The best time to shop is on a weekday morning. Leave your winter coat at home: Welcome to the wonderful world of the mall.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
For maps and a list of stores and hours, go to shopsatcolumbuscircle.com.
Take the A, B, C, D, or 1 to the 59th Street–Columbus Circle stop.
NEGOTIATING THE SPACE
Slender booklets near the center’s entrance contain store reviews, restaurant ratings, and floor diagrams marked with restroom and ATM locations.
ATMs are plentiful—at least one per floor, all First Republic Bank.
GENERAL STORE HOURS
Effective November 24: Monday through Saturday, 10 to 10; Sundays until December 19, 10 to 8; Wednesday through Saturday, December 20 to 23, 9 to 10; December 24, 9 to 5.
SNACK, CAFFEINATE, FIND A BATHROOM
The best lunch is Bouchon Bakery, but Whole Foods’ salad bar is tasty and fast. For quick caffeine, go to the Dean & DeLuca café at Borders Books & Music (second floor). The most spacious and private bathroom in the Time Warner Center are at the back of Samsung Experience (third floor).
During the holidays, an orderly stream of empty cabs queues in front.
Stallion custom leather cowboy boots, from $950 at J.W. Cooper; 212-823-9380; view the map.
Quilted nylon jacket, $39 at Benetton Kids; 212-823-9569; view the map.
Headphones, $99 at BOSE; 212-823-9314; view the map.
Market editors: Aja Mangum, Doria Santlofer, Rima Suqi. Written by Denise Penny.