by Christina Parrella , 11/06/2012
FAO Schwarz photo by Jen Davis • Lomography Gallery Store photo by Willie Davis
It's hard to top New York City for holiday shopping variety. The five boroughs offer everything from couture collections to bargain apparel at stores often located within a few blocks of one another. Pick up stylish holiday gifts at department store giants, head to the City's one-of-a-kind luxury flagships and browse for vintage finds all over town. Pick up presents for the tech savvy at J & R Music and Computer World or give a budding photographer a signature camera from the Lomography Gallery Store. Love shoes? You're in luck—the world's largest shoe floor is at Macy's Herald Square. Whether you have a special present in mind or have yet to go looking, read our slideshow to learn more about the NYC shops where you'll find extraordinary gifts (even if you're thinking of giving them only to yourself!).