From the day we started planning our mom and teen girls getaway to New York City, shopping was the number one priority for the girls.
The Big Apple is home to flagship megastores for many of the major brands, but what we really wanted was an experience you can only get in New York. It was clear, we had to go to SoHo.
Unlike the skyscrapers of midtown, SoHo (i.e. South of Houston St.) is made up of lower rise cast iron buildings that harken back to the mid-1800s. The streets are narrow as are many of the storefronts. The result is a cozy neighborhood with many quiet side streets that you can cross freely when you see a store or restaurant that interests you.
We poked around a number of the many eclectic boutiques in the neighborhood from the second hand stores to the high end designer showplaces where the girls fell in love with $300 multi-colored shorts before mom turned them down flat. Energy started to flag after that disappointment, until we turned a corner and came face to face with the mecca of all jeans stores – True Religion.
Little did we know that an hour with our personal sales consultant and a couple of bottles of sparkling water later, the girls would emerge triumphant — each sporting a new pair of signature designer jeans and the biggest smiles we have seen in a long time.
After a quick lunch stop, we headed over to the the recently opened Uniqlo US flagship store on Broadway. Trendy but incredibly affordable, this big bright 3 story building allowed the girls to do a little more shopping without breaking the bank! We managed to shop long enough to miss a passing thunderstorm but had to wrap things up to head back uptown and get ready for our night on Broadway.
This article is part of a series about our mom and teen girls getaway to New York City. You can visit our Teens Take New York City summary page to discover our full itinerary and find links to other articles about our visit.