I fell in love with Macy's which I didn't expect as its kind of like an American version of John Lewis or House of Fraser but I probably spent most of my time shopping here. They had really good sales and a lot of the brands you can get in England were a lot cheaper there. I would never be able to afford Ralph Lauren or Tommy Hilfiger in the UK.
Their Christmas decorations were so cute as well, made me feel like a kid again.
They had a really good selection of Poke Dolls so I bought a little Amaura and Ampharos Keyring.
To continue my nerdy findings, the hotel we stayed at just happened to be down the road from Kinokuniya which is a Japanese bookstore. This definitely made up for the gaming disappointment.
I decided to give Kobato a read as I loved the anime. Then I got the Kingdom Hearts Manga of 365/2 days as I didn't get around to playing that game. I found the Tokyo guide by Herb Lester as I have the Berlin and London version which has amazing illustrations and design. Also some cute little keyrings of Cardcaptor Sakura and Madoka Magica.
Got a cute Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma plushie too.
In one of the restaurants we went to for dinner I saw they had sweet potato mash with marshmallow as a side dish, which I think are yams? I just had to try it and I found it a bit weird to have sweet with savoury but I still enjoyed it.
We had tickets to see a basketball game at Madison Square Gardens and it was AAAMAZING! I'm not really that into watching sports but basketball was so much fun! I think its because its a lot faster than most sports. The two teams we saw were the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks and it ended up being a pretty close match in the end, which was really exciting.
Got us some proper American milkshakes and club sandwiches! Very happy!
We did have a little look in Saks on Fifth Avenue and they had some costumes on display. Here are a few that I especially liked.
Macy's at night! I took lots of pictures of the window displays but this was the only one that didn't come out really blurry.
That's all for New York! Hope you liked my little collection of photos!