611 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10020
Phone : (212) 753-4000
Locations don’t get much more central, or names much more iconic. The mammoth, 10-story Saks flagship takes up an entire block across from Rockefeller Center and next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Rest assured, the mind-boggling selection: and, come Christmastime, the whimsical window displays: make shopping at Saks a religious experience for clothing addicts.
660 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Phone : (212) 826-8900
Not quite as buttoned-up as Bergdorf but just as appealing to the moneyed set, Barneys also attracts its fare share of iconoclastic tastemakers who journey above 14th Street to shop here. The unisex shoe department is a recent arrival that has kept Barney on the bleeding edge without losing its loyal old-timers.
754 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Phone : (888) 774-2424
Virtually synonymous with an upper class of New York woman accustomed to breathing rarefied air (see: the novel Bergdorf Blondes and a host of cultural references), Bergdorf was founded in 1899 and has called its imposing 5th Avenue store home since 1928. Inside, past the famous windows, ogle the stunning duds of a host of elite designers, from Armani Collezioni to Lanvin to Zac Posen.