Ask people what’s the the most chi-chi shopping district in the country and the majority will most likely say New York’s “Fifth Avenue”. The main artery of the NYC shopping scene, the Fifth Avenue district has attracted a steady stream of fashionistas for more than a century.
From the rich and famous to savvy bargain hunters, shoppers flock to this section of Midtown between 49th and 60th streets to find it all. From popular brands like Victoria’s Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch; to upscale department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Saks; to multinational retailers like Zara and Uniqlo; customers rarely come home without at least one or more famous label shopping bags.
More than just apparel, Fifth Avenue is also home to the 24-hour flagship Apple Store and the City’s first jeweler, Tiffany & Co. One of the most luxurious stretches of retail in the country. Most of these high-end outposts feature creatively dazzling window displays—tableaux that in their own right have become draws for visitors.
Visit: North from Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village to West 143rd Street in Harlem; NYC; 618-080-4776; visit5thavenue.com