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This Italian clothing designer represents the height of glamorous fashion, with the prices to match. There is a waiting list for many of the more popular items each season, but you can always purchase one of Prada's ubiquitous black bags, clutches or handbags. Find the trendiest designs of the season, as well as timeless collections in whimsically-designed store. If you're simply window-shopping, make sure you check out the elevator, which is as impressive as the expensive and desirable apparel on display. Please call ahead for store hours.
Frilly and feminine dresses are what Cynthia Rowley is known for making. In the spring season, her sun dresses stand out for their flirtatious, floral designs. The autumn and winter collections offer office-friendly selections. Be on the look out for the shop's occasional sample sales. Normally, prices are high and geared towards fashionable Soho shoppers, who do not mind laying down a small fortune for the latest styles. Accessories are also on sale.
Diane von Furstenberg is another plumy feather in the hat of the fashion capital of the US. You will be totally awe-struck as soon as you enter this store in the Meatpacking District. The spacious area has mirrors on all of its pearl-white walls, so you can check yourself out from every angle whilst perusing the season's latest styles. The store offers printed blouses, formal shirts and trousers, winter jackets, fine fragrances and coquettish accessories. If you want to find the perfect sandals and handbags for your elegant dress, you've a great chance of finding them here.
You can easily spot Saks by its array of flags fluttering outside the building. With an aim to dress the city's stylish, the department store includes expansive sections for contemporary women's clothing and classic men's fashion. The departments have a great range of international designer wear, including Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Sonia Rykiel as well as cosmetics and fragrances by Bond No.9, Chanel and more. The store also features collections by American designers such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan. So if you want to include a bit of New York into your wardrobe, splurge at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Together, Manhattan's iconic Fifth and Madison Avenues comprise one of the most famous shopping districts in the world. Upscale retailers and jewelers like Prada, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Harry Winston line Fifth Avenue, which runs along the east side of Central Park. Found parallel on Madison Avenue are chic department stores like Barneys New York, as well as individual designers like Armani, Calvin Klein, and DKNY. Although you can find almost every legendary name brand between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, there are also shops there that cater to a younger audience. Treat your kids with a trip to the Disney Store or American Girl Place and see for yourself why this shopping haven has earned such an excellent reputation.
Not a price tag in sight in this designer's empire. Carefully locked glass cases display the famous handbags and accessories, featuring New Yorkers' color of choice: black. In the shoe department, strapped-spikes for women herald next season's style craze. You'll never have trouble recognizing your luggage again if you nab a couple of their day-glo orange pieces. Their sparse selection of home design accents gives you one more place to surround yourself with this designer's wares.
Big name department stores in Manhattan all offer a variety of Chanel products, but you will certainly not find a better selection than what is offered at this attractive boutique. The multilevel store features loads of bags, cosmetics, perfume, suits, evening wear and so much more. A delightful place to shop given the guarantee that there aren't many pieces as unique as the one you buy.
Well-known worldwide for class and elegance, Burberry's New York flagship store will not disappoint. The collection includes fashion for men, women and children, but most notably trench coats, jackets and bags. Established in 1856 in England as a small outfitters shop, Burberry has expanded worldwide and has also won two Royal Warrants from Queen Elizabeth II. The trademark Burberry Check was registered in 1920 and began life as a lining to its famous trench coat, which was also a Burberry creation in 1895. The brand house also created the material gabardine, an all weather material that is tear-proof.
Words like opulence and elegance come to mind when you hear the name Bergdorf Goodman. One of the many esteemed shopping destinations situated on Fifth Avenue, this luxury department store has it all: designer clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, beauty products, homewares, and more. Spend the day browsing brands ranging from Akris to Valentino then stop by the lavish BG Restaurant on the seventh floor. If an indulgent meal isn't enough to restore your energy for another round of shopping, head to the in-house day spa and let soothing treatments with essential oils melt your cares away. There's a reason the fashion elite swear by Bergdorf Goodman.
Whatever you're looking for, Bloomingdale's is bound to have it. Downstairs are the accessories department and glitzy beauty counters, where you'll find stylish accouterments to complete any outfit. Upstairs, you can move between the women's and men's departments, peruse bedding and kitchenware, and more. Those who enjoy designer labels will be thrilled to find the likes of Stella McCartney and Kate Spade New York among others. Best of all, while the merchandise is expensive, Bloomingdale's is also famous for its big sales.