Century 21 (Downtown)

22 Cortlandt St.
Manhattan, NY 10007
Lower Manhattan


For more than 50 years, Century 21 Department Store in lower Manhattan has provided top designers at up to 65% off retail 100% of the time. You’ll find everything from men's, women's and children's apparel to footwear, handbags, housewares and more at this landmark shopping destination. Century 21 is a must-see for tourists and a mainstay for veteran New Yorkers. Come in and score big on all the top designers at New York's #1 Zagat-rated off-price store—you might even catch a celebrity or two! Shop amazing C21 savings, and you can afford to look great anytime.

Photo: Will Steacy

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to shop? Get there early. The store opens at 7:45am on weekdays.

Do they offer discounts on shoes? Yes. The Cortlandt Street store's lower level features plenty of designer footwear—at up to 65 percent off.

What about electronics and home goods? You’re in luck. The store’s lower level features both in abundance.

Is there anywhere to eat? No, but the store is located in Lower Manhattan and is within walking distance of a number of excellent restaurants.


  • WiFi
  • Bargain/Discount Stores
  • Clothing & Accessory Stores
  • Bridal & Formalwear
  • Children & Infants
  • Designer Collections
  • Handbags
  • Hats
  • Jewelry & Watches
  • Lingerie
  • Men's Apparel
  • Shoes
  • Women's Apparel
  • Cosmetics/Beauty/Fragrance Shops
  • Department Stores
  • Home Furnishing Stores

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