer and blogger suggests that Christmas is the best time to see the city that never sleeps. “[New York] comes together, everyone is in a better mood, the stores go crazy… it’s like somebody blew up a Christmas bomb… it snows too” said Lindsey. During the period, she recommends Barney’s, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and strangely, Toys R Us as being top of your list of shops to visit.
Lindsey Kelk is a blogger and author who has been living in New York for over 3 years since moving from London. She is the author of several books including I Heart New York and I Heart London.
The full podcast is available at Cheapflights, for flights to New York
and other destinations, visit CheapFlights.co.uk
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