Akris (835) A cool, old-school setting for the line’s flagship boutique, where style-savvy shoppers swoon for the exquisitely conceived dresses and separates.
Barbour by Peter Elliot (104) Gentlemanly clothing from a classic British brand that conjures up scene of weekend hunting retreats in the country – in a store to match.
Calvin Klein (654) The classically cool, all American design house offers casualwear and evening looks that are often black, plus simple, modern homewares.
Carolina Herrera (954) Arguably the most elegant American designer; these exquisite womenswear looks never go out of style.
Cesare Paciotti (833) If the shoe fits, you’re lucky, since the Paciotti brand delivers exquisite ladies’ footwear alongside the classically cool men’s shoes that started the company half a century ago.
Chopard (725) Dazzling watches, jewelry, and accessories in candy colors, plus china, scarves, pens, and more.
Donna Karan (819) The first lady of fashion shows off chic urban ready-to-wear and night-time looks, not to mention exquisite shoes, in a serene, Asian-inspired setting.
Fred Leighton Rare Collectibles (773) Marvelous antique jewelry – including plenty of wonderful wedding rings and estate pieces – are drooled over by discerning customers who know that bling, like wine, gets better with age.
Frette (799) Dreamy sheets with superhigh thread counts that are a favorite of four-star hotels and celebrities the world over.
Giorgio Armani (760) A multi-floored oasis, where the Armani aesthetic immerses customers as they salivate over beautifully made, trend-defying clothing and shoes that look amazing on anyone.
Giuseppe Zanotti Design (806) Hard-to-resist heels, boots, and sandals from a master Italian shoe designer; they trade on sex appeal and don’t come cheap.
Hermes (691) So much more than scarves your mother would love; exquisite bags (need we mention the Birkin or the Kelly), home goods, accessories, and ready-to-wear.
Issey Miyake (802) You’ll get an eyeful poring over the innovative Japanese designs that are at times pretty, at times out-there, and at times pretty out-there.
Jo Malone (946) Elegantly presented beauty products and fragrances from a big name in the British beauty biz.
Loro Piana (821) The finest fabrics, including decadent cashmere for men and women, alongside classic, grown-up separates.
Michael Kors (974) Billed as the champion of classic American style, Kors offers beyond-chic casual wear, perfect for yachting, lounging, or cocktailing.
Miu Miu (831) The fun-loving ready-to-wear line from Miuccia Prada, complete with smashingly cute shoes and well-tailored separates.
Oliver Peoples (755) The new go-to sunglass brand of the boldfaced set, with sizes big, sleek, or subtle that suit even hard-to-flatter faces.
Sonia Rykiel (849) Slender and beautifully crafted, Rykiel’s delicate suits, separates, and knit sweaters are much loved.
Tod’s (650) Driving moccasins aren’t necessary in the city, but they certainly are nice to have when they are Tod’s, as are the luxe leather accessories.
Wolford (996) Hosiery goes super high end, with plenty of expensive, perfectly made, stretchy, sheer offerings and bodysuits.
Asprey (50 East 57th St) Marvelous, classic British label, offering enviable silver, top-notch timepieces, as well as more decadent versions that take their cues from the royal jewels.
Bulgari (3 West 5th St) Exquisite jewelry and watch collections that never fail to make a statement with its healthy helping of diamonds, gemstones, and 18 karat gold.
Dylan’s Candy Bar (1011 Third Avenue) Kids go absolutely insane for this Wonka-like sugar shack from Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan. Chances are you’ll find something that delights you, too.
Kate’s Paperie (140 West 57th St) A vast, beautiful selection of stationery, wrapping, cards, rubber stamps, organizers, and writing implements.
Nicole Farhi (10 East 60th St) London fashion fave Farhi artfully displays her men’s and women’s wear as well as home goods, while feeding well-heeled customers at her popular restaurant Nicole’s
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