The city offers a range of shopping, from the practical to the luxurious. You'll find supermarkets, drug stores, and discount outlets in every neighborhood, as well as favorites like Apple, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, and J.Crew on Broadway next to the Law School. If you're looking for something special, there are one-of-a-kind boutiques, galleries, and gift shops to explore. IKEA is a few miles away and great for low-cost home furnishings.

Broadway & York Streets (two blocks) - This area offers books, Yale souvenirs, shoes, jewelry, fashion, outdoor clothing and equipment, cosmetics, homemade ice cream, delicious food 24 hours a day and more.

Chapel Street (four blocks) - Great street for window shopping, with boutique stores carrying gifts, art, jewelry, fine clothes, and more. This street is also home to Ann Taylor, Shake Shack, and two Starbucks coffee shops. When you need a rest, stop in at Atticus Bookstore/Cafe for a sandwich served on freshly baked bread.

Marketplace of Hamden (4.4 miles) - Shopping options range from discount clothing and household goods to groceries and office supplies. Plan to stock up on all the essentials at stores such as Staples, Old Navy, T.J. Maxx, Petco, Pier 1 Imports, Modell's, Super Stop n' Shop supermarket and more.

North Haven Universal Depot (5 miles) - This area features BJ's, Target, and Home Depot. You will also find Michael's Crafts, a large dollar store, Xpect Discounts (food and more, and cheap), Red Lobster, Panera Bread, Ruby Tuesday, and Rave Motion pictures among others.

Westfield Connecticut Post Mall (11 miles) - A typical indoor shopping mall. You will find department stores such as Macy's and Target, clothing for adults and children at Gap, H&M, and Express, jewelry shops, cosmetics, cell phones, housewares, a movie theatre, a food court and much more.

Clinton Crossing Outlet Center (23 miles) - More than 70 stores for premium discount shopping, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Saks Off 5th, Kenneth Cole, BCBG, Gap, Bose, and Coach. Categories include designer fashions and sportswear, shoes, children's fashions, gifts and specialty items, luggage and leather goods, housewares and home furnishings.