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Old 10-19-2014, 10:04 AM
 
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What is the best (metropolitan) area for shopping in the United States? Why?

1. I would say New York City/North Jersey area mainly due to no sales tax on shoes and clothes (NYC charges only on purchases above $110/item). There are many outlet centers, shopping malls, shops along many major highways, huge department stores, etc.

Las Vegas has beautiful and amazing shopping malls under unique setting. Luxury malls! Cons is the sales tax.

Los Angeles/Orange County has also great shopping scattered around the city and metropolitan area. Cons is the sales tax.

Miami/South Florida is similar to Southern California.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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I think NYC is the best if one wants to go shopping without driving a car.
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Old 10-19-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Terramaria
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For shopping with a car, parking, and forgetting about crossing streets (suburban), it's got to be Minneapolis, first with the renovating Mall of America and also the skywalks downtown. Tax is not as bad as say California, Nevada, and South Florida.

Obviously NYC for selection and walkability combined.

For scenic recreation nearby (lakes/beaches), South Florida, Hawaii, and parts of California.

Any state that doesn't have sales tax for value (Delaware, New Hampshire, Montana, Alaska), though selection won't be quite as wide compared to the more populated states. Unfortunately, raw prices in Alaska tend to be higher due to shipping costs.
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Old 10-19-2014, 01:41 PM
 
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North Jersey. Paramus. Short Hills. Edison/Woodbridge. When you see more NY license plates that NJ ones in the lot, you know it's good shopping.

I believe Paramus is one of the top, if not the top, shopping destinations in the country, as far as revenue goes or something like that. It is top ranked in something.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:47 AM
 
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I'd have to say NYC/Manhattan for the selection, quality and setting. There is something special about shopping on Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue and 57th Street or down in SoHo, not to mention the flagships stores for retailers like Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdale's.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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For shopping with a car, parking, and forgetting about crossing streets (suburban), it's got to be Minneapolis, first with the renovating Mall of America and also the skywalks downtown. Tax is not as bad as say California, Nevada, and South Florida.

Obviously NYC for selection and walkability combined.

For scenic recreation nearby (lakes/beaches), South Florida, Hawaii, and parts of California.

Any state that doesn't have sales tax for value (Delaware, New Hampshire, Montana, Alaska), though selection won't be quite as wide compared to the more populated states. Unfortunately, raw prices in Alaska tend to be higher due to shipping costs.
There isn't tax on food, clothes or shoes in Minnesota, so taxes shouldn't be much of an issue, and it's actually a premier draw of the MOA to visitors.

MAP
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:05 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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I'm not sure if this thread is for best shopping for deals?
Does it mean most variety of stores?
Do we differentiate best high end shopping from best outlets?

Just people are mentioning states, malls ? But not for best WHAT?
Just no tax alone don't mean best deals?

No one mentioned 5th Ave NYC.. Rodeo Drive LA...Magnificent Mile Chicago???

Or Macy's NYC.. Macy's Chicago (the former Marshall Field's) Macy's Philly (the former Wanamaker's) ??

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Old 10-23-2014, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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East - NYC

West - LA

Midwest - Chicago

South - Dallas
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:56 PM
 
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5th Ave NYC

Michigan Ave Chicago

Rodeo Drive LA
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