Shopping in Queens, NYMany NYC visitors want to spend a day or two shopping at some of the city’s unique shops, boutiques, thrift stores, and big-name department stores. We don’t blame you. Whether you’re window shopping or ready to purchase, New York is home to some of the best shopping opportunities in the world. If you’re looking for places to shop in Queens, NY, the Empire Rent A Car crew recommends that you check out these stores.

Boutiques

If you’re a fan of small and local, then you’re in luck. Queens has a number of small boutiques that feature everything from one-of-a-kind fashions to home goods. The nice thing about the best boutiques in this area is that they also have a wide range of price points. Be sure you check out:

  • Lockwood: Unique gifts, home goods, paper, NYC-themed clothing, and more
  • Hangar: Women’s clothing
  • Jacklyn’s Fashions: Women’s clothing
  • Bash & Bow: Women’s clothing, accessories, and more

Shopping Malls

Sometimes, you want big names, options, and good deals. If you’re ready to shop the day away at the mall, then you won’t be disappointed at these Queens shopping centers:

  • Queens Center Mall: The largest mall in Queens is located in Elmhurst and has stores like Bath & Body Works, Macy’s, Gap, and more.
  • Atlas Park Mall: A new outdoor mall, Atlas Park has some great names like White House Black Market, Gymboree, J. Jill, and more.

Thrift Stores

If you like the thrill of the hunt, then you’re likely a fan of thrift stores. Queens is home to a number of thrift, consignment, and antique shops where you’re bound to find a unique treasure to take home. Here are just a few of the top-rated thrift stores for you to check out:

  • Sunnyside Thrift Shop
  • Bayside Thrift Shop
  • The Worthy Pause
  • Gotham Thrift Shop

You can also find a number of Goodwill and Salvation Army thrift stores in the area.

Getting There

Some people choose to shop by public transit in NYC, but if you plan to buy more than you can carry, we recommend that you reserve a rental car from us. At Empire Rent A Car, we have cheap car rentals or minivan rentals that are both affordable and reliable. Plus, we can help you find a model with plenty of storage for your purchases. To find the right car and make a reservation, contact us today at (800) 750-8782, or book online.

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