Impossible to go in New York and not resist the temptation to buy isn’t?
Well, the blogger Malu Figueiredo of the blog luxurytowaste.blogspot.com and reader of the blog She Loves Glam! asked me general tips on shopping in New York, and this post is primarily about the shopping stores in NYC and especially for her that is coming to NYC! Enjoy the tips and the next articles I will post more tips on restaurants, hotels, etc..
(Calvin klein, Jean-Paul, Giorgio Armani) and flagship fashion house boutiques (Prada, Hermès, Chanel). Kick things off at Fratelli Rossetti on 58th Street for fab Italian shoes, and be sure to leave some time for the grand finale at the stately Polo Store on 72nd Street.
Plan B: Need to get it all in a hurry? Fifth Avenue is where you’ll find the high-end department stores (Bergdorf’s, Bendel’s, Saks) carrying all the names you need. Plus a few that you won’t find on Madison (Versace, Fendi, Ferragamo).
Madison Avenue, 57th to 72nd Sts.
BARNEYS NEW YORK! This store is very sophisticated and very beautiful. There are 8 floors and is the most expensive items on the first floor and Prada suits, upstairs are the Co-op department that is the area of design, you will find Habitual jeans, Miu Miu dresses, and clingy Juicy tees. And on the 9th floor is Fred’s restaurant that serves a delicious lunch. 255 W 17th St, New York, NY (212) 450-8400 116 Wooster St, New York, NY (212) 965-9964 660 Madison Ave, New York, NY (212) 826-8900 barneys.com
MACY’S : Shop the Miracle on 34th St. If you’re looking for cutting edge fashion, head elsewhere. This is the spot for essentials from all the big brands—everyone from Guess and Esprit to Ralph, Donna and Calvin, and at all prices in between. 151 West 34th Street entre a 6th e a 7th avenue, New York Phone: (212) 695-4400 macys.com
BLOOMINGDALE´S Plow through “B-Way,” the aptly named, crowded main-floor arcade that feels like Times Square on Saturday, and hit the second floor for trendy, well-priced American brands. Bloomies also carries all the requisite big-name designer labels and houses an extensive selection of lingerie. 1.000 3rd Avenue com 59 th Street New York, NY bloomingdales.com
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE This top-end department store is filled with major American designers and plenty of Europeans, plus a complete collection of diffusion lines. The eighth-floor swimwear department swells seasonally to accommodate classics and styles with a little more va-va-voom. 611 5th Ave NYC, NY 10022 Subway: 47 – 50 Sts – Rockefeller Ctr (212) 940-2818 saksfifthavenue.com
AMERICAN GIRL The 43,000-square-foot behemoth is home to a full line of eighteen-inch historical dolls (dressed in period clothes), a café, a bookstore, and a theater that brings the dolls’ characters to life. 609 5th Ave (Entre a 48th St & 49th St) New York, NY 10017 Próximo a Midtown East americangirl.com
NIKETOWN The famed Nike swoosh is everywhere you look in this much-ballyhooed store. Stop in for the full line of Nike products—shoes, clothes, gizmos—and the terrific people-watchin. 6 E. 57th St., between Fifth and Madison Aves., 212-891-6453, niketown.com
Plan B: ADIDAS 136 Wooster St. near Prince St., 212-777-2001, adidas.com
TIFFANY & CO. The most democratic of the big jewelry houses, Tiffany’s welcomes shoppers who come by Town Cars, taxis, and tour buses. Snap up key rings, money clips and cuff links, or invest in beautifully-made men’s watches, kitchenware, or their classic 6-prong diamond engagement ring. Tiffany’s has some gorgeous, unique, and practical jewelry. If you have a special occasion coming, shop here. Just be aware, this icon comes with a price tag. Service. If you are truly interested in a purchase, you’lI find the excellent service. The attendants are honest and generally helpful. If you treat the staff with kindness and respect, you will receive kindness and respect in return.
Affordable. You must think I am either incredibly wealthy or incredibly insane. The reality is that Tiffany’s offers jewelry within varying price ranges. There are a number of sterling silver bracelets, necklaces, and rings that are lovely and priced around $100-$150. 37 Wall St (Entre a Broad St & Nassau St) New York, NY 10005 Neighborhood: Financial District tiffany.com
HENRI BENDEL Its Amazing place! A little piece of heaven on earth – for women at least. From the make up to the bag to the jewelry. In the disco era, Henri Bendel was the epicenter of modish New York. These days, the shop stays cool with favorites like Earl Jeans and Shoshanna dresses, as well as styles from designers like Sophia Kokosalaki. Great varieties. Many floors. 712 5th Avenue (Entre a 55th St & 56th St)New York, NY 10019 Neighborhood: Midtown West (800) 423-6335 www.henribendel.com
CHANEL I love Chanel and this location has great salespeople. the store is beautiful and very sophisticated. You can find perfumes, makeup, sunglasses and dazzling outfits. If you are not going to buy is worth entering the store because it is beautiful. 735 Madison Ave (Between 64th St & 65th St) New York, NY 10021 Near the Upper East Side (212) 535-5505 www.chanel.com
H&M The throngs of bargain hunters, thumping music, and huge fitting-room lines could fray even a Zen master’s nerves, but you can’t beat this Swedish chain’s ridiculously low prices on must-haves of the moment like club clothes, ethnic-inspired tops, and cargo pants. 640 5th Ave (between 51st St & 52nd St) New York, NY 10019 1328 Broadway at 34th St., 212-564-9922 Neighborhoods: Midtown East, Midtown West (212) 489-0390 hm.com
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFFITERS The store is not sophisticated, but is the face of Abercrombie, Hollister, only cheaper and full of sweatshirts, t-shirts and cute! Several stores in NY, but the coolest thing is to Times Square. There you buy anything and enjoy 15 seconds of fame at the corner of the world’s most famous … is serious, his photo appears on screen, great! 599 Broadway (between Prince St & Houston St) New York, NY 10012 Next: SoHo (212) 941-9785
APPLE STORE: The two-story space boasts a show-stopping glass staircase and a translucent walkway which glimmers in the sunshine flooding in from skylights. Test-drive everything in sight (iPods, digital cameras, software), play stump-the-tech-experts at the Genius Bar upstairs, or sit in on the free daily instructional seminars. 767 5th Ave New York, NY 10153 Próximo a Midtown East (212) 336-1440www.apple.com/retail/fifthavenue/
GAP Hot clothes with style for the whole family and priced great! Here are happy to pregnant women with normal clothes for pregnants. Great selection of clothing/apparel for men and women. The quality its is really good and the designs and styles its really good too. You have several scattered around the city, the 5th Avenue is open late. 680 5th Ave (Entre 53rd St & 54th St) New York, NY 10019 Neighborhood: Midtown West (212) 977-7023 gap.com
BROOKSTONE This Store is huge you find unique gift ideas for men and women. The gifts are perfect for any occasion. Browse gifts for him, gifts for her, luxury gifts, … 20 W 57th St Lbby New York, NY 10019 Neighborhood: Midtown West (212) 245-1405 www.brookstone.com/
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS Anyone worth her Manolos will tell you that Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship is the final word in edgy designer fashion. The lower floors house sophisticated, expensive items like Prada suits; in the upstairs Co-op department, you’ll find Habitual jeans, Miu Miu dresses, and clingy Juicy tees. Union Square 33 E 17th St New York, NY 10003 Neighborhoods: Flatiron, Union Square (212) 253-0810 www.bn.com
FAO SCHWARZ In 1862, German immigrant Frederick August Otto Schwarz began supplying New York society with Europe’s finest toys. Today, you’ll find a smattering of ultra-high-end goods and an array of stuffed animals, dolls, train sets, blocks, board games, and even candy. 767 5th Ave New York, NY 10153 Neighborhood: Midtown East (212) 644-9400 www.fao.com
ABRACADABRA Hello guys crazy about magic, circus, costumes, masks most amazing celebrity, crazy wigs, makeup, special effects, items for juggling, sticks, devil sticks, tricks, crazy, fun and this store will make you forget the time to go .. . The store is huge …. and it looks haunted! 19 W 21st st (between 5th Ave & Broadway) New York, NY 10010 Neighborhood: Flatiron (212) 627-7523 www.abracadabrasuperstore.com/
MAC COSMETICS It is a Canadian make-up line, preferred by all models by a good length and variety of colors. Flatiron Bldg 1 E 22nd St New York, NY 10010 Neighborhood: Flatiron (212) 677-6611 www.maccosmetics.com
PLAN B: Victoria’s Secret-Everyone knows everybody loves it! Always have beautiful sweaters, sexy, tops, lingerie irresistible to all! One thousand beautiful scents and always … the best news is a lipstick that lasts all day! Stores across the U.S. and several in New York City .. (Some end. 115, Fifth Ave, 34 E 57th St)
SAFETY TIPS: New York and you need not to be aware about their belongings, mostly stock, especially when you are losing your senses before the window more beautiful than ever-seen-in-life! Escalators as well. The moment distracted is something unexpected happens such as theft and may believe happens in New York.