Most Popular Places to Shop in NYC

Most Popular Places to Shop in NYC
New York City has the largest concentration of people in the United States. As a center of culture, commerce and fashion, it is no stranger to attracting numerous people from both American and abroad. If you find yourself on leave in the area, opportunities for shopping are unique and numerous.

Sak's 5th Avenue

Sak's 5th Avenue is the product of Bernard Gimbel and Horace Saks. Both were involved in retail in the early 1900's but had both shared a vision of a fashion store that gave customers a wide selection of quality up to date fashion. The first Saks was opened in 1924 in New York. Since then, Saks 5th Avenue can be found across the continental United States. The store offers both men's and women's clothing, accessories from designers ranging from Prada to Versace. Aside from threads, fragrances such and beauty products can also be found in the store. One of the newer endeavors the store has taken on is selling home decoration products such as pillows, vases and desks.

Sak's 5th Avenue
611 5th Ave
New York, NY 10022
1-877-551-SAKS
saksfifthavenue.com/Entry.jsp

Bloomingdales

The original Bloomingdales can trace its roots back to 1886 at the 59th street location. From then on it gradually expanded to the whole block. The store is famous for giving established designers Ralph Lauren and Perry Ellis one of their first opportunities in the fashion world. You can find women's as well as men's clothing here. The customer service department is used to dealing with an international crowd as staff can assist customers in more than 35 languages. You can also opt to get the Bloomingdales card which gives you 10 percent off all your purchases. People who like to shop from home won't be disappointed as its website is consumer friendly. There is also free shipping on orders over $150.

Bloomingdales
1000 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212-705-2000
bloomingdales.com/

FAO Schwarz

FAO Shwarz is the brainchild of Frederick August Otto Schwarz. Starting with a humble beginning in 1862, the store has since become the oldest store of its kind in the United States. Its current location has been serving the shoppers of 5th avenue since 1986. Inside you can find toys and collectibles ranging from popular "must haves" to rare finds. Stuffed animals and dolls by "Madame Alexander" and Brownstone buddies are just some of the items you can find. The available merchandise caters to all age groups, whether you are looking for a playhouse for your baby or completing your collection of favorite dolls.

FAO Schwarz
767 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212-644-9400
fao.com/home/index.jsp

Article Written By Jake Reed

Jake Reed began his freelance writing career in 2002. His work has been published in the "Seoul Times," "Star News," the "Diplomacy Journal" and on various websites. Reed holds a bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy from the University of California at San Diego.

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