Midtown Manhattan is one of the most iconic shopping areas in the world, providing a first-rate retail 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
Manhattan’s famed 5th Avenue is home to several high-end department stores. Stretching north from Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village to West 143rd Street in Harlem, the major thoroughfare 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 mainstays like the flagship Saks, the flagship Tiffany & Co., the 24-hour flagship Apple, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, UNIQLO, and Bergdorf Goodman, nestled in the landmark Vanderbilt mansion.
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.
Touted as the cultural center of Manhattan’s New West Side, Hudson Yards is home to over 100 diverse shops including Cartier, Dior, and Fendi, as well as “a ‘Fifth Avenue’ mix of shops” like Athleta and Banana Republic. The upscale indoor shopping mall has over 750,000 square feet of retail space.
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 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 at unique specialty stores in 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 the biggest department store in the world in Herald Square, which covers almost an entire New York City block. Reserve a few hours to explore the flagship’s 10 floors and 1 million square-foot space containing clothing, jewelry, beauty products, housewares, and more.
This original location of the department store on 59th Street and Lexington Avenue is more than 150 years old! It’s easy to spend the entire day in the 815,000 square-foot flagship store, browsing high-end decor and merchandise from hundreds of brands, and indulging in their on-site dining options.
Midtown Boutiques & Markets
Midtown’s eclectic array of neighborhood boutiques and markets are full of tasty culinary treats, 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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