never sleeps. It was definitely an experience this past weekend that I will never forget.Our hotel was located on 47th Street, conveniently just a block over from the center of Times Square in NYC. Most of the trip allowed for free reign, so my three roommates and I took the city on together.
Upon arrival, we were automatically ready to see the city. As soon as we saw the skyline a mile or two away, we were already snapping photos. I knew that the cost of living in NYC was much more than what I’m used to, but I guess you could say I was in sticker shock. I have to admit, I’m a shopaholic and I’m always searching for the best deals. Even though that’s difficult in the Big Apple, I still found some, even in one of the busiest parts of the city.
On our way to the September 11th Memorial at Ground Zero, we saw this large department store, Century 21, where the bargains are easy to find. The four-story building had an entire floor dedicated to
mark down designer purses. I think when I saw that my mouth dropped to the ground; I mean, I was always told that accessories make the outfit.
We decided to shop at Times Square after taking our trip on the metro. The sight of enormous signs and thousands of people was breathtaking, and so were the shops. Even the name brand stores located in malls surrounding the Greensburg area were much different then we were used too- I have a hunch that the American Eagle doesn’t tower the city with three full floors dedicated to their clothes. The Forever 21 was amazing; it went four stories below Times Square, and if you don’t call that a fashionista’s dream, I’m not sure what is.
On our way to F.A.O. Schwarz, the famous toy store in NYC, we walked along Fifth Avenue where all the high end stores are located. There is something about seeing a huge Juicy Couture or Gucci sign while just taking a walk. I know I could never afford those clothes, but that isn’t the point. It is all about the experience.
When walking back through Fifth Avenue, we as a group decided to stop at Rockefeller Center. That is where I saw a line wrapped around the store to enter. I immediately thought it would have to be another high end store, somewhere tourists cannot easily get to. Surprisingly, it was Abercrombie and Fitch. We certainly were not going to wait in a line for a store we can go to in 20 minutes, but it just added to the trip.
I was interested in New York City as a whole, including the memorials and monuments, but I was also there for the fashion. It was such an experience. The food was great, the architecture was amazing and the fashion was everything I expected it to be: desirable.