7 Famous New York City Department Stores

Fifth Avenue and Empire State Building in Manhattan, New York, USA

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New York City department stores offer a wide array of merchandise for shoppers, from cosmetics and housewares to designer fashions and accessories. Whether you're interested in the cutting-edge styles of Barneys New York or the service and sophistication of Saks Fifth Avenue, there's a Manhattan department store for every budget.

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    NYC Barney's

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    Shoppers interested in expensive, forward-thinking fashions should browse the racks at Barneys New York. Offering the trendiest merchandise of Manhattan's major department stores, Barneys' twice-annual sales can put their clothes within reach for those with tighter wallets.

    • Address: 660 Madison Avenue (60th/61st)
    • Subway: N/R/W to 59th/5th Avenue; F/Q to 63rd/Lexington
    • Neighborhood: Upper East Side 
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    Bergdorf Goodman

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    Both the main Bergdorf Goodman store and its men's outlet across Fifth Avenue offer shoppers luxury fashions, housewares, and accessories. Known for its classic high-end fashions, the department store chain has expanded its offerings to include items for a younger, affluent audience.

    • Address: 754 Fifth Avenue (58th)
    • Bergdorf Goodman Men Address: 745 Fifth Avenue (58th)
    • Subway: E/M to 53rd/5th Avenue; N/R/W to 59th/5th Avenue
    • Neighborhood: Midtown Map
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    Bloomingdale's new york

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    One of New York City's retail institutions, Bloomingdale's can overwhelm even the most seasoned shopper. Fantastic sales and a diverse array of merchandise make it a worthwhile stop. There are three outposts in Manhattan in SoHo, the Upper West Side, and the flagship in Midtown.

    • Address: 1000 Third Avenue (59th)
    • Subway: N/R/W and 4/5/6 to 59th/Lexington
    • Neighborhood: Midtown
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    Henri Bendel

    Henri Bendel
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    Founded in 1896, Henri Bendel offers an intimate boutique experience for shoppers on the hunt for chic youthful clothing. Henri Bendel is known for showcasing new designers, as well as the flagship Frederic Fekkai hair salon on the fourth floor.

    • Address: 712 Fifth Avenue (55th/56th)
    • Subway: E/M to 53rd/5th Avenue; N/R/W to 59th/5th Avenue
    • Neighborhood: Midtown
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    Lord & Taylor

    Lord & Taylor

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    Lord & Taylor is a landmark that has been around since 1826. Although it's not as luxurious as Saks or as trendy as Barneys, Lord & Taylor showcases American designers and always has good deals for savvy shoppers. It is especially well known for its extravagant holiday window displays.

    • Address: 424 Fifth Avenue (38th/39th)
    • Subway: B/D/F/M/7 to 42nd/Bryant Park
    • Neighborhood: Midtown 
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    Macy's new york


    Quite possibly the most famous department store in New York City, Macy's features 11 floors of clothing, kitchenware, and accessories. Be sure to check out the original wooden escalators connecting some of the top floors. Merchandise at Macy's is moderately priced, and the store has great sales year-round.

    • Address: 151 W 34th St.
    • Subway: B/D/F/M/N/Q/R/W to 34th/Herald Square; 1/2/3/A/C/E to 34th/Penn Station
    • Neighborhood: Herald Square
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    Saks 5th Ave

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    Located across from Rockefeller Center, Saks Fifth Avenue offers shoppers a wide array of top-quality merchandise and solid customer service, including free personal shopping. Cafe SFA on the eighth floor has great food and an even better view.

    • Address: 611 Fifth Avenue (49th/50th)
    • Subway: B/D/F/M to 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center; E/M to 53rd/5th Avenue
    • Neighborhood: Midtown