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Armani Fifth Avenue

Shopping & Shopping Services

0.8 Miles Midtown

Armani/5th Avenue is revealed as a neatly defined and light building completely clad in glass—164 feet long and 45 feet high. Spread over four floors, the store features a retail area of approximately 30,000 square feet of which 5200 is occupied by the Bar and Restaurant. Armani selected the architects Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas and actively collaborated with them throughout this building, conceived as a single, fluid space brought together by the impact of the vortex of the staircase. The heart of the building is epitomized by the staircase, a structure in rolled calender steel, and clad in plastic material that highlights its exceptional sculptural presence. This fabulous concept store brings together the world of Armani: For signature shopping, there is no better place to start than on the ground floor for Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani accessories as well as the Emporio Armani collection for women. Down in the basement is the realm of those who favor a casual style of dress: Armani Jeans, EA7—the sports line that includes specialized clothing and equipment, Emporio Armani Underwear and the Swimwear range. The further up the building, the more selective and refined the choice of products become. On the first floor, the cosmetics area beckons, with its ultra-sophisticated range of products with Crema Nera and perfumes, followed by the area dedicated to Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani shoes. From here it is a short hop to Giorgio Armani, Fashion, Classics and Eveningwear, all for women. Following the pathway of the staircase and descending a few steps, the space is dedicated exclusively to the fashion section of the Emporio Armani line for men. On the second floor, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani for men and Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani shoes for men are displayed. This floor also houses Armani/Casa, offering a choice of objets; the space successfully evokes the huge Armani/Casa store in SoHo. Nearby there is a small area dedicated to the delights of Armani/Dolci, the first retail area for this collection of delicacies to open in the USA. On both the first and second level, two specific spaces have been conceived and reserved for a private VIP fitting room. From the Armani/Ristorante on the top floor, a fabulous view can be enjoyed—through an amber-colored filter—down Fifth Avenue, with Central Park in the background. A line of lighting on the ground leads to the entrance to the restaurant, emphasizing the sensuous curve of the wall. A virtual curtain is raised as you pass through it: the show begins, making the customer the star.

Lion Brand Yarn Studio

Arts & Crafts

1.4 Miles

The Lion Brand Yarn Studio is a unique retail store and education center. Aside from a full selection of Lion Brand yarns, they offer a wide variety of educational programming, from beginning level classes in both knitting and crochet to workshops in all sorts of knitting, crocheting, and yarncrafting techniques, including weaving, dyeing, and felting. Visit their website for full details. Founded in 1878, Lion Brand Yarn Company is the oldest producer of knitting and craft yarn in the United State. The company sells a variety of yarns, from 100% natural fibers including cotton, cashmere, alpaca and wool to blends and 100% acrylics in a variety of weights.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Shopping & Shopping Services

39.4 Miles Central Valley

With 220 stores Woodbury Common Premium Outlets offers the world's largest collection of upscale designer apparel and name-brand outlets with everyday savings of 25% to 65%. Featuring Off 5th Avenue Outlet, Escada, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Salvatore Ferragamo, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Donna Karan, Gap Outlet, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, J. Crew, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Max Mara, Nike Factory Store, The North Face, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Timberland, Williams-Sonoma Outlet and much more. Want to travel in style to Woodbury Common for a shopping trip? NYC.com can get you there! Just click here to learn more.

Spa Castle

Shopping & Shopping Services

8.1 Miles

Spa Castle is an other worldly experience, an expansive playground of hot baths, cold water, steam rooms, and a host of other amenities. Entrance fee gives you all day access to the facilities that include a number of indoor and outdoor pools. Additional service include Body Scrubs, Massages, Beauty Salon and VIP private spa. In house Korean and Italian restaurants, as well as a full bar and juice bar.

Schaller & Weber

Gourmet Food Stores

2.4 Miles Upper East Side

Our favorite place to buy sausages in New York, Schaller & Weber is the only American sausage and processed meat manufacturer to consistently and repeatedly recieve the coveted Gold Medals of Honor awarded at International Exhibitions in Holland, Austria, and Germany. Most recently during the year 2000 Competition at the Welser fair in Austria, Schaller & Weber submitted twenty differant products and walked away with Fourteen Gold and six Silver Medals, leaving European competitors behind. Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 8:30am-6pm Sunday: Closed

Bergdorf Goodman

Department Stores, By Name

0.9 Miles Midtown

Standing at the crossroads of fashion at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street in New York City, Bergdorf Goodman is known throughout the world for elegance, luxury, and superior service. Store Hours Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm Sat: 10am-7pm Sun: 12pm-6pm Discover the evolution of this New York legend below: 1899 Edwin Goodman works for Herman Bergdorf, an immigrant from Alsace, in his tailoring establishment just above Union Square in downtown Manhattan. 1906 Goodman purchases the store from Bergdorf and moves to the site where Rockefeller Center now stands. 1914 Goodman is the first couturier to introduce ready-to-wear, making Bergdorf Goodman the destination for premier American and French fashion. 1928 Bergdorf Goodman moves to its present location, the former site of the great Cornelius Vanderbilt mansion. With Goodman's son, Andrew, as President, the store continues innovations such as an incomparable fur salon, the exclusive Bergdorf Goodman Number Nine perfume, and Miss Bergdorf, a ready-to-wear line for the younger customer. 1953 Goodman retires as the most celebrated merchant of his time, with many accolades including the Legion of Honor from France. 1986 "The Decorative Home on Seven" is created to house antiques, porcelains, silver, crystal, linens, stationery, home furnishings, and delicacies from around the world. Today, the floor is home to Jane Stubbs' first-edition and one-of-a-kind books and prints, along with a special collection of books from Assouline. Luxury stationers Smythson of Bond Street, along with a bridal salon and gift registry, are also housed there. 1990 The Men's Store opens its doors directly across the street at 745 Fifth Avenue. 1997 Formerly the Goodman family residence, the penthouse atop the store, is converted into the John Barrett Salon and Susan Ciminelli Day Spa. 1999 The Beauty Level opens directly below the main floor, offering 15,000 square feet of luxury with eight spa rooms exclusively for facials, skincare consultations and special treatments, and Goodman's Cafe, serving lunch and afternoon tea. 2002 Artisans and craftspeople begin a dramatic restoration of the Main Floor of the Women's Store. 2003 New boutiques open for CHANEL, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent. 2004 BergdorfGoodman.com debuts in Fall 2004

Aedes de Venustas

Shopping & Shopping Services

1.7 Miles

A gorgeous shopping experience with stunning interior, beautifully displayed products, and luxury scents. Aedes de Venustas is the place to shop for impossible to find European scents, candles and lotions. Incredible service and beautiful packaging round out a divine shopping experience.

Sam Ash Music Stores - Manhattan

Musical Instruments Guitars

0.5 Miles

The flagship superstore of New York's legendary music retail store. The 30,000 square foot retail space opened in 2012 and consolidated the business of the company’s multiple storefronts formerly on 48th Street — New York City’s historic “Music Row” — under one roof.  The huge inventory of musical instruments and accessories, sound and recording equipment, sheet music and videos, computers and music software covers every musician's needs no matter what his or her playing style or ability. Here playing the incredible selection of instruments is not only allowed, it's encouraged and you will find people of all ages, from novice to pros playing guitars, keyboards, drums or brass and woodwind instruments. Instrument repair and rental round out the offerings of this incredible mecca for musicians the world over.

Warby Parker — SoHo

Shopping & Shopping Services

2.2 Miles

Founded with a rebellious spirit by four college friends, Warby Parker is dedicated to providing affordable, fashionable eyewear. By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with customers directly through their website, Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the price. It is a business with a purpose. For every pair of eyeglasses sold a pair is distributed to someone in need.

Warby Parker — Upper East Side

Shopping & Shopping Services

2.1 Miles

Founded with a rebellious spirit by four college friends, Warby Parker is dedicated to providing affordable, fashionable eyewear. By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with customers directly through their website, Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the price. It is a business with a purpose. For every pair of eyeglasses sold a pair is distributed to someone in need.

McNally Jackson Booksellers

Books, Magazines, & Newspapers Stores

2.3 Miles NoLIta

This small and highly reputable chain of Canadian booksellers opened their only outpost in the United States to much fanfare in SoHo/NoLIta. Although the smallest of McNally's stores, with 7000 square feet it is quite spacious for an independent bookseller in New York City. With a charming café and fantastic staff, it is a pleasure to browse and buy here as well as to attend the many book signing, readings, and other events.

Apple Store — Fifth Avenue

Computer Stores

0.9 Miles Midtown East

The city that never sleeps was bound to get an Apple store that never sleeps. The massive underground store open 24/7/365 is marked by a sleek glass cube at the plaza in front of the drab GM building on Fifth Avenue, a dramatic setting that symbolizes the old tech vs. new tech dichotomy. Indeed, the soaring glass cube, each face more than 30 feet, marks new territory for Apple, which before the introduction of its beloved iPod almost went to the brink. Seems intuitive that the Big Apple gets the biggest Apple Store, right? Not only is this the largest Apple Store (with more than 300 employees), its Genius Bar will have almost 100 full-time staff. In fact, with this 45-foot-long combo Genius Bar, iPod Bar and The Studio, we predict New Yorkers of all stripes will abandon Kinko's and instead hang around here to swap ideas as well as work feverishly on projects in the middle of the night.

La Maison Unique Longchamp

Department Stores, By Name

2.3 Miles SoHo

This French label is most famous for its nylon and leather totes spotted on the arms of schoolgirls all around the world. The bags come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Luggage here is also stunning and functional, and the leather used for the higher-end bags is sumptuous and worth every penny.

Warby Parker — Meatpacking District

Shopping & Shopping Services

1.6 Miles Meatpacking District

Founded with a rebellious spirit by four college friends, Warby Parker is dedicated to providing affordable, fashionable eyewear. By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with customers directly through their website, Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the price. It is a business with a purpose. For every pair of eyeglasses sold a pair is distributed to someone in need. Our store is surrounded by cobblestone streets, century-old warehouses, and the High Line park.

Comme Des Garcons Boutique

Clothing Stores

1.1 Miles Chelsea

Comme des Garçons, French for "Like Boys", is a Japanese fashion label headed by Rei Kawakubo, who owns the company with her husband Adrian Joffe. The label specializes in austere "anti-fashion" garments and accessories is a favorite among the fashion set. This Über-fabulous boutique could easily be mistaken for one of Chelsea's hipper galleries and features top-of-the-line designer items and exquisite clothing. Easily one of New York's most trendy and beautifully-designed stores.

Tiffany & Co.

Diamonds & Other Precious Stones

0.8 Miles Midtown

Of the sixty-four stores that Tiffany & Co. operate in the United States, no other location—not even all 63 others combined—is as great a cultural landmark as the famous Fifth Avenue flagship store. The company that outfitted jewelry on the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and countless other members of the New York aristocracy over the years, is as famous for its central role in Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s as it is for anything else. So much so, in fact, that you’ll generally hear people refer to the store as “Tifanny’s” instead of the proper name. The store still retains its sparsely decorated, tiny display windows and all of the charm that has defined Tiffany’s for the better part of two centuries. While they no longer design and manufacture swords and flags for the Union Army, their selection of jewelry is still second to none and a must-have item for discerning jewelry-lovers around the world.

Hermes of Paris

Department Stores, By Name

1.1 Miles Upper East Side

The orange box or bag from your Hermes purchase indicates one thing: Supreme luxury. This French fashion house is undoubtedly most famous for its scarves and ties, which push color and design to the absolute limit. You can also find the world famous Birkin and Kelly bags here, seen on the arms of your favorite celebrities around the globe. Be prepared to jump on a waiting list though, as the charms of Hermes are no little known secret, and anyone with the right budget knows that if you're going to spend, Hermes is one of the absolute best places to do it. Also noteworthy are the gold and laquer bangles and the sweater selection.

Armani Exchange — SoHo

Shopping & Shopping Services

2.3 Miles SoHo

192 Books

Book Dealers Retail

1.2 Miles Chelsea

Renowned art dealer Paula Cooper opened a trendy Chelsea bookstore in 2003 to rave reviews. The superb selection of literature and history, art and criticism, the social and natural sciences, travel and children's books as well as interesting events and readings draws customers back again and again. Along with Printed Matter across the street, this corridor of Tenth Avenue has a highbrow quotient in addition to endless new restaurants.

Grand Bazaar NYC

Shopping & Shopping Services

1.7 Miles Upper West Side

Vendors please apply here. Upper West Side flea market held every Sunday throughout the year, indoor & outdoors. Local artist, designers, and antique/vintage dealers sell one-of-a-kind and limited edition art, antique watches, vintage collectibles and fashion, handmade jewelry and furniture. Delicious artisianal edibles will unsure that you will never leave hungry. While you nab up that one-of-a-kind find and delicious eats, you will be supporting 4,000+ school children as they donate 100% of our profits to four local public schools. You'll also be keeping NYC creative and authentic by supporting local artisans, micro-businesses, and entrepreneurs!