Shopping on Fifth Avenue in New York

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Sabrina
9. October 2017
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Fifth Avenue is the most famous shopping street in the world. Although most people assume that only luxury labels such as Hermes, Gucci, Tiffany, Prada, and others are represented here, there are a variety of other recommendable shops to visit. If you ever stroll along 5th Avenue from Central Park to the southern tip, you’ll notice that each section is completely different!

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Fifth Avenue runs from Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village to 143rd Street in Harlem. The famous avenue covers a distance of almost 7 miles meaning that a walk down it will take you around 2.5 hours.

Shops on Fifth Avenue in New York

The most recognized section of Fifth Avenue in New York is between 49th Street and 60th Street. Here you will see one luxury brand after another and retail space is among the most expensive in the world.

Next to the popular Apple Flagship Store on 58th Street, famous for its glass cube entry, you will also find Tiffany & Co. and Gucci (on 57th Street) in the Trump Tower.

You can find a list with the biggest name brand shops along the renowned avenue here in our Fifth Avenue Shopping Guide.

These are some of the shops you will find on Fifth Avenue in New York:

(in alphabetical order):

Name Location on 5th Avenue Price Level
A|X Armani Exchangebetween 51st & 52nd Streetrating star
Abercrombie & Fitchbetween 56th & 57th Streetrating star
Apple Storebetween 58th & 59th Street rating starrating star
Banana Republicbetween 50th & 51st Streetrating star
Bergdorf Goodmanbetween 57th & 58th Street rating starrating starrating star
BOSE Audio Storebetween 49th & 50th Street rating starrating starrating star
Bottega Venetabetween 54th & 55th Street rating starrating star
Burberrybetween 57th & 58th Street rating starrating starrating star
Cartierbetween 58th & 59th Street rating starrating starrating star
Chanelbetween 57t & 58th Street rating starrating starrating star
Christian Diorbetween 57th & 58th Street rating starrating starrating star
Dolce & Gabbanabetween 55th & 56th Street rating starrating starrating star
Ermenegildo Zegnabetween 52nd & 53rd Street rating starrating starrating star
Fendibetween 57th & 58th Street sternsternstern
Georgio Armanibetween 55th & 56th Street rating starrating starrating star
Guccibetween 56th & 57th Street on 54th St. rating starrating starrating star
H&Mbetween 51st & 52nd Street on 48th St.rating star
Harry Winstonbetween 55th & 56th Street rating starrating starrating star
Hollisterbetween 52nd & 53rd Streetrating star
Lindt Chocolate Shopbetween 54th & 55th Streetrating star
Louis Vuittonbetween 57th & 58th Street rating starrating starrating star
MAC Cosmeticsbetween 54th & 55th Street rating starrating star
Massimo Duttibetween 54th & 55th Street rating starrating star
Michael Korsbetween 49th & 50th Street rating starrating star
Niketownbetween 57th & 58th Streetrating star
Polo Ralph Laurenbetween 55th & 56th Street rating starrating star
Pradabetween 49th & 50th Street rating starrating starrating star
Rolexbetween 52nd & 53rd Street rating starrating starrating star
Saks Fifth Avenuebetween 49th & 50th Street rating starrating star
Salvatore Ferragamobetween 52nd & 53rd Street rating starrating star
Tag Heuerbetween 54th & 55th Street rating starrating starrating star
Tiffany & Co.between 56th & 57th Street rating starrating starrating star
Tommy Hilfigerbetween 53rd & 54th Street rating starrating star
VALENTINObetween 54th & 55th Street rating starrating star

Other Sights on Fifth Avenue

While strolling along Fifth Avenue, you will pass by many famous buildings! Near 50th Street, there is Rockefeller Center with its observation deck Top of the Rock. If you walk down to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, you will also pass by the New York Public Library (42nd Street), the Empire State Building (33rd Street), and the Flatiron Building (23rd Street). At night, the rooftop bar 230 Fifth gives you a sensational view of the Empire State Building.

Parades along Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue is also a famous parade route. The renowned Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, the Steuben Parade, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the Gay Pride Parade – they all pass along Fifth Avenue!

Museum Mile in New York? Fifth Avenue!

Fifth Avenue is not only full of famous stores and buildings, the section between 70th and 110th Street, just a little more than a mile, is packed with world-famous museums. Museums include the Guggenheim Museum (88th Street), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (known as “The Met” – near 82nd Street), the Museum of the City of New York (103rd Street), the Frick Collection (70th Street), and the Jewish Museum (92nd Street). Art lovers and museum goers are certainly at the right spot when they visit Fifth Avenue, New York.

You can check out our Top 5 Museums in New York, here.

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