The Sales calendar for a great shopping in New York!!!

Sale à New York

New York is a great city for shopping and if you add sales then that’s even better!!
In shops and outlets, prices are already low compared to European prices so if you can enjoy additional savings on your trip to New York then why not?
This is especially true for American brands. Therefore, it’s always interesting to spend few hours or more shopping in New York 🙂

 New York 2020 sales calendar

In the United States and especially in New York, stores offer sales few times during the year.
Here are some of the sales displayed in chronological order:

President’s Day Sale: February 14-17, 2020
Memorial Day Weekend Sale: May 22-25, 2020
July 4th Summer Sale: June 30 – July 4, 2020
Back-to-school/Fall Preview Sale: July 26 – August 1, 2020
Labor day Weekend Sale: August 28 – September 7, 2020
Columbus Day Weekend Sale: October 9-12, 2020
Thanksgiving Eve: November 25, 2020
Black Friday: November 27, 2020
After Thanksgiving Weekend Sale featuring Midnight Madness: November 28-30, 2020
Cyber Monday: November 30, 2020
Wrap it Up Super Sales (at Jersey Gardens): December 5-23, 2020
After Holiday Sales: From December 26, 2020 to January 6, 2021.
New Year’s Eve Sales: December 31, 2020
New Year’s Day Sales: January 1, 2021
And there are more sales for Valentine’s day (February 14, 2020 ), Mother’s Day (May 12, 2020 ) and Father’s day (June 16, 2020 ), Halloween (October 31, 2020 ), Veterans Day (November 11, 2020 )… 🙂

The Sale calendar for a great shopping in New York

Where can you find sales in New York?

There are 3 main locations to shop in New York and find good sales:
On 34th Street close to Macy’s between Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building, of course this includes Macy’s.
On Broadway between Union Square and Canal Street.
In Times Square between 43rd Street and 50th Street.
Also try 5th Avenue, Wall Street, Lexington Avenue and Brooklyn. Overall, these 3 main locations gather the coolest and cheapest stores in New York.
Here’s a map below to locate these 3 main locations:

Which stores in New York are offering sales?

Most stores offer sales however, most bargains are found in clothing and shoe shops.
You’ll find deals in the most famous department stores including: Century 21, Forever 21 and more.

To find additional stores, don’t hesitate to check my section on New York Shopping Tips.

In addition, you can visit well-known outlet stores. The latest are a great way to find designer clothing at unbeatable prices all year long.

The Sale calendar for a great shopping in New York

Choice of outlets

The closest one is Empire Outlets; however, it just opened in 2019 and there are not as many stores as the other two outlets.
You may prefer to take a trip to Woodbury Premium as an opportunity to get out of NYC on a bus and see amazing landscapes beyond the city.
Finally, Jersey Garden is an indoor outlet mall, the ideal place to shop when it’s very cold (below zero) in winter or extremely hot in summer (90 or more). As oppose to Woodbury, an outdoor mall which might be a good option if the weather is pleasant.
Both are good and have similar stores so it’s really up to you! 🙂

There is no doubt that you’ll find some great sales in these outlets, it’s really worth the trip in terms of prices.
Of course, that is if you find items that you like and fits you 🙂
It’s worth a try!!!

The Sale calendar for a great shopping in New York

One last New York shopping tip during sales

Even if it’s not really a great shopping tip, it might help you while you shop. If you’re planning to go on a shopping spree in New York then do pack basic necessary items in your suitcase or you won’t be able to bring everything back home! 🙂
I hope that you can travel during these dates and if you can’t, don’t worry there are always some good deals available in most stores all year long.
Again, even if it’s not sale season, shopping in New York always has advantages and it’s always fun 🙂
And don’t forget to check my post in which I give you coupon codes to buy a pass, visits, get concert and game tickets at a lower price!

The Sale calendar for a great shopping in New York


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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138 commentaires

  1. Evelyn Ebanks says:
    I am going to New York in March mid time. Is it a good time to shop and will it be cheap in clothing and hotel?
  2. Nancy says:
    Does new jersey have tax fees?
  3. Hajarnorman says:
    Im going nyc on mid april! Is there any sales going on the month? Looking forward to shop there!
  4. Grace denny says:
    Were is best in nyc to go with 2 boys aged 11& 15 yrs ? Also were are the cheapest shops ?
  5. mehreen hyat says:
    Nice article
  6. RRM says:
    Great tips. Thanks!
    We (2 adults) are vacationing in NYC in November. We’ll be there from the 20 to 30th Nov in time for Thanksgiving. We wish to do one or two days of shopping although our intent is signt-seeing. Would the Thanksgiving sales be better at the outlet malls vs. the High Street deals? After reading your post there is some time to factor in to get to and back from the outlet malls. Do you suggest we stay in the heart of the city to do our shopping for clothes, cosmetics and small gift items?

    I notice there is pre-, black Friday and post- Thanksgiving sale days. Any tips on which days to dedicate to shopping for better deals? And what is the etiquette for each day e.g. waiting in long queues at early hours for department store deals?

    Thanks in advance.
  7. Hopeful says:
    Hi Memo, thanks for the article and tips. I was wondering if you would know if the Labor Day sales at Woodbury Common will start earlier than 30th August? Or does it start on 30th August and no earlier?

  8. Shazia says:
    I’m visiting NY from 4th August to 14 August. From where I can get the best deals and sales on branded items like MK, Adidas etc

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