5th Avenue

5th Avenue is a popular Destination for Shopping Between 49th Street and 60th Street, is lined with prestigious boutiques and flagship stores and is consistently ranked among the most expensive shopping streets in the world.

* Most of the world's luxury boutiques are located on 5th Avenue, which include Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Versace, Harry Winston, Cartier and many more in mid town.
* 5th Avenue is home to Luxury department stores Saks 5th Avenue & Bergdorf Goodman.

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Some Popular 5th Ave, Shopping New York, NY Venues
Saks Fifth Avenue
611 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 940-2818 ‎
141 reviews
"There's something for everyone here. Saks carries a wide range of clothing ..."

Fifth Avenue Apartments - more info »
920 5th Avenue, NY
(212) 744-8831 ‎
14 reviews
"this is where you can start your 5th avenue shopping. you'll see FAO Scwartz, Louis Vuitton, Bergdorf Goodman, etc... Most everything is too expensive, ..." - google.com

Gucci Store - more info »
725 5th Avenue, NY
(212) 826-2600 ‎
44 reviews
"Always worth a look when you are shopping on Fifth Avenue.PROS: super fashionable merchandiseCONS: expensive" - ny1.com

Bottega Veneta Inc - more info »
697 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 371-5511 ‎
16 reviews
"Best New York City Department StoresBest Discount Shopping in New York CityShopping in New York City. New York City Shopping Guides. Saks Fifth Avenue ..." - about.com

Tiffany & Co. New York - Fifth Avenue - more info »
5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 755-8000 ‎
197 reviews
"Pro: MILTON in the lift, service Go and see this amazing place and you must ..."

Giorgio Armani - more info »
717 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 207-1902 ‎
105 reviews
"This sophisticated dining room overlooking Fifth Avenue is the perfect punctuation for a day of shopping in Manhattan. Expensive, yes, but portions are ..." - opentable.com

Jo Malone - more info »
611 5th Avenue, NY
(212) 753-4000 ‎
42 reviews
"I do not know how SAKS Fifth Avenue shopping is in person; however, if you purchase ONLINE and ANYTHING is incorrect with your order, WATCH IT! ..." - citysearch.com

Kenneth Cole - more info »
610 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 373-5800 ‎
11 reviews
"I prefer the latter and if you shop during end of season sales you will find that shopping on 5th Avenue is actually cheaper than shopping at the mall ..." - yelp.com

Prada New York 5th Ave - more info »
724 5th Ave, New York
(212) 664-0010 ‎
10 reviews
"Few designer labels are more body-conscious, cachet-laden, and downright ..."

Saks Fifth Avenue: Adam L Gimbel Gallery - more info »
12 East 49th Street, New York, NY
(212) 940-4176 ‎
42 reviews
"While I was shopping not only did I like the place, I also loved the people ..."

Cartier Fifth Avenue - more info »
653 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 446-3400 ‎
32 reviews
"This is Cartier's Fifth Avenue flagship, with stunning displays and ..."

5th Ave Club - more info »
3 West 51st Street, New York, NY
(212) 582-5454 ‎
24 reviews
"Each member of the hospitality staff is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction. The Fifth Avenue Club Hotel is convenient to fine dining, shopping and ..." - world-discount-hotels.com

Abercrombie & Fitch (Flagship) - more info »
720 5th Ave, New York
(212) 306-0936 ‎
121 reviews
"They are jacking up the price of the 5th avenue store in order to get the Euros and Tourist to pay a premium for shopping on 5th Ave. Seriously A&F get over ..." - yelp.com

Apple Store Fifth Avenue - more info »
767 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 336-1440 ‎
418 reviews
"Thats probably my favourite Apple Store in New York. Walking in the fifth ..."

Fossil Store - 5th Avenue - more info »
530 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 997-3978 ‎
12 reviews
"Fossil has been around a while but I recently went into the shop after ..."

FAO Schwarz - more info »
767 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 644-9400 ‎
415 reviews
"This is a spectacular experience for children of all ages. There are one-of-a-kind toys, gifts, collectibles and att … Shopping. FAO Schwartz. 767 5th Ave" - yahoo.com

Henri Bendel Store - more info »
712 5th Avenue, NY
(212) 247-1100 ‎
264 reviews
"If you've been to the 5th Avenue store, you may be somewhat disappointed since this is one-twentieth of the size of the multi-leveled mecca of New York shopping" - yelp.com

zara - more info »
689 5th Ave, New York
(212) 371-2417 ‎
Category: Shopping Center
36 reviews
"After shopping all over Fifth Avenue and seeing the high prices of most of the stores, Zara was a welcome relief. The clothing and decor of this store were ..." - insiderpages.com

De Beers - more info »
703 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 906-0001 ‎
23 reviews
"DeBeers - Fifth Avenue Shopping Tour -- Stores Along Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan" - about.com

Hotel 373 Fifth Avenue - more info »
373 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
(800) 761-1766 ‎
1351 reviews
"World class Fifth Avenue shopping is at our doorstep. Our 70 rooms boast a modern and functional design. The hotel features high-speed wireless internet ..." - allgetaways.com

Bergdorf Goodman - more info »
754 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 753-7300 ‎
Category: Internet & Catalog Shopping
171 reviews
"comHenri Bendel, Manhattan's legendary Fifth Avenue boutique -- known for fabulous shopping events, frequent celebrity sightings, and dramatic window displays" - judysbook.com

H&M - more info »
111 5th Avenue at 18th Street, NY
(212) 489-0390 ‎
189 reviews
"And, annoyingly, it kept falling into my eyes. Yes, its enormous size would keep me warm, but I wouldn't be able to see where I was walking. 640 Fifth ..." - nymag.com

Saks Fifth Avenue - more info »
611 5th Ave, New York
(212) 753-4000 ‎
3 reviews
"Sak's is the best department store shopping around. Each floor is spacious ..."

Takashimaya - more info »
693 5th Ave, New York
(212) 350-0111 ‎
239 reviews
"The store is small, so it is very easy to navigate, plus the Teabox Cafe on the bottom floor has the best lunch on 5th Avenue for a day of shopping ..." - insiderpages.com

Fifth Avenue Association - more info »
45 Rockefeller Plz # 630, New York, NY
(212) 246-6256 ‎
"Other popular stores on 5th Avenue includes the toy shop 'FAO Schwarz', the French jeweller 'Cartier', Trump Tower Shopping Mall, and many high end ..." - google.com

Faconnable Boutique - more info »
636 5th Avenue, NY
(212) 319-0111 ‎
14 reviews
"The sales associates are friendly and suggestive without being pushy or rude. This should definitely be your first stop along the 5th/Madison Ave shopping mecca" - citysearch.com

Lindt Chocolate Shop - more info »
692 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 582-3047 ‎
23 reviews
"If you just need a chocolate fix from a long day shopping on 5th avenue, the staff will probably indulge you with a complimentary treat as you browse." - yelp.com

Just Cavalli Fifth Avenue - more info »
665 5th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 888-4333 ‎
20 reviews
"The price tag for the clothes is still alittle expensive but more reasonable

5th Avenue is a major thoroughfare in the center of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, USA. The section of 5th Avenue that crosses Midtown Manhattan, especially that between 49th Street and 60th Street, is lined with prestigious shops and is consistently ranked among the most expensive shopping streets in the world. The "most expensive street in the world" nickname changes depending on currency fluctuations and local economic conditions from year to year. For several years starting in the mid-1990s, the shopping district between 49th and 57th Streets was ranked as having the world's most expensive retail spaces on a cost per square foot basis. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked 5th Avenue as being the most expensive street in the world.

5th Avenue starts at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village and runs northwards through the heart of Midtown, along the eastern side of Central Park, where it forms the boundary of the Upper East Side and through Harlem, where it terminates at the Harlem River at 142nd Street. Traffic crosses the river on the Madison Avenue Bridge. 5th Avenue serves as the dividing line for house numbering in Manhattan. It separates, for example, East Fifty-ninth Street from West Fifty-ninth Street. From this zero point for street addresses, numbers increase in both directions as one moves away from 5th Avenue, with 1 West Fifty-ninth Street on the corner at 5th Avenue, and 300 West Fifty-ninth Street located three blocks to the west of it.

Upper 5th Avenue:
By the turn of the twentieth century, the very rich of New York had migrated to the stretch of 5th Avenue between Fifty-ninth Street and Ninety-sixth Street, the stretch where Fifth Avenue faces Central Park. Entries to the park include Inventor's Gate at Seventy-second Street, which gave access to the park's carriage drives, and Engineer's Gate at Ninetieth Street, used by equestrians.

A 5th Avenue milestone for came in 1916, when the grand corner mansion at Seventy-second Street and 5th Avenue that James A. Burden had erected as recently as 1893 was demolished to make way for a grand apartment house, 907 5th Avenue, of twelve stories around a central court, with two apartments to a floor, its strong cornice above the fourth floor, just at the eaves height of its neighbors, was intended to soften its presence. This was the first such replacement.

In January 1922, the city reacted to complaints about the ongoing replacement of 5th Avenue's mansions by apartment buildings by restricting the height of future structures to 75 feet, about half the height of a ten story apartment building. Architect J. E. R. Carpenter brought suit, and won a verdict overturning the height restriction in 1923. Carpenter argued that "the avenue would be greatly improved in appearance when deluxe apartments would replace the old-style mansions.

This 5th Avenue area contains many highly notable apartment buildings, including 810 5th Avenue and the Park Cinq, many of them built in the 1920s by architects such as Rosario Candela and J. E. R. Carpenter. A very few post-World War II structures break the unified limestone frontage, notably the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum between Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Streets.

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