It’s nearing that time when everyone gathers in New York City to shop for the holidays. Windows will be decorated, lights will be twinkling, and we can always expect a few surprise decorations! So whether you’re inclined to shop till you drop or simply take in the wonder of the holidays in Midtown Manhattan, TipsForTravelers has your go-to guide for everything luxury.
Location: 660 Madison Avenue (Between 60th & 61st Streets)
Phone: (212) 826-8900
Was that Sarah Jessica Parker? Oh wait, there is Andy Garcia! Everyone shops here and we know why, it’s the shoe department…no, no…it’s the customer service, wait…no, it’s definitely the cosmetic section or the personal shopping? I’m sure it’s all of these things, plus there are over 400 brand names to choose from and 2 delicious restaurants, Fred’s at Barney’s Madison Avenue open for lunch and dinner, and Gene’s Cafe, which is a bit more stop and go.
Location: 754 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019 (Between 57th & 58th Streets)
Phone: (212) 753-7300
A fashionista’s paradise! Chanel and Chloe and Prada… OH MY! Bergdorf is always luxury shopping at its finest. If you’re searching for the hottest styles fresh off the runway, you need to visit this department store! No trip to New York City would be complete without stopping into Bergdorf Goodman BG Restaurant for their delicious Lobster Napoleon or a glass of sparkling wine to top off the perfect shopping experience. It’s so easy to understand why this couture Mecca of shopping has been featured in so many films from classics such as That Touch of Mink to newer favorites like, Sex and the City 2. A special tip for our guys: Bergdorf Goodman has a separate store just for you located directly across the street on Fifth Avenue! Three whole floors of shoes, clothing and accessories for all you fashionable men out there!
Saks Fifth Avenue
Location: 611 Fifth Avenue (Between 49th & 50th Streets)
Phone: (212) 753-4000
We know you can find probably find a Saks Fifth Avenue in your hometown, but only in Manhattan will you have the opportunity to browse their flagship store which is actually located ON Fifth Avenue! With 10 floors of luxury, your heart may just go weak. We know how expensive NYC can be, so if you’ve planned to splurge on delicious New York restaurants this time, don’t worry, the fifth floor offers prices for a more modest budget, with designers like Marc by Marc Jacobs and Juicy Couture. Of course, just like its competitors you also have the option to dine in style! After your shopping extravaganza, drop those bags and give those feet a rest at Cafe SFA the scrumptious restaurant on the 8th floor.
Location: 59th Street and Lexington Avenue
I think when we hear the word “Bloomie’s” every woman’s heart goes pitter patter! The click clack of heals across the floor, the feel of new handbags, and the fragrance of perfume as you walk through instantly put a smile on your face! Let’s face it…shopping can be an all day excursion, so it’s so wonderful that Bloomingdales offers quite a few options to re-fuel: Forty Carrots for soup, salads or a sandwich, Le Train Bleu for french fair, Burke in the Box for a more casual American cuisine or Flip to create your own burger. If you plan to visit Bloomingdales on your next visit to NYC, don’t forget to book the Hotel Elysée’s Bloomingdales Package!
And there’s always so much more! For further shopping recommendations or questions about this post, please feel free to contact our concierge team at the Hotel Elysee, Library Hotel, Casablanca Hotel, or Hotel Giraffe!