There isn’t a more iconic place to shop in NYC than Fifth Avenue. Known for its old-time department stores and iconic architecture, Fifth Ave is just as good for sightseeing as it is for luxury shopping. Here are the stores and sights you need to see as you make your way south from 59th Street in the heart of NYC’s shopping scene.
Shopping doesn’t get more high-end than walking through the doors of Bergdorf Goodman. The iconic department store stocks goods from some of the world’s biggest designers like Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana.
Bergdorf Goodman. 754 5th Ave, New York, NY. (212) 753-7300
Located at the southeastern corner of Central Park, this NYC landmark has been around since the late 19th century. You’ve seen it in the movies and on TV but this opulent building is even more magnificent in person.
The Plaza Hotel. 768 5th Ave, New York, NY. (212) 759-3000
This famous New York jewelry store has been around so long it played a role in the Civil War—supplying swords to the Union. Nowadays the brand sticks mostly to selling diamonds and sterling silver jewelry, which it packages in signature turquoise blue boxes.
Tiffany & Co. 727 5th Ave, New York, NY. (212) 755-8000
One of the more futuristic flagships you’ll find on Fifth Ave, Armani Fifth Avenue is a sight in and of itself. Highlighted by a spiraling white staircase, the iconic Italian designer brings his forward-thinking interpretation of classic looks not only to his clothing but also his interior design.
Armani Fifth Avenue. 717 5th Ave. New York, NY. (212) 339-5950
More than just a cute skating rink, Rockefeller Center is one of NYC’s busiest tourist attractions. Whether you’re catching up with the hosts of The Today Show or ascending to the best observation deck in the city at Top of the Rock, there’s always lots to see and do here.
Rockefeller Center. 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY. (212) 332-6868
It wouldn’t be right to make a 5th Ave shopping guide without including the department store named after the street. At the corner of 50th and 5th you’ll find a wealth of designer clothing, along with a collection of chic home goods. Make sure to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral next door post-shop.
Saks Fifth Avenue. 611 5th Ave, New York, NY. (212) 753-4000