Summary: Book Amazon was unable to send me. Rating: 1
I would love to be able to review this book, having just read Suzy's "C'est La Vie". However after a long conversation with a non English as a first language speaker, it was decided if I wanted the rest of my order I would have to forgo Born to Shop NY. Others, let me know if you were able to purchase this book and if it was helpful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: Suzy comes through Rating: 4
The last edition of Born to Shop disappointed me becasue Suzy Gershman's interest seemed so narrow that the stores and places she liked were too far out of my range. In this edition she's made some changes. Cheap shopping is listed and the luxe, nowhere else except NYC stores are listed as well. She must have gotten some younger helpers because much to my delight the Sean Jean store and and Triple Five Soul shop are mentioned too. One thing I've always liked about the Born to Shop series is that the advice shows you how to get around town safely, how to buy quality and how to have a good time with as few hassles as possible. And don't think this book is just for women. In our last trip to NY my husband frequently consulted it and was very pleased with the directions and commentary. This book and Gerry Frank's guide are all you really need to take a weekend NYC trip.
Summary: A good comprehensive book - with reservations Rating: 4
There is a problem with travel books in that they try to cover EVERYthing in a city. I like books that just tell me the best places to go for what I want. This book leans towards being a total reference, but offers the shopper plenty of options. The bargain shopper needs to know one thing - Century 21 next to the world trade center site. That is about where the unbelievable bargains end. Now you can save some money on the book and spend it on shopping One nicety about the book is that the author includes place to eat around the shopping.