Midtown Manhattan is one of the most iconic shopping areas in the world, providing a first-rate shopping experience that is, quite simply, unmatched. The cosmopolitan neighborhood is packed with luxury department stores, multi-story retail centers, and independent boutiques - all within a scenic stroll of The Manhattan Club. Here’s where to go shopping in Midtown Manhattan.
Shopping on 5th Avenue
The elegant 5th Avenue is home to several high-end department stores. The stretch is considered the heart of Manhattan, a place that bustles with life year-round. For the ultimate shopping adventure, start at one end of 5th Avenue and work your way to the other. You’ll find many stores like the flagship Saks, Bergdorf Goodman nestled in the landmark Vanderbilt mansion, Louis Vuitton, UNIQLO, and the flagship Tiffany & Co.
The Shops at Columbus Circle
The 2.8 million square-foot destination overlooking Central Park attracts more than 16 million visitors annually. Along with the largest collection of Michelin-starred restaurants under one roof, The Shops at Columbus Circle offers a diverse selection of over 50 retail shops and boutiques. Come for a wide selection of brands including Michael Kors, H&M, Hugo Boss, Coach, Eileen Fisher, J. Crew, lululemon, and Sephora. If you’re the shop-'til-you-drop type, check out other Midtown shopping centers like Hudson Yards and Manhattan Mall on West 33rd Street.
Shopping at Times Square
Neon-lit mid-price stores like Gap, Old Navy, Forever 21, Levi’s, Disney Store, and the Hershey’s and M&M stores make up the Times Square shopping scene. The major commercial hub in the heart of Midtown Manhattan is also the perfect place to scoop up a NYC souvenir to commemorate your travels.
Shopping at Rockefeller Center
Find beloved New York and international brands and unique specialty stores at Rockefeller Center. The large complex spanning 22 acres between 48th Street and 51st Street houses a variety of popular stores like FAO Schwarz, American Girl Place, Kate Spade New York, Free People, Anthropologie, and the first permanent MLB retail store in the United States.
Thousands of visitors a day visit this biggest department store in the world in Herald Square. Reserve a few hours to explore Macy’s 10 floors and 1 million square-foot space containing clothing, jewelry, beauty products, housewares, and more. Another must-see is Bloomingdale’s on 3rd Avenue. This original location of the department store is more than 150 years old.
Boutiques & Markets
Midtown’s eclectic array of neighborhood boutiques and markets are full of tasty finds, vintage treasures, and locally made one-of-a-kind goods. Stop by J.J. Hat Shop (the oldest hat shop in NYC), The Compleat Strategist board game shop, The Fairway Market gourmet grocery, or the Old Print Shop, a long-standing art gallery with a wide selection of historical prints. We also recommend Chelsea Market, a sprawling food hall and shopping mall with shops like Artists & Fleas, Chelsea Wine Co., and Posman Books.
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