April 28, 2007

Best Shopping in New York

By Verdict Staff

Shopping In New York

Shopping malls are not native to New York City. Here, shopping is a pursuit likely to lead to the exploration of Manhattan’s unique neighborhoods.

Give yourself time to wander, and you’ll discover some of the city’s smaller and lesser-known boutiques, but don’t miss out on the top designer brands and world-renowned luxury department stores that make New York a shopping mecca. We’ve selected some of the very best to help you on your way.

SOHO

The cobbled streets of Soho are packed with designer boutiques and luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Prada.

The area is popular with Manhattan’s fashion followers seven days a week.

NOLITA

A crowded weekend shopping destination, though perhaps not quite as popular as the famous Soho, Nolita contains fewer brands and more boutiques.

Nolita’s parallel north-south spines are Elizabeth, Mott and Mulberry Streets between East Houston and Kenmare Streets.

CHELSEA AND THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT

Well known for lively shopping and high fashion, Chelsea (west of Sixth Avenue between 15th and 30th Streets) is home to such designer boutiques as Comme des Garçons and Balenciaga.

In the neighboring Meatpacking District, you’ll find Jeffrey, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and more among fresh galleries, gourmet food stores and eclectic antique stores farther toward the Village.

MIDTOWN

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FIFTH AVENUE

Fifth Avenue, between Rockefeller Center and Central Park, is the pinnacle of the classic Manhattan shopping experience.

Expect to find names like Prada, Gucci, Cartier and Tiffany & Co., along with many other brands revered for their quality and vision. The famous Saks Fifth Avenue faces Rockefeller Center, a shopping destination in itself. Farther toward Central Park is the striking, glassenclosed flagship Apple Store.

57TH STREET

The iconic Louis Vuitton flagship, typically awash in some version of the brand’s legendary monogram, is on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, setting the tone for this fashionloaded thoroughfare.

Next door is Yves Saint Laurent and not far away are other flagships such as Burberry and Chanel, as well as some of Manhattan’s most well known art galleries.

Madison Avenue

As far up as 79th Street, Madison Avenue is packed with French and Italian labels that include Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, Prada, Hermès, Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel.

Between some of these big names and farther north, you’ll find several fascinating bookstores and antique dealers of old Manhattan.

MAJOR STORES

APPLE STORE, FIFTH AVENUE

At first glance, New York’s flagship Apple Store is not much more than a glass cube, yet it boasts hidden depths.

As it’s one of the most visited sites in New York City, you’ll want to stop by either early or late. For a more handson experience, reserve a place at one of the many workshops and events this technology wonderland offers.

+1 212 336 1440

767 5th Avenue

www.apple.com

BARNEYS NEW YORK

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Barneys New York, founded in 1923, is today a chain of luxury department stores offering high-end brands and private concierge services to build the shopping experience around you.

Brands available at Barneys include Dior, Manolo Blahnik, Fendi, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Paul Smith, Diane von Furstenberg and many, many more.

+1 212 826 8900

660 Madison Avenue

www.barneys.com

BERGDORF GOODMAN

The company was founded in 1899 by Herman Bergdorf and is located on Fifth Avenue at 58th Street.

Since its humble beginnings, Bergdorf Goodman has come to symbolize the very height of Manhattan‘s elegance, luxury and superior service, offering all the major brands under one roof.

+1 800 558 1855

5th Avenue at 58th Street

www.bergdorfgoodman.com

STEFANO RICCI

Classic Italian tailoring at its best, Stefano Ricci offers refined attire and accessories for the discriminating gentleman, as well as a coveted home ware range.

The trademark cufflinks are handmade by master goldsmiths using a host of precious stones, and the luxury leather range includes wallets, footwear, belts, travel bags and handbags for the perfect gift.

+1 212 371 3901

407 Park Avenue

www.stefanoricci.com

FAO SCHWARZ

Nearly 150 years old, this legendary toy shop is a favorite destination for adults and children, tourists and New Yorkers alike.

If not for shopping, it is worth visiting merely to marvel at the displays in the Grand Hall and FAO Schweetz, a classic New York candy store.

+1 212 644 9400

767 5th Avenue at 58th Street

www.fao.com

HENRI BENDEL

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Advertised as ‘a girl’s playground,’ Henri Bendel is a Fifth Avenue shopping icon for anyone interested in accessories, cosmetics or gifts. Although technically it’s a department store, inside it feels more like a series of sophisticated boutiques.

DEVI KROELL

Redefining true luxury, New York-based luxury accessories brand Devi Kroell combines modern design with flawless craftsmanship and highest quality materials.

Not relying on logo or hardware, Devi Kroell allows their innovative designs to showcase fine skins, securing a style that is decidedly modern and distinctly New York.

+1 212 644 4499

717 Madison Avenue

www.devikroell.com

JEFFREY

Jeffrey Kalinsky selects the finest, fashion-forward pieces for his stores, and you can expect to find labels like Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent, among others. All of Jeffrey’s associates are trained personal shoppers who offer warm and insightful assistance.

+1 212 206 1272

449 West 14th Street

www.jeffreynewyork.com

KIRNA ZABETE

This two-floor boutique has been attracting fashion fans ever since its 1999 opening.

The store carries a well edited collection of clothing, jewelry and accessories from established designers like Balenciaga, Celine and Lanvin, as well as pieces from select up-and-coming labels.

+1 212 941 9656

96 Greene Street

www.kirnazabete.com

LINDA DRESNER

This exclusive and modern store caters for many of Manhattan’s sophisticated and elegant customers, who book ahead to make use of Linda Dresner’s expert staff during private shopping appointments.

Linda Dresner presents her discerning clientele with a carefully-edited selection of pieces from top designers like Chloe, Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten and Marni.

+1 212 308 3177

484 Park Avenue

www.lindadresner.com

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Saks Fifth Avenue has been one of the city’s preeminent high-end department stores since it opened in 1924.

The ten-floor luxury behemoth buzzes with brands like Gucci, Escada, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Fendi.

+1 212 753 4000

611 5th Avenue

www.saksfifthavenue.com

SCOOP

Scoop first opened in New York City in Soho in 1996. Since then, the store has branched to additional locations on the Upper East Side and in the Meatpacking District.

The store is merchandised to be the ultimate closet, brimming with brands like Diane von Furstenberg, Missoni and Rag & Bone.

+1 212 925 3539

473-475 Broadway

www.scoopnyc.com

FASHION AND ACCESSORIES

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Phone: +1 212 645 1797 Address: 417 West 14th Street Website: www.alexandermcqueen.com
ALFRED DUNHILL Phone: +1 212 753 9292 Address: 545 Madison Avenue at 55th Street Website: www.dunhill.com
ANYA HINDMARCH Phone: +1 212 750 3974 Address: 29 East 60th Street
 
Phone: +1 212 343 8147 Address: 115 Greene Street Website: www.anyahindmarch.com
BALENCIAGA Phone: +1 212 206 0872 Address: 542 West 22nd Street Website: www.balenciaga.com
BURBERRY Phone: +1 212 925 9300 Address: 131 Spring Street
 
Phone: +1 212 407 7100 Address: 9 East 57th Street
 
Phone: +1 212 707 6700 Address: 444 Madison Avenue Website: www.burberry.com
CHANEL Phone: +1 212 334 0055 Address: 139 Spring Street
 
Phone: +1 212 535 5505 Address: 737 Madison Avenue
 
Phone: +1 212 355 5050 Address: 15 East 57th Street Website: www.chanel.com
CHLOÉ Phone: +1 212 717 8220 Address: 850 Madison Avenue Website: www.chloe.com
CHRISTIAN LACROIX Phone: +1 212 753 2569 Address: 36 East 57th Street Website: www.christian-lacroix.fr
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Phone: +1 646 486 4800 Address: 874 Washington Street Website: www.dvf.com
DOLCE & GABBANA Phone: +1 212 249 4100 Address: 825 Madison Avenue Website: www.dolcegabbana.com
DONNA KARAN NEW YORK Phone: +1 212 861 1001 Address: 819 Madison Avenue Website: www.donnakaran.com
EMILIO PUCCI Phone: +1 212 752 4777 Address: 24 East 64th Street Website: www.emiliopucci.com
FENDI Phone: +1 212 759 4646 Address: 677 5th Avenue Website: www.fendi.com
GIORGIO ARMANI Phone: +1 212 988 9191 Address: 760 Madison Avenue Website: www.giorgioarmani.com
GUCCI Phone: +1 212 717 2619 Address: 840 Madison Avenue
 
Phone: +1 212 826 2600 Address: 725 5th Avenue Website: www.gucci.com
HERMÈS Phone: +1 212 751 3181 Address: 691 Madison Avenue
 
Phone: +1 212 785 3030 Address: 15 Broad Street Website: www.hermes.com
HUGO BOSS Phone: +1 212 485 1900 Address: 10 Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center
 
Phone: +1 212 334 9001 Address: 555 Broadway
 
Phone: +1 646 336 8170 Address: 401 West 14th Street
 
Phone: +1 212 965 9442 Address: 132 Greene Street Website: www.hugoboss.com
ISSEY MIYAKE Phone: +1 212 226 0100 Address: 119 Hudson Street Website: www.isseymiyake.com
JIMMY CHOO Phone: +1 212 759 7078 Address: 716 Madison Avenue
 
Phone: +1 212 593 0800 Address: 645 5th Avenue, Olympic Tower Website: www.jimmychoo.com
LOUIS VUITTON Phone: +1 212 274 9090 Address: 116 Greene Street
 
Phone: +1 212 758 8877 Address: 1 East 57th Street Website: www.louisvuitton.com
LULU GUINNESS Phone: +1 212 367 2120 Address: 394 Bleecker Street Website: www.luluguinness.com
MANOLO BLAHNIK Phone: +1 212 582 3007 Address: 31 West 54th Street Website: www.manoloblahnik.com
MARC JACOBS Phone: +1 212 924 6126 Address: 385 Bleecker Street
 
Phone: +1 212 343 1490 Address: 163 Mercer Street
 
Phone: +1 212 924 0026 Address: 403-405 Bleecker Street
 
Phone: +1 212 206 6644 Address: 382 Bleecker Street
 
Phone: +1 212 929 0304 Address: 298 West 4th Street (Marc by Marc Jacobs Mens) Website: www.marcjacobs.com
MARNI Phone: +1 212 343 3912 Address: 161 Mercer Street
 
Phone: +1 212 257 6907 Address: 21 East 67th Street Website: www.marni-international.com
MICHAEL KORS Phone: +1 212 452 4685 Address: 974 Madison Avenue
 
Phone: +1 212 965 0401 Address: 101 Prince Street Website: www.michaelkors.com
MISSONI Phone: +1 212 517 9339 Address: 1009 Madison Avenue Website: www.missoni.com
MIU MIU Phone: +1 212 334 5156 Address: 100 Prince Street Phone: +1 212 641 2980 Address: 11 East 57th Street Website: www.miumiu.com
MOSCHINO Phone: +1 212 243 8600 Address: 401 West 14th Street Website: www.moschino.it
MULBERRY Phone: +1 888 685 6856 Address: 387 Bleecker Street
 
Phone: +1 888 685 6856 Address: 605 Madison Avenue Website: www.mulberry.com
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Phone: +1 212 288 5810 Address: 772 Madison Avenue Website: www.oscardelarenta.com
PATRICIA FIELD Phone: +1 212 966 4066 Address: 302 Bowery Website: www.patriciafield.com
PAUL SMITH Phone: +1 212 627 9770 Address: 108 5th Avenue
 
Phone: +1 646 613 3060 Address: 142 Greene Street Website: www.paulsmith.co.uk
RALPH LAUREN Phone: +1 212 645 5513 Address: 380 Bleecker Street
 
Phone: +1 646 638 0684 Address: 381 Bleecker Street
 
Phone: +1 212 625 1660 Address: 379 West Broadway
 
Phone: +1 212 606 2100 Address: 867 Madison Avenue Website: www.ralphlauren.com
PRADA Phone: +1 212 334 8888 Address: 575 Broadway
 
Phone: +1 212 327 4200 Address: 841 Madison Avenue
 
Phone: +1 212 664 0010 Address: 724 5th Avenue
 
Phone: +1 212 308 2332 Address: 45 East 57th Street Website: www.prada.com
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Phone: +1 212 759 3822 Address: 655 5th Avenue Website: www.ferragamo.com

JEWELRY AND WATCHES

BREGUET Phone: +1 212 288 4014 Address: 779 Madison Avenue Website: www.breguet.com
CHANEL Phone: +1 212 334 0055 Address: 139 Spring Street
Phone: +1 212 535 5828 Address: 733 Madison Avenue
Phone: +1 212 355 5050 Address: 15 East 57th Street Website: www.chanel.com
CHOPARD Phone: +1 212 223 2304 Address: 709 Madison Avenue Website: www.chopard.com
DE BEERS Phone: +1 212 906 0001 Address: 703 5th Avenue Website: www.debeers.com
DIOR HORLOGERIE Phone: +1 212 421 6009 Address: 17 East 57th Street Website: www.diorhorlogerie.com
OFFICINE PANERAI Phone: +1 212 223 1562 Address: 545 Madison Avenue Website: www.panerai.com
OMEGA Phone: +1 212 207 3333 Address: 711 5th Avenue Website: www.omegawatches.com
PIAGET Phone: +1 212 246 5555 Address: 730 5th Avenue Website: www.piaget.com
TIFFANY & Co. Phone: 212 755 8000 Address: 5th Avenue at 57th Street
Phone: +1 212 514 8015 Address: 37 Wall Street Website: www.tiffany.com