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Avenue of americas shopping: Old Navy – Union Square

Опубликовано: May 3, 2023 в 11:47 pm

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Old Navy – Union Square

  • “Lots of discounts but you may need to rummage for sizes”(2 Tips)

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  • Huge store and lines move slow, but it does have a good selection.

  • Really good collection. Not too crowded on weekends. Less number of tourists.

  • The $25 Pixie Pants (from the Amy Poehler commercial) are actually really cute in person.

  • Check out the new line of Gay Pride tees on sale June 1 – June 30 in celebration of national LGBT Pride month! 10% of sales from all 4 versions will benefit the It Gets Better Project.

  • Lots of discounts but you may need to rummage for sizes

  • Best Old Navy in the city.

  • Free balloons for the kids (or adults)

  • I just love their sales. I did my Xmas shopping there & only spent $50.

  • Good sale right now on swim wear $12-$18 including one pieces.

  • They let me make a return without a receipt so that’s cool

  • The clearance section is clean!!! Yay!!

  • As a last resort, they have public restrooms.

  • Welcome to pregnancy—here are some saggy sad sacks you can wear!

  • There’s a large elevator if your dog wont go up the escalator.

  • When shopping be sure to ask for a copy of your receipt to be emailed to you or go green and go totally paperless!

  • a lot of work out clothes here.

  • Great stuff!

  • Discounts!

  • Maternity section sucks. Apparently the 34th St store has a better selection. Or just buy online.

  • Very nice!

  • Neatest clearance section ever!

  • Check out the awesome jewelry!

  • Baby section has I Love My Aunt shirts, what about us Uncles? Nothing! We get nothing!

  • Super cash is being honored until 8/31!

  • This store is perfect. ..if you’re an XXL. Otherwise don’t bother! No range of sizes at all. Hrumph.

  • You’d think they only had sizes 14 and 16 :-/

  • Awful maternity section.

  • adorei a loja e as peças

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Shopping on Fifth Avenue: Tips Posters

Fifth Avenue is so beautiful and famous all over the world that even for it alone you can make a flight! How best to walk through the best boutiques – Afisha’s story.

For more than a century, New York City’s legendary Fifth Avenue has been synonymous with wealth, privilege and luxury. Today, Afisha will tell its readers the story of the legendary street and give some important and useful tips, with which shopping will not be so scary!

Fifth Avenue – the epicenter of beauty and luxury

Of course, something has changed since the Great Gatsby: the mansions and private clubs of the Vanderbilts and Carnegies have given way to huge shops and buses full of tourists. However, being the owner of square meters on Fifth Avenue is still very prestigious, and many traditions are still preserved, for example, having afternoon tea at the Plaza hotel , lingering at the Tiffany windows, or making a wish at the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. We invite you, during your stay in New York, to stroll through iconic places and see iconic shops, iconic places and attractions of the main Showcase of the World.

How to get there

Fifth Avenue starts at the northern edge of Washington Square and continues north as far as 143rd Street in Harlem.

Shopping Secrets

Fifth Avenue is one of the most expensive streets in the world, especially the section between 49th and 59th Streets where the most prestigious stores are located. The number of boutiques on the main shopping street in New York is able to satisfy the most demanding taste. Almost every world-famous fashion brand has opened or dreams of opening a boutique here. Women will enjoy spending several hours, if not all day, shopping in boutiques Louis Vuitton , Prada , Versace , Gucci , Ferragamo and, of course, the famous SAKS FIFTH Avenue (6th Avenue) and Bergdorf Goodman , between West 57th and West 58th St) . Department Store Saks Fifth Avenue is not just a collection of stores under one roof, it is a 10-story giant that occupies an entire block of the city. All world brands are presented here from exquisite Chanel and Louis Vuitton to democratic Juicy Couture and Marc by Marc Jacobs. And it is just as popular among New Yorkers and visitors to the city as it was on its opening day at 1924 year.

In the USA there is no concept of tax-free, as such. But in almost all major department stores, you can get a non-resident discount of 11%. A discount card is issued at the tourist office of the department store upon presentation of a passport with a tourist visa stamped in it.

By the way, men will also have something to do. Basketball fans should definitely check out the NBA Store (590, 5th Avenue, between 47th and 48th St.) , which sells a complete gentleman’s set, from jerseys to socks, as well as a variety of accessories branded with NBA basketball team logos. , and, of course, the famous Apple Store (767, 5th Avenue) .

where you should definitely go, even if you are grown boys and girls, is the toy store FAO Schwartz (767 5th Avenue @ 58th St. ) , from which even serious businessmen come to children’s delight. FAO Schwartz is one of the largest and most expensive toy stores in the world. On several floors, all kinds of dolls, designers, cars and even collectible Teddy bears are presented. You can create a toy yourself or adopt (or maybe adopt?) A cute baby doll, buy a few kilograms of sweets, chewing gum and chocolate. And finally, look into the cafe to take a breath from such a rapid journey to childhood and remember what exactly is here in the movie “Big” Tom Hanks jumped across the keys of a huge piano.

Also

Museum Mile

The section of Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th Street, known as the Museum Mile. This part of the city is home to a large number of the city’s museums and galleries, including the famous Solomon Guggenheim Museum (88 Street) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (82 Street). Every year in July, the Museum Mile Festival takes place here, aimed at promoting culture to the masses. During the festival, admission to 10 museums is free.

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Shopping and Fifth Avenue

Looking at New York through the eyes of a shopper, the city can easily be imagined as a gigantic mall. Literally translated, this word means a place for walking, and Americans call it a lot of stores gathered in one place. It’s hard not to agree that in New York shops surround you from all sides and are the same feature and attraction of the city as houses, museums, parks, etc. .

Well, let’s devote today’s Walk to shopping and go shopping, but at the same time we will try to pay attention to the sights of the city. Of course, at one time we will not be able to cover the entire spectrum of New York shopping, so we will opt for an area located along the path of our Walks. Moreover, these places are really worthy of attention and interesting in all respects. This time we will choose Fifth Avenue as a guiding thread. This does not mean that we will forget about the interesting places of the area located on parallel streets, but nevertheless, in order not to stray from the route, we will keep in sight this legendary street, which became synonymous with elegance, luxury and style back in the 19th century.

Fifth Avenue starts at the Arc de Triomphe at Washington Square, as we covered in the New York Walk 15 , and ends on the banks of the Harlem River at 143rd Street.

Like all avenues, Fifth Avenue, crossing the city from south to north, looks very diverse depending on the area through which it passes. However, we must give it its due – for almost the entire length it remains very fashionable, with good shops, restaurants and expensive housing. But this time we have a shopping trip, so let’s pay attention to a certain segment of Fifth Avenue and take the starting point familiar to us from New York Walk 21 skyscraper Empire – C Tate – B Yilding.

Macy

After admiring the work of domestic masters, let’s study the assortment of American fashion. To get an idea of ​​current trends, let’s start with department stores, which are well-deservedly popular in New York.

Lord&Taylor

At the intersection of Broadway and 34th Street is Macy’s, the world’s largest department store. For more than 100 years, it has been famous not only for its record sales, but also for the annual Thanksgiving Day parades and grandiose fireworks on Independence Day, which are given by the store owners as a gift to the city. We already talked about this store in Walk 22 (http://elegantnewyork.com/walk-22-around-34-th-street/).

From here, just a 15-minute walk north on Fifth Avenue is another department store, Lord & Taylor . We can say that in terms of assortment it is close to Macy’s, but it has its own characteristics and is worthy of spending several hours in it and leaving not disappointed.

Further down Fifth Avenue are a number of interesting shops. I will mention one of them because this is the boutique of my favorite American designer Max Azria. It is located on the corner of 40th Street and Fifth Avenue, practically opposite the Central Library and is called BCBG Max Azria . Walking further down Fifth Avenue you will find many good and reasonably priced shops; go to them and decide for yourself which one you like best.

After walking a few blocks, we will definitely turn onto 47th Street towards 6th Avenue. This is where Diamond Rows begins.

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“Diamond rows” are very interesting for shopping, but in addition they are among the sights of the city. “Rows” covers several blocks between 5th and 6th avenues, very close to Rockefeller Center. The sparkle of diamonds in the windows of more than 100 stores standing in a row one after another fascinates and dazzles the eyes. Here you can buy completely unique items with a stone quality certificate or order a product according to your own sketch. As a rule, no one buys jewelry at the price indicated on the price tag. It is always worth waiting for the “Sale” announcement or just convincingly talking to the store owner about a significant discount, after which a visit to the “Diamond Rows” can decorate not only your trip, but also yourself with a unique purchase.

A few blocks from 49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue is the Rockefeller Center. It is of interest both for lovers of elegant things and for connoisseurs of tourist attractions. The complex consists of 19 buildings, including the central tower – the 70-story GE-Building (house of General Electric) and the famous concert hall “Radio City Music Hall”.

From the first performance on 27 December 1932 years at Radio City Music Hall, he delights guests with chic concerts and the world’s most famous professional corps de ballet The Rockettes. All Americans consider it their duty to attend a Christmas performance at Radio City Music Hall at least once in their lives, so for several weeks on the eve of Christmas, the streets near the concert hall are crowded with crowds of people who want to get into it.

But now our goal is different: walk along the main avenue of Rockefeller Center, leading from Fifth Avenue to the statue of Prometheus, popularly known as the Golden Boy. Along the alley there are several small fashionable shops, and in the center of the alley there are a number of beautiful flower beds with fountains. A golden sculpture of Prometheus is installed at the foot of the high-rise building of General Electric (GE). The most popular skating rink in New York opens in front of the sculpture in winter, and a pretty cafe in summer. The most famous Christmas tree in the country is set up at the entrance to the GE Tower before Christmas .

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The lobby of the GE Tower is decorated with unusual frescoes by José María Serta, be sure to pay attention to them. On the 65th floor there is a famous restaurant and ballroom called “Rainbow Room”, and on the roof there is an observation deck “Top of the Rock” with a very beautiful view of the city; in the underground part there is a scattering of cafes and fashion boutiques.

In one of the buildings of Rockefeller Center is the largest auction house Christie’s (20 Rockefeller Plaza). It is worth going into it and asking if pre-sale exhibitions are taking place at the moment. If you pass by, be sure to check it out: it’s no less interesting than visiting a museum, and besides, it’s completely free.

Read more about the auction and exhibitions in our materials.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck was opened over 70 years ago. In the early 1980s, it was closed for renovations that cost $75 million and lasted over 25 years.

After admiring the view of the city from the top of a skyscraper, take a look at the Rainbow Room restaurant. But do not forget that you should be dressed in accordance with the evening dress code. In the evenings, the atmosphere of the glamorous thirties reigns here, and among the guests there are many celebrities and representatives of the most sophisticated New York society. For seven decades, this place has been owned by the famous Italian Cipriani family, known for its chic restaurants around the world. And it was in the “Rainbow Room” that the extravagant American culinary specialist Anthony Bourdain, who became famous for exotic dishes: ants, alligators and black chickens cooked in ether, began his career.

In 1932, during the construction of General Electric, which at that time was called the “RSA Building”, an amazing picture was taken – “Lunchtime atop a skyscraper” (Lunchtime atop a skyscraper), which went down in history not only as a unique example the art of photography, but also as an iconic symbol of modern pop culture. In the photo, eleven workers sit on a beam of a building under construction and dine peacefully, legs dangling into the void. And this is not a montage or a staged shot, this is a “genre urban scene” or, if you like, a reportage shot. The famous dinner was held at the level of the sixty-ninth floor, that is, at a height of more than two hundred meters. For the first time, the picture that shocked the whole world appeared on October 2, 1932 years in the New York Herald Tribune Sunday Supplement, and for a long time the name of its author remained unknown. In October 2003, the mystery was solved: according to the results of a multi-month examination conducted by a private detective firm, Charles Clyde Ebbets was recognized as the author of the legendary photograph.

And now a little more about how the famous Rockefeller Center appeared in New York.

Its history dates back to the late 1920s, when a young businessman, John Rockefeller, leased land from Columbia University. He planned to build an opera and several theaters on it, but the stock market crash of 1929, which went down in history as Black Tuesday, radically changed his plans. Instead of a “city of arts”, Rockefeller decided to create a “city of finance and money”.

The grandiose plan of John Rockefeller Jr. seemed to his compatriots very controversial and adventurous: these were the years of the Great Depression, and for the construction it was necessary to take a huge loan, sell most of the oil shares, and also buy land from Columbia University, for which he, in turn, broke the unreasonably high price. But John was adamant: “I clearly saw that I had no workaround – either to completely abandon the construction and burn out, or to invest everything I can in it, and after a while still make a profit.”

On May 17, 1930, the largest construction project in the world began: architects, artists and sculptors from different countries were invited to build 14 art deco skyscrapers. Construction was led by John Todd. For the design of buildings and contracts with architectural firms answered Raymond Hood (Raymond Hood), who became famous through his work with John D. Rockefeller. The work was completed only 9 years later, on November 1, 1939, and, as it is now obvious, the project was very successful.

In 1932-1934, the largest artist of the American continent, Mexican Diego Rivera, commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller, created a fresco called “Man at the Crossroads” with an area of ​​99 square meters. meters, which depicted the May Day demonstration in Moscow with the image of Lenin. The customer was extremely dissatisfied with this image (in the fresco, Lenin joins the hands of the workers). For some time this fresco was hidden under a curtain, and in early 1934 it was destroyed by order of the Center’s leadership. The artist was not paid for the work. Rivera subsequently recreated the mural at the Mexico City Opera House.

Read the life story of John Rockefeller in our cycle New York in faces.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Across from Rockefeller Center is the legendary Saks Fifth Avenue department store, a must-see. Although it belongs to the category of rather expensive department stores, it, like everywhere else, has serious sales, and twice a year in July-August and January-February, discounts reach 80%.

On the ground floor, eyes widen from the abundance of cosmetics and perfumes from the best brands in the world. On the upper floors you will find clothes from many top designers – Missoni sweaters, dresses from Narcisso Rodriguez, evening wear from Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Gucci and many others. An entire floor of shoes with countless pairs from Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and more will amaze you with their exquisite variety. A visit to Saks Fifth Avenue can replace not only fashion magazines, but fashion shows as well – all the best of the best is collected here.

For a detailed and entertaining history of Saks Fifth Avenue, read A crazy idea for the ages

Saks Fifth Avenue

The history of Saks began in 1924. It was then that two enterprising and creative young people came up with the idea to create the most prestigious and fashionable trading establishment in the world. Bernard Gimbled and Horace Sachs got down to business thoroughly and quite succeeded – in just a couple of years, the corporation’s income and sales in Saks Fifth Avenue began to break all world records. After at 19In 26, Adam Gimble took over the leadership of the company, the company reached the pinnacle of success, and the CEO himself became a classic example of a talented and outstanding leader of one of the most successful projects of his time.

But even the most successful brands have hard times. So, in July 2013, the Saks Fifth Avenue department store chain was sold for $ 2.5 billion to a very reputable Canadian company. This does not mean that the legendary department store will be closed, but the fact that changes are possible in the organization of its business is obvious.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Leaving Saks, don’t miss another important attraction on Fifth Avenue – the next block is the Cathedral of St. This cathedral is one of the outstanding monuments of the neo-Gothic style, and is considered the largest Catholic cathedral built in this style in the United States.

Down 9 Fifth Avenue0007 the concentration of boutiques of world fashion brands is off scale. They are located “shoulder to shoulder” – the head is spinning from the star names of Gucci, Hugo Boss, Chanel, St John, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Just Cavalli, Henri Bendel ‎, Botticelli Shoes, Michael Kors, Juicy Couture.

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But that’s not all – turn the corner on 57th Street and continue the list: Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Christian Dior, Prada, Brioni ‎, Burberry, Dana Buchman, ‎ Christian Lacroix, Yves St Laurent. ‎ Why the words – the names speak for themselves. But these stores don’t have frequent sales, and New Yorkers shop there quite infrequently. However, the shops are not deserted: if you take into account the dollar against the euro, then the price of clothes in them is much lower than, say, in Paris or Milan.

So we’ve arrived at the city’s most expensive shopping intersection: Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. Its corners are decorated with legendary names: Tiffany, a multi-storey jewelry store; boutique Louis Vinton; Bergdorf Goodman – a huge department store; Bullgary is a prestigious jewelry and accessories store.

5th Ave and 57th Street

Bergdorf Goodman is New York’s most luxurious department store, founded in 1928 and has never ceased to amaze with luxury goods and excellent service. Furs, evening dresses, clothing from leading European and American fashion designers, exclusive jewelry and accessories. Here you can visit the famous beauty salon in the city, an elegant SPA and a charming restaurant on the top floor. In addition, the department store is famous for its shop windows. Once upon a time, Salvador Dali made his debut in New York, decorating the windows of this particular store. And now, according to tradition, the most famous masters create enchanting scenes in the windows of this palace of exquisite temptations.

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Bloomingdale’s department store, located at Lexington Avenue and 59th Street, is a worthy end to the golden trade route. The store, or rather, a small fashion boutique, was founded in 1870, and already in 1886 it turned into a large department store, located in a huge room, which it still occupies today. Bloomingdales, although a rather expensive department store, is one of the most beloved among the residents of the city. Here you can find everything you need, from the clothes of the world’s best designers to high-quality elegant furniture. The successful layout of the department store and thoughtful selection of collections make shopping in it pleasant and relaxed. On the 4th floor there is the service At your service, where you will be advised on the subject of purchases and will be provided with a guide to the store.

The Plaza Hotel

Trump Tower, 721 Fifth Avenue

And now, for a moment, back at the Most Expensive Intersection and walk along Fifth Avenue a few more blocks to Central Park. Just behind the Bergdorf Goodman department store is one of the famous hotels – “The Plaza Hotel” , which occupies a 19-story building with a height of 76 m in the western part of the Grand Army Plaza.

A few years ago, the hotel changed hands and underwent a $400 million renovation. The hotel was first opened at 1907 and immediately became very popular. Who has not lived in it for the last 100 years: The Beatles, Frank Lloyd Wright stayed here, the famous photo session with Marilyn Monroe took place. The ballroom hosted the wedding of Richard Nixon’s daughter and the most famous black-and-white ball, organized in 1966 by Truman Capote, author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For many years, the annual balls of the Russian Nobility Assembly were held in the Plaza. The hotel has been the filming location for numerous films including North by Northwest (Bypass), Barefoot in the Park, Crocodile Dundee and Home Alone 2. The owners of the hotel included Conrad Hilton and Donald Trump. The current owner of The Plaza is Elad Property s.

The cost of rooms here is from US$1000 per night. A new Champagne Bar has recently appeared in the hotel lobby, where guests are offered cocktails, champagne ($25-60 per glass) and wine costing up to $3350 per bottle. After the renovation, half of the hotel rooms were transformed into apartments, which were successfully sold, and the best of them were purchased by Russians.

If you cross the square in front of the hotel and go to the opposite side of Fifth Avenue, you will find yourself next to a huge glass cube on the facade of which flaunts the most famous apple in the world – the main New York Apple Store – Mecca of all tourists coming to the city of the Big Apple.

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One of the 10 must-dos in New York is walking and shopping, however small, on Fifth Avenue.

You can take this walk with our guide.


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