Fifth Avenue shopping doesn’t come cheap. This New York City stretch is world famous for its designer boutiques, chic department stores, and everything luxe. But even if you can’t casually drop a few G’s on a new pair of Jimmy Choos, looking at the window displays of the world’s top fashion designers (or even being bold enough to try on a couple styles) can give any fashionista a proper fix. You really can’t go wrong shopping on Fifth Avenue. I suggest starting with these must-visit shops.
Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave
What’s a Fifth Avenue shopping spree without a trip to Bergdorf Goodman? Bergdorf’s window displays alone are some of the best in NYC. And once you step inside, you’re surrounded by a collection of the world’s top designer brands and luxury goods. Round out your afternoon with a visit to the seventh floor, where the BG Restaurant serves their famous Gotham Salad, or enjoy a posh afternoon tea while overlooking Fifth Avenue and Central Park.
Prada, 724 5th Ave
Remember that scene in Sex and the City, when Carrie takes Berger shopping at Prada? It all happened here. Of course, you can find the Prada label in several NYC department stores, but this flagship location is a pretty impressive display.
Lindt, 665 5th Ave
It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love Lindt truffles, but how many cities boast a fabulous storefront dedicated to this Swiss chocolatier? Here, you’ll find enormous bushels filled with every Lindt truffle flavor under the sun. Grab a box of your favorite, or pick and mix your own combo for a quick sweet treat.
Tiffany & Co, 727 5th Ave
This is where it all started. From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to becoming synonymous with the perfect diamond engagement ring, the Tiffany & Co. flagship store on Fifth Avenue is arguably New York City’s most famous shop. Even if you’re not in the market for diamonds or luxury trinkets, it’s always fun to pay a visit to this iconic location.
American Girl Place, 609 5th Ave
Fifth Avenue may be all about luxury, but there’s no reason why you can’t revisit your childhood and stop into American Girl Place. Many of us grew up with American Girl dolls, and it’s interesting to see how much the brand has grown – not to mention, how many new characters they now have. Little girls from all over the world come here to indulge in everything pink, girly, and fabulous. Go ahead and join in on the fun. Oh, and if you have a Samantha doll, hold on to her! The company has stopped making them for the time being.
Saks Fifth Ave, 611 5th Ave
As it’s the store’s namesake, it only makes sense to pay homage to Saks Fifth Avenue while exploring the area. Although it stocks many of the same high-end labels as Bergdorf’s, the Saks vibe is substantially less “chi chi” and a lot more relaxed. Note to shoe fanatics: Christian Louboutin is located on the eighth floor.