Shopping in Manhattan, New York City – 34th Street, 7th Ave. to 8th Ave.
Continuing on 34th street across 7th Avenue, there are more stores/shops one can check out. This section between the 7th and the 8th Avenues has mostly discount stores and souvenir shops. On the left, after the Subway and LIRR station entrance is Garret Popcorn. The popcorn sold here are unbelievably delicious – there’s the caramel favored and cheese flavored ones. It is a must try. After that comes Kmart, a department store with low prices and stocks clothes, accessories, watches, games, electronics, home products, appliances and such other things found in department stores. Next is Famous Footwear. This store has almost all brands of shoes one can think of, for the entire family. Some of the brands include Adidas, Reebok, Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl’s, Nike, Rockport, Skechers, Steve Madden, Timberland, MUDD, Aerosoles, Clarks England, Florsheim, Guess, Nautica, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger, Heely’s, Nine West et al. It’s the whole gamut of shoe brands under one roof. Shoe addicts would generally not be disappointed here. Further down on this side one would get Starbucks (yep, they are all over the place – so you are never more than a few feet away from coffee!) and in the corner Duane Reade. On the right, the 7th Av. and 34th street corner starts with Citibank followed by Starbucks. There a number of small shops selling souvenirs, bags, accessories, clothes, trinkets etc. These have the “meant for tourist” look to it. Most are low priced (for e.g. bags/purses at $10) and the quality/design is also commensurate to the price! Further down on the same side, three separate spaces are occupied by Conway (one is Conway for Men). Just racks and racks of low priced clothes. Next there is a Burger King with Internet Access facilities. After a couple of food / take out joints there is Bagman. Bagman offers assorted stuff, clothes, bags, tacky decorative lights, cappuccino cup sets, accessories (just to give an idea). The stock is as varied as tacky as cheap. Dirt cheap. Further down are TGI Friday’s and Payless at the corner of 8th Ave. and 34th street.