Shopping in NYC Department Stores


…Bergies, Barneys, Bloomies and More!

When shopping in NYC, you will recognize our famous and iconic department stores from movies, television, photographs and other media. These designer stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and Barney’s New York, offer more than a combined 7 city blocks and 50 floors of shopping heaven!

Here are highlights and descriptions to keep in mind when planning your shopping in NYC.

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You’ll notice many of the boutique and department stores unique to NYC will have the most distinctive selection when shopping in New York City, since they only have to stock their one or two stores – no mass ordering, trucking, warehousing, etc.

This allows them the ability to work with emerging designers, locally and globally, even highlighting young, but talented designers, from our world famous Fashion College, FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and the TV Show, Project Runway.

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Department Stores

Here are highlights and brief descriptions on Shopping in New York City at Department Stores…

Shopping in NYC – Bloomingdales

Shopping in NYC |  Bloomingdales

Bloomingdales is an overall great department store, easy to navigate, great sales, good designer selection for teens and up. The main store has everything: babies, kids, teens, trendy and super luxury designers and housewares. The SoHo store is smaller, but hip and trendy.

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Shopping in NYC – Bergdorf Goodman

Shopping in NYC | Bergdorf Goodman

Bergies is one of my favorite stores! Highlights are the cosmetic selection, spacious store, lots of up and coming designers, very helpful staff and organized with little boutiques by brand, like mini-stores within a store. The men’s store is huge and a separate building.

  • Good to Know: Bergdorf’s is now owned by Neiman Marcus and a very similar store.
  • 754 5th Ave, 57th/58th, Midtown East

Shopping in NYC – Henri Bendel

Shopping in NYC | Henri Bendel

Bendels is great for new designers and cosmetics (they discovered what is now Créme de La Mer before Estée Lauder did!). The store is chic, young and urban with the Frederic Fekkai salon on the fourth floor.

Shopping in NYC – Barneys New York

Shopping in NYC | Barneys New York

Barney’s – my other favorite department store! Stocked with unique merchandise, first to market many new designers, amazing shoes, very nice staff, excellent dining at Fred’s on the 9th floor. Barneys New York has two CO-OP locations, which are smaller, but also carry great merchandise.

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Shopping in NYC – Saks Fifth Avenue

Shopping in NYC | Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks has, hands down, the best shoe department on the planet. They even have their own zip code (10022-SHOE). Excellent dress selection, very large store.

Shopping in NYC – Lord and Taylor

Shopping in NYC | Lord and Taylor

Lord and Taylor has elegant and stylish merchandise, plus a great dress selection for all ages.

Best suited for the over-40 crowd (it was my Grandmother’s favorite back in the day!)

Shopping in NYC – Macy’s

Shopping in NYC |  Macy's

While we all have a soft spot in our heart for the landmark, Macy’s, founder of the most famous Thanksgiving Day Parade and backdrop of the movie “Miracle on 34th Street,” this store is huge (2 city blocks, 9 Floors), crowded, in a congested area with little else around it and lacking sales staff.

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