New York City's shopping is famed for being as diverse as it is vast, the city's landscape dotted with everything from world-class luxury brands on the Upper East Side to chic boutiques from up-and-coming designers in Tribeca and Soho. However, for those who want everything under one roof, there's only one destination that fits the bill: the Time Warner Center. In a neighborhood full of New York City history, just blocks from the Beacon Theatre, steps from Central Park (and Tavern on the Green), and a short walk from some of the city's most beautiful buildings, like the Manhattan condos for sale at Gilded Age beauty The Astor, it's easy to find plenty of reasons to visit this unique Columbus Circle shopping destination.
Start your trip to Time Warner by perusing the building's shops, which offer everything from clothing to electronics. Technophiles can satiate their desire for the latest and greatest gadgets with a trip to Bose, where you can test out state-of-the-art sound systems, headphones, and speakers, or the Microsoft store, where you can pick up the company's newest phones, tablets, and computers. Those who want a more immersive experience can drop into the Center's Media Lab, which allows viewers to test new products and provide on-site feedback.
If luxury goods are more to your liking, clothing and accessories stores like Coach, Cole Haan, Links of London, Michael Kors, Pink, and Wolford are stocked with goodies that make for perfect holiday gifts, whether you're shopping for your friends and family or just picking out a few things for yourself. If you're looking for items you won't find anywhere else, make sure to stop into goop MRKT, a collaboration between Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand and design firm Roman and Williams. At goop MRKT, you can do all of your holiday and personal shopping under one roof, with five beauty lines, Valentino's exclusive capsule collection, Wonder Woman Valentino, housewares, and green tea lattes all in one unique shop.
After you've finished shopping, treat yourself to a bite at one of the Time Warner Center's numerous restaurants. If you're celebrating a special occasion, head over to Per Se, Thomas Keller's Michelin-starred new American fine dining experience, or enjoy a dry-aged steak at Chef Michael Lomonaco's Porter. Casual diners don't have to sacrifice quality for a good meal, either; enjoy small plates at Center Bar, fresh sushi at Bar Masa, or a sweet treat at Bouchon Bakery. Even if you're in the mood to prepare your own food, the Time Warner Center has you covered — there's a Whole Foods right inside the building. Round out your trip with a peek at one of the holiday events going on in the space — kids will love meeting Santa at the Parkview Lounge, and adults can kick their feet up at the MasterCard Holiday Lounge, where they can charge their phones, check their bags, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.