search cityguideny

The Best Stores to Shop with a Group

April 13, 2016 - by Heather Rabkin
Print Article Email Article

Shopping is as crucial to the New York City experience as a walk through Central Park or a slice of pizza. Now, shopping with a group may seem like a daunting feat, but luckily NYC was made to cater to large collections of people and tastes that range from high to low, and foodie to sports-a-holics. We’ve rounded up the best stores guaranteed to satisfy that retail fix and entertain everyone in your posse, all within easy walking distance from each other. Grab your group and shop on!

Best NY Stores to Shop with a Group: Sweet Dreams

hershey's times square

Smack dab in the heart of Times Square is Hershey’s Chocolate World. Yes, you heard that right, chocolate world. The entire store is a veritable wonderland of sweets. Get your sugar high with free samples upon arrival, and fresh chocolate chip cookies sent daily from Hersheytown, Pennsylvania. Hershey brand favorites like Reese’s, Kisses, and Jolly Rancher are all represented, and you can buy commemorative gear too. Be sure to have your photo taken, and you can have it broadcast in Times Square with a special message on the store’s huge outdoor billboard. Hershey’s Chocolate World, Broadway and 48th St. hersheys.com/chocolateworld 

Best NY Stores to Shop with a Group: Playtime

Nintendo World

The Nintendo NY store covers 10,000 square feet in Rockefeller Center, and just completed a massive renovation. The store’s two floors now feature wireless stations to try out brand-new Nintendo DS and Wii U consoles. Old-school Nintendo fans will love the photo-op-ready giant Super Mushroom and green warp pipe sets (perfect for Instagram). And you can shop souvenirs that range from Luigi to Baby Bowser stuffed toys to the entire range of Pokemon products. Nintendo NY, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, nintendonyc.com

Best NY Stores to Shop with a Group: Game On

NBA Store

For anyone lamenting Kobe’s retirement or loving Anthony Davis (and his trademark brows), the new NBA Store on Fifth Avenue is a must visit. The store features the largest collection of NBA and WNBA merchandise in the world, and has seemingly an infinite amount of screens broadcasting live games and highlights. Sneakerheads will appreciate the vast array of sneakers to shop and ogle (Shaq’s is a wonder to behold). NBA Store, 545 Fifth Ave., nbanyc.fanatics.com

Best NY Stores to Shop with a Group: HBO Shop

hbo shop game of thrones

Situated on the north side of Bryant Park, the HBO Shop will utterly delight fans of the network's shows, from Sex and the City to Game of Thrones. Besides having DVDs of pretty much every old or new HBO show, there are Daenerys Targaryen (the Mother of Dragons, of course) bobble heads, True Blood shot glasses, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver mugs. Be sure to check out the spectacular seventies costumes from one of the network’s newest shows, Vinyl. HBO Shop, 42nd St. & Sixth Ave., store.hbo.com

Best NY Stores to Shop with a Group: Legendary Deals

century 21 purses

Okay, Century 21 is not in walking distance, but this department store should be considered a rite of passage for any New York visitor. The flagship location, roomy enough for big crews, is situated smack dab in the middle of bustling downtown Manhattan. Come with high energy levels and a desire to browse, dig, and browse some more. There are floors dedicated to everything you could possibly dream of: from finds straight off the runway (Stella McCartney knits, YSL satchels) to fragrances to a whole floor just of shoes (you heard us right), you’re bound to find things you never knew you needed but absolutely have to have. Century 21, 22 Cortlandt St., c21stores.com

Looking for Free Group Planning Services?

Get free advice on planning your group's trip to New York.


Name:
E-Mail:
Where is Your Group Coming From?
Type of Group:
Date of Trip:
Areas of Interest: Sightseeing Dining Theater Culture

Shopping Transportation

Group Size:

Enter the code: 6575

RESTAURANTS

Heartland Brewery Times Square  Photos

Heartland Brewery Times Square

The handsome, 12,000 square foot Times Square location offer...

THEATER

The Phantom of the Opera Photos

The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux's famous period thriller is now one of Broadwa...

SHOPPING

Tissot  Photos

Tissot

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer for men and women since 1853...

SIGHTSEEING

Madame Tussauds New York Photos

Madame Tussauds New York

Voted one of New York’s most unique attractions, Madame Tuss...

SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES

This Week in NYC

(9/20-9/27) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here

search cityguideny