Savvy Christmas Shoppers Head to NYC for Bargains

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43% rise on short shopping breaks to the Big Apple this weekend

 

Brits are crossing the pond to snap up the best prices on Christmas must-haves in New York City. The latest booking trends, released today by lastminute.com, show flight and hotel bookings to the Big Apple are up 43% this weekend, making it the busiest weekend for shoppers in the lead up to Christmas.

The combination of a weak dollar, plus cheap flights and hotel rooms, mean that consumers can enjoy a celeb-style shopping weekend in New York, pick up the more expensive items on their shopping list, and still not spend as much as they would in the UK.

‘Consumers see celebs like Colleen Rooney, Cheryl Cole, and Victoria Beckham pictured shopping on 5th Avenue, and they want the same glamour for themselves’ said Andy Washington, head of travel at lastminute.com, ‘the shopping in New York is the best in the world, and the weak dollar makes it more attractive than ever for British consumers.’

lastminute.com is currently offering a two night October Weekend Shopping break from just £419 per person staying just a block from Broadway. Bargain breaks like this mean that consumers can venture a little further than the local high street for the Christmas shop:

Product Price UK £ Price US $ Saving (£)
ipod Touch (64GB) 296.95 399 46.98
Macbook Air 13″ 1271.80 1499 340.70
Nintendo Wii 175 199 50.40
Nike Zoom Structure Triax+ 12 ID 102.72 120 27.58
Tiffany Keys checkerboard key diamond pendant in 18k white gold on a chain. 1785 2400 282.56
Marc Jacobs Women’s Quilted Stam Satchel 925 1,350 79.88
£828.10*

*Taking into account 10% discount major NYC department stores offer to foreign shoppers, this saving rises to £1194.57

Lastminute.com has 29 direct flights to NYC every day

For more information or to make a booking go to www.lastminute.com

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