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143 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002 40.72028 -73.98916
nr. Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-673-1900 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Discount Store
  • Products & Services: Designer Discount, Women's Plus-Size, Women's Suits, Womenswear
Photo by Maura Murnanae

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Sun-Thu, 9am-6pm; Fri, 9am-4pm; Sat, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Designer Discount
  • Women's Plus-Size
  • Women's Suits
  • Womenswear


A Lower East Side fixture since 1979, Giselle hearkens back to an era when Orchard Street was a historic wholesale dry-goods enclave. Situated among bargain furriers and leather, shoe, and formalwear shops, the mini department store maintains an Old World charm and remains the go-to retailer for neighborhood ladies in search of hefty bargains on traditional—albeit higher-end—looks from designers like Escada, Les Copains, and Laurel. Catering primarily to demure women-of-a-certain-age, Giselle is a neatly organized, four-floor emporium where suits, knitwear, and sportswear are always at least 20 percent less than at larger department stores, and are often marked up to 50 percent off the regular retail price. Although you might see an enthusiastic shopper forgo the dressing room to change in an aisle, Century 21 it is not: All the garments here are impeccably displayed in a range of sizes (4 to 20), and some of the sales staff speak both English and Hebrew to assist the large Hasidic clientele.