5. Bloomingdale’s. 1000 Third Avenue, Upper East Side. (212) 705 -2000. Another famous New York shopping location. Just like Macys, this place is always packed with a crowd. Some of the best seasonal gear. Do not expect to find larger sizes. See: NYC’s 10 Best Holiday Window Display Tour
4. Barneys New York. 660 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side. (212) 826-8900. Sells trendy high end clothing for any occasion you need to dress up. Specializes in mens and womens suits, dresses, shirts, and coats. Eat at Fred’s on the top floor. Large perfume line. Huge warehouse sale annually with the best bargains on top brands.
3. Tiffany & Co. 727 5th Avenue, Midtown. (212) 755-8000. Some of the most exclusive and expensive jewelry in the world. Several floors including private showing rooms. I once walked in with my girlfriend and just messing around we asked the salesman to let her try on some huge rings in the case. To our surprise he let her try on a 7 carat $600,000+ diamond ring and a 3 carat $200,000+ diamond ring while the security guard stepped up right behind me to watch things over. I have never seen a woman so hypnotized by wearing a piece of jewelry. Not everything is expensive. Prices for small jewelry pieces start at $200 so if your woman must have something from Tiffany & Co you can swing it.
2. FAO Schwarz Toy Store. 767 5th Avenue, Midtown. (212) 644-9400. The largest toy store in Manhattan, New York City. Take your kids for at least a solid hour of fun running around exploring all the toys. This place is always full of people, especially kids running around so be on your toes. See their Monopoly board and pieces made from gold and jewels. There is even a secret room with ultra high end toys available to the wealthy.
1. Macys. 121 West 34th Street, Midtown. (212) 494-2472. The most famous department store in the world. This place is huge, 10 floors of shopping. Toys, furniture, kitchenware, clothing, jewelry, electronics, and more. If you cannot find it here, you do not need it. Always full of people, fun to checkout during the holidays. See: NYC’s 10 Best Holiday Window Display Tour