Television series like Sex and the City or Gossip Girl have introduced us – the unfortunate who didn’t grow up in the city – to shopping opportunities that provide the unique New York City experience. For many visitors, shopping is an essential point on the To-Do list. We have put together a list of 5 stores to visit for the ultimate NYC shopping experience in the Big Apple, even if it is only window shopping.
This store can bring a woman in real danger. With its immense shoe and bag collection, a customer can easily lose a sense of time in the store. New York’s most elegant shopping store offers designer fashion and accessories as well as personal shoppers who help to choose the right style for the rich and beautiful.
If you are here at holiday time, do not miss the windows here. There is nothing to compare with the imagination and wonder they create.
Tiffany & Co.
Sure, the luxury jewelry brand does exist in other cities but only the original is in New York. Visit the flagship store on 5th Avenue and explore the seven-story structure.
The main floor has served as a set for movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sweet Home Alabama or Sleepless in Seattle. The store offers everything: starting at sterling silver jewelry up to engagement rings, but it is also worth visiting it without any shopping plans. The store is located on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Also on Fifth Avenue, the luxury department store is located close to Barney’s and Bloomingdales. The store offers everything you could ever imagine – if you are looking for the newest beauty products or the purse you always wanted to buy – the store is the right place to go.
Barney’s New York
Competing with Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, the store will continue to be a mecca for all the fashionistas in this world. Established in 1923 by Barney Pressman, who pawned his wife’s engagement ring to be able to open the store, has developed an international reputation as one of the most successful luxury stores.
Since 1895 the Henry Bendel store offers designer brands, fashion jewelry and accessories for women. The trendsetter is a store of firsts, the first retailer to offer its own fragrance, to have in-store makeovers, and to present its own fashion show. The flagship is located on Fifth Avenue and is a must-see for every fashion lover.
Of course, there are thousands of other shopping venues in the Big Apple–but the aforementioned are, without a doubt, particularly special, and places you just don’t want to miss.
Where else could you go and think to yourself: “Patrick Dempsey proposed to Reese Witherspoon right where I’m standing!” (a little Sweet Home Alabama reference, for you film buffs). Just think: you could have your own Patrick and Reese moment in the same place they did, right outside Tiffany’s.
After all, if you’re in the City, it’s just a cab ride away…