Where to Shop on New York's Famous 5th Avenue

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    Shop Til You Drop on Manhattan's 5th Avenue

    Fifth Ave NYC
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    Few things are as fun as an indulgent and leisurely shopping trip on New York's Famous Fifth Avenue. However, it can also be incredibly daunting and overwhelming, particularly for first-time shoppers. So here is a list of some of the top shops to visit during your time in Manhattan. 

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    Tiffany & Co.

    Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue Manhattan, Christmas Time
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    Shiny, sparkly baubles abound at the incredibly famous fine jewelry brand, Tiffany & Co. This flagship store is where the film Breakfast at Tiffany's was set.

    • Category: jewelry, gifts
    • Address: 727 Fifth Avenue 
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    Bergdorf Goodman

    Bergdorf Goodman
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    Known worldwide, despite this being their only location, Bergdorf Goodman is the premiere shopping destination for all luxury items. Many celebrities have been quoted as saying "Scatter my ashes at Bergdorf's", and there is a documentary about the store of the same name.

    • Category: clothing, accessories
    • Address: 645 Fifth Avenue
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    Mikimoto

    Mikimoto Piaget New York
    ••• Check out that beautiful pearls, jewelry and watches at these two jewelry stores Mikimoto & Piaget. anouchka / Getty Images

    Looking for high-quality cultured pearls? Look no further than Mikimoto. Each beautiful piece reflects supreme dedication, passion, and care, and would make an excellent gift for a lovely lady in your life. 

    • Category: jewelry, particularly pearls
    • Address: 730 Fifth Avenue
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    The Apple Store

    Apple Fifth Ave
    ••• Open 24 hours a day, the Apple Store is the perfect break from clothes shopping. Jorge Láscar / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

    Whether you're meeting with the staff at the Genius Bar or lusting after the new iPhone, a visit to The Apple Store is a must for tech lovers.

    • Category: Apple products and accessories
    • Address: 767 Fifth Avenue
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    Louis Vuitton

    Louis Vuitton shop along 5th Avenue
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    The crème de la crème of leather handbags, this outpost of the French maisonLouis Vuitton will set you back a pretty penny for a purse, but, given the timeless style, you'll be able to wear it for years to come. 

    • Category: clothing, accessories
    • Address: 1 East 57th Street (corner of Fifth Avenue)
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    Prada

    Prada store on 5th Avenue and crowds of people, NYC
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    The Italian brand Prada offers a wide variety of luxury items, from fashion to shoes and handbags, and everything in between. 

    • Category: clothing, accessories
    • Address: 724 Fifth Avenue
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    Abercrombie & Fitch

    Abercrombie & Fitch NYC flagship
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    Clean, classic American style fashion in a beachy setting, Abercrombie & Fitch is a more affordable option on the avenue. Sadly, the popular shirtless model greeters have become a thing of the past. 

    • Category: clothing, accessories
    • Address: 720 Fifth Avenue
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    Harry Winston

    Harry Winston
    ••• High end jewelry and watches make Harry Winston worth visiting Harry Winston.

    Searching for the perfect diamond engagement ring? Harry Winston is a favorite among the engaged elite and for good reason - their diamonds are top notch. 

    • Category: watches and jewelry
    • Address: 718 Fifth Avenue
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    Hugo Boss

    Hugo Boss
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    Well made suits for the well-heeled set, Hugo Boss gained notoriety in the late 1990s after a mention on the Sopranos

    • Category: clothing, accessories
    • Address: 611 Fifth Avenue
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    Henri Bendel

    Henri Bendel
    ••• Youthful glamour is the goal at Henri Bendel. Alexisrael / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

    A  direct competitor of Bergdorf's Henri Bendel is another ultra-luxury department store that you shouldn't miss.

    • Category: clothing, accessories
    • Address: 712 Fifth Avenue
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    Wempe

    Wempe
    ••• Since 1878 this German company has been producing fine watches and jewelry. Courtesy of Wempe

    A  bit of a strange name, Wempe sells jewelry and watches from popular high-end brands like Rolex.

    • Category: jewelry and watches
    • Address: 700 Fifth Avenue
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    Lindt

    Lindt New York
    ••• Satisfy your sweet tooth at with Lindt's Swiss chocolates. littleny / Getty Images

    Chocoholics, this one is for you!  The Swiss chocolatier Lindt makes high-quality sweet treats including their most popular Lindor truffles. 

    • Category: chocolates
    • Address: 665 Fifth Avenue
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    Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa

    Elizabeth Arden Red Door
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    Relax and say ahh at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. Offering facials, massages, and nail care services, a stop at the spa is a great way to recharge before more shopping.

    • Category: salon and spa
    • Address: 663 Fifth Avenue
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    Zara

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    Bargain shoppers have known about the fast fashion shop Zara for years. For the uninitiated, the shop offers the best of what's hot now at low prices. 

    • Category: clothing, accessories
    • Address: 666, 500 & 101 5th Avenue
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    Gap

    GAP fifth ave
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    Fall into the Gap. Another budget friendly option, The Gap sells denim, t-shirts and other well-made wardrobe staples. 

    • Category: clothing
    • Address: 680 Fifth Avenue
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    Gucci

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    Offering everything in men's and women's fashions, Gucci has gained more fame from their adorned sneaker collections.

    • Category: handbags, shoes, clothing, accessories
    • Address:  725 Fifth Avenue
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    St. John

    St. John 5th ave NYC
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    St. John is best known for their women's knit items, although accessories are also a large part of the brand. 

    • Category: women's clothing, accessories
    • Address: 665 Fifth Avenue
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    NBA Store

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    The NBA Store is an interactive store that caters to all basketball fans, even if you're not cheering for NYC, but it helps. ​

    • Category: clothing, accessories
    • Address: 545 Fifth Avenue
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    Ermenegildo Zegna

    Ermenegildo Zegna
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    Stunning and incredibly well-made men's suits are sold by the top designer, Ermenegildo Zegna.

    • Category: men's clothing, accessories
    • Address: 663 Fifth Avenue
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    Salvatore Ferragamo

    Salvatore Ferragamo NYC
    ••• Originally a footwear designer, Salvatore Ferragamo now offers a full line. https://flic.kr/p/qisYsE / Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0

    Fun and flashy designs reign at Salvatore Ferragamo.

    • Category: footwear, clothing, accessories
    • Address: 655 Fifth Avenue
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    Cartier

    Cartier Store decorated for winter holidays, New York
    ••• The French import, Cartier, is well known for its beautiful jewelry and watches. anouchka / Getty Images

    Cartier is the destination for creative jewels. Look out for the crystal leopard that's overlooking the shop. 

    • Category: jewelry, watches
    • Address: 653 Fifth Avenue
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    Versace

    Versace in the Fifth Avenue New York
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    This Italian fashion house was made famous by the deceased designer's sister and she is the current vice president of Versace.

    • Category: luxury clothing, accessories, fragrances
    • Address: 647 Fifth Avenue
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    H Stern

    H Stern NYC
    ••• This Brazilian store has been making jewelery since the 1950s. Jimmy Baikovicius / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

    H Stern is a posh, Brazil-based jewelry company selling high-end pieces, including watches.

    • Category: jewelry, watches
    • Address: 645 Fifth Avenue
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    A|X Armani Exchange

    Armani Exchange Store
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    More casual than the brand's signature pieces, A|X Armani Exchange offers both men's and women's fashion.

    • Category: clothing, accessories
    • Address: 645 Fifth Avenue
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    H&M

    H&M Fifth Ave NYC
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    Swedish brand H&M has trendy pieces for the budget yet style conscious. 

    • Category: clothing, accessories
    • Address: 640 Fifth Avenue
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    Cole Haan

    Cole Haan 5th ave NYC
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    Accessories brand Cole Haan specialized is shoes, handbags, and other small leather goods.

    • Category: shoes, accessories
    • Address: 620 Fifth Avenue
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    Saks Fifth Avenue

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    Naturally, given the name, this is a must for shoppers. Saks, as its better known, is still a luxury department store, but stocks items that are a bit more affordable than the merchandise at Bergdorf's. 

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    American Girl Place

    American Girl Place NYC
    ••• Every young girl will enjoy visiting this mecca to the American Girl collection. InSapphoWeTrust / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

    Whether you want to relive your childhood or share it with a youngster, the American Girl Place is more than a store with a restaurant, and theater that puts on live plays daily.  

    • Category: Toys
    • Address: 609 Fifth Avenue