Harlem is a thriving neighborhood where new restaurants, living spaces and shops are cropping up every year. Some of the best shopping in the city can be found here, including upscale boutiques and designer consignment spots. If you’re into finding great deals and walking around historic and eclectic neighborhoods, look no further than Harlem. Here are some of the shops worth checking out while you’re in the area.
Harlem Shabazz Market
Harlem Shabazz Market is an authentic African bazaar that is totally worth a visit. It’s a daily market that almost looks like a theme park and has almost as much to offer. You can find a variety of imported and handmade textiles, fashions, jewelry and home accents while looking through the huge selection of goods. It’s officially open 365 days a year but many of the retailers choose to take Sundays off. Bring cash so you can land a great deal right there on the spot.
• 52 W 116th St
Harlem Underground is the perfect stop for the basics. They sell a variety of streetwear, from Led Zeppelin t-shirts and hoodies to sneakers, jeans and a whole lot more. Located just off Marcus Garvey Park, it’s a great store to browse around once you’re just off the train.
• 20 E 125th St
Harlem Haberdashery is a dapper store for preppy menswear where you’re likely to see famous athletes and rappers in here checking out the goods. You can find wardrobe basics, jackets, accessories, hats and more. They are even trying out their hand at womenswear, which means the ladies can also have a look around.
• 245 Malcolm X Blvd
Head up to Harlem at the top of Manhattan for a day of shopping you won’t forget!