Autumn is approaching its final weeks, and the beloved annual traditions of Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season. Following the Macy’s Day Parade and millions of hearty turkey dinners, the gift-grabbing season commences with the most wild shopping holiday in Black Friday. 

After the weekend, a relatively newer tradition named Cyber Monday will bring another wave of incredible bargains on gifts for online shoppers. You can also discover presents for yourself on Cyber Monday, like a discounted stay at Duane Street Hotel. 

What Is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday came to be in 2005 when a team of creatives named Ellen Davis and Scott Silverman invented it for the National Retail Federation. They first used the day to promote a sale for, and it has since spread like wildfire inspiring annual sales from respected brands ranging from independent properties to major corporations like Amazon and Best Buy. 

Cyber Monday Savings at Duane Street Hotel

Be sure to check out our Packages and Hotel Deals in NYC to discover special bargains on luxurious accommodations. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for Cyber Monday Package to be announced soon. 

Holiday Shopping in New York City

One of the best ways you can utilize your Cyber Monday savings is to fluff your budget for New York City holiday shopping. Looking at iconic storefronts on 5th Avenue, beloved annual holiday markets in our most historic parks, and the vibrancy of the winter streets, it’s clear why NYC is an essential city for those who love gifts, and this beautiful time of year. 

5th Avenue Shopping

Every December, the holiday season inspires one of New York City’s most unique and extraordinary holiday traditions. Big-name brand retailers lining the iconic 5th Avenue in Manhattan commission top artists and designers from around the world to create elaborate, magnificent window displays celebrating the holidays. If you’re looking to treat a loved one to a fancy gift, you can visit famous outposts like Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany Co., and Armani Fifth Avenue. 

Shopping in Tribeca

You can also splurge with Cyber Monday savings right here in the Duane Street Hotel’s neighborhood of Tribeca. The downtown destination is home to a number of unique and memorable shops. To find special reads, as well as first edition and classic novels, check out the Mysterious Bookshop on Warren Street. You can find more one-of-a-kind gift selections at the artful Japanese kitchenware shop Korin, and men’s formalwear outpost ManuelRacim. Tribeca is also home to stylish shops like Shinola and Steven Alan. 

Shopping Throughout The Rest of New York City

As with all things in The Big Apple, the shopping world is seemingly endless with options and destinations for all tastes and personalities. A major downtown shopping center named Brookfield Place is close to Duane Street Hotel, and home to a number of major designer brands as well as restaurants and a movie theatre. You can also find amazing gifts at the Bryant Park Winter Village, which is a beautiful pop-up market that runs throughout the season, and features an ice skating rink. 

Celebrating The Holidays in New York City

You should set aside some of your Cyber Monday savings to treat yourself and enjoy New York City in December. There’s so much to soak up during this time of year, and among the many iconic experiences, we recommend visiting the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and attending its festive lighting if you’re in town on December 4th. 

Some of the other amazing New York City holiday events coming up for travelers to check out include the 2019 Central Park Holiday Classic on December 14th, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which runs throughout the month of December, and of course the annual New York City SantaCon Pub Crawl on December 14th. 

#GivingTuesday in Manhattan

After your Cyber Monday shopping is finished, consider giving back to an important cause like Green Wave. The Duane Street Hotel and our onsite restaurant Graffiti Earth work alongside this sustainable charity, and we invite you to show your support this #GivingTuesday.

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