New York Shopping Guide

Midtown East and Upper East Side

Intermix

Not only does this Intermix location have the most diverse, upscale range of labels and a modern, streamlined look, it's also the largest.
1003 Madison Ave. (between 77th and 78th Sts.), 212-249-7858, intermixonline.com

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

J.Crew

It's tough to pick the best J.Crew in town, but after much research, we concluded that this Rockefeller Center space, with its slate floors and mansion-like refinement, is the most elegant and well stocked.
30 Rockefeller Center (between Fifth and Sixth Aves.), 212-765-4227, jcrew.com

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Jimmy Choo

This British footwear line made its name turning out razor-sharp stiletto styles but now offers shoes of all types (and heel heights). Its bags are a hit—particularly the oversize "Ramona" handbag.
716 Madison Ave. (between 63rd and 64th Sts.), 212-759-7078, jimmychoo.com

Products: Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Kenneth Cole

An oasis of calm amid the chaos of Fifth Avenue, this Kenneth Cole store is easily the largest in the city. Shoes dominate downstairs; head to the second floor for clothing.
610 Fifth Ave. (between 49th and 50th Sts.), 212-373-5800, kennethcole.com

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Louis Vuitton

Sheathed in a slick frosted-glass exterior, this giant Louis Vuitton punctuates the city's famously posh 57th Street and Fifth Avenue shopping intersection. It's a giant clubhouse of all things LV, from the "Neverfull" all-purpose monogram leather bag to bright charm bracelets.
1 E. 57th St. (at Fifth Ave.), 212-758-8877, louisvuitton.com

Products: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Manolo Blahnik

The now ubiquitous strappy, toothpick-thin heel was popularized by this Canary Islands-born designer. Though Blahnik's shoes are as posh as it gets, they also have a tastefully understated quality—as does his off-the-beaten-path boutique.
31 W. 54th St. (between Fifth and Sixth Aves.), 212-582-3007, manoloblahnik.com

Products: Shoes
Type of Store: Boutique

Olive & Bette's

With its carousel-like look (candy-striped walls, pink floral dressing room curtains) and huge selection of everything from Primp thermal tees to Rachel Pally jersey dresses, this biggest branch of the local chain is our hands-down favorite.
1070 Madison Ave. (at 81st St.), 212-717-9655, oliveandbettes.com

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothing, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique

Saks Fifth Avenue

Glam yet unpretentious, this department store giant has an incredible ground-floor beauty selection, plus easy-to-navigate circular layouts on the rest of its 10 floors.
611 Fifth Ave. (at 50th St.), 212-753-4000, saksfifthavenue.com

Searle

It started out making timelessly chic coats and has since expanded into a full-fledged chainlet selling everything from Walter dresses to Magaschoni tops. This Madison Avenue shop is its flagship—it has a slick black-and-white color scheme and two sprawling floors connected by a sweeping circular staircase.
635 Madison Ave. (between 59th and 60th Sts.), 212-750-5153, searlenyc.com

Products: Denim, Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique

Takashimaya

Serene and spacious; the highlights of this seven-story Japan-based department store are gorgeously packaged cosmetics, delicate jewelry, and an on-site florist that specializes in exotic blooms. There's even a traditional tea salon in the basement.
693 Fifth Ave. (between 54th and 55th Sts.), 212-350-0100, takashimaya-ny.com
« 1 2 3 4 »