High end department stores, jewelry stores, clothes/accessories stores, etc., etc.!! From Gucci to Prada to Tiffany's to Saks to the Disney store, it's all there. Wear good walking shoes and bring your credit cards. Don't forget to stop at FAO Schwarz for an amazing selection of toys!
Back in 1883, William Henry Vanderbilt built the first high-scale hotel on Fifth Avenue. Other luxurious hotels followed suite, and when the tres chic Cartier jewellery opened its doors in 1917, Fifth Avenue forever became associated with richness and splendor. There is now a wide variety of stores on 5th Ave., though the majority are still pretty upscale: Versace, Gucci, Prada, Tiffany & Co., Abercrombie & Fitch, Lindt Chocolate, Apple and the ever popular FAO Schwartz toy store (who hasn't wanted to try that piano?!) are all there for you, whether you're ready to get in line and get some serious shopping done or just prefer to keep your wallet safely stowed and become an avid window shopper. Also, don't forget to look up once in a while as there are some pretty neat buildings that you might miss otherwise.
Fifth Avenue is the dividing street that seperates the east side from the west side of Manhattan. From 34th street north, it has countless stores and eating establishments.
Also, the Empire State building is on the Avenue as well as St. Patricks Cathedral. From 42nd Street north, you'll find some of the best stores in NYC including Lord and Taylor, Saks 5th Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. Further north on 81st Street are the Metropolitan Museum and several other museums. This stretch is called Museum Mile. So whether its shopping or museums, 5th Avenue has something for you.
As I heard about the new Apple Store that opened on the Fifth Ave. last month, I was keen on going to. This store was very interesting. It looked like the large glass cube and you needed to go downstairs 'cause the store was actually located ‘underground’ - the same entrance design as in the Louvre. It is the real Apple’s paradise that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ;-)
Just right behind the Apple Store, it was the famous toy store in NY, F.A.O. Schwarz. It had been once a scene of an 80’s movie, “Big”. I grabbed some toys for my little niece & nephew.
This is for the serious shoppers!!! It has all the big names....Very close to Time Square but you must have the big bucks!!! Mind you it is cheaper for the brits as the pound is pounding the dollar!!!
Fifth Avenue- is a major street of manhattan, the street where you can find the historical mansion and luxurious real state in NYC. It is one of the major shopping streets. Also Many Land marks and famous buildings attractions are located along the ave., like the Empire State Building, Rockefeller, Saint Patrick, museums and lots more.
The high status of Fifth Avenue was confirmed in 1862, when Caroline Schermerhorn Astor settled on the southwest corner of Thirty-fourth Street, and the beginning of the end of its reign as a residential street was symbolized by the erection, in 1893, of the Astoria Hotel on the site of her house, later linked to its neighbor as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It is one of the most expensive streets in the world! Here is the tip of the iceberg.
Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave.
Bergdorf Men's, 745 Fifth Ave.
Brooks Brothers, 666 Fifth Ave.
Bulgari, 730 Fifth Ave.
Cartier, 653 Fifth Ave.
Disney Store, 711 Fifth Ave.
Fendi, 720 Fifth Ave.
Ferragamo Women's, 661 Fifth Ave.
Fortunoff, 681 Fifth Ave.
Gucci, 685 Fifth Ave.
H. Stern, 645 Fifth Ave.
Harry Winston, 718 Fifth Ave.
Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave.
Kenneth Cole, 610 Fifth Ave.
Louis Vuitton, 1 E. 57th St.
NBA Store, 666 Fifth Avenue
Prada, 724 Fifth Ave.
Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave.
Sephora, 636 Fifth Ave.
Takashimaya, 693 Fifth Ave.
Tiffany & Co., 727 Fifth Ave.
Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Ave.
Van Cleef & Arpels, 744 Fifth Ave.
Versace, 647 Fifth Ave.
During my visit I done a whole lot of "window" shopping, lol, but did manage a couple of things at Armani so I thought that was pretty good. Hopefully you don't have access to your savings account on this street!
The elegant Fifth Avenue starts from 59th Street to 42nd Street, lined up of the world’s most famous stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, F.A.O Schwarz toys wonderland.
Also in the area is the black Trump Tower (at 57th Street) with 6-story atrium of pink marble and polished brass. On the lower floors you will find shops such as Cartier while the upper floors are offices & condominiums.
The block between Fifth and Sixth Avenues is known as Diamond District where precious gems are traded.
The corner of 57th Street to Fifth Avenue you will find the famous gems store - Tiffany & Co. As said on the novel "Breakfast At Tiffany", the shop keepers and even the door man greet us with courtesy - no matter we shop or not. Also along this street you'll find the luxury stores of Burberrys and Chanel.
Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in the center of the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. It runs through the heart of Midtown and along the eastern side of Central Park, and because of the expensive park-view real estate and historical mansions along its course, it is a symbol of wealthy New York. It is the dividing line for the east-west streets in Manhattan and the Bronx, as well as the zero-numbering point for street addresses (numbers increase in both directions as one moves away from Fifth, with 1 East 59th Street on the corner at Fifth Avenue, and 300 East 59th Street located several blocks to the East). Fifth Avenue is a one-way street and carries southbound ("downtown") traffic.
Some people refer to Fifth Avenue colloquially as "Fashion Ave", because it's home of many famous fashion designers, but many refrain from it to avoid confusion with the real Fashion Ave, also known as Seventh Avenue.
Many landmarks and famous buildings are situated along Fifth Avenue in Midtown and the Upper East Side. In Midtown are the Empire State Building, the New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
The stretch of Fifth Avenue from the 80s through the 90s (i.e., from 82nd Street to 105th Street) has enough museums to have acquired the nickname Museum Mile and includes such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. That area was known in the early 20th century as Millionaire's Row after the many mansions built there as the richest New Yorkers moved their residences north to face Central Park.
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