Shopping in QueensAre you visiting Queens and have the urge to do a bit of shopping? Just like its diverse culture, Queens has a wide range of shopping opportunities, depending on what you’re looking for. Here are just a few you might want to check out, courtesy of our staff here at Empire Rent A Car.

1. Queens Center

When you ask for a shopping mall, most locals will point you in the direction of Queens Center. This mall has it all, from Banana Republic to SEPHORA, adidas to The Cheesecake Factory. You can easily spend an entire day looking for great deals, enjoying a meal, and doing some serious window shopping. You might need to rent a cargo van from us when you’re done, just to get everything home.

2. Worthy Pause Thrift & Gift Shop

Looking for some secondhand steals? Many NYC shopping experts agree that Worthy Pause Thrift & Gift Shop is the area’s best thrift store. From antiques to that one knickknack you can’t live without, they have a little bit of everything. Plus, the great thing about Worthy Pause is that their proceeds directly benefit the Queens animal welfare service.

3. Astoria Bookshop

According to Yelp, the highest-rated bookstore in the area is the Astoria Bookshop. Open daily, this bookstore often has live events that feature local authors. Plus, their customer service and broad selection are fantastic. If you’re a book lover, we recommend that you set aside some time to go browse their titles or take home a few books to remind you of your time in NYC.

These stores are certainly not the only ones you can find in Queens, but they highlight some of the best the area has to offer.

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