Put on those comfy Manolos and get ready to shop ’til you drop! Since New York is a fashion capital, you can bet there are some fabulous places to shop. From the haute designer stores on the Upper East Side to the trendy boutiques in Greenwich Village, we’ve got it all. But if we had to choose, there are our top five picks for places to spend your hard-earned cash.
1 5th Avenue
Fifth Avenue has become an iconic New York shopping destination and whether you are planning to spend some cash or just window shop, this span of blocks can't be beat. You will find everything from the large, high-end department stores like Henri Bendel's and Saks Fifth Avenue to luxury brand boutiques like Cartier and Versace.
2 Bergdorf Goodman
The iconic Bergdorf Goodman store on Fifth Avenue is the place to head for everyone from ladies who lunch to those who are looking for the latest Michael Kors shoes or Theory suits.
754 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY
3 Madison Avenue
These 15 blocks of shopping heaven showcase the hautest of the haute. You will find everything from Giorgio Armani to Chanel to, of course, Hermès. Start out at Tiffany and Co. between 57th and 58th streets and finish off your trip up Madison with the multi-floor, stately Polo Store on 72nd Street.
4 Bloomingdale's on the Upper East Side
This Bloomingdale's has everything you could possibly want in a department store. The main-floor arcade is packed with shoppers and lively sales people; the displays are always full and fabulous. The second floor starts you off with trendy brands and as you move up the floors you will find all the requisite haute designers and fashion houses for your shopping pleasure.
1000 Third Ave.
New York, NY
5 Broadway in SoHo
SoHo has always been the hip place for artists, but nowadays it's more fashion as art than anything else. Walking down Broadway will make you feel like you are on a fashion safari; it's no surprise that the span is always crowded with tourists and shoppers. You'll find all the big names from Prada to Catherine Malandrino, and once you are feeling peckish from all the shopping, the neighborhood boasts a delicious assortment of eateries as well.